Want to know how to get from Venice to Milan? In this post, we’ll share a summary of the two ways to get there and compare each option on duration, costs and level of comfort. For each option, we go into more detail to help you decide which transport provider to book with and where to buy your tickets.
What to expect when visiting Milan
Milan is Italy’s economic and design capital — the home of the stylish and the rich. Here is where luxury and art collide. It’s the country’s busiest and most vibrant city, but still charming with its few touches of the Old World.
The city boasts a massive collection of old and new art masterpieces and is home to Leonardo da Vinci’s most iconic work, the Last Supper. You’ll find jaw-dropping architecture everywhere you look in Milan — from its more recent skyscrapers to the age-old Milan Cathedral.
2 ways to get from Venice to Milan
There are two ways to travel the distance of 280 km (174 miles) from Venice to Milan: by bus (3-4.5 hours) and train (2.5-3.5 hours). The journey takes between 2h 30m - 4h 30m and the quickest way is by train. The lowest priced tickets start from €13 ($12) for the bus.
You can check the full daily schedule of FlixBus on their website and Itabus through BookAway.
Note that fares can get more expensive as the travel date nears. Thus, we highly recommend booking your ticket online at least a few days prior to your trip.
Venice to Milan by Train
Duration: 2.5-3.5 hours
Starts from: €21 ($19.40)
Duration: 2.5-3.5 hours
Cost: €21 ($19.40)
The train is an efficient way to travel from Venice to Milan.
There is at least one departure every hour from 06:10 to 20:10, so you can be flexible with your travel itinerary. Also, the train stations for both cities are accessible because they’re located within the tourist centre.
You can choose from three different kinds of trains:
Regionale is the cheapest option with fares from €21 ($19.40). That’s half the price of high-speed trains and only an hour slower. Note that all regionale trains are indirect, and you’ll have to make one transfer at Verona Porta Nuova.
Frecciarossa is the fastest option with a travel time of around 2.5 hours. It’s the most expensive with fares from €40 ($47). However, from 09:00, the only trips available are indirect trips that stop in Bologna Centrale. These trips take up to 3.5 hours and are more expensive at €70 ($82).
Italo is high-speed like Frecciarossa, but privately owned. A ticket costs €35 ($41) for the 2.5-hour journey.
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