As Italy’s economic capital, Milan is where luxury and art unite. It’s the city where you want to be for the best in fashion and art.
Milan is home to a massive collection of old and new masterpieces, particularly Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. Here, everywhere you look is jaw-dropping architecture – from its more recent skyscrapers to the age-old Milan Cathedral. And although shopping is expensive, we highly recommend a visit to the iconic Galleria, even just to window shop!
There are 2 ways you can travel the 280 km distance from Venice to Milan: via a 2-5 to 3.5-hour train or a 3 to 4.5-hour bus. Fares start from €21 ($21.50) and €13 ($13.50), respectively.
Travelling by train from Venice to Milan is both fast and convenient. You can take the train from the Venice tourist centre and arrive just on the northern edge of Milan city centre. There are also plenty of train choices from morning until night with ticket prices from €21 ($21.50).
The bus is the cheaper option with fares as low as €13 ($13.50) from Venice to Milan. This low rate isn’t always available, though. You’ll have to book your tickets at least several days to a week before your trip. Travel time with the bus can range from 3 to 4.5 hours. It’s worth noting that the bus terminal in Milan is located a bit outside the city centre.
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 ($21.50). 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 ($41.50). 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 ($72).
Italo is high-speed like Frecciarossa, but privately owned. A ticket costs €35 ($36) for the 2.5-hour journey.