The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Florence to Milan will cost around $ 59 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 30.
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1 h 40 m
3 h 2 m
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Of the 52 train that leave Florence for Milan every day 33 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 249 km distance in an average of 3 h 2 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1 h 40 m .
The slowest train will take 6 h 20 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
4 hours 47 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$21|
|Trains depart from:||Florence|
|Trains arrive in:||Milan|
|Train Companies:||Intercity, Italo, Regionale, Intercity Notte, Regionale Veloce, Frecciarossa|
Trains in Italy are an efficient way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes. Trains traveling from Florence to Milan are operated by both Trenitalia and Italo, with approximately 60 trains making the journey every day. The vast majority of Florence to Rome trains are direct. Some journeys may require a transfer in Bologna. Trains take between 1:38 h and 5:25 h to arrive in Milan, depending on the service chosen and if a transfer is required. The first train of the day departs Florence at 8:21 a.m. while the last leaves at 1:47 a.m. All Florence to Milan trains depart from either Firenze Campo di Marte, Firenze Santa Maria Novella, or Firenze Rifredi train station and arrive at either Milano Porta Garibaldi, Milano Rogoredo, or Milano Centrale train station.
Travelers in Italy can offset some of cost of Florence to Milan train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.
Most trains from Florence to Milan leave from the centrally located Santa Maria Novella station, so catching your express should not be a problem. Most city center hotels in Florence are within walking distance of the station (it's only 15 minutes to the cathedral square) but taxis and buses are also available if you are in a rush. More distant suburbs are also connected to Santa Maria Novella via local train services - which run from Campo di Marte and Riffredi train stations and only take 5 to 10 minutes to get into town.
Famous for football, fashion and its sophisticated cultural scene, Milan is confident and brash, but welcoming at the same time. Visit charming districts like Navigli with its markets and street life, head to the San Siro to watch one of the two footballing giants, or head to the city for Milan Fashion Week, when designers display their latest creations for the whole world to see. Trains from Florence to Milan usually arrive at Milano Centrale Station. The Metro is the quickest route into town (take the green or yellow lines) and there are excellent bus and tram connections as well. If you are transferring to a Paris-bound TGV, take the Metro to Porta Garibaldi, which takes about 10 minutes.