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Trains from Innsbruck to Milan

Innsbruck, one of the largest cities in Austria, is nestled beside the Inn River in a broad valley between several large mountains. It is about 162 miles (262 km) northeast of Milan, which is known for being a center of fashion, finance and fine art. When traveling from Innsbruck to Milan by train, passengers can choose from about 9 daily routes that depart from Innsbruck periodically throughout the day. The fastest trains complete the journey between the cities in as little as 5h 51min, but it can take over 12h for the some of the slowest trains to reach their destination.


Innsbruck to Milan Train Time: Daily Departures

On most days, passengers can select from about 9 Innsbruck to Milan trains. These trains depart periodically throughout the day between about 6:22 a.m. and 9:05 p.m. Most of the departures are scheduled before 12:00 p.m., when trains leave Innsbruck about every 2h. The departures are less frequent in the afternoon and evening hours.


How long is the journey by train from Innsbruck to Milan?

On average, trains from Innsbruck to Milan take about 7h 29min to complete their journey and require 2 train transfers before arriving in Milan. The fastest routes require only 1 change of trains along the way, reaching Milan in about 5h 51min to 6h 11min. The slowest routes take more than 12h to travel the same distance and require 2 or 3 train changes during the journey.


What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Innsbruck to Milan?

Departure train station: All of the Innsbruck to Milan trains depart from the Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof (or Innsbruck Central Station, also called Innsbruck Hbf), which is located on the southeastern border of Innsbruck’s city center. The station is only about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from St. Anne’s Column in the center of the city. If you don’t want to take the 10min walk from the city center to the station, you can get there in less than 10min using the #502 or #R buses or the STB tram line. Innsbruck Hbf is a large station with many facilities for travelers, including dining and shopping options, a first-class lounge, luggage lockers, a train ticket office and ticket machines, restrooms, and tourist information. Local and regional buses and trams stop outside the station, as do taxis.

Arrival train station: All trains from Innsbruck to Milan arrive at Milan’s Central Station, which is one of the largest railway stations in Italy. The station has all the modern amenities that travelers need, including a wide variety of shops and restaurants, first-class lounges, train ticket offices and ticket machines, ATMs, Wi-Fi, currency exchange, a luggage storage office, and restrooms. Central Station is located at the northeastern border of the city’s central area, about 1.7 miles (2.8 km) from the Duomo di Milano in the heart of the city. Buses, trams and taxis stop in front of the station, and the M2 (Green) and M3 (Yellow) Metro trains stop at the Metro station that located in the lower level of the railway station. This makes it easy for travelers to get anywhere in Milan using public transportation. For example, it takes about 7min to reach the Duomo di Milano from Central Station using the M3 Metro line.


Which train companies travel from Innsbruck to Milan?

ÖBB and Trenitalia are the 2 train companies that service the routes from Innsbruck to Milan. ÖBB (Österreichische Bundesbahnen, or the Austrian Federal Railways) is the national railway company of Austria. It operates local and long-distance railway services within Austria and to its neighboring countries as well as bus routes and cargo services. Trenitalia is Italy's largest train company. Trenitalia operates its regional and high-speed train services between over 200 cities within Italy and internationally within Europe. Innsbruck to Milan trains depart from Innsbruck on one of ÖBB’s Eurocity, Railjet Express or Regional Express trains, and transferring to one of Trenitalia’s Regional trains before arriving in Milan.


ÖBB Trains from Innsbruck to Milan

About 9 trains from Innsbruck to Milan depart daily, including weekends and holidays. In the mornings (before noon), trains depart about every 2h; after that, the departures are more sporadic, with trains leaving Innsbruck every 1h to 3h through the afternoon and evening. All passengers on the Innsbruck to Milan train routes start out on a Railjet Express, Regional Express or Eurocity train operated by ÖBB.

Trenitalia Trains from Innsbruck to Milan

In the second part of your journey you will transfer to a Trenitalia Regional train before arriving in Milan. These routes require 1 to 3 changes of trains before reaching their destination.


Trains from Innsbruck to Milan: Services on Board

ÖBB operates 3 types of trains from Innsbruck to Milan: the Railjet Express (RJX), Eurocity (EC) and Regional Express (REX). The high-speed Railjet Express (RJX) trains are the fastest trains in the fleet. They offer many travel amenities on the trains, such as free Wi-Fi that includes an online entertainment portal, a dining car, separate quiet and family zones, and air conditioning. The RJX trains offer 3 classes of services: Economy, First and Business.The high-speed Eurocity (EC) trains service the international routes. On EC trains, passengers can enjoy modern, air-conditioned cars that are equipped with a dining car and separate zones for women traveling alone, as well as for women who are breastfeeding and families traveling with toddlers. The EC trains offer First- and Second-class services.The REX trains are slower than the RJX and EC trains, and they stop at more towns along the route compared with their high-speed counterparts. There are several types of REX trains in the fleet, and they offer different amenities depending on the train type; however, the trains generally offer comfortable seating and restrooms on the trains. The REX trains offer one standard class of service. The Trenitalia trains that arrive in Milan are Regional trains, which are Trenitalia’s slowest trains that stop at most towns along the route. Like ÖBB’s REX trains, there are a variety of Regional trains in the Trenitalia fleet, and these trains tend to offer basic comforts such as comfortable seating and restrooms on board as well as a single standard-class service. ÖBB and Trenitalia have similar luggage, bike and pet policies on their trains. Neither company charges passengers to bring any amount of luggage on board the Innsbruck to Milan trains as long as the luggage does not block the aisles. Both companies offer luggage compartments on the trains for large suitcases as well as room for carry-on bags above and below the seats. Passengers may bring bikes on board all of the trains if they are folded and stored in a travel bag; these bikes are treated as luggage. Many of the trains on this route do allow passengers to bring fully assembled bikes on the route, but there is a fee charged for this service, and there must be room available for the bike (passengers cannot reserve a bike space in advance on most of the trains). Passengers can bring small pets aboard all of the trains on this route for free as long as the pet is traveling in a carry-on sized travel crate. Larger dogs are allowed to travel on all of the trains as long as they wear a leash and muzzle, but the owner must pay a special pet fare for the dog (unless it is a service dog). Services for persons with disabilities are available on all of the trains. Passengers should contact the train companies at least 2 days before traveling to arrange services that may be needed for safe and comfortable traveling.


How to find cheap train tickets from Innsbruck to Milan?

Travelers who are flexible with their travel days and times often have the most success finding cheap trains from Innsbruck to Milan. For example, departures that are scheduled during the peak morning hours are generally more expensive than trains departing at other times of the day. Students, seniors, and families may qualify for special travel discounts. Children under 6 years can travel for free, and older children travel at a reduced rate. If you’re able to book your ticket early, you can usually find more deals. Catching a route with a slower region train is another way to lower the cost of your ticket.

Travel Tips

Trains from Innsbruck to Milan
Travel by train to Milan easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Innsbruck to Milan.
Is travel by train currently allowed from Innsbruck, Austria to Milan, Italy?

Travel between Innsbruck, Austria and Milan, Italy by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Italy from Austria?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Italy from Innsbruck?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Milan, Italy?

When traveling in Italy, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 11/29/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Innsbruck and Milan before traveling.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Innsbruck, Austria from Milan, Italy?

Return travel from Italy to Austria is: Restricted.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Innsbruck from Milan?

Entry into Austria is allowed for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Austria from Milan?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

What are the safety rules to follow in Innsbruck, Austria?

The government of Austria has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 11/29/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Innsbruck from Milan.

How much does a cheap train to Milan from Innsbruck cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Innsbruck to Milan trains for as little as $45 (€38)  in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train between Innsbruck and Milan?
The Innsbruck to Milan train ticket price is on average $45 (€38)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.
What is the distance from Innsbruck to Milan by train?
The distance between Innsbruck and Milan by train is approximately 162 miles (262 km).
How long is a train from Innsbruck to Milan on average?
On average the Innsbruck to Milan train time is 5 h 58 min  covering the 162 miles (262 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Innsbruck to Milan do I depart from? Which Milan train station from Innsbruck do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Innsbruck to start your route from including Innsbruck Hbf, Innsbruck Westbahnhof and Innsbruck, Allerheiligenhöfe Bahnhof. In Milan you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Milano Centrale, Milano Rogoredo and Milano Porta Garibaldi.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Innsbruck Hbf   and arrive in Milano Centrale.

Where is the train station in Innsbruck? Where is the train station in Milan?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Innsbruck Hbf and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Milano Centrale and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the train station to the city center in Milan.

How many train services are there to Milan from Innsbruck a day?
The average number of trains departing Innsbruck for Milan is 8 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Innsbruck to Milan? When does the last train depart from Innsbruck to Milan?
You can take the first train from Innsbruck to Milan at 12: 20 PM. The last train from Innsbruck to Milan that you can take departs at 12: 57 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Innsbruck to Milan schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How early should I book Innsbruck to Milan train tickets to get the best deals?
You can find trains from Innsbruck to Milan to cost on average $45 (€38) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Innsbruck to Milan train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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