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Train Information to Milan from Manchester

distanceDistance751 miles (1212 km)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day

Trains from Manchester to Milan cover the 751 miles (1212 km) long route taking on average 23 h 45 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Milano Centrale.

Trains from Manchester to Milan

The train from Manchester to Milan offers a fascinating journey. The two cities are 753 miles (1212 km) apart yet are accessible via an elaborate railway network. Travelers will spend roughly 15 hours and eight minutes reaching Milan from Manchester by rail. The journey duration varies based on the number of changes along the way, but generally, expect to change trains about five times. 

Manchester to Milan Train time: Daily departures

There are about four trains that depart Manchester for Milan every day, totaling to more than twenty departures per week. The first train takes off early in the morning while the last carriage to leave Manchester departs in the evening. 

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

Commuters taking a train from Manchester to Milan can expect to travel for about fifteen hours, with an average of five changes along the way. The duration may, however, change based on the waiting times at the interchange termini and the total number of changes made. The key changes take place at stations such as London Euston, King's Cross St. Pancras, and Lyon Part Dieu, among others.

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

Departure train station: Passengers catching a train from Manchester to Milan will leave from the Manchester Piccadilly train station situated southeast of the city center. Passengers can easily access the station on the city's public transport network. Passengers with limited mobility can easily access the station using Metroshuttle 1, 2, and 3 that drops them off at Piccadilly Gardens and Fairfield Street entrance. Mobility buggies and wheelchairs are available but need at least 24 hours booking notice. There are also accessible toilets opposite platforms 11-12 and next to satellite lounge close to the footbridge just before platforms 13-14. The station has escalators and elevators, ticket machines, trolleys, photo booths, payphones, and ATMs. Parking, bicycle stands, bathrooms, baby changing rooms, restaurants, and foreign exchange centers are also available.

Arrival train stations: Passengers arriving in Milan from Manchester by train are dropped off at Milano Porta Garibaldi, Milano Greco Pirelli station, or Milano Centrale. The stations are conveniently positioned to allow a seamless exit via major public transport systems. The stations have vital facilities such as ATMs, restaurants, parking, luggage storage, and WiFi. Additionally, there are friendly facilities at the station availed by RFI to help passengers with special needs and limited mobility. Also, accessible washrooms, parking for the disabled, elevators, and lifts are available for these commuters.

Which train companies travel from Manchester to Milan?

Travelers planning to take a train from Manchester to Milan have a wide range of companies from which to choose. The operators on this route include Italo, Trenitalia, Frecciarossa, Renfe, DB, Eurostar, and Avanti West Coast trains, among others. Commuters should expect to make an average of five changes along the way to Milan.

Avanti West Coast Manchester to Milan

Avanti West Coast trains offer direct trips from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston in a journey that lasts for around two hours and ten minutes. The operator also provides indirect trips taking a little longer, with at least one change at Crewe. For this leg of the journey, commuters can catch a train about every hour. 

Eurostar Manchester to Milan

Once in Euston, travelers can cover the 873-meter distance to King's Cross at London St. Pancras on foot, or via local public transportation in about two minutes. They can then catch the Eurostar train to travel from London St. Pancras to Lyon Part Dieu station in France in approximately five hours. However, passengers will have to change to SNCF trains at Lille station to proceed with the journey to Lyon Part Dieu.

SNCF Manchester to Milan

Finally, travelers board TGV or TER trains operated by SNCF, France's national railway company, to complete the trip to Milan city in slightly less than six hours. A high-speed direct TGV train is the fastest option, taking approximately five hours and 20 minutes. The slower TER trains may take a bit longer and require changing trains.

Manchester to Milan Trains: Services on board

Passengers using Avanti West Coast trains can choose between first and second class. The operator allows passengers to have bikes and pets onboard but with limited space that must be reserved. 

Eurostar train commuters can book tickets for standard, standard premier, and business premier options. Folded bikes are allowed on board, and trains have spacious compartments for carry-on luggage storage. TGV and TER trains give commuters a chance to travel in first class and second class based on their preferences. Passengers using these SNCF trains have access to washrooms, baby changing areas, WiFi, online order options, as well as luggage and bike storage facilities. All the trains have onboard shops for meals and drinks, WiFi connectivity, onboard entertainment, power sockets, and USB sockets are available, too. The trains typically have space reserved for limited-mobility passengers, near accessible restrooms.

How can I find cheap train tickets from Manchester to Milan?

The cost of tickets for a train from Manchester to Milan can greatly vary. Try to acquire tickets weeks or months before the travel day for more affordable options. Flexibility in travel dates or taking slower trains may also yield cheaper fares.

Travel Tips

Trains from Manchester 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 Manchester to Milan.
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train between Manchester and Milan?

Travel between Manchester, United Kingdom and Milan, Italy by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Italy from United Kingdom?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Italy from Manchester?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

All travelers in Italy must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 10/24/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Milan from Manchester as this information can change.

What restrictions are there on reentering United Kingdom from Milan, Italy?

Return travel from Italy to United Kingdom is: Partially open.

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

Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Milan?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Manchester, United Kingdom?

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

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

Last checked on 10/24/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Manchester from Milan.

How far is it from Manchester to Milan by train?
The Manchester to Milan train distance is approximately 751 miles (1212 km).
How long is a train to Milan from Manchester on average?
While the time it takes to travel 751 miles (1212 km) from Manchester to Milan can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Manchester to Milan train journey time is on average 23 h 45 min.
Which train station from Manchester to Milan do I depart from? Which Milan train station from Manchester do I arrive in?

When taking the train between Manchester and Milan, you can choose to depart from train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. Your route can end in train stations such as Milano Centrale, Milano Rogoredo and Milano Porta Garibaldi.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Milano Centrale.

Where is the departure train station in Manchester located? Where is the arrival train station in Milan located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Manchester.

The most popular arrival train station, Milano Centrale, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city center of Milan.

How many train services per day are there from Manchester to Milan?
The average number of trains departing Manchester for Milan is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Manchester for your trip to Milan.
Amenities at station
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales