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Overview: Train from Manchester to Milan

distanceDistance751 miles (1212 km)
changesDirect trainNo

Trains from Manchester to Milan cover the 751 miles (1212 km) long trip with our travel partners like. There are direct train services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Milano Centrale.

Train providers: Trenitalia from Manchester to Milan trains

Find the best journey between Manchester and Milan with Omio's train partners Trenitalia! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.


Enjoy the train ride from Manchester to Milan with Trenitalia, Italy’s main provider of train services throughout the country with an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The company's flagship trains are the high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca that can travel at speeds up to 186 mph (300 kmh). Trenitalia also operates intercity, regional and night trains. Bathrooms and WiFi access are standard on long-distance train routes. In many cases, Trenitalia trains also provide barrier-free access.

Trenitalia tickets between Manchester and Milan are available on Omio, and you can find the best deals for them in just a few steps. Trenitalia offers three different ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria tickets. Trenitalia also has discount and loyalty cards for qualified travelers, which you can use on Omio. When traveling on a Trenitalia train to Milan from Manchester, you can expect to travel 751 miles (1212 km). Check Trenitalia’s train times and tickets for the Manchester to Milan trip and buy your cheap ticket on Omio today!

Trenitalia from Manchester to Milan train information:

  • Average Duration: 18 h 44 min
  • Trenitalia frequency: 1 a day

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.

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

What is the status of international entry into Italy from United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 7/28/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Manchester and Milan before traveling.

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Milan to Manchester is: Fully open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Italy?

Reentry to United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

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

What are the requirements?

  • There are no current restrictions

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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

Last checked on 8/8/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Manchester from Milan here.

The distance between Manchester and Milan by train is approximately 751 miles (1212 km).

There are a few train stations in Manchester to start your route from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. 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 Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Milano Centrale.

Passengers board their train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0.6 miles (954 m) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Milano Centrale and need to travel approximately 2.3 miles (3.7 km) from the train station to the city center in Milan.

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.
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transit options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
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Public transit options for Manchester Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
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Public transit options for Manchester Victoria
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
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Public transit options for Manchester Oxford Road
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)

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