How to reach Milan by Train

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Milan, thanks to its particular location, constitutes a strategic railway station. From here it is possible to easily reach the main italian and european centers. Traveling by train offers the great advantage of being able to directly reach the city without further transfers. In addition, Milan is connected with the principal italian cities through the high-speed train that will take you from the major centers in the south and from Turin in a short time.


Milan has several stations, the main one is the Central Station, the second largest italian railway and traffic, which is the most important city’s node for high speed and the connections with the rest of Europe. The Central Station dominates Piazza Duca d'Aosta and is well served by public transport, it is also the interchange of MM2 and MM3 metro line. Opened in 1931, has 24 tracks and the track number 3 is reserved for the Malpensa Express, trains that connect the station with Malpensa airport.

Another important station is that of Garibaldi, of more recent construction, consisting of two parts: the underground, called Milano Porta Garibaldi Passante, where stop suburban trains passing and the surface called Milan Porta Garibaldi stop where all other trains. The station is served by metro lines MM2 and MM5 and is located in Piazza Sigmund Freud, adjacent to the new district of Porta Nuova and Piazza Gaia Aulenti.

Important regional railway siding and connection to the airport of Malpensa is the Cadorna station, located near the central Castello Sforzesco and is accessible with the red MM1 underground line and with both the green MM2 underground line. The station is managed by the group Ferrovie Nord. Among the other stations are in Milan: Lambrate, Porta Genova in the south-west, Porta Vittoria and Rogoredo in the south-east.


 The high-speed trains link Milan to other Italian cities thanks to the traveling on the high speed line. You can travel on these trains, thanks to modern convoys Frecciarossa (Trenitalia) and those of ItaloTreno. From Turin you can reach Milan in less than an hour and from Rome you can get to Milan in less than three hours. Other cities are connected through high speed Bologna, Florence, Naples and Salerno for Frecciarossa and the Turin-Salerno, Turin and Ancona for ItaloTreno. Milan can be easily reached also from various European cities, are various possible rail links to destinations in Switzerland, France, Austria and Germany


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Milan can also be reached by trains traveling on normal railway lines of the national network. On many of these trains are given the chance to get even with the bike. The service of the railway network is managed by the Italian State Railways.

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Malpensa express

As already mentioned by the Central Station and Cadorna station, in addition to possible stops at Garibaldi station and Bovisa, you can take advantage of the Malpensa Express, which links directly to Malpensa airport to the center of Milan. 

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The regional network, also used as underground railway, is a line similar to an urban underground in fact serves numerous underground stations in the center of Milan (Repubblica, Porta Venezia, Dateo, and Porta Vittoria Garibaldi Passante) to connect the city with major resorts in Lombardy and the cross-border connection Como-Chiasso-Bellinzona and Malpensa. On many of these trains are given the chance to get even with the bike.

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