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There are usually 12 daily train trips available from Milan to Frankfurt. Traveling by train from Milan to Frankfurt usually takes 7 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest DB Eurocity train can make the trip in 7 hours and 24 minutes.
|322 mi (518 km)
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Which train should you take from Milan to Frankfurt?
There are 3 train lines with service from Milan to Frankfurt am Main. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 10 trains each day.
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Milan to Frankfurt start from $148, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Frankfurt am Main. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Milan leaves from Milano Centrale . And in Frankfurt am Main trains arrive at Frankfurt-Höchst .
From Milan to Frankfurt train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 7 hours and 44 minutes. If you are looking to get to Frankfurt am Main faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 24 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
The distance between Milan and Frankfurt is approximately 322 miles, or 518 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 24 minutes.
Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.
Trains from Milan to Frankfurt are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
The earliest train departs Milan at 11:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
There are 12 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Milan to Frankfurt. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Frankfurt to Milan.
The fashion capital of the world, Milan, is a busy city brimming with activities and lavish nightlife. In spite of its frenetic modern lifestyle, Milan is also blessed with some amazing landmarks, of which the Milan Cathedral should be given special attention. Considered the largest and most unique Gothic structure in Italy, the cathedral took about 600 years to build, and its impressive gothic details will amaze all fans of architecture. The roof of the cathedral itself is accessible, so visitors can climb up to marvel at the city’s skyline and see the cathedral’s details up close. Another spot to consider is the Santa Maria delle Grazie, which currently houses “The Last Supper,” a masterpiece by the legendary artist Leonardo da Vinci. For those who enjoy old books, the Ambrosiana Library & Picture Gallery houses a vast collection of artworks, as well as rare ancient manuscripts.
For a taste of the unique Milanese cuisine, you could consider the Gente di Mare in Darsena, which offers superb seafood. If you wish to enjoy great local pizzas, Pizzium - Via Vigevano offers great dishes.
Milano Centrale is the city’s main train station, offering access to international destinations such as Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich. The main bus station in Milan is Lampugnano, serving as the local hub for bus carriers like FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus and Union Ivkoni. The main airport in Milan is Malpensa Airport located about 32 miles northwest of the city center.
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Frankfurt is Germany's financial hub, home to the European Central Bank. This riverside city offers a variety of cultural and historical attractions scattered between its financial institutions and shops.
Your first stop should be Old Town, along the river Main. Once the center of the city, the Old Town district is now the site of the Römer, or city hall, along a row of picturesque timber houses. Stop in Kleinmarkthalle, a bustling indoor market, to grab a sausage for a snack before wandering through some of Old Town's museums: Saalgasse, Dommuseum, and Museum für Moderne Kunst (Museum MMK) will get you started. Two of Frankfurt's most prominent churches, St. Bartholomew Cathedral and St. Nicholas Church, are also in the area.
Food is always delightful in Frankfurt. Several Michelin-star restaurants will entice you, including Restaurant Lafleur, Restaurant Gustav, Restaurant Villa Merton, and Carmelo Greco. If you prefer more affordable dining and lively nightlife, head to the Bahnhofsviertel neighborhood near the city's train station.
The train station in Bahnhofsviertel serves national and international rail lines for Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, FlixTrain, vlexx, and Railjet. You can also reach Frankfurt easily on bus carriers like FlixBus and Sindbad. Plus, flying in and out of Frankfurt is a breeze, as the airport is one of the largest in Germany and the main hub for the Lufthansa airline.
Where is the train station in Milan?
Main departure station: Milano Centrale
Milano Centrale is the primary railway station in Milan, welcoming 120 million passengers every year. This huge amount of traffic makes it the largest train station in Europe by volume. The station, built in 1931, is an opulent building with grand columns outside and glass-topped archways inside. It offers high-speed railway connections throughout Italy, plus numerous cross-border train lines. Amenities inside the station range from retail shops to restrooms and sushi restaurants to Starbucks. Connect to the metro in the Centrale subway station, and quickly reach some of Milan's top sights in just a few stops.
All train stations in Milan:
Where is the train station in Frankfurt?
Main arrival station: Frankfurt-Unterliederbach
There are more train stations and stops in Frankfurt than most cities. Most trains from Milan will stop at one (or more) of the 12 following stations in Frankfurt:
All train stations in Frankfurt:
Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Frankfurt am Main - Stadion
Central Train Station
Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf
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