Trains from city to city are operated by SNCF on board a number of services depending on the route chosen: these include the TGV service, TGV Lyria, TER and the Trenitalia EuroCity service.
Departures generally run from 6:00 AM through 2:40 PM, with a large number of trains operating more or less hourly between these times.
Trains depart from Milano Centrale Railway Station, and trains arrive at either Gare de Lyon or Gare de l’Est.
The total distance of the journey is around 600 miles.
The journey from Milan to Paris by train takes between 7 hours 19 minutes and 8 hours 26 minutes.
The intermediate stops along the route depend on the service chosen: connections are made in either Zurich; Basel and Strasbourg; Arth and Basel; or Lausanne. There are also a number of direct services available
Passengers will travel through 3 countries in one trip (Italy, Switzerland, and France). The scenery passed along the way is arguably the best Europe has to offer, with the Swiss Alps providing magnificent mountain views.
In Paris, travellers should visit the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre (art museum), the Arc de Triomphe (national landmark), as well as one of the many authentic French restaurants lining the city streets. There are also a number of other museums, art galleries, and city parks that are well worth visiting.