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How to Travel From Milan to Paris

Flights, Trains and Car Rental Options


Are you planning a trip from Milan to Paris but are having trouble sifting through your options to decide whether to travel by train, plane or car? Milan is a little under 400 miles from Paris, which means that if you can afford to take the time, taking the train or renting a car can offer a more picturesque, and potentially more relaxing and enjoyable, way of traveling.


International carriers including Alitalia and Air France and low-cost regional companies such as Easyjet and Ryanair offer daily flights from Milan to Paris, arriving at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport. Flights to Beauvais Airport located in the far outskirts of Paris (including some Ryanair flights) tend to be a cheaper option, but you'll need to plan on at least an extra hour and fifteen minutes to get to central Paris.


You can get to Paris from Milan's Centrale station in roughly 7.5 hours if you take the direct train. On the French side, you'll be on the high-speed TGV rails, which will speed the journey from there. Overnight trains on the Artesia night line will take significantly longer, but are an option if you feel comfortable with the rickety sleepers.

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Get There by Car

It can take eight to nine hours or more to get to Paris by car, but it can be an enjoyable way to see northern Italy and France. Expect to pay toll fees at several points throughout the trip, though.

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