TGV France-Italy

TGV France-Italy

France-Italy TGV trains : high-speed travel between France and Italy.

  • Paris - Milan: 07:07
  • Book up to 120 days in advance
  • E-ticket
  • High Speed trains


TGV France-Italy

Travel between two of Europe’s most popular countries aboard one of Europe’s most popular trains : the France-Italy TGV train.

These high-speed trains whisk travelers between Paris and Milan in 7 hours, Paris and Turin in 5.5 hours, and Lyon and Milan in 4.5 hours, with stops in both countries along the way.

Travelers in first class accommodations can enjoy all the modern comforts of luxury TGV train travel : reclining seats, complimentary newspapers and magazines, and meal and drink served at the seat. There are even onboard facilities for children (like a nursery area for infants) to make family travel as comfortable as possible.

Second class travelers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats and access to the bar/buffet car for onboard refreshments. All travelers can purchase metro tickets for Paris or Milan from the bar buffet car – perfect for the travelers who want to start exploring the moment they step off the train !

Tickets for all travelers can be booked 90 days in advance and issued in paper form or convenient e-ticket form, per the traveler’s choice.

Practical information

Please note that there are no formal pre-boarding check-in procedures, however, please board the train at least 2 minutes prior to to the train’s scheduled departure time. Within 2-minutes of departure, boarding may not be permitted.

Paper ticket

Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.

Print @ home

Print your ticket anywhere and anytime before your travel. Skip shipping fees.

Printing guide

Print @ Station (from France)

Go to a self-service ticket machine and enter your reference to retrieve your ticket. Skip shipping fees.

Printing guide

Booking :
  • TGV France-Italy tickets are open for booking 120 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.

A class apart

Classes of service

Services & amenities offered by TGV France-Italy
Second class First class
Seating configuration Ability to sit across from, or next to your travel companion with club seating options.
Food & beverages Enjoy a drink and delicious meal, served right at your seat.
Generous legroom Watch rolling landscapes pass with room to stretch your legs.
Reclining seats Make yourself at home as you journey from one city to the next in a comfy reclining seat.
Newspapers & magazines Flip through a complimentary international/local newspaper or magazine as you enjoy the journey.
Bar buffet car Choose from a variety of tasty snacks and beverages, for purchase, to enjoy on your journey.
Subway tickets Tickets for Paris Metro and Milan Metro are on sale on board, allowing to save time and avoid confusion.
Kid’s facilities There is a nursery area on board for infants.


Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. What is the difference between 1st and 2nd class on the Trenitalia (Italy) train ?

  • Q. If my train crosses a border, will I need to show my passport to the conductor ?

  • Q. My Rail Europe train tickets were not accepted by the conductor. What do I do ?

  • Q. A rail strike in Europe prevented me from fully using my rail pass as intended. Can I get a refund on the unused days ?

  • Q. What is the questionnaire that comes with my rail pass ? Do I have to fill it out ?

  • Q. I’ve bought a print at the station e ticket. What do I need to do before getting on the train ?

  • Q. Once on the train platform, how can I find my car ? Is there a difference between where first and second class carriages are located or how they look on the outside ?

  • Q. Where can I find more information about European train stations ?

  • Q. I just landed in Europe. How do I get to the train station from the airport ?

  • Q. Should I buy my rail pass or train ticket before I leave for Europe ?

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