A new direct rail link between Rome and Milan will start on Monday, 23rd January. It will link the two cities in under three hours.
A new high-speed Frecciarossa rail link between Rome and Milan will offer a journey time of two hours and 45 minutes, Italy’s state railway company has announced.
The direct service will launch on Monday 23 January, Ferrovie dello Stato said in a statement. The train will leave from Roma Tiburtina at 05.30 and will arrive in Milan Rogoredo at 08.15, with a train leaving Rogoredo at 20.44 to arrive in the capital at 23.29.
Not the cities’ main stations
The new connection avoids the central train stations – Milano Centrale or Roma Termini. However, both stations can be easily reached.
The new link brings the number of daily Frecciarossa connections between Rome and Milan to 90, including seven direct Roma Termini – Milano Centrale services, with a journey time of 2 hours and 59 minutes. There are also 81 Frecciarossa Rome-Milan routes with intermediate stops and journey times starting from 3 hours and eight minutes.
Milan Rogoerdo is on the outskirts of the city, but connectable to the Centrale Ferrovia Stazione via the metro in 16 minutes. This in turn is only 1 minute from the main rail station.
At the other end, an eight-minute train ride will see you at Roma Termini. The metro trains run every 12 minutes.