Italian International Trains

Italian International Trains

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Key features

  • Zurich - Milan: 03:41
  • Book up to 120 days in advance
  • High Speed trains

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Italian International Trains

Italian Int. trains. Ideal to travel between Italy and Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Budapest, Zagreb etc.

Travelling around Italy by train is a dream but you can also explore further afield with the Italian International Trains. The high-speed Cisalpino is one of the world’s most modern tilting trains. Imagine taking a ride through the snow-capped Dolomite Mountains or through the deep forests of Germany. The Italian International service can help you explore Italy’s riches and much further to Switzerland, Germany or Austria. Perhaps you want to start out in the fashion capital of Milan and end up in Geneva just less than four hours later.

Popular journeys and travel durations

Main destinations for the Italian International Trains include Munich, Innsbruck, Geneva, Lugano and Zurich.

Venice Munich 06:08 AU$62
Milan Zurich 03:41 AU$51
Geneva Venice 06:46 AU$67
Milan Geneva 03:53 AU$51
Basel Milan 04:04 AU$144
Lucerne Milan 04:03 AU$51
Cologne Milan 08:39 AU$144
Munich Verona 04:52 AU$62
Innsbruck Venice 04:17 AU$46
Bern Milan 03:01 AU$114
Geneva Verona 05:45 AU$149
Bologna Munich 06:18 AU$62
Venice Lausanne 06:10 AU$67
Milan Lausanne 03:17 AU$109
Innsbruck Verona 03:12 AU$46
Zurich Como 03:07 AU$51
Innsbruck Bologna 04:40 AU$46
Milan Mannheim 06:58 AU$51
Como Lucerne 03:27 AU$51
Padua Munich 05:52 AU$62
Verona Lausanne 05:10 AU$67
Geneva Padua 06:30 AU$168
Venice Sion 05:16 AU$67
Rosenheim Venice 05:25 AU$62
Worgl Venice 04:53 AU$46
Venice Montreux 05:52 AU$147
Venice Brig 04:44 AU$67
Arth Goldau Milan 03:00 AU$51
Milan Bellinzona 01:24 AU$46

Booking and printing options

Booking :
  • Italian International Trains 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.

Printing option(s) :

Paper ticket

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

Seat reservation :
  • Mandatory for this train! The seat reservation is included in the price of your ticket. Please note that seats are auto-allocated by train carriers. Depending on availabilities, carriers will ensure that all passengers of a same party are seated together. Seats can be swapped only once on-board.
  • Pass holders . Book your seat reservation exclusively with Rail Europe.

Experience the service

Before boarding

All the main Italian city train stations have plenty of food outlets, shops and services such as luggage storage, foreign exchange and car rental.

You don’t need to check in for these trains. All ticket checks will take place on board.


Italian International trains offer both first and second class. All trains are air-conditioned with a restaurant and bar car serving both hot meals and light refreshments.
Classes and facilities offered by Italian International trains
First class Second class
Air conditioned carriages Makes it bliss when travelling during the summer period.
Restaurant car Drinks, snacks and delicious meals, to make the most of your trip.
Welcome drink Nothing more refreshing than being welcomed by a drink from the friendly staff.
Newspapers and magazines Grab your free international/local newspaper or magazine and enjoy the ride.
Meal and drink A delicious meal and drinks are served at seat on board.

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Overall rating (256)

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Excellent 30% Very good 37% Average 18% Poor 6% Terrible 8%

  • "Comfortable trip"    
    Comfortable trip but faced backwards. Would like to see option of purchasing front facing tickets as I get motion sick.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Great way to travel"    
    A very relaxing way to cross Europe, a slight hitch when the train was delayed by a person running on the tracks but otherwise all good.  
  • "excellent train"    
    The train ride was exceptional. Comfort, nice staff, very clean and quiet train.  
  • "A great way to enter Venice..."    
    The trip was great and we had good seats, single seats opposite each other with the window. I do wish, though, that when I booked the tickets I had been asked if I wanted to go to Venice Mestre or Santa Lucia. Luckily, we were able to travel through to Santa Lucia on the same train with no extra payment.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Across Europe"    
    Smooth and comfortable. Train ran exactly to time.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "scenery plus"    
    We took the direct mid morning train from Munich to Venice. The scenery was unbelievable, we also enjoyed a meal and a few beers in the very good buffet car. The service was exceptional and the journey altogether was simply fascinating. Would highly recommend Euro rail, cheers from down under.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Beautiful Scenery"    
    Highly recommend this trip with great views of clinging clouds on sharp peaks and beautiful trip around a lake    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Lindsay Lake"    
    The train arrived at Verona 5 minutes late. I was so panicked to miss another train from Verona to Munich but it was stranded for another 15 minutes. Oh! my god that I was very lucky. Only 4 minutes transfer to another train departs for Munich it should be 15 minutes for transfer time.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Comfy"    
    1st Class differs in Italy but you are offered refreshments as you travel. Same as in Switzerland but no complimentary refreshments but much more room and less crowded than 2nd class.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Salzburg to Innsbruck"    
    Our trip on this train to Innsbruck was part of a longer journey. Our seats had been used by previous passengers and was left with food on the seats, tray table and floor, magazines were left and it was generally uncomfortable.    Convenience
  • "Good trip"    
    Our trip from Venice to Innsbruck was good. The convenience of doing this trip by train was good. It was excellent that we could book, pay and receive our tickets at home before setting off on our travels.Only problem, a minor one, why book six people with bags into one first class cabin when half the train was empty.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "So very pleased"    
    The Italian rail, especially Freccarosa, was our favourite from all the rail trips we did in Europe. Top class    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Freccia still performing well"    
    This was unfortunately, only the first short stage of the trip. The Freccia is fast and comfortable.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Excellent scencery"    
    Despite the poor service from rail Europe this was an amazing scenic trip  
  • "Train from Milan to Geneva"    
    We found the Milan central station easily accessible, easy to navigate around and comfortable to wait at. I would recommend this trip for those wanting a relaxed connection to Geneva.    Value for money  Convenience
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