If you need to get from Germany to Italy, taking a train from Frankfurt to Milan is a good alternative to flying.

Deutsche Bahn trains leave Frankfurt up to twice an hour throughout the day, making it easy to find a departure time that fits with your travel schedule.

All rail services on this route depart from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof (main train station) and arrive at Milan Centrale or Milan Porta Garibaldi train station.

Trains from Frankfurt to Milan require at least one connection at cities like Bern or Zurich on the way. The total journey time between the two cities ranges from 7 hours and 30 minutes to 11 hours and 33 minutes. Trains with fewer changes are usually faster than trains with multiple changes.

Ticket fares vary by date, time, and carrier. Adult tickets for trains to Milan start at 164.80 euros for second class and 275.80 euros for first class, but special Savings Fares of 43.00 euros for second class and 83.00 euros for first class are possible to get if you buy train tickets online in advance of travelling.

Most trains from Frankfurt to Milan require seat reservations, but these are usually included in the ticket fare.