One of Europe's most magnificent stations...

Opened in July 1931, Milan's magnificent Centrale station is an attraction in its own right with vast steel & glass trainsheds and awe-inspiring station building which Benito Mussolini intended to convey the power of the fascist regime.  Even if you're only changing trains here, take a moment to look around, it's an experience in itself.  For more about the station's history see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milan_Central_railway_station.

On this page...

  Overview

  Which platform for your train?

  Free WiFi

  Luggage lockers, ATMs, safety & security

  Ticket offices

  Restaurants, cafes, bars & supermarket

  Hotels near the station

  Taxis, walking, transfers to Porta Garibaldi

 

On other pages....

  Trains from Milan to other European cities

  Trains from other European cities to Milan

  Guide to train travel in Italy

  General information for European train travel

Station location...

Station overview...

Milan Centrale is a terminus with 24 platforms.  The platforms & concourse are above ground level, but there is level access between all platforms and concourse, with lifts & escalators down to ground level if you don't want to use the grand staircases down to the station's main entrance on the Piazza Duca d'Aosta.  So it's no problem to negotiate the station with luggage or if you have mobility issues.

There's a plan of the station at www.milanocentrale.it - click ENG for English then click Maps.

Milan Centrale trainshed

Trains arrive in one of these vast arched trainsheds, one level up from ground level.  There is easy level access between all platforms, you can walk between platforms behind the buffer stops.  There is a basic ticket check when entering this platform area from the galleria commercial.

Milan Centrale trainshed

The main concourse or galleria commerciale, adjacent to (and level with) the platforms, also one level up from ground level.  This is the best place to find a cafe, bar or restaurant or just have a sit down.

The travelators in the centre lead down to the main Trenitalia ticket office, Italo ticket office & left luggage plus a few more shops, all located underneath the galleria commerciale at ground level.  To the right, you can see a huge doorway from which steps lead down to the vast entrance hall.  On the left, there's a ticket check through to the platform area.

 

A basic ticket check separates the platforms from the galleria commerciale, mainly to keep undesirables out...

 

Walk down the stairs from the galleria commerciale into the magnificent entrance hall at ground level, then out through the doors into the Piazza Duca d'Aosta.

Milan Centrale station facade

Milan Centrale's main entrance on the Piazza Duca d'Aosta.  You can judge the scale of the building by the people in front.

Which platform for your train?

Changing trains...

Free WiFi...

Left luggage, ATMs, safety & security...

Ticket office & self-service ticket machines...

The main Trenitalia ticket office is below the galleria commercial (main concourse) at ground level, open early until late.  You'll also find the Casa Italo (for Italo tickets) at this level.  However, it's often quicker to use the Trenitalia self-service ticket machines dotted around the station which can sell high-speed & mainline tickets with reservations, regional tickets, and passholder reservations for those with Eurail or InterRail passes.

 

Travelators from main concourse (galleria commerciale) to the ground level shopping mall below...

Entrance to the main Trenitalia ticket office, beneath the galleria commerciale...

Somewhere to eat...

Supermarket...

Hotels near Milan Centrale...

Local transportWalking, taxis & transfers to Porta Garibaldi...

More information...


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