TGV trains from Paris arrive into Milan Porta Garibaldi, while Eurostar Italia trains for the rest of Italy depart from Milan Centrale.
If you wish simply to make a connection, it's easier to transfer at Turin instead, as it involves a platform change rather than a station interchange. Turin is an intermediate stop on the Paris - Milan TGV trains.
However, if you plan to visit Milan before catching an onward train to the rest of the country, or if you want a wider selection of trains Milan is a handy calling point. Here's how to transfer between Milan's main stations:
Travel between Milan Porta Garibaldi & Milan Centrale on foot:
Milan's principal stations are only about a mile walk apart, so if you're travelling light going by foot will only take 20 mins. Here is a Google map showing the route.
Travel between Milan Porta Garibaldi & Milan Centrale by Metro:
Milan Porta Garibaldi is directly connected to Metro with Porta Garibaldi Metro station directly beneath the mainline station. Milan Centrale F.S (Ferrovie di Stato denotes it's located at the mainline railway station) is only 2 stops away on Metro line 2 (the green line!).
If you're headed to Milan Centrale take line 2 in the direction of Cologno Nord / Gessate. If you're going to Milan Porta Garibaldi take it in the direction of Abbiategrasso / Milano Fiori Forum.
Here is the Metro Map for reference. If time is a factor, keep some euros at hand for the Metro ticket machines. It costs €1 for a single journey.
For more information on reaching Milan by train, see the Trains to Milan booking guide.
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