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There are 8 ways to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rome by plane, train, bus, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Rome Ciampino

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Rome Ciampino (CIA)

7 alternative options

Fly to Rome

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Rome (FCO)

Fly to Naples, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Naples (NAP)
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini

Train

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Bamberg
  2. Take the train from Bamberg to Muenchen Hbf
  3. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Bologna Centrale
  4. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini

Bus via Prague

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Südkreuz to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Rome Tiburtina

Bus

  1. Take the bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Szczecin, Dworzec Główny ul. Kolumba
  2. Take the bus from Szczecin to Rome

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
  2. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Roma Termini

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rome

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rome by train

The train journey time between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Rome is around 20h 34m and covers a distance of around 1517 km. This includes an average layover time of around 6h 45m. The fastest train normally takes 15h 28m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, DB Fernverkehr, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rome train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Roma Termini. Typically 19 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
13h 48m
Layover time:
6h 45m
Total time:
20h 34m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
15h 28m
Train distance:
1517 km
Trains per week:
19
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
80 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:37
Last train departs at:
19:28

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rome train schedules

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The cost-effective way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rome is to fly, which costs €21 - €150 and takes 5h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rome is to fly which costs €21 - €150 and takes 5h 33m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rome. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Roma Termini via Bamberg, Muenchen Hbf and Bologna Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 7m.

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The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Rome is 1183 km. The road distance is 1498.9 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rome without a car is to train which takes 15h 7m and costs €150 - €330.

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It takes approximately 5h 33m to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rome, including transfers.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rome train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rome is to fly which takes 5h 33m and costs €21 - €150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €150 - €330 and takes 15h 7m, you could also bus via Prague, which costs €50 - €130 and takes 26h 12m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Rome Ciampino Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rome.
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  • Distance: 1183.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 33m

What companies run services between Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany and Rome, Italy?

Ryanair flies from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rome twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rome via Bamberg, Muenchen Hbf, and Bologna Centrale in around 15h 7m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Naples via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €390
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Naples via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€16 - €130
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rome via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Naples via Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€19 - €180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €270
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Naples
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €250
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Naples via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €410
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Naples via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€150 - €430
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €440
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Naples via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€240 - €750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Naples via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rome via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€110 - €480
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€18 - €25
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
Train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€27 - €90
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€27 - €40
Base Standard
€50 - €70
Base Premium
€60 - €90
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €27
Smart Low Cost
€17 - €24
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
Train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€22 - €65
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€25 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€22 - €35
Smart Flex
€45 - €65
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
Train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€22 - €35
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €29
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€26 - €29
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Bamberg
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bamberg to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€160 - €230
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Bamberg
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Bamberg to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
9h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Bamberg
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Bamberg to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Berlin Südkreuz to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
RegioJet
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Szczecin, Dworzec Główny ul. Kolumba
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Szczecin to Rome
Ave. Duration
24h 58m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rome is 1499 km. It takes approximately 13h 20m to drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rome.

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Ryanair offers flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Rome Ciampino Airport.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 31 min and costs €3 - €50.

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