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There are 8 ways to get from Berlin 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

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

Fly to Rome Ciampino

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

Fly to Naples, train

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

Train

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Kufstein
  2. Take the train from Kufstein to Innsbruck Hbf
  3. Take the train from Brennero Brenner to Bolzano Bozen
  4. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Roma Termini

Bus via Prague

  1. Take the bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Prague
  2. Take the bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Rome Tiburtina

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Szczecin
  2. Take the bus from Szczecin to Rome

Train, night train

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Rome

Berlin to Rome by train

The train journey time between Berlin and Rome is around 15h 36m and covers a distance of around 1522 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 17m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Austrian Railways (ÖBB), Railjet and others, the Berlin to Rome train service departs from Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arrives in Roma Termini. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

1 Weekly Trains
15h 36m Average Duration
€175 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Rome is to bus via Prague which costs €50 - €75 and takes 25h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Rome is to fly which costs €40 - €290 and takes 5h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin to Rome. However, there are services departing from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] and arriving at Rome Tiburtina via Prague Florenc Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Rome. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Roma Termini via Kufstein, Innsbruck Hbf, Brennero Brenner and Bolzano Bozen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 36m.

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It is 1183 km from Berlin to Rome. It is approximately 1498.9 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Rome without a car is to train which takes 15h 36m and costs €170 - €380.

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It takes approximately 5h 22m to get from Berlin to Rome, including transfers.

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Berlin to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] station.

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

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The best way to get from Berlin to Rome is to fly which takes 5h 22m and costs €40 - €290. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €170 - €380 and takes 15h 36m, you could also bus via Prague, which costs €50 - €75 and takes 25h 40m.

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  • Distance: 1183.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 22m

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

Ryanair, easyJet and six other airlines fly from Berlin Hbf to Rome hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Rome via Kufstein, Innsbruck Hbf, Brennero Brenner, and Bolzano Bozen in around 15h 36m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Rome Ciampino via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€50 - €290
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Rome Ciampino via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €290
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Rome Ciampino via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €290
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Rome Ciampino via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €290
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Rome Ciampino via Manchester
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €290
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Naples via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€35 - €280
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Naples via Catania
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€35 - €280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €490
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €490
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Naples via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €420
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Naples via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €410
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Naples
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €330
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Naples via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€70 - €330
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Rome via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Naples via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Rome Ciampino via Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Naples via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
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 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€18 - €25
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €130
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€40 - €60
Base Standard
€75 - €100
Base Premium
€90 - €130
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 Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €27
Smart Low Cost
€17 - €24
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
Train from Bolzano to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €95
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€35 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €50
Smart Flex
€65 - €95
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 3 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
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 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €29
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€26 - €29
Train from Brennero Brenner to Bolzano Bozen
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€11 - €13
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 Hauptbahnhof to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€120 - €170
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Kufstein to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Brennero Brenner to Bolzano Bozen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Kufstein to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €23
Website
Railjet
Train from Brennero Brenner to Bolzano Bozen
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €25
Website
Railjet
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Kufstein to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Kufstein to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Bus operators
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 Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Szczecin
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €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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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
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
6 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
RegioJet
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €95
Website
Comati PSG
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
Racic Eurobus
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Union Ivkoni
Pejic Tours
Phone
+381 20 314 545
Email
info@pejictours.com
Website
pejictours.com
Bus from Berlin to Prague
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€14
Schedules at
pejictours.com
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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