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There are 10 ways to get from Berlin to Rome by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rome  •  5h 52m

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

52€ - 211€

Cheapest option

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rome Ciampino  •  5h 23m

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

31€ - 256€

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Fly Berlin Tegel to Rome  •  8h 47m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Rome (FCO) TXL - FCO

83€ - 330€

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Naples, train  •  7h 12m

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

53€ - 284€

Train to Dresden, fly to Rome  •  9h 1m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Rome (FCO) DRS - FCO

158€ - 399€

Train  •  15h 17m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Bologna Centrale Ecb
  4. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...

166€ - 349€

Bus  •  25h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Rome, Largo Mazzoni RegioJet

51€ - 153€

Train, bus  •  28h 53m

  1. Take the train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Angermünde, Bahnhof Re3
  2. Take the train from Angermünde, Bahnhof to Szczecin, Glowny
  3. Take the bus from Szczecin to Rome

77€ - 108€

Train, night train  •  21h 55m

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

249€ - 343€

Drive  •  13h 20m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Rome 1498.9 km

180€ - 270€

Berlin to Rome by train

The train journey time between Berlin and Rome is around 18h 9m and covers a distance of around 1546 km. The fastest train normally takes 14h 19m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Deutsche Bahn Regional and others, the Berlin to Rome train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Roma Termini. Typically 11 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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International entry into Italy from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Cyprus, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, Israel and United Kingdom

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 5 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from Germany
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 5 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra and Monaco
  • Health declaration required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican
  • 10 day mandatory monitored quarantine
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The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rome is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rome is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Rome is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

Yes, entry into Germany from Italy is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 14 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Rome is to bus which costs 50€ - 160€ and takes 25h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Rome is to fly which costs 30€ - 260€ and takes 5h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin to Rome. However, there are services departing from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm and arriving at Rome, Largo Mazzoni via Prague, ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Rome. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Roma Termini via Nuernberg Hbf, Muenchen Hbf and Bologna Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 17m.

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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 17m and costs 160€ - 350€.

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It takes approximately 5h 52m to get from Berlin to Rome, including transfers.

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Berlin to Rome bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm station.

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Berlin 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 to Rome is to fly which takes 5h 52m and costs 50€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 160€ - 350€ and takes 15h 17m, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 160€ and takes 25h 45m.

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  • Distance: 1183.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 52m

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

Alitalia, easyJet and seven other airlines fly from Berlin to Rome every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Rome via Nuernberg Hbf, Muenchen Hbf, and Bologna Centrale in around 15h 17m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 450€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 450€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 310€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Rome via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 340€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Naples via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Naples via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Flights from Dresden to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 410€
Flights from Dresden to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 430€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
230€ - 550€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Naples via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
220€ - 700€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 350€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Naples via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 350€
Flights from Dresden to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 330€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 230€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Naples
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Flights from Dresden to Rome via Rhodes
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
95€ - 440€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Naples
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 160€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rome via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
120€ - 410€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rome via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
120€ - 410€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 550€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Naples via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 500€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
220€ - 410€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rome via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 700€
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Rome via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 340€
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Dresden to Rome via Corfu
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
55€ - 340€
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 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
19€ - 26€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
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 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
19€ - 28€
Smart Low Cost
17€ - 25€
Smart Flex
35€ - 50€
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€ - 21€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 21€
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 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 30€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
27€ - 30€
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 Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Railjet
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 Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
160€ - 230€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Angermünde, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Angermünde, Bahnhof to Szczecin, Glowny
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 16€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Flixtrain
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Rome, Largo Mazzoni
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
3 times a week
Estimated price
80€ - 95€
Website
Comati PSG
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
55€ - 75€
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Berlin to Rome bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Rome, Largo Mazzoni station.

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

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

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