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

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Fly Brussels to Rome  •  5h 22m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Rome (FCO) BRU - FCO

58€ - 173€

Cheapest option

Fly Brussels to Rome Ciampino  •  5h 8m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) BRU - CIA

31€ - 168€

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Rome  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Rome (FCO) AMS - FCO

111€ - 312€

Fly Brussels to Florence, train  •  6h 25m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Florence (FLR) BRU - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini

92€ - 1786€

Train to Charleroi, fly to Rome Ciampino  •  7h

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid
  2. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) CRL - CIA

36€ - 129€

Train  •  13h 52m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini Fr

240€ - 458€

Bus  •  25h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine Brussels City Center - Midi Train station > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Rome Tiburtina Bus station N521

77€ - 100€

Bus and ferry, bus  •  26h 44m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Pescara
  3. Take the bus from Pescara to Roma

125€ - 155€

Train, night train  •  20h 40m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Roma Termini Nj

205€ - 325€

Drive  •  14h 14m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Rome 1448.2 km

170€ - 260€

Brussels to Rome by train

The train journey time between Brussels and Rome is around 23h 50m and covers a distance of around 1744 km. The fastest train normally takes 20h 33m. Operated by Thalys, Transilien, TGV inOui and others, the Brussels to Rome train service departs from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi 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 Belgium

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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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

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Belgium

  • 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
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This applies to arrivals from Belgium
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
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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
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Belgium.

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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
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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.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from Italy.

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Last updated: 14 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Rome is to fly which costs 30€ - 170€ and takes 5h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Rome is to fly which costs 30€ - 170€ and takes 5h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Rome station. However, there are services departing from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station and arriving at Rome Tiburtina Bus station via Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Rome. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Roma Termini via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 52m.

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The distance between Brussels and Rome is 1174 km. The road distance is 1448.2 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Rome without a car is to train which takes 13h 52m and costs 240€ - 460€.

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

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Brussels to Rome bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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Brussels to Rome train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Rome is to fly which takes 5h 22m and costs 55€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 240€ - 460€ and takes 13h 52m, you could also bus, which costs 75€ - 100€ and takes 25h 20m.

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  • Distance: 1173.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 22m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Rome, Italy?

Brussels Airlines, Alitalia and six other airlines fly from Brussels to Rome every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Rome via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Torino Porta Susa in around 13h 52m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 300€
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 300€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 420€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 420€
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 290€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 320€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 290€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
29€ - 190€
Flights from Brussels to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
20€ - 150€
Flights from Charleroi to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
27€ - 200€
Flights from Charleroi to Rome Ciampino via Prague
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
27€ - 200€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 250€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 300€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 360€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 440€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 260€
Flights from Brussels to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 320€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 260€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 390€
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 440€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 85€
Comfort
70€ - 95€
Premium
85€ - 120€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
90€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 160€
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.

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Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
21€ - 29€
Base Standard
40€ - 55€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 150€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
50€ - 70€
Base Standard
85€ - 120€
Base Premium
100€ - 150€
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 Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 55€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
21€ - 30€
Smart Low Cost
19€ - 27€
Smart Flex
40€ - 55€
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
17€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
32€ - 35€
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
16€ - 24€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
7€ - 11€
1st Class
11€ - 16€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
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 Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
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 Brussels South to Paris
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
65€ - 80€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Di Fonzo
Phone
0873.364785
Email
info@difonzobus.com
Website
difonzobus.com
Bus from Pescara to Roma
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€
Schedules at
difonzobus.com

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Brussels to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Rome is 1448 km. It takes approximately 14h 14m to drive from Brussels to Rome.

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Ryanair, Brussels Airlines, Alitalia and five other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Rome Airport.

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