There are 11 ways to get from Brussels to Rome by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car or car train

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Fly Brussels to Rome  •  5h 2m

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

46€ - 253€

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Fly Charleroi to Rome Ciampino, train  •  5h 44m

  1. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) CRL - CIA
  2. Take the train from Ciampino to Roma Termini

28€ - 140€

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Rome  •  6h 25m

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

128€ - 443€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Rome  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duesseldorf Flughafen Terminal
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Rome (FCO) DUS - FCO

145€ - 547€

Train to Rotterdam, fly to Rome  •  6h 29m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to Rome (FCO) RTM - FCO

158€ - 755€

Train via Paris  •  13h 19m

  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

235€ - 458€

Train  •  20h 15m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Nice Ville Tgv
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Roma Termini Ic

221€ - 321€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  20h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Luzern N836
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Luzern to Rome

71€ - 102€

Bus  •  29h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Brescia 890
  2. Take the bus from Brescia - Autostazione Via Solferino -22 - 23 to SIENA - Piazza Gramsci
  3. Take the bus from SIENA - Piazza Gramsci to Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina

73€ - 101€

Drive, car train  •  22h 32m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Villach
  3. Drive from Villach to Rome

180€ - 315€

Drive  •  14h 19m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Rome 1462.4 km

190€ - 290€

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Rome is to fly and train which costs 28€ - 140€ and takes 5h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Rome is to fly which costs 45€ - 260€ and takes 5h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Rome. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Rome via Luzern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 55m.

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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 19m.

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The distance between Brussels and Rome is 1174 km. The road distance is 1462.4 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Rome without a car is to train via Paris which takes 13h 19m and costs 230€ - 460€.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from Brussels to Rome, including transfers.

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Brussels to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels, Brussels-North 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 2m and costs 45€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can train via Paris, which costs 230€ - 460€ and takes 13h 19m, you could also bus, which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 29h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Rome.
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  • Distance: 1173.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 2m

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

Brussels Airlines, Alitalia and nine other airlines fly from Brussels to Rome hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Rome via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Torino Porta Susa in around 13h 19m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 370€
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 370€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 650€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 180€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
200€ - 490€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 490€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 410€
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 410€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 370€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 370€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 340€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 1100€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
22€ - 220€
Flights from Charleroi to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
20€ - 100€
Flights from Charleroi to Rome Ciampino via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
20€ - 100€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 390€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 360€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 950€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 330€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 320€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 440€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 410€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 360€
Level
Website
flylevel.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 180€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Rotterdam to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 390€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rotterdam to Rome via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 850€
Train operators
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 Ciampino to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
1€ - 4€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
3€ - 4€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 85€
Comfort
70€ - 95€
Premium
85€ - 120€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duesseldorf Flughafen Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
70€ - 150€
Website
Thalys
Standard
70€ - 100€
Comfort
85€ - 110€
Premium
100€ - 150€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 85€
Premium
75€ - 110€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
90€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 160€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
65€ - 80€
Standard Premier
110€ - 140€
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 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
9h 42m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
180€ - 250€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
180€ - 210€
1st Class
210€ - 250€
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 Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 150€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
45€ - 70€
Base Standard
85€ - 120€
Base Premium
100€ - 150€
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 Ventimiglia to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
35€ - 55€
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Villach
Ave. Duration
13h 26m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 120€
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Passenger
59€
Motorcycle
99€
Vehicle
109€
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Luzern
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Luzern to Rome
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Brescia
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Eurolines FR
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Brescia - Autostazione Via Solferino -22 - 23 to SIENA - Piazza Gramsci
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 20€
Website
Baltour
Bus from SIENA - Piazza Gramsci to Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Baltour

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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 Eurolines CH, arrive at Rome 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 1462 km. It takes approximately 14h 19m to drive from Brussels to Rome.

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Ryanair, easyJet, Austrian Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Rome Airport.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs 16€ - 18€.

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