There are 8 ways to get from Brussels to Rome by plane, train, car train, bus or car

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Fly Brussels to Rome  •  5 h 1 min

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

$43 - $238

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Fly Charleroi to Rome Ciampino  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) CRL - CIA

$46 - $255

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Rome  •  7 h 30 min

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

$91 - $329

Train  •  13 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/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

$297 - $384

Train, cartrain  •  20 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the cartrain from Köln Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
  3. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini Fa / ...

$168 - $288

Bus FlixBus  •  22 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Paris, Paris 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Rome N1729

$97 - $169

Bus Eurolines FR  •  24 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Roma

$154 - $265

Drive  •  14 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Rome 912.7 miles

$210 - $320

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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 Paris, Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Rome. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Roma Termini via Paris Nord RER, Paris Gare de Lyon and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 24 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Rome is 1174 km. The road distance is 1460.3 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Rome without a car is to train which takes 13 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to get from Brussels to Rome, including transfers.

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Brussels to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Rome is to fly which takes 5 h 1 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 13 h 24 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 22 h 5 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Rome.
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  • Distance: 733.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 1 min

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

Brussels Airlines, Alitalia and 11 other airlines fly from Brussels to Rome hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Rome via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris Gare de Lyon, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 13 h 24 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Flights from Amsterdam to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $300
Flights from Charleroi to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $350
Flights from Charleroi to Rome Ciampino via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $350
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Amsterdam to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Amsterdam to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $160
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $270
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Köln Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
13 h 44 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
$68
Motorcycle
$114
Vehicle
$126
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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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 Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Rome
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Brussels-North to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Roma
Ave. Duration
16 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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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 1460 km. It takes approximately 14 h 20 min to drive from Brussels to Rome.

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easyJet, KLM, Brussels Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Rome Airport.

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Book your Brussels to Rome bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 11547+ hotels available in Rome. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 17 min and costs .

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