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There are 11 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Rome by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Dusseldorf to Rome  •  5h 23m

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Rome (FCO) DUS - FCO

69€ - 284€

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Fly Cologne Bonn to Rome  •  5h 46m

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Rome (FCO) CGN - FCO

46€ - 374€

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Fly Cologne Bonn to Rome Ciampino  •  5h 29m

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) CGN - CIA

52€ - 224€

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Rome  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Rome (FCO) FRA - FCO

83€ - 311€

Train to Brussels, fly to Rome  •  7h 59m

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Rome (FCO) BRU - FCO

123€ - 354€

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly to Rome Ciampino  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Venlo
  2. Take the train from Venlo to Eindhoven Centraal
  3. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) EIN - CIA

59€ - 159€

Train  •  13h 56m

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...

106€ - 282€

Bus  •  21h

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Florence, Florence N537
  2. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station 518 / ...

73€ - 88€

Bus, train  •  22h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Dusseldorf to Brescia 892
  2. Take the train from Brescia to Bologna Centrale
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini

82€ - 178€

Train, night train  •  19h

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

143€ - 270€

Drive  •  13h 12m

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Rome 1433 km

180€ - 270€

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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Italy is currently allowed from Germany.

The 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.

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The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Rome is to bus which costs 70€ - 90€ and takes 21h.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Rome is to fly which costs 65€ - 290€ and takes 5h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Düsseldorf to Rome station. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station via Florence, Florence. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h.

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No, there is no direct train from Düsseldorf to Rome. However, there are services departing from Duesseldorf Hbf and arriving at Roma Termini via Mannheim Hbf and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 56m.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Rome is 1124 km. The road distance is 1433 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Rome without a car is to train which takes 13h 56m and costs 100€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 5h 23m to get from Düsseldorf to Rome, including transfers.

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Düsseldorf to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Düsseldorf station.

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Düsseldorf to Rome train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Duesseldorf Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Rome is to fly which takes 5h 23m and costs 65€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 100€ - 290€ and takes 13h 56m, you could also bus, which costs 70€ - 90€ and takes 21h.

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  • Distance: 1124.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 23m

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

Eurowings, Alitalia and seven other airlines fly from Düsseldorf to Rome hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Düsseldorf to Rome via Mannheim Hbf and Milano Centrale in around 13h 56m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 300€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 460€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 470€
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 270€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 320€
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 480€
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 480€
Flights from Brussels to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 480€
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 480€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 480€
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 650€
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 300€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
95€ - 300€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 460€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Rome via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
140€ - 460€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
230€ - 500€
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Malta Air
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 430€
Flights from Brussels to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 290€
Flights from Eindhoven to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 370€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 190€
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 240€
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 260€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 420€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 300€
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome via Split
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
270€ - 900€
Train operators
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 Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
21€ - 29€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Train from Venlo to Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 24€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 14€
1st Class
17€ - 24€
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 60€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
26€ - 40€
1st Class
40€ - 60€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
70€ - 140€
Website
Thalys
Standard
70€ - 100€
Comfort
80€ - 110€
Premium
100€ - 140€
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
eurobahn.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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
40€ - 55€
Base Standard
70€ - 95€
Base Premium
85€ - 120€
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 Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 90€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
30€ - 50€
Smart Low Cost
30€ - 45€
Smart Flex
65€ - 90€
Train from Brescia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 50€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
18€ - 25€
Smart Low Cost
15€ - 22€
Smart Flex
30€ - 50€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 65€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
25€ - 35€
Smart Low Cost
22€ - 35€
Smart Flex
45€ - 65€
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 Düsseldorf to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Florence, Florence to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Dusseldorf to Brescia
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Eurolines FR

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Rome is 1433 km. It takes approximately 13h 12m to drive from Düsseldorf to Rome.

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Alitalia, Lufthansa, CSA and five other airlines offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Rome Airport.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 2€ - 60€.

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