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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Rome  •  17h 48m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Rome (FCO) KUL - FCO

295€ - 699€

Cheapest option

Train to Ipoh, fly to Rome  •  25h 9m

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh
  2. Fly from Ipoh (IPH) to Rome (FCO) IPH - FCO

243€ - 643€

6 alternative options

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Naples, train  •  20h 31m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Naples (NAP) KUL - NAP
  3. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini

357€ - 834€

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Rome  •  20h 57m

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Rome (FCO) SZB - FCO

368€ - 737€

Bus to Singapore Changi, fly to Rome  •  21h 3m

  1. Take the bus from KL Sentral to Bugis MRT Station
  2. Fly from Singapore Changi (SIN) to Rome (FCO) SIN - FCO

299€ - 709€

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Bologna, train  •  22h 17m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Bologna (BLQ) KUL - BLQ
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini

346€ - 830€

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Rome Ciampino  •  21h 4m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) KUL - CIA

331€ - 720€

Drive  •  7 days 0h

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Rome 13382.9 km

1700€ - 2600€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Rome is to train and fly which costs RM 1100 - RM 3200 and takes 25h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Rome is to train and fly which costs RM 1400 - RM 3400 and takes 17h 48m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Rome is 9708 km. The road distance is 13382.9 km.

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It takes approximately 17h 48m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Rome, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Rome Airport. The quickest flight takes 14h 20m and has one stopover.

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Rome is 6h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 10:35 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 4:35 PM in Rome.

Yes, the driving distance between Kuala Lumpur to Rome is 13383 km. It takes approximately 7 days 0h to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Rome.

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SriLankan Airlines, Saudia, Thai Airways International and eight other airlines offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Rome Airport.

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There are 11669+ hotels available in Rome. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs RM 3 - RM 11.

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  • Distance: 9707.6 km
  • Duration: 17h 48m

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Rome, Italy?

Firefly, Qatar Airways and 11 other airlines fly from Kuala Lumpur to Rome hourly.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome Ciampino via Istanbul Ataturk, Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
360€ - 850€
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome Ciampino via Istanbul Ataturk, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
350€ - 850€
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome Ciampino via Istanbul Ataturk, Budapest
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
370€ - 850€
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome Ciampino via Jeddah, Athens
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
320€ - 700€
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome Ciampino via Sharjah, Erevan
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
390€ - 650€
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome Ciampino via Doha, Athens
Ave. Duration
18h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
390€ - 1200€
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome Ciampino via Muscat, Athens
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
340€ - 700€
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome Ciampino via Doha, Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
390€ - 1200€
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome Ciampino via Istanbul Ataturk, Athens
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
360€ - 850€
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome Ciampino via Doha, Budapest
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
390€ - 1200€
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome Ciampino via Tehran Imam Khomeini, Erevan
Ave. Duration
20h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
280€ - 1100€
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome Ciampino via Dubai, Erevan
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
360€ - 900€
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome via Doha
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
330€ - 1000€
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Rome via Penang, Doha
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
400€ - 1200€
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Rome via Langkawi, Penang, Doha
Ave. Duration
20h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
400€ - 1200€
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Rome via Sultan Ismail Petra, Penang, Doha
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
400€ - 1200€
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Rome via Sultan Ismail Petra, Kuala Lumpur, Doha
Ave. Duration
20h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
410€ - 1300€
Flights from Singapore Changi to Rome via Doha
Ave. Duration
16h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
360€ - 1100€
Flights from Ipoh to Rome via Singapore Changi, Doha
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
310€ - 950€
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
310€ - 750€
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Naples via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
360€ - 850€
Flights from Singapore Changi to Rome via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
340€ - 800€
Flights from Ipoh to Rome via Singapore Changi, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
290€ - 700€
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Bologna via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
340€ - 800€
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome via Dubai
Ave. Duration
16h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
310€ - 800€
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Naples via Dubai
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
370€ - 950€
Flights from Singapore Changi to Rome via Dubai
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
340€ - 850€
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Bologna via Dubai
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
350€ - 850€
Etihad
Website
etihad.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
310€ - 700€
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Naples via Abu Dhabi, Rome
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
380€ - 850€
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Rome via Senai, Kuala Lumpur, Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
23h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
390€ - 850€
Flights from Singapore Changi to Rome via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
340€ - 750€
Flights from Ipoh to Rome via Singapore Changi, Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300€ - 650€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
310€ - 700€
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Naples via Abu Dhabi, Rome
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
380€ - 850€
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Rome via Senai, Kuala Lumpur, Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
23h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
390€ - 850€
Flights from Singapore Changi to Rome via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
340€ - 750€
Flights from Ipoh to Rome via Singapore Changi, Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300€ - 650€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome Ciampino via Doha, Skopje
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
390€ - 1200€
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome Ciampino via Doha, Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
390€ - 1200€
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome Ciampino via Istanbul Ataturk, Chisinau
Ave. Duration
21h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
370€ - 900€
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome Ciampino via Istanbul Ataturk, Skopje
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
350€ - 850€
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome Ciampino via Istanbul Ataturk, Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
22h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
360€ - 850€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
460€ - 1400€
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Naples via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550€ - 1700€
Flights from Singapore Changi to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500€ - 1600€
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
490€ - 1500€
Saudia
Website
saudia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome via Jeddah
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
280€ - 650€
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Naples via Jeddah, Rome
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
340€ - 750€
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Bologna via Jeddah, Rome
Ave. Duration
20h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
310€ - 700€
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
300€ - 600€
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Rome via Penang, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
20h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
360€ - 700€
Flights from Singapore Changi to Rome via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
330€ - 650€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
360€ - 1200€
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
350€ - 1100€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Singapore Changi to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
380€ - 1600€
Flights from Singapore Changi to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
370€ - 1600€
Flights from Ipoh to Rome via Singapore Changi, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
21h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
320€ - 1400€
Mahan Air
Website
mahan.aero
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome via Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
240€ - 950€
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Rome via Alor Setar, Kuala Lumpur, Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
310€ - 1200€
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Naples via Jeddah, Athens
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
330€ - 750€
Flights from Singapore Changi to Rome
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
270€ - 650€
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Singapore Changi to Rome
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
270€ - 650€
Flights from Ipoh to Rome via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
20h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
230€ - 600€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Singapore Changi to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
420€ - 1400€
Flights from Ipoh to Rome via Singapore Changi, Zurich
Ave. Duration
21h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
360€ - 1200€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Singapore Changi to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
490€ - 2100€
Flights from Ipoh to Rome via Singapore Changi, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
21h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
420€ - 1900€
Uzbekistan
Website
uzairways.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome via Tashkent
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
350€ - 600€
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Rome via Colombo, Doha
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
340€ - 1000€
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Singapore Changi to Rome via Delhi
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
360€ - 750€
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Singapore Changi to Rome via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
360€ - 1000€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Bologna via Suvarnabhumi, Vienna
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
450€ - 1500€
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 15€
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
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 25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
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 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 21€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
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 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 30€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
27€ - 30€
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 8€
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
4€ - 6€
Gold
6€ - 8€
Platinum
8€ - 10€
Bus operators
KKKL Travel & Tours
Email
enquiry@kkkl.com.sg
Website
kkkl.com.sg
Bus from KL Sentral to Bugis MRT Station
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€
Schedules at
kkkl.com.sg

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