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

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

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Rome Tiburtina Bus station

Bus via Pavia

  1. Take the bus from Pavia to Rome Tiburtina Bus station

Night train

  1. Take the night train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Roma Tiburtina

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Rome

Drive

  1. Drive from Milan to Rome

Fly Milan Linate to Rome

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Rome (FCO)

Fly Milan Malpensa to Rome

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Rome (FCO)

Train to Turin, fly to Rome

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
  2. Fly from Turin (TRN) to Rome (FCO)

Train to Genoa, fly to Rome

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
  2. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Rome (FCO)

Fly Milan Linate to Naples, train

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Naples (NAP)
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini

Milan to Rome by train

The train journey time between Milan and Rome is around 3h 39m and covers a distance of around 565 km. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, ItaloTreno and Trenitalia Intercity, the Milan to Rome train service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Roma Termini. Typically 279 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

279 Weekly Trains
3h 39m Average Duration
€30 Cheapest Price
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The cost-effective way to get from Milan to Rome is to bus, which costs €18 - €25 and takes 8h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Rome is to fly which costs €40 - €180 and takes 3h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Rome station. However, there are services departing from via orefici p.za cordusio and arriving at Rome Tiburtina Bus station via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Roma Termini. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 39m.

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The distance between Milan and Rome is 477 km. The road distance is 571.3 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Rome without a car is to train which takes 3h 39m and costs €30 - €120.

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The train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini takes 3h 39m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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Milan to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Rome is to train which takes 3h 39m and costs €30 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus via Pavia, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 8h 18m, you could also fly, which costs €40 - €180 and takes 3h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Rome.
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  • Distance: 477.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 39m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Rome, Italy?

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini hourly. Tickets cost €40 - €120 and the journey takes 3h 39m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Pavia to Rome Tiburtina Bus station once daily. Tickets cost €27 - €35 and the journey takes 6h 35m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome via Alghero
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Flights from Turin to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €270
Flights from Genoa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €210
Flights from Milan Linate to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €140
Flights from Turin to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €270
Flights from Genoa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €210
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €140
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €220
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€30 - €330
Train operators
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
Train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €19
Base Standard
€30 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €19
Base Standard
€29 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€18 - €25
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
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 Milano Centrale Station to Genova Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €23
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
Train from Napoli Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €27
Smart Low Cost
€17 - €24
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 Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€30 - €50
Train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€10 - €14
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
Trenitalia Intercity Night

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
800 90 60 60
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
7h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
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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 Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€18 - €20
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€17 - €20
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €29
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€26 - €29
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Pavia to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €35
Website
Itabus
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€28 - €45
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Marino Autolinee
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Milan Lampugnano M1 to Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
Union Ivkoni
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Milan to Rome
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €32
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Rome is 571 km. It takes approximately 5h 20m to drive from Milan to Rome.

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