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There are 10 ways to get from Milan to Rome by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 39m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...

30€ - 120€

Cheapest option

Bus via via baracchini, 1 dopo via p. da cannobio  •  9h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Milano - Autostazione San Donato to Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina Baltour

25€ - 37€

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Bus  •  9h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Rome Tiburtina Bus station N528

31€ - 37€

Night train  •  7h 57m

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

50€ - 75€

Rideshare  •  7h

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Rome 574.9 km

27€ - 32€

Drive  •  5h 20m

  1. Drive from Milan to Rome 571.3 km

70€ - 110€

Fly from Milan Linate  •  3h 40m

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

56€ - 146€

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  3h 52m

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

41€ - 239€

Train to Turin, fly  •  5h 6m

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

57€ - 259€

Train to Genoa, fly  •  5h 40m

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

60€ - 309€

Milan to Rome by train

The train journey time between Milan and Rome is around 3h 29m and covers a distance of around 565 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 39m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce and ItaloTreno, the Milan to Rome train service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Roma Termini. Typically 205 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Milan to Rome is to bus via via baracchini, 1 dopo via p. da cannobio, which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 9h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Rome is to train which costs 30€ - 120€ and takes 3h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Rome. However, there are services departing from via baracchini, 1 dopo via p. da cannobio and arriving at Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina via Milano - Autostazione San Donato. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Roma Termini. Services depart hourly, 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 hourly.

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Milan to Rome bus services, operated by Baltour, depart from Milano - Autostazione San Donato 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, which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 9h 24m, you could also fly, which costs 55€ - 150€ and takes 3h 40m.

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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. ItaloTreno also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan to Rome Tiburtina Bus station 3 times a week. Tickets cost 29€ - 35€ and the journey takes 8h 10m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 140€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 800€
Flights from Turin to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
Flights from Genoa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
12€ - 180€
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
49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 19€
Base Standard
29€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
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 Rome Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 90€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
30€ - 50€
Smart Low Cost
30€ - 45€
Smart Flex
65€ - 90€
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 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia ICN
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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€
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 Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
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 39m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
Thello
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 Milan to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
29€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Milano - Autostazione San Donato to Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Baltour
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 Baltour, arrive at Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina 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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