There are 8 ways to get from Milan to Rome by train, bus, 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  •  2 h 55 min

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

$45 - $95

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Rome 518 / ...

$32 - $57

6 alternative options

Rideshare  •  7 h

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Rome 360 miles

$32 - $37

Drive  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Rome 357.6 miles

$85 - $130

Fly from Milan Linate  •  3 h 14 min

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

$54 - $209

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  3 h 26 min

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

$65 - $273

Train to Verona, fly  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Fly from Verona (VRN) to Rome (FCO) VRN - FCO

$71 - $326

Train to Genoa, fly  •  4 h 58 min

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

$59 - $312

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Rome is to rideshare which costs 27€ - 32€ and takes 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Rome is to train which costs 35€ - 85€ and takes 2 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Rome. However, there are services departing from duomo m1 m3 and arriving at Rome via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 52 min.

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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 2 h 55 min.

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The distance between Milan and Rome is 477 km. The road distance is 572.2 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Rome without a car is to train which takes 2 h 55 min and costs 35€ - 85€.

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The train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini takes 2 h 55 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Milan to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Milan, 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 2 h 55 min and costs 35€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 26€ - 50€ and takes 8 h 52 min, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 180€ and takes 3 h 14 min.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Rome.
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  • Distance: 298.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 55 min

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Milan to Rome hourly. Tickets cost $65 - $95 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min. ItaloTreno also services this route 5 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan to Rome 4 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min. Baltour also services this route every 4 hours.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from Verona to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $370
Flights from Genoa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Verona to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Train operators
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 Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Verona Porta Nuova Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Milano - Autostazione San Donato to Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
7 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$32 - $37
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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