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There are 8 ways to get from Munich to Rome by train, plane, bus, night train or car

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Train to Munich, fly to Rome

  1. Take the train from Marienplatz to Flughafen München
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Rome (FCO)

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Bus

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

Train to Munich, fly to Florence, train

  1. Take the train from Marienplatz to Flughafen München
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Florence (FLR)
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Rome

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Rome (FCO)

Train

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Kufstein
  2. Take the train from Kufstein to Innsbruck Hbf
  3. Take the train from Brennero Brenner to Bolzano Bozen
  4. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Roma Termini

Bus via Rimini

  1. Take the bus from Munich to Rimini
  2. Take the bus from Rimini Station to Roma

Night train

  1. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Roma Termini

Drive

  1. Drive from Munich to Rome

Munich to Rome by train

The train journey time between Munich and Rome is around 10h 54m and covers a distance of around 898 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 13m. Operated by Transdev, Meridian, BOB & BRB, Railjet and others, the Munich to Rome train service departs from Muenchen Ost and arrives in Roma Termini. Typically 42 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

42 Weekly Trains
10h 54m Average Duration
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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Rome is to bus which costs €40 - €50 and takes 11h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Rome is to train and fly which costs €85 - €310 and takes 4h 58m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zob and arriving at Rome Tiburtina Bus station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 30m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Muenchen Hbf and arriving at Roma Termini. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 14h 11m.

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The distance between Munich and Rome is 697 km. The road distance is 914.7 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Rome without a car is to train which takes 10h 54m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 58m to get from Munich to Rome, including transfers.

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

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Munich to Rome train services, operated by Transdev, depart from Muenchen Ost station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Rome is to train which takes 10h 54m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €50 and takes 11h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Rome.
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  • Distance: 697.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 58m

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

You can take a train from Munich to Rome via Kufstein, Innsbruck Hbf, Brennero Brenner, and Bolzano Bozen in around 10h 54m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zob to Rome Tiburtina Bus station twice daily. Tickets cost €40 - €50 and the journey takes 11h 30m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Flights from Munich to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Flights from Munich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Flights from Munich to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Flights from Stuttgart to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €390
Flights from Stuttgart to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €390
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Munich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Flights from Stuttgart to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €750
Flights from Stuttgart to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €450
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Munich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Munich to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €750
Flights from Stuttgart to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €490
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €320
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Marienplatz to Flughafen München
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€21 - €29
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €130
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€40 - €60
Base Standard
€75 - €100
Base Premium
€90 - €130
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 Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
Train from Bolzano to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €95
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€35 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €50
Smart Flex
€65 - €95
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€32 - €35
Train from Brennero Brenner to Bolzano Bozen
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€11 - €13
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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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 Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€16 - €24
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 München Hbf to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
oebb.at
Train from Kufstein to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
oebb.at
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
oebb.at
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€10 - €12
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Kufstein to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€3 - €4
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Phone
+49 8024 997171
Email
kontakt@bayerischeoberlandbahn.de
Website
brb.de
Train from Ostbahnhof to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Kufstein to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
Train from Brennero Brenner to Bolzano Bozen
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €25
Website
Railjet
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Kufstein to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Brennero Brenner to Bolzano Bozen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Kufstein to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
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 Zob to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
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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BonelliBus s.a.s.
Phone
+39 0541662069
Website
bonellibus.it
Bus from Rimini Station to Roma
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €30
Schedules at
bonellibus.it
Full
€21 - €29
Reduced
€18 - €25

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Rome is 915 km. It takes approximately 8h 40m to drive from Munich to Rome.

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Swiss, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Munich Airport to Rome Airport.

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