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There are 7 ways to get from Piraeus to Rome by train, plane, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry, car or ferry

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, fly to Rome  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from Piraeus to Athens International Airport
  2. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Rome (FCO) ATH - FCO

54€ - 478€

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Train, fly to Rome Ciampino  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from Piraeus to Athens International Airport
  2. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) ATH - CIA

30€ - 99€

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Train, fly to Naples  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the train from Piraeus to Athens International Airport
  2. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Naples (NAP) ATH - NAP
  3. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini

76€ - 623€

Train, bus, car ferry  •  28h 45m

  1. Take the train from Piraeus to Kiato
  2. Take the bus from Kiato to Patra
  3. Take the car ferry from Patras to Brindisi
  4. Take the train from Brindisi to Roma Termini Fa

94€ - 236€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  33h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Ioannina
  2. Take the bus from Ioannina to Fier
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Fier to Rome Tiburtina

Bus  •  41h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Piraeus to Sofia Piraeus - Haskovo
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Roma

214€ - 306€

Drive, ferry  •  19h 56m

  1. Drive from Piraeus to Igoumenitsa
  2. Take the ferry from Igoumenitsa to Bari M.ma
  3. Drive from Bari M.ma to Rome

203€ - 411€

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The cheapest way to get from Piraeus to Rome is to train and fly which costs 29€ - 100€ and takes 5h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Piraeus to Rome is to train and fly which costs 50€ - 480€ and takes 5h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Piraeus to Rome. However, there are services departing from Σταθμοσ Ησαπ and arriving at Rome Tiburtina via Athens, Ioannina and Fier. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 33m.

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The distance between Piraeus and Rome is 1045 km.

The best way to get from Piraeus to Rome without a car is to train and bus and car ferry which takes 28h 45m and costs 90€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m to get from Piraeus to Rome, including transfers.

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Piraeus to Rome bus services, operated by KTEL Ioanninon, depart from Athens station.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Piraeus to Rome bus services, operated by Florentia Bus, arrive at Rome Tiburtina station.

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Rome is 1h behind Piraeus. It is currently 7:47 AM in Piraeus and 6:47 AM in Rome.

Map of how to get from Piraeus to Rome.
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  • Distance: 1045.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 45m

What companies run services between Piraeus, Greece and Rome, Italy?

You can take a bus from Piraeus to Rome via Sofia in around 41h 30m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 420€
Flights from Athens to Naples via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 190€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Rome via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
Flights from Athens to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
19€ - 85€
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 150€
Flights from Athens to Rome via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 150€
Flights from Athens to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Rome via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 190€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Piraeus to Athens International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Piraeus to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.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 Brindisi to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 130€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
40€ - 60€
Base Standard
70€ - 100€
Base Premium
85€ - 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 Napoli Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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€
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€
Bus operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Kiato to Patra
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Athens to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Schedules at
KTEL Ioanninon
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 42 239 203 / +355 69 400 4075
Email
albtrans06@yahoo.com
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Ioannina to Fier
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Albtrans sh.p.k
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Fier to Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Piraeus to Sofia
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
66€
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Piraeus to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Roma
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
190€ - 240€
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Patras to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 80€
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Ferry from Igoumenitsa to Bari M.ma
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Ferry from Igoumenitsa to Bari
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
75€ - 220€
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
80€
Aircraft-type seats
88€
2 bed inside cabin
213€
3 bed outside cabin
170€ - 210€

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