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

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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Fly to Brussels

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Brussels (BRU)

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Fly to Charleroi, bus

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Charleroi (CRL)
  2. Take the bus from Charleroi Airport to Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West

Train

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Paris Gare De Lyon
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

Train via Strasbourg

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Basel Sbb
  3. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Paris
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Frankfurt
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord

Drive, car train

  1. Drive from Rome to Verona
  2. Take the car train from Verona to Duesseldorf Hbf
  3. Drive from Duesseldorf Hbf to Brussels

Drive

  1. Drive from Rome to Brussels

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Brussels is to fly and bus which costs €45 - €220 and takes 5h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Brussels is to fly which costs €40 - €230 and takes 4h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome station to Brussels station. However, there are services departing from Rome Tiburtina Bus station and arriving at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi via Milano Centrale, Gare de Lyon and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 29m.

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The distance between Rome and Brussels is 1174 km. The road distance is 1451.5 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 13h 29m and costs €160 - €410.

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It takes approximately 4h 55m to get from Rome to Brussels, including transfers.

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Rome to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Rome to Brussels train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Brussels is to fly which takes 4h 55m and costs €40 - €230. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €160 - €410 and takes 13h 29m, you could also bus, which costs €75 - €100 and takes 24h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 1173.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 55m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Brussels, Belgium?

Brussels Airlines, Ryanair and five other airlines fly from Rome to Brussels hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Brussels via Milano Centrale, Paris Gare De Lyon, Gare de Lyon, Gare du Nord, and Paris Nord in around 13h 29m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €230
Flights from Rome to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €240
Flights from Rome to Charleroi via Mahon
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€28 - €240
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €390
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €320
Flights from Rome to Brussels via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Rome to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €470
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 Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€40 - €55
Base Standard
€70 - €95
Base Premium
€85 - €120
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 Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€65 - €90
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 Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €120
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€100 - €115
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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Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
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 Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€75 - €180
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€75 - €110
1st Class
€130 - €180
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Milano Centrale to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €200
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €85
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Strasbourg to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Verona to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
14h 43m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€100 - €120
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Urlaubs-Express
Bus operators
Flibco
Phone
+352 26 58 57 1
Email
info@flibco.com
Website
flibco.com
Bus from Charleroi Airport to Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Flibco
Standard Ticket
€11 - €14
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 Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Paris
Ave. Duration
20h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€65 - €80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Brussels South
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €75
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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Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Rome to Brussels bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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Rome to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Brussels is 1451 km. It takes approximately 14h 12m to drive from Rome to Brussels.

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KLM, easyJet, Swiss and four other airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 404+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €7 - €35.

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