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There are 11 ways to get from Rome to Germany by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Rome to Munich  •  4h 45m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Munich (MUC) FCO - MUC

70€ - 194€

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Fly Rome Ciampino to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  5h 27m

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) CIA - BER

30€ - 257€

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Fly Rome to Frankfurt  •  4h 52m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Frankfurt (FRA) FCO - FRA

72€ - 159€

Fly Rome to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  5h 24m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) FCO - BER

51€ - 213€

Fly Rome to Dusseldorf  •  5h 21m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Dusseldorf (DUS) FCO - DUS

76€ - 248€

Fly Rome to Stuttgart  •  4h 45m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Stuttgart (STR) FCO - STR

97€ - 240€

Train  •  15h 29m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Muenchen Hbf Ecb
  3. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...

180€ - 349€

Bus  •  25h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Rome, Largo Mazzoni to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Berlin, Südkreuz Bf RegioJet

52€ - 73€

Bus, train  •  28h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Rome to Szczecin
  2. Take the train from Szczecin, Glowny to S+U Gesundbrunnen Bhf Re66

78€ - 107€

Night train, train  •  18h 24m

  1. Take the night train from Roma Termini to Muenchen Hbf Nj
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice

197€ - 264€

Drive  •  13h 31m

  1. Drive from Rome to Berlin 1503.7 km

180€ - 270€

Rome to Germany by train

The train journey time between Rome and Germany is around 16h 43m and covers a distance of around 1549 km. The fastest train normally takes 14h 34m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, Trenitalia Intercity, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and others, the Rome to Germany train service departs from Roma Termini and arrives in S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf. Typically nine trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Rome to Germany train schedules

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International entry into Germany from Italy

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Albania and Falkland Islands

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Finland: Uusimaa, Varsinais-Suomi, Satakunta
France: Saint Barthélemy, French Guiana, Saint Martin, Mayotte, Réunion, Moselle, Guadeloupe
Norway: Agder, Oslo, Viken, Rogaland, Vestfold og Telemark
Spain: Extremadura, Islas Baleares
Portugal: Madeira, Azores

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Monaco, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Germany

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No, entry into Germany from Italy is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Germany is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Germany is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Germany is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Germany.

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Rome to Germany is to bus, which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 25h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Germany is to fly which costs 95€ - 240€ and takes 4h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome to Germany. However, there are services departing from Rome, Largo Mazzoni and arriving at S+U Alexanderpl./Grunerstr.(Bln) [Grunerstr.] via Prague, ÚAN Florenc and S Südkreuz Bhf/Ostseite. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Germany. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf via Bologna Centrale, Muenchen Hbf, Nuernberg Hbf and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 29m.

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The distance between Rome and Germany is 1033 km. The road distance is 1503.7 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Germany without a car is to train which takes 15h 29m and costs 180€ - 350€.

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It takes approximately 4h 45m to get from Rome to Germany, including transfers.

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Rome to Germany bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Rome, Largo Mazzoni station.

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

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The best way to get from Rome to Germany is to fly which takes 4h 45m and costs 70€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 180€ - 350€ and takes 15h 29m, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 25h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Germany.
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  • Distance: 1033.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 45m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Germany?

Lufthansa and Alitalia fly from Rome to Munich 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Berlin via Bologna Centrale, Muenchen Hbf, Nuernberg Hbf, and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof in around 15h 29m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 360€
Flights from Rome to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from Rome to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from Rome to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 450€
Flights from Rome to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 450€
Flights from Rome to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 550€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Rome to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 410€
Flights from Rome to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
120€ - 410€
Flights from Rome to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Flights from Rome to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 240€
Flights from Rome to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
250€ - 410€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Rome to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 360€
Flights from Rome to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 350€
Flights from Rome to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 210€
Flights from Rome to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 280€
Flights from Rome to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from Rome to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
230€ - 550€
Flights from Rome to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 1000€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Dusseldorf via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Rome to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 1100€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Rome to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
220€ - 410€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Rome to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 550€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 230€
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 Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
27€ - 90€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
27€ - 40€
Base Standard
50€ - 70€
Base Premium
60€ - 90€
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 Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
22€ - 35€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Szczecin, Glowny to S+U Gesundbrunnen Bhf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Rome, Largo Mazzoni to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Berlin, Südkreuz Bf
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
RegioJet
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Rome to Szczecin
Ave. Duration
25h 34m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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

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Rome to Germany bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Berlin, Südkreuz Bf station.

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Rome to Germany train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Germany is 1504 km. It takes approximately 13h 31m to drive from Rome to Germany.

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Alitalia and Lufthansa offer flights from Rome Airport to Munich Airport.

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There are 34+ hotels available in Germany. Prices start at 75€ 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 14€.

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