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There are 7 ways to get from Rome to Munich by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly from Rome  •  4h 45m

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

70€ - 194€

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Train, bus  •  11h 35m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale Station 9974 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bologna to Munich central bus station 486

50€ - 99€

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Train to Florence, fly  •  5h 58m

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

75€ - 1683€

Train  •  9h 48m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Muenchen Ost Ecb

72€ - 156€

Bus  •  13h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Pescara
  2. Take the bus from Pescara to Munich

85€ - 100€

Night train  •  13h 4m

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

85€ - 120€

Drive  •  8h 42m

  1. Drive from Rome to Munich 916.1 km

110€ - 170€

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International entry into Germany from Italy

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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
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  • 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
Spain: Extremadura, Islas Baleares
Portugal: Madeira, Azores

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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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 Munich is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Munich 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: 4 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Munich is to train and bus which costs 50€ - 100€ and takes 11h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Munich is to fly which costs 70€ - 200€ and takes 4h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome to Munich. However, there are services departing from Roma and arriving at Munich via Pescara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 11m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Muenchen Hbf. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 13h 4m.

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The distance between Rome and Munich is 697 km. The road distance is 916.1 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Munich without a car is to train which takes 9h 48m and costs 70€ - 160€.

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

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Rome to Munich bus services, operated by Di Fonzo, depart from Roma station.

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

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The best way to get from Rome to Munich is to fly which takes 4h 45m and costs 70€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 70€ - 160€ and takes 9h 48m, you could also bus, which costs 85€ - 100€ and takes 13h 11m.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Munich.
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  • Distance: 697.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 45m

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

Lufthansa and Alitalia fly from Rome to Munich 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Munich via Bologna Centrale in around 9h 48m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 360€
Flights from Florence to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 210€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Florence to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 210€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 210€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Florence to Munich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 650€
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 Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
21€ - 29€
Base Standard
40€ - 55€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
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€
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 Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
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 Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 65€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
25€ - 35€
Smart Low Cost
22€ - 35€
Smart Flex
45€ - 65€
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 Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
32€ - 35€
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 Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
16€ - 24€
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 Ost
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bologna to Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Di Fonzo
Phone
0873.364785
Email
info@difonzobus.com
Website
difonzobus.com
Bus from Roma to Pescara
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€
Schedules at
difonzobus.com

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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 Munich bus services, operated by Busitalia Simet S.p.A., arrive at Munich station.

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Rome to Munich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Muenchen Ost station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Munich is 916 km. It takes approximately 8h 42m to drive from Rome to Munich.

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

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There are 1930+ hotels available in Munich. 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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