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

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Fly from Rome

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Munich central bus station

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Train to Florence, fly

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

Train

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Bolzano Bozen
  2. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Kufstein
  3. Take the train from Kufstein to Ostbahnhof

Night train

  1. Take the night train from Roma Termini to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Padova
  2. Take the night train from Padova to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10

Drive, car train

  1. Drive from Rome to Innsbruck
  2. Take the car train from Innsbruck to München Ost

Drive

  1. Drive from Rome to Munich

Rome to Munich by train

The train journey time between Rome and Munich is around 10h 42m and covers a distance of around 898 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 39m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, ItaloTreno, Railjet and others, the Rome to Munich train service departs from Roma Termini and arrives in Ostbahnhof. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Trains
10h 42m Average Duration
€85 Cheapest Price
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Italy → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Italy

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Italy

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Italy.

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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: 18 May 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Munich is to bus which costs €40 - €55 and takes 12h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Munich is to fly which costs €70 - €260 and takes 4h 46m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rome Tiburtina Bus station station and arriving at Munich central bus station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 50m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 13h 3m.

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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 10h 42m and costs €80 - €210.

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It takes approximately 4h 46m to get from Rome to Munich, including transfers.

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Rome to Munich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rome Tiburtina Bus 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 46m and costs €70 - €260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €80 - €210 and takes 10h 42m, you could also bus, which costs €40 - €55 and takes 12h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Munich.
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  • Distance: 697.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 46m

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

Lufthansa and Alitalia fly from Rome to Munich every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Munich via Bolzano Bozen and Kufstein in around 10h 42m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €410
Flights from Rome to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €410
Flights from Florence to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €490
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Florence to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €490
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €600
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€21 - €29
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Roma Termini to Bolzano Bozen
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €130
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€40 - €60
Base Standard
€75 - €100
Base Premium
€90 - €130
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 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€32 - €35
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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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
Once daily
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 Bolzano
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €95
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€35 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €50
Smart Flex
€65 - €95
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Padova
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €80
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€29 - €45
Smart Low Cost
€27 - €40
Smart Flex
€55 - €80
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
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 Bolzano Bozen to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€28 - €45
Website
Railjet
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Phone
+49 8024 997171
Email
kontakt@bayerischeoberlandbahn.de
Website
brb.de
Train from Kufstein to Ostbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
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 Kufstein to Ostbahnhof
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Night train from Roma Termini to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
13h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€200 - €450
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€200 - €280
1st Class
€330 - €450
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Innsbruck to München Ost
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
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Urlaubs-Express
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 Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
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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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 FlixBus, arrive at Munich central bus station.

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Rome to Munich train services, operated by Meridian, BOB & BRB, arrive at Ostbahnhof 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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