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

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

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Stresa

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Milan
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Stresa

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Train via Roma Termini

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Stresa

Bus, train via Pavia

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Pavia
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Stresa

Drive

  1. Drive from Rome to Stresa

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)
  2. Take the train from Busto Arsizio to Stresa

Fly to Milan Linate, train

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Milan Linate (LIN)
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Stresa

Rome to Stresa by train

The train journey time between Rome and Stresa is around 4h 58m and covers a distance of around 649 km. This includes an average layover time of around 11 min. Operated by ItaloTreno and Trenord, the Rome to Stresa train service departs from Roma Termini and arrives in Stresa. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Trains
4h 58m Average Duration
€38 Cheapest Price
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Rome → Stresa
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • FFP2 masks are required on all public transport

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Stresa is 1500.

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

The social distance requirement in Stresa is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

Last updated: 27 Jun 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Stresa is to bus and train via Pavia which costs €35 - €45 and takes 8h 36m.

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The fastest way to get from Rome to Stresa is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost €40 - €230 and takes 3h 49m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Stresa. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Stresa via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 58m.

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The distance between Rome and Stresa is 545 km. The road distance is 662.6 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Stresa without a car is to train which takes 4h 58m and costs €35 - €100.

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It takes approximately 4h 58m to get from Rome to Stresa, including transfers.

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Rome to Stresa train services, operated by ItaloTreno, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Rome to Stresa train services, operated by Trenord, arrive at Stresa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Stresa is 663 km. It takes approximately 6h 17m to drive from Rome to Stresa.

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  • Distance: 544.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 58m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Stresa, Italy?

You can take a train from Rome to Stresa via Milano Centrale in around 4h 58m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Flights from Rome to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Flights from Rome to Milan Linate via Alghero
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €210
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €140
Train operators
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
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€65 - €90
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Stresa
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
Trenord
Train from Gallarate to Stresa
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €5
Website
Trenord
Train from Busto Arsizio to Stresa
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenord
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
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 Gallarate to Stresa
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €8
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€6 - €8
Train from Busto Arsizio to Stresa
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €8
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€7 - €8
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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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 Pavia
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Milan
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €35
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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Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €45
Website
Itabus
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus Station to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€28 - €45
Schedules at
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Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Marino Autolinee

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