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There are 9 ways to get from Rome to Valence by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Lyon, train  •  5h 30m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Lyon (LYS) FCO - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Valence Ville

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Bus  •  16h

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Grenoble 503
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble to Valence France 740 / ...

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Fly to Turin, train  •  9h 39m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Turin (TRN) FCO - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
  3. Take the train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Valence

Fly to Marseille, train  •  7h 9m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Marseille (MRS) FCO - MRS
  2. Take the train from Aix En Provence Tgv to Avignon Tgv
  3. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud

Fly to Geneva, train  •  8h 50m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Geneva (GVA) FCO - GVA
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud

Train via Milan  •  9h 53m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale Station Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Chambery Challes Les Eaux Fr
  3. Take the train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Valence Ter

Train  •  10h 22m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery Challes Les Eaux Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Valence Ter

Train via Turin  •  11h 1m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Aix Les Bains Le Revard Tgv
  3. Take the train from Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard to Valence Ter

Drive  •  9h 40m

  1. Drive from Rome to Valence 1012.6 km
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Valence is 800 130 000.

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The social distance requirement in Valence is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Valence is to bus which costs €50 - €65 and takes 16h.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Valence is to fly and train which costs €70 - €290 and takes 5h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome station to Valence. However, there are services departing from Rome Tiburtina Bus station and arriving at Valence France via Grenoble. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Valence. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Valence via Milano Centrale and Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 53m.

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The distance between Rome and Valence is 699 km. The road distance is 1012.6 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Valence without a car is to train via Milan which takes 9h 53m and costs €70 - €210.

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It takes approximately 5h 30m to get from Rome to Valence, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Rome to Valence is to train via Milan which takes 9h 53m and costs €70 - €210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €50 - €65 and takes 16h.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Valence.
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  • Distance: 698.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 30m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Valence, France?

You can take a train from Rome to Valence via Milano Centrale Station, Milano Centrale, Chambery Challes Les Eaux, and Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux in around 9h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rome to Valence via Grenoble in around 16h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Flights from Rome to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €280
Flights from Rome to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €230
Flights from Rome to Marseille via Palermo
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€18 - €230
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€60 - €410
Flights from Rome to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €280
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €280
Flights from Rome to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€700 - €2700
Train operators
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 Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Valence Ville
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€31 - €36
1st Class
€26 - €31
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €50
1st Class
€40 - €50
Train from Aix En Provence Tgv to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€28 - €33
1st Class
€22 - €27
Train from Avignon TGV to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €41
1st Class
€31 - €37
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€35 - €45
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€32 - €37
1st Class
€27 - €32
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Aix Les Bains Le Revard
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€40 - €55
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 Torino Porta Susa to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €27
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€24 - €27
Train from Milano Centrale to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €45
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€41 - €45
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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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 Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Valence
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard to Valence
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Valence Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€20 - €30
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Aix En Provence Tgv to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €26
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€10 - €15
Rail 1st Class
€17 - €26
Train from Avignon Tgv to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€16 - €24
Rail 1st Class
€25 - €40
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€13 - €20
Rail 1st Class
€21 - €35
Train from Aix Les Bains Le Revard to Valence Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€22 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €50
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Aix En Provence Tgv to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€60 - €90
Train from Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €110
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€35 - €55
Smart Low Cost
€35 - €55
Smart Flex
€75 - €110
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
Train from Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €150
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€45 - €70
Base Standard
€85 - €120
Base Premium
€100 - €150
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Grenoble to Valence France
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €10
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 Grenoble - Bus Station to Valence - Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Blablabus
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Grenoble-Gare-Routière to Valence Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Swiss PostAuto
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Rome to Valence bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Valence France station.

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Rome to Valence train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Valence station.

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