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There are 12 ways to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Rome by train, plane, bus, car, car train or night train

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 to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Rome

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Rome (FCO)

Cheapest option

Train to Eindhoven, fly to Rome

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
  2. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Rome (FCO)

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Train to Brussels, fly to Rome

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Rome (FCO)

Train, bus to Charleroi, fly to Rome

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the bus from Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West to Charleroi Airport
  3. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Rome (FCO)

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Florence, train

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Florence (FLR)
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini

Fly Rotterdam to Rome

  1. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to Rome (FCO)

Train

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini

Drive, car train

  1. Drive from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Verona
  3. Drive from Verona to Rome

Bus via Paris

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Rome Tiburtina Bus station

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Frankfurt
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Rome Tiburtina Bus station

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Venlo
  2. Take the train from Venlo to Düsseldorf Hbf
  3. Take the night train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Verona
  4. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini

Drive

  1. Drive from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Rome

Rotterdam Centraal Station to Rome by walk and train

The journey time between Rotterdam Centraal Station and Rome is around 13h 58m and covers a distance of around 1889 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 19m. Operated by Thalys, Paris RER, Trenitalia and others, the Rotterdam Centraal Station to Rome service departs from Rotterdam Centraal Station and arrives in Roma Termini. Typically 14 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

14 Weekly Services
13h 58m Average Duration
€185 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Rome is to bus which costs €80 - €110 and takes 28h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Rome is to fly which costs €90 - €410 and takes 5h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Rome station. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Rome Tiburtina Bus station via Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Rome. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Roma Termini via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 58m.

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The distance between Rotterdam Centraal Station and Rome is 1269 km. The road distance is 1661.6 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Rome without a car is to train which takes 13h 58m and costs €180 - €450.

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It takes approximately 5h 22m to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Rome, including transfers.

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Rotterdam Centraal Station to Rome bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Rotterdam station.

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Rotterdam Centraal Station to Rome train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Rome is to fly which takes 5h 20m and costs €90 - €410. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €180 - €450 and takes 13h 58m, you could also bus via Paris, which costs €80 - €110 and takes 28h.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Rome.
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  • Distance: 1268.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 22m

What companies run services between Rotterdam Centraal Station, Netherlands and Rome, Italy?

Transavia Holland flies from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Rome twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Rome via Rotterdam Centraal, Paris Nord, Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Milano Centrale in around 13h 58m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €380
Flights from Eindhoven to Rome via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €380
Flights from Eindhoven to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €380
Flights from Eindhoven to Rome via Brindisi
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €380
Flights from Brussels to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €250
Flights from Charleroi to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €250
Flights from Charleroi to Rome via Bari
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€30 - €250
Flights from Charleroi to Rome via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€30 - €250
Flights from Charleroi to Rome via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €250
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €700
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €480
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €480
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€250 - €1100
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €1000
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €900
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €460
Flights from Brussels to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €390
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €490
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €380
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €500
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €380
Flights from Eindhoven to Rome via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €350
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Rotterdam to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€180 - €550
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €21
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €13
1st Class
€16 - €21
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€23 - €35
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Venlo
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€23 - €35
1st Class
€35 - €55
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Thalys
Standard
€45 - €65
Comfort
€55 - €75
Premium
€60 - €90
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €200
Website
Thalys
Standard
€95 - €140
Comfort
€110 - €150
Premium
€140 - €200
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €330
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€290 - €330
Standard
€65 - €80
Standard Premier
€110 - €140
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
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 Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €110
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€30 - €50
Base Standard
€60 - €85
Base Premium
€75 - €110
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 Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
3 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 Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€27 - €80
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€29 - €45
Smart Low Cost
€27 - €40
Smart Flex
€55 - €80
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€32 - €35
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €120
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€100 - €115
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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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 Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€16 - €24
Train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€30 - €50
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Verona
Ave. Duration
15h 11m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€100 - €120
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Urlaubs-Express
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Venlo to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Eurobahn
Bus operators
Flibco
Phone
+352 26 58 57 1
Email
info@flibco.com
Website
flibco.com
Bus from Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West to Charleroi Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Flibco
Standard Ticket
€11 - €14
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 Rotterdam to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
Blablabus
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 Rotterdam Central Station to Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€65 - €80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€23 - €28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €75
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 Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Rotterdam Centraal Station to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Rotterdam Centraal Station to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam Centraal Station to Rome is 1662 km. It takes approximately 15h 24m to drive from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Rome.

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