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There are 12 ways to get from Rotterdam 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  •  5h 17m

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

67€ - 368€

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Fly Rotterdam to Rome  •  5h 11m

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

54€ - 387€

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Train to Brussels, fly to Rome  •  6h 6m

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

106€ - 401€

Train to Eindhoven, fly to Rome Ciampino  •  6h 27m

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

69€ - 180€

Train to Charleroi, fly to Rome Ciampino  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) CRL - CIA

102€ - 509€

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Florence, train  •  6h 32m

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

93€ - 950€

Train  •  15h 8m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini Fr

256€ - 502€

Train via Innsbruck  •  25h 7m

  1. Take the train from Den Haag Hs to Innsbruck Hbf
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bologna Centrale Ecb
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...

Bus  •  25h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Milano - Lampugnano 890 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station N524 / ...

77€ - 103€

Drive, car train  •  22h 22m

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
  3. Drive from Verona Porta Nuova to Rome

150€ - 263€

Bus, night train  •  28h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Munich Hbf
  2. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Roma Termini Nj

147€ - 204€

Drive  •  15h 24m

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Rome 1651.9 km

220€ - 320€

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Rome is to bus which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 25h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Rome is to fly which costs 50€ - 390€ and takes 5h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Rome station. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 56m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Rome. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Roma Termini via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 8m.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Rome is 1268 km. The road distance is 1651.9 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Rome without a car is to train which takes 15h 8m and costs 250€ - 500€.

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It takes approximately 5h 17m to get from Rotterdam to Rome, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Rome bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Rotterdam station.

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Rome is to fly which takes 5h 11m and costs 50€ - 390€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 250€ - 500€ and takes 15h 8m, you could also bus, which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 25h 56m.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Rome.
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  • Distance: 1268.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 17m

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

Transavia Holland flies from Rotterdam to Rome twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rotterdam to Rome via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Torino Porta Susa in around 15h 8m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 650€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 1000€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 600€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 550€
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 400€
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 400€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 1100€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 440€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 440€
Flights from Brussels to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 480€
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 480€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 320€
Flights from Eindhoven to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 300€
Flights from Charleroi to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Flights from Charleroi to Rome Ciampino via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 380€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
500€ - 1500€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 600€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 130€
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
Level
Website
flylevel.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 390€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 440€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Rotterdam to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 380€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 950€
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 21€
Website
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
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
1st Class
23€ - 35€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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
5 times a day
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 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
21€ - 29€
Base Standard
40€ - 55€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 150€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
45€ - 70€
Base Standard
85€ - 120€
Base Premium
100€ - 150€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 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€
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 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
16€ - 24€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
22€ - 35€
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Den Haag Hs to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
15h 7m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 120€
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Urlaubs-Express
Passenger
59€
Motorcycle
99€
Vehicle
109€
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Rotterdam to Milano - Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Eurolines FR
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Rome is 1652 km. It takes approximately 15h 24m to drive from Rotterdam to Rome.

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easyJet, Level, Austrian Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rome Airport.

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