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

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Train  •  7h 39m

  1. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Venezia Mestre Rj
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Tiburtina Fr / ...

71€ - 166€

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  12h 21m

  1. Take the train from Villach Westbf to Udine Re
  2. Take the bus from Udine, Autostaz. Viale Europa Unita to Rome, Largo Mazzoni RegioJet

38€ - 52€

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Night train  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the night train from Villach Hbf to Roma Termini Nj

55€ - 80€

Drive  •  7h 3m

  1. Drive from Villach to Rome 761.1 km

90€ - 140€

Train to Trieste, fly  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the train from Villach Westbf to Trieste Airport
  2. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Rome (FCO) TRS - FCO

76€ - 220€

Train to Venice, fly  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Rome (FCO) VCE - FCO

82€ - 284€

Train to Klagenfurt, fly  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Klagenfurt Annabichl
  2. Fly from Klagenfurt (KLU) to Rome (FCO) KLU - FCO

81€ - 234€

Villach to Rome by train

The train journey time between Villach and Rome is around 11h 51m and covers a distance of around 740 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 24m. Operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), Trenitalia Frecce and ItaloTreno, the Villach to Rome train service departs from Villach Hbf and arrives in Roma Tiburtina. Typically nine trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Villach to Rome train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Villach to Rome is to train and bus which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 12h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Villach to Rome is to train and fly which costs 75€ - 220€ and takes 5h 43m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Villach Hbf and arriving at Roma Termini. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 15m.

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The distance between Villach and Rome is 535 km. The road distance is 761.1 km.

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The best way to get from Villach to Rome without a car is to train which takes 7h 39m and costs 70€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 7h 39m to get from Villach to Rome, including transfers.

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Villach to Rome train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Villach Hbf station.

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The quickest flight from Trieste Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Villach to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Tiburtina station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Villach to Rome is 761 km. It takes approximately 7h 3m to drive from Villach to Rome.

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  • Distance: 534.6 km
  • Duration: 7h 39m

What companies run services between Villach, Austria and Rome, Italy?

You can take a train from Villach to Rome via Venezia Mestre in around 7h 39m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trieste to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Flights from Venice to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 260€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Klagenfurt to Rome via Vienna, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 310€
Flights from Klagenfurt to Rome via Vienna, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 21m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 340€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Klagenfurt to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 290€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Klagenfurt to Rome via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 210€
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Villach Westbf to Udine
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 27€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Villach Westbf to Trieste Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Villach Hbf to Klagenfurt Annabichl
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 Venezia Mestre to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 110€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
35€ - 50€
Base Standard
65€ - 90€
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 Mestre to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29€ - 85€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
30€ - 45€
Smart Low Cost
29€ - 40€
Smart Flex
55€ - 85€
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Villach Hbf to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
Nightjet
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Udine, Autostaz. Viale Europa Unita to Rome, Largo Mazzoni
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
RegioJet

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