How to get to Rome by train

If you’re wondering how to get to Rome by train, it couldn’t be simpler to book a ride which will take you to the Termini Station, quite close to the center of the Italian Capital.

However, do keep in mind that you’re in for a long ride and you may find it better to book a night train and catch a good night’s sleep before your first day in Rome. Also note that while it’s a more environmentally-friendly option, the train ride to Rome may take longer and end up costing more than taking an economy plane ticket.

Taking a train from London

From London, you can go by train through the English Channel to reach Paris or another connection point. During the week, the earliest departure is scheduled at 05.40. During the weekends, the earliest departure is scheduled at 06.18. Tickets can be booked 12 months in advance and the cheapest ones cost at least £ 100.00.

From Paris, your train ride will last yet another 13 hours. If you can, I advise you to look for a night train. It’s better to catch a good night’s sleep before you finally get to Rome by train.

Other trains from Europe heading to Rome

If you are in Central Europe, you can also get to Rome by train from Vienna, Austria. Your night train will pass through Klagenfurt, Villach, Venice, Bologna, and Florence before reaching Rome.

Another option is to take a night train from Munich, Germany. This train will stop in Worgl, Innsbruck, Verona, Bologna, and Florence before arriving in Rome.

Already in Italy and heading to Rome

If you’re already in Italy and you wish to get to Rome after visiting Naples or Florence, you can get to Rome by train with the high-speed Eurostar (ES). There are also traditional trains connecting Rome with Florence and Naples (via Cassino or Formia).

Rome can be reached by train from the following Italian cities:

  • Albano Laziale, Ancona
  • Bari, Bologna, Bolzano, Brescia, Brindisi
  • Campobasso, Cerveterri, Ciampino, Civitavecchia, Collefero
  • Fiumicino, Florence, Foggia, Foligno, Formia, Frascati, Frosinone
  • Genoa
  • La Spezia, Latina, Lamezia Terme, Lecce, Livorno
  • Messina, Milan, Minturno
  • Naples, Nettuno
  • Padua, Palermo, Pescara, Pisa, Pomezia
  • Ravenna, Reggio di Calabria, Rimini
  • Salerno, Siracusa
  • Taranto, Terni, Treviso, Trieste, Turin
  • Udine
  • Velletri, Venarfo, Venice, Verona, Viterbo
  • Zagarolo.

The Termini train station

The most important station in Rome is Termini and this is where you’ll arrive when you get to Rome by train.

Here, you can find ticket machines, restaurants, shops, left luggage, a tourist info point, a post office, and many more. A full list of services is available on their website.

Termini is also an important subway station and bus station. You only have to switch the level you’re on to choose a different means of transport.