Train from Milan to Rome
Take the high-speed train from Italy's fashion capital to the Eternal City. Find out about taking the train from Milan to Rome.
Milan and Rome are the two most populous cities in Italy, where you'll find the country's two busiest airports, and its two centers of business. It's not surprising, then, that many high-speed trains connect Milan with Rome daily.
The train trip between Milan and Rome used to take around 6 hours, a trip that can be made in around 3 hours now. With the drive time at roughly 7 hours, it's no contest—it's much more efficient to take the train.
Frequent Trains from Milan to Rome
The fastest AV trains, the Frecciarossa, make the 360-mile (579-km) journey in 2 hours 55 minutes, with stops in Bologna and Florence en route. Ticket prices range from $57-69 on this route.
Italo trains connect Milan and Rome at both their largest stations—Centrale and Termini—as well as two smaller stations. Italo trains travel from Milano Rogoredo to Roma Tiburtina, too. There are 1-2 trains per hour during most weekdays, and the trip takes from 2 hours 50 minutes to 3.5 hours.
Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.
Direct Trains from Milan to Rome
The high-speed trains on the Milan-Rome route are direct trains, in that you won't need to change trains along the way, though they typically stop in Bologna and Florence en route. There are some Italo trains that are non-stop from Milan to Rome (these are fastest, but only by about five minutes), and also many slower trains that serve this route – many of which also require a train change. Be sure to look carefully at the details of a ticket before you book.
Amenities on Trains from Milan to Rome
The top of the line AV trains are Frecciarossa, and these train cars all come with air-conditioning and power outlets in the seats for your convenience. There are both 1st-class and 2nd-class cars (1st-class passengers get a free drink and a choice of newspaper) ,and a cafe car that's available to all passengers.
Milan and Rome Train Stations
Milano Centrale, the city's main train station, is also a local transportation hub with buses and trams stopping outside and a Metro (subway) stop in a lower level of the station itself. Because of this it's very easy to get to and from Milano Centrale.
Milano Rogoredo is southeast of the city center and served by Milan's suburban rail lines (Trenord S1, S2, S13, and S14). The Rogoredo Metro (subway) stop is just underneath the station, and there are several buses that stop nearby.
Roma Termini is the city's (and Europe's) largest train station, and also a major transportation hub within Rome. Many bus lines stop right outside the station, and there is a Metro (subway) station inside Termini, too.
Roma Tiburtina is also connected to the city's Metro served by a number of city buses.