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 and Rome daily.
The train trip between Milan and Rome used to take about 6 hours, but today the trip can be made in 3 hours. With the drive time at roughly 7 hours, it is clearly 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 and 55 minutes, with stops in Bologna and Florence. Ticket prices range from $57-69 on this route.
Italo trains connect Milan and Rome at both their largest stations, Centrale and Termini. They also connect the two cities at their smaller stations, Milano Rogoredo and Roma Tiburtina. There are 1-2 trains departing per hour during most weekdays, and the trip takes from 2 hours and 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, meaning that a train transfer is not required. The trains typically stop in Bologna and Florence en route to pick up more passengers.There are some Italo trains that are non-stop from Milan to Rome, which are the fastest train option, by about 5 minutes. There are also slower trains that serve this route, many of which also require a train transfer. Be sure to look carefully at the details of your ticket before you book.
Amenities on Trains from Milan to Rome
The top of the line AV trains are Frecciarossa, and these train cars are all equipped with air-conditioning and power outlets in your seat for your convenience. There are both 1st-class and 2nd-class cars. First class passengers get a free drink and a choice of newspaper. A cafe car is 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 is served by Milan's suburban rail lines (Trenord S1, S2, S13, and S14). The Rogoredo Metro 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 of the station, and there is also a Metro station inside Termini, too.
Roma Tiburtina is also connected to the city's Metro and is served by a number of city buses.
See below for details on traveling from Milan to Rome by train.
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