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Paris to Rome by train
Fastest journey10hr 10m
Trains per day23
Avg. journey time15hr 23m
Travelling from Paris to Rome by train
Fast trains from Paris to Rome take around 10 hours and 10 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,106 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Paris and Rome.
1. Are there direct trains from Paris to Rome?
Journeys between Paris and Rome usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 40 departures on the route from Paris to Rome every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 43 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Paris to Rome?
The Paris to Rome train travel time is normally about 10 hours and 10 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Paris to Rome train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Rome is usually scheduled to depart Paris around 06:11 and the last train is around 20:23. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Paris around 06:14, and the last at 20:18.
What's the Paris to Rome train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Paris to Rome are $79.50.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $199 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $148. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Paris to Rome train tickets?
Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 12 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Paris to Rome by train.
Which train companies operate between Paris and Rome?
More than one train company operates on the route from Paris to Rome, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- FRECCIAROSSA 1000
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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Travel entirely by day using a TGV from Paris to Italy, or opt for an overnight journey which starts with the Thello night train from Paris to northern Italy.
TGV & Italo/Frecciarossa
It is easy to travel by train from Paris to Rome. There is an overnight option, using the Thello night train from Paris to northern Italy, continuing to Rome the next day. Yet for those who prefer travelling entirely by day, the following journey works well.
There is a choice of two trains each day for the outbound journey from Paris to Rome. On the return there is just one train each day, getting back into Paris in the late evening. Changing trains at Turin Porta Susa gives the best timings in both directions.
Start your journey by boarding a high-speed TGV train from Paris to Turin. That train travels through Burgundy and the Alps, reaching Turin less than 5 hours after leaving Paris. In Turin you alight at Porta Susa station, from where there are connecting high-speed trains to Rome. Choose between an Italo or a Frecciarossa service. Both trains are very comfortable.
Paris to Turin
Fast TGV trains speed south from the French capital, cutting through Burgundy to reach Lyon, their first stop. After that, the pace slows as the terrain becomes more mountainous. All trains on this route stop at Chambéry and Modane before entering Italy, where the train makes two stops at Bardoneccia and Oulx.
Upon arrival in Turin, the high-speed trains from Paris stop at Porta Susa station, an easy 10-minute walk west of the city centre. Porto Susa affords an excellent range of onward connections - including high-speed services to Florence and Rome, as well as direct trains to Verona and Venice. The TGV from Paris continues beyond Turin Porta Susa to Milan, dawdling rather than dashing on the final leg of its long journey from Paris.
Torino Porta Susa to Rome
This 710-kilometre journey by train from Turin to Rome is almost entirely on state-of-the-art high-speed railway lines. Trenitalia’s Frecciarossa services leave a dozen times each day from Turin Porta Susa station for the journey to Rome. NTV Italo offer five departures a day on the same route. Note that tickets are not usually interchangeable between the two companies.
The fastest trains of both operators complete the journey in just four hours. Milan, Bologna and Florence are the main cities on this journey from Piedmont to the Italian capital. Upon arrival in Rome all trains first stop at Roma Tiburtina. Almost all then continue to Roma Termini.
Thello night train & Frecciarossa
The journey by train from Paris to Rome can be done entirely by day, but the following overnight option is also very useful.The direct night train from Paris to Rome has been axed from the schedules, so nowadays the key link in this journey is an overnight train that leaves the French capital every evening bound for Venice.
The night train’s first stop in Italy is Milan where you transfer to an early morning high-speed service direct to Rome. Instead of changing trains at Milan at the crack of dawn, you can also stay on the night train for another 2 hours to Verona or even another 3 hours to Padua, connecting in one of those cities onto a direct train to Rome. If you value your sleep and want to avoid that early morning change of train in Milan, just enter either ‘via Verona Porta Nuova’ or ‘via Padova’ in the booking tool above.
Paris to Milan (night train)
The Thello overnight train from Paris to Milan departs from the Gare de Lyon in Paris. In the early hours, the train runs along the shore of Lake Geneva with – on a clear night – beautiful views of the Alps. There is a glorious moment in the morning when the train skirts the edge of Lake Maggiore.
There is just one scheduled stop in France (at Dijon) to pick up passengers, and no station stops on the overnight run across Switzerland. In the morning the train stops at Milan, before continuing to Verona, Padua and Venice.
Milan to Rome
All fast trains from Milan to Rome depart from Milan Centrale station. These include the premium Frecciarossa Trenitalia and the high-speed Italo services which run non-stop to Roma Termini. Some of these trains also serve Milan Rogoredo station.
Upon arrival in Rome, passengers can alight at Tiburtina or Termini stations. Most trains serve both stations; a small number stop at only one of the two. Whichever departure or arrival stations you choose, the journey from Milan to Rome offers a chance to experience European high-speed rail travel at its very best – and that applies equally to the NTV Italo and the Trenitalia services on this key route.
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