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Travelling from London to Rome by train

It may not be the first mode of transport that comes to mind but taking the train from London to Rome means you can forget about waiting around in the airport terminal, stretch out in comfortable seating and admire the European countryside from your window along the way.

It takes around half a day to travel from London to Rome by train, during which you get to experience high-speed travel on Eurostar, TGV and Trenitalia or Italo trains. You can even break the journey up along the way with a stopover in Paris or Milan. Once you arrive into Roma Termini, it’s just a five-minute walk to the nearest attraction – Baths of Diocletian – the ancient Roman public baths. Feeling inspired? Keep reading for train times, tickets and journey information.

London to Rome by train

It takes an average of 23h 9m to travel from London to Rome by train, over a distance of around 889 miles (1431 km). There are normally 4 trains per day travelling from London to Rome and tickets for this journey start from $143.59 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 21h 6m
PriceFrom $143.59
Distance889 miles (1431 km)
Frequency4 trains per day
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationRome
Changes2 changes

London to Rome train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Rome for Tuesday Apr 27th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
04:20 04:09 23h 49m, 5 changes
04:50 04:09 23h 19m, 6 changes
06:10 06:32 22m, 2 changes
09:50 06:56 21h 6m, 10 changes

Cheap train tickets from London to Rome

The price of train tickets from London to Rome starts at $143.59 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from London to Rome by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for London to Rome

Want to know more about your journey from London to Rome? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from London to Rome take?

The average journey time by train between London and Rome is 23 hours and 9 minutes, with around 4 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between London and Rome by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Rome is 21 hours and 6 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Rome cost?

Train tickets from London to Rome can start from as little as $143.59 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from London to Rome?

No, there are no direct train services from London to Rome. Travelling from London to Rome by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from London to Rome leave?

The first train from London to Rome leaves at 04:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London to Rome leave?

The last train from London to Rome leaves at 09:50. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between London and Rome by train?

Trains travelling from London to Rome cover a distance of around 889 miles (1431 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rome to London.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for London to Rome for a typical week day using timetable data for 04/27/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 04/19/2021 for travel on 04/19/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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