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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.

Journey timeFrom 21h 55m
Price$116.34 - $1,001.65
Distance889 miles (1431 km)
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationRome
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operators

London to Rome train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Rome for Wednesday Apr 1st 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
20:01 London St-Pancras19:59 Roma TiburtinaEurostar 9054 Eurostar Get tickets22h 58m, 3 changes
09:22 London St-Pancras13:27 Roma TiburtinaEurostar 9014 Eurostar Get tickets27h 05m, 2 changes
10:24 London St-Pancras13:27 Roma TiburtinaEurostar 9018 Eurostar Get tickets26h 03m, 3 changes
11:31 London St-Pancras13:27 Roma TiburtinaEurostar 9022 Eurostar Get tickets24h 56m, 4 changes
12:24 London St-Pancras13:27 Roma TiburtinaEurostar 9024 Eurostar Get tickets24h 03m, 5 changes
13:31 London St-Pancras13:27 Roma TiburtinaEurostar 9028 Eurostar Get tickets22h 56m, 6 changes
14:32 London St-Pancras13:27 Roma TiburtinaEurostar 9032 Eurostar Get tickets21h 55m, 8 changes
15:31 London St-Pancras19:59 Roma TiburtinaEurostar 9036 Eurostar Get tickets27h 28m, 6 changes
16:22 London St-Pancras23:36 Roma OstienseEurostar 9040 Eurostar Get tickets30h 14m, 8 changes
05:40 London St-Pancras11:36 Roma OstienseEurostar 9080 Eurostar Get tickets28h 56m, 8 changes

Cheap train tickets from London to Rome

Train tickets from London to Rome start at $116.34 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $646.70.
lowest price found
from$116.34
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price$495.77
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$527.34
on the day
avg. single price$646.70

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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 24 hours and 26 minutes, with around 5 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.

How fast does the train from London to Rome travel?

The quickest journey from London to Rome is made up to three high-speed trains – Eurostar trains which travel at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h), TGV trains which travel at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h) and Frecciarossa trains which travel at speeds of up to 217 mph (350 km/h). The fastest journey time between Paris and Rome by train is 21 hours and 55 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Rome cost?

The average train ticket price from London to Rome usually costs around $527.34 two weeks before travel, but can start from as little as $116.34 when you book in advance. Prices also vary depending on 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 change(s).

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

The first train from London to Rome leaves at 05:40 from London St. Pancras International. 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 20:01 from London St. Pancras International. 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.

Which train companies operate between London and Rome?

Trains travelling from London to Rome are operated by Eurostar – through the Channel Tunnel, SBB – the national train operator in Switzerland, Deutsche Bahn – the national train operator in Germany and Italo – a high-speed train operator in Italy.

Does the Eurostar go to Rome?

No. The Eurostar does not travel directly to Rome or into Italy. You can take a Eurostar service from London into France, then change trains to continue the journey into Italy.

Is there a night train from London to Rome?

There isn't a direct night train service that travels from London to Rome, although you can board a Thello sleeper service as part of your journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rome to London.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for London to Rome for a typical week day using timetable data for 04/01/2020. 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 04/01/2019 for travel on 04/01/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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