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Traveling from Milan to Rome by train

Considering a trip to the Italian capital and need more information on how to travel by train from Milan to Rome? Start your journey with us.

The train from Milan to Rome usually takes 3 hours and 14 minutes but can take just 2 hours and 50 minutes on the fastest services. As this is such a popular route with locals and tourists alike, there are around 60 direct trains running from Milan to Rome every day.

Both Trenitalia and Italo – the main train operators in Italy – offer high-speed services that come with plenty of amenities on board, including complimentary snacks and drinks, reclining leather seats, and free WiFi.

Trains running between Milan and Rome usually depart from Milano Centrale station and arrive at Roma Termini station, which is only a short walk away from the city’s main landmarks, including the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, and the Spanish Steps, so you can start exploring right away.

Ready to book? Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap train tickets from Milan to Rome and we’ll show you how much you can save. Just remember, the sooner you book, the cheaper your tickets will be.

If you’d like to learn more about the train journey from Milan to Rome first, keep reading for more information on:

Alternatively, you can read reviews from our travel writers from one of our travel writers if you want to know more about what it’s like to travel from Milan to Rome by train.

Milan to Rome by train

It takes an average of 3h 32m to travel from Milan to Rome by train, over a distance of around 297 miles (477 km). There are normally 43 trains per day traveling from Milan to Rome and tickets for this journey start from $17.10 when you book in advance.

First train

5:20 am

Last train

9:50 pm

Departure station

Milan

Arrival station

Rome

Journey time

From 2h 50m

Distance

297 miles (477 km)

Frequency

43 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $17.10

Train and bus operators

Marino, Itabus, Trenitalia, Flixbus, Italo, Autoservizi Salemi, BlaBlaCar Bus

Milan to Rome train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan to Rome for mardi juil. 23 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
9:58 am 1:10 pm 3h 12m, direct
10:20 am 1:40 pm 3h 20m, direct
10:38 am 1:43 pm 3h 5m, direct
10:58 am 2:10 pm 3h 12m, direct
11:20 am 2:40 pm 3h 20m, direct
12:00 pm 3:04 pm 3h 4m, direct
12:40 pm 3:40 pm 3h 0m, direct
12:58 pm 4:10 pm 3h 12m, direct
1:30 pm 4:40 pm 3h 10m, direct
1:35 pm 4:59 pm 3h 24m, 1 change

Trenitalia offers from Milan to Rome

Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciabianca trains from Milan to Rome

You can travel from Milan to Rome on Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciabianca trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection and four levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in train selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat). From December 2021, you can also travel with Frecciarossa from Milan to Paris via Turin, Modane and Chambéry. The trains are operated by Trenitalia France and have 4 levels of service - Standard, Business, Executive and Meeting Room - and two types of carriages: Silence Area, for those who want to travel in total tranquillity, and Allegro Area, for those who want to chat with their fellow passengers.

Italo is a high-speed train operator that runs services between many of the major cities across Italy. All Italo trains are modern, air conditioned, and have free WiFi available for all travellers. There are four comfort classes, or "ambiances", as Italo like to call them – Smart (the cheapest price), Comfort (with wider seats and extra legroom), Prima (with a welcome selection of food and drink, fast track boarding and extra space), and Executive Club (with all Prima services, extra-wide seats, access to Italo Club lounges and personal entertainment screens at your seat).

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

Frecciabianca trains operate outside Trenitalia high-speed lines. Offering more than 40 daily routes, they're capable of reaching a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). Frecciabianca trains connect the centres of northern and southern Italy, running along the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian coasts. All Frecciabianca trains have power sockets and large reclining seats, as well as ample space for luggage. There are two classes of service – First Class and Second Class. In First Class, customers can look forward to a welcome service with snacks and drinks and a morning newspaper.

Frecciarossa, Italo, Frecciabianca and Intercity classes from Milan to Rome

Compare the different travel classes offered by Frecciarossa, Italo, Frecciabianca and Intercity when traveling from Milan to Rome.

Onboard services on Frecciarossa, Italo, Frecciabianca and Intercity

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Milan to Rome.

LuggageLuggageBaggage
  • You can take your bags on board Frecciarossa trains free of charge.
  • In most cases, there are no baggage size limits. You’ll need to make sure that your baggage is compatible with the space available on board.
RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink
  • You can go to the FrecciaBistrò café-bar counter located in the middle part of the train to get snacks, main courses, and drinks.
  • You can also order your favourite meal from the comfort of your seat – go to the entertainment portal called Portale FRECCE and use the EasyBistrò service or ask a member of staff.
  • If you travel in Premium or Business Class, you’ll get a free snack and drink. If you travel in Executive Class, you’ll get a complimentary meal by the renowned TV chef Carlo Cracco.
WiFiWiFiEntertainment
  • You’ll find free WiFi on all Frecciarossa trains. Connect to their entertainment portal called Portale FRECCE and choose from a wide selection of movies, TV series, live news, eBooks, games, music, and podcasts.
  • You can also use Portale FRECCE to get the latest updates on your journey, as well as book other services that will help you reach your destination.
ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children
  • Kids under 4 can travel for free if a seat is not assigned to them. If they do have a seat, they can get 50% off Base tickets (Frecciarossa’s standard fare).
  • Children aged 4-14 also get 50% off.
  • Bimbi Gratis offer: You can also get free travel for kids under 15 plus 40% off Base tickets for adults, if you’re traveling in a family group of 2 to 5 people (including at least one adult and one child).
ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes
  • You can travel with your bike for free on all Frecciarossa trains provided it’s not larger than 80 x 110 x 45cm (31.4 x 43.3 x 17.7 inches).
  • Your bike must be disassembled or folded and stored in a bag in one of the dedicated luggage racks.
PetPetPets
  • Small pets can travel on all Frecciarossa trains free of charge if they’re placed in a carrier or cage of max dimensions of 70 x 30 x 50cm (27.5 x 11.8 x 19.6 inches).
  • Bigger dogs are allowed on all trains if they have a half-price Standard ticket, they’re kept on a leash and equipped with a muzzle.
  • You can’t travel with bigger dogs in Executive and Premium Class, in quiet carriages and in restaurant cars.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are allowed on all trains at no additional cost.
WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

If you need to request special assistance, you can call the toll-free number 800 90 60 60, which can be reached from a landline in Italy, or the national number +3902323232, which can be reached from a landline or mobile, even from abroad (international calling charges may apply).

InfoInfoOther

Air-conditioning is available on board. You can also charge your devices thanks to the power outlets you can find at your seat.

LuggageLuggageBaggage
  • You can take your bags on board free of charge. If you have a small bag or backpack, you can place it under your seat.
  • If you’re traveling with a larger bag, you can place it on the luggage racks above your seat.
  • In most cases, there are no baggage size limits. However, if you travel in Italo Smart, your bags must not be larger than 75 x 53 x 30cm (29.5 x 20.8 x 11.8 inches).
RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

While there’s no bar or restaurant car on Italo trains, you can use the vending machines on board to get snacks and drinks during your journey.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment
  • Italo trains offer free WiFi and a free entertainment portal called ItaloLive, where you can choose from a wide selection of movies, TV series, live news, eBooks, games, music, and podcasts.
  • You can also charge your devices thanks to the power outlets that are available at your seat.
ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children
  • Kids aged 0-3 travel for free on Italo trains if they don’t occupy a seat. However, if an adult travels with more than one child aged 0-3, they will need to pay for a seat.
  • Children aged 2-14 get 50% off the Flex fare if they’re traveling in Italo’s Smart Class.
ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes
  • You can travel with a folding bike if it’s stored in one of the dedicated luggage racks.
  • You can travel with a traditional bike if it’s disassembled and placed in a bag that is not larger than 80 x 110 x 40cm (31.4 x 43.3 x 15.7 inches).
PetPetPets
  • Pets under 10kg (22 lbs) can travel for free on all Italo trains provided they’re placed in a carrier or cage
  • Pets over 10kg (22 lbs) will need a ticket to travel with you. They must also be kept on a leash and equipped with a muzzle.
WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Priority seats for passengers with reduced mobility are available on Italo trains. They’re usually located next to an accessible toilet. All accessible toilets also have tactile and Braille signs.

InfoInfoOther

Air-conditioning is available on all Italo trains, as well as power outlets at every seat.

LuggageLuggageBaggage
  • You can take your bags on board Frecciabianca trains free of charge.
  • In most cases, there are no baggage size limits. You’ll need to make sure that your baggage is compatible with the space available on board.
RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink
  • You can go to the FrecciaBistrò café-bar counter located in the middle part of the train to get snacks, main courses, and drinks.
  • You can also order your favourite meal from the comfort of your seat – go to the entertainment portal called Portale FRECCE and use the EasyBistrò service or ask a member of staff.
WiFiWiFiEntertainment

At the moment, Frecciabianca trains do not offer an entertainment portal on board. However, you can make use of your internet data, as well as charge your devices thanks to the power outlets that are available at your seat.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children
  • Kids under 4 can travel for free if a seat is not assigned to them. If they do have a seat, they can get 50% off Base tickets (standard fare).
  • Kids aged 4-14 also get 50% off.
  • Bimbi Gratis offer: You can also get free travel for children under 15 plus 40% off Base tickets for adults, if you’re traveling in a family group of 2 to 5 people (including at least one adult and one child).
ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes
  • You can travel with your bike for free on all Frecciabianca trains, provided it’s not larger than 80 x 110 x 45cm (31.4 x 43.3 x 17.7 inches).
  • Your bike must be disassembled or folded and stored in a bag in one of the dedicated luggage racks.
PetPetPets
  • Small pets can travel on all Frecciabianca trains free of charge if they’re placed in a carrier or cage of max dimensions of 70 x 30 x 50cm (29.5 x 20.8 x 11.8 inches).
  • Bigger dogs are allowed on all trains if they have a ticket, they’re kept on a leash and equipped with a muzzle.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are allowed on all trains at no additional cost.
WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

If you need to request special assistance, you can call the toll-free number 800 90 60 60 which can be reached from a landline in Italy, or the national number +3902323232, which can be reached from a landline or mobile, even from abroad (international calling charges may apply).

InfoInfoOther

Air-conditioning is available on all Frecciabianca trains.

LuggageLuggageBaggage
  • You can take your bags on board Trenitalia's Intercity trains free of charge.
  • In most cases, there are no baggage size limits. You’ll need to make sure that your baggage is compatible with the space available on board.
RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

You can get snacks and drinks from the vending machines available in car 3. Gluten-free and lactose-free options are available too.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

At the moment, Intercity trains do not offer an entertainment portal on board. However, you can make use of your internet data, as well as charge your devices thanks to the power outlets that are available at your seat.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children
  • Children under 4 can travel for free if a seat is not assigned to them. If they do have a seat, they can get 50% off Base tickets (standard fare).
  • Children aged 4-14 also get 50% off.
  • Bimbi Gratis offer: You can also get free travel for children under 15 plus 40% off Base tickets for adults, if you’re travelling in a family group of 2 to 5 people (including at least one adult and one child).
ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes
  • You can travel with your bike for free on all Intercity trains, provided it’s not larger than 80 x 110 x 45cm (31.4 x 43.3 x 17.7 inches). Your bike must be disassembled or folded and stored in a bag in one of the dedicated luggage racks.
  • If you can't fold your bike, some Intercity trains allow you to take your bike on board. However, you’ll need to book a space and buy a ticket. There are 6 bike spaces in car 3 and 2 e-bike chargers.
PetPetPets
  • Small pets can travel on all Intercity trains free of charge, if they’re placed in a carrier or cage of max dimensions of 70 x 30 x 50cm (29.5 x 20.8 x 11.8 inches).
  • Bigger dogs are allowed on all trains if they have a ticket, they’re kept on a leash and equipped with a muzzle.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are allowed on all trains at no additional cost.
WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

If you need to request special assistance, you can call the toll-free number 800 90 60 60 which can be reached from a landline in Italy, or the national number +3902323232, which can be reached from a landline or mobile, even from abroad (international calling charges may apply).

InfoInfoOther

Air-conditioning is available on all Intercity trains.

Cheap train tickets from Milan to Rome

The price of train tickets from Milan to Rome starts at $17.10 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 Milan 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.

Related FAQs on the train journey from Milan to Rome

Still got questions about your train trip from Milan to Rome? We've got answers.

How to get from Milan airports to the city center

Flying into Milan and not sure how to get from the airport to the city center? Read on for more information on how to get to the heart of the city from each of Milan’s airports.

There are three airports in Milan:

  • Malpensa Airport, which is the main airport of the city
  • Linate Airport, the third busiest airport in Lombardy
  • Bergamo Airport, which is 3.1 miles away from Bergamo city center.

Getting to Milan Central station

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, Milan Central station can be easily reached by several modes of transport:

  • Metro lines M2 and M3
  • Buses 42, 60, 81, 82 and 87 and night buses NM2, NM3, N6, N4
  • Tram lines 5, 9 and 33
  • Trolleybuses 90, 91, 92, N90 and N91
  • Other regional trains operated by Trenitalia.

 

First Class lounges available at Milan Central station

Waiting for your train has never been so relaxing! Both Italo and Frecciarossa welcome you into dedicated First Class Lounges with everything you need to sit back and relax before you travel.

Italo Club Lounge at Milano Centrale station

Italo Club Lounges are for Club Executive passengers, as well as Italo Più Privilege and Platinum holders and Italo Più Corporate Privilege and Corporate Platinum holders. You’ll find the following amenities at the Lounge in Milano Centrale station:

  • Breakfast in the morning
  • Savory snacks, pizza, and dessert for lunch
  • Crisps, peanuts, taralli (similar to crackers) and other savory bites for a great aperitivo
  • Espresso, cappuccino, tea, water, and juices
  • A sitting area with comfortable sofas
  • Free WiFi and power outlets
  • Toilets

Free Italo Fast Track service

This service is for Prima or Club Executive ticket holders, as well as Italo Più Premium, Privilege, Platinum, and Italo Più Corporate loyalty card holders. You can make use of the free Fast Track service at Gate C in Milano Centrale station.

FRECCIALounge at Milano Centrale station

You can get free access to the FRECCIALounge at Milano Centrale station if you have:

  • A CartaFRECCIA Oro or Platino card (types of Trenitalia loyalty card)
  • An Executive or Salottino ticket
  • A carnet 10 viaggi for Business or Executive Class (First Class) – it’s a group of single tickets valid for 10 journeys.

At FRECCIALounge, you’ll get to enjoy a Working Area with power outlets and free WiFi, as well as a Bistrot Area offering a wide range of snacks and drinks.

Free Frecciarossa Fast Track service

If you have a Trenitalia loyalty card (CartaFRECCIA Platino, CartaFRECCIA Oro or CartaFRECCIA Argento), or you have a ticket to travel in Frecciarossa Executive or Business Class on Frecciarossa 1000, you can use Frecciarossa’s Fast Track service at Milano Centrale station (Gate E) to skip the line and board your train fast.

 

Arriving in Rome

Trains departing from Milan arrive at Roma Termini station, which is in the city center. From the station, you can easily walk to the city’s main landmarks, including the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps.

Using public transport in Rome

There's a wide array of transport options to get you around the city, including metro, buses, and trams. Keep reading for more details.

Taking the metro in Rome

Rome’s metro has 3 lines (A, B and C), of which the first two reach the city’s most important landmarks:

  • Line A (orange) runs from the southeastern suburbs of Rome to the northern section of the city, near Vatican City. Take this line if you want to visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, the Spanish Steps and Villa Borghese, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and the Pantheon.
  • Line B (blue) connects the northeast to the south of Rome and stops near the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.

Taking the bus in Rome

Rome has over 350 bus lines, which can be divided into:

  • Urban lines (U): They make up most of the buses in Rome and run from 05:00 am to 12:00 am
  • Night buses (N): These lines run from midnight to 05:00 am
  • Express (X): These lines are for longer journeys to the outskirts of Rome
  • Exact (E): These lines link the center with the surrounding neighborhoods. They run on fixed timetables.

Taking the tram in Rome

The tram network in Rome has 6 lines:

  • Line 2: Piazza Mancini – Piazzale Flaminio.
  • Line 3: Piazza Thorwaldsen – Trastevere.
  • Line 5: Giovanni Amendola – Piazza dei Gerani.
  • Line 8: Torre Argentina – Trastevere.
  • Line 14: Giovanni Amendola – Palmiro Togliatti.
  • Line 19: Piazza Risorgimento – Piazza dei Gerani.

All lines run from 05:30 am to midnight every day. At night, the trams are replaced by night buses. It’s worth mentioning that most of these lines do not hold a lot of special interest for tourists. The best line for travelers is Line 8, which connects Trastevere with Largo di Torre Argentina.

 

Explore Europe by train with a Eurail Pass

After visiting Rome, why not continue exploring Europe by train? With a Eurail Pass, you can travel across 33 European countries as much as you want on participating European train networks for a set amount of travel days.

You can use a Eurail Pass if you’re not a European citizen or resident. If you're a European citizen or a non-European who is an official legal resident of a European country, you can use an Interrail Pass instead.

 

How to get from the city center to Rome airports

If Rome is the last stop on your tour of Europe, you might be heading back home by plane. Read on for more information on how to get to each of Rome’s two airports by train and bus.

Rome has two major airports:

  • Fiumicino Airport
  • Ciampino Airport.

Each airport is well-connected with the city center thanks to Rome’s extensive rail and bus network. Trains are usually the quickest way to get from the city center to the airport.

FAQs for Milan to Rome

Want to know more about your journey from Milan 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 Milan to Rome take?

The average journey time by train between Milan and Rome is 3 hours and 32 minutes, with around 43 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 Milan and Rome by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Milan to Rome is 2 hours and 50 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan to Rome cost?

Train tickets from Milan to Rome can start from as little as $17.10 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 Milan to Rome?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Milan to Rome without having to change trains. There are 39 direct trains from Milan to Rome each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Milan to Rome leaves at 05:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Milan to Rome leaves at 21:50. 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 Milan and Rome by train?

Trains travelling from Milan to Rome cover a distance of around 297 miles (477 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rome to Milan.

Tips and tricks from our Trainline team

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Getting from Milan to Rome by train in less than 3 hours

Buying my train ticket

Just over a week before my trip, I bought my train ticket from Milan to Rome. I opted for Italo’s Economy ticket to travel in Smart Class as it was the cheapest fare at the time of booking.

The booking process was pretty smooth – after buying my ticket, I got a confirmation email with all the details of my trip, as well as my e-ticket delivered straight to the app.

Getting to Milano Centrale station

To catch my Italo train from Milan to Rome, I traveled from Milano Centrale station. I arrived at around 08:00 am (15 minutes before my train was due to depart) and headed straight to the platform. As I had my e-ticket on my phone, I simply showed it to a member of staff and quickly went through the ticket gates.

Boarding my Italo train

When you get to the platform, you’ll find clear signs showing where the different Italo classes are located. Italo Smart Class is in the middle part of the train, so I didn’t have to walk far to get there. Also, the car numbers are clearly labeled on the side of the train, so I found my car and seat quite easily.

The train journey from Milan to Rome

Even if Italo Smart Class is the cheapest option, it still comes with lots of amenities, including comfortable leather reclining seats and free WiFi. There’s also a snack area in car 3, with vending machines where you can buy snacks and drinks.

Just a few minutes after leaving Milano Centrale, we stopped at Milano Rogoredo station, which is on the south-eastern outskirts of the city. As soon as we left Milan, the train increased its speed to 300 km/h (186 mph) through the Po Valley.

After a while, I connected to the onboard WiFi and accessed the free onboard entertainment portal to watch a movie. I also had a power outlet at my seat, which was perfect because I needed to charge my phone.

Time went by so quickly – we reached Roma Tiburtina station at 11:00 am. If you stop here, you can take Rome’s metro line B and easily get to some of the city’s main landmarks, including Piazza della Repubblica, the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus. I had to stop at the next station, Roma Termini, so I stayed on the train.

Arriving at Roma Termini station

We arrived at Roma Termini station about 10 minutes after we left Roma Tiburtina.

There’s an underground station right under the train station – it’s called Termini. If you want to get to the Colosseum, you can take line B or B1 bound for Laurentina and get off after two stops. To get to St Peter’s Basilica, you just need to change at Colosseum and take line C to S. Pietro.

Overall, I really enjoyed my journey. Italo trains are super punctual, they don’t make a lot of noise and are perfect for both business and leisure travel. Also, if you travel from Milan to Rome by train rather than by car, not only do you save time, but you also reduce your carbon footprint!

About Paola

Paola, a Trainline employee, chose to share her experience of the journey between Milan and Rome.

With Italo trains, Milan and Rome have never been so close!

Traveling by train from Milan to Rome

For this trip, I hopped on board one of Italo’s busiest high-speed trains: the ‘No Stop’ train (no. 9975) leaving from Milano Centrale at 8:15 am and arriving at Roma Termini at 11:13 am. ‘No Stop’ means the train only made two intermediate stops on its journey, reaching its final destination in just 2 hours and 58 minutes!

On board the Italo train from Milan to Rome

I traveled with an Italo Economy ticket in the Comfort travel class, which offered slightly wider seats compared to Smart Class. However, both classes have comfortable, reclining leather seats, free WiFi and an area in car 3 where you can buy drinks and snacks.

(Note: Comfort Class no longer exists on Italo trains; the option above Smart Class is Prima Class. Find out more about the difference between Smart and Prima Class).

This train was an ‘Italo AGV’ train – AGV stands for Automotrice Grande Vitesse, or High-Speed Railcar. This type of train was introduced in Italy in 2012. Italo’s new EVO trains, on the other hand, are an evolution of these AGV trains and made their debut in 2017.

On all Italo trains (AGV and EVO), there is also the option to travel in Prima Class (similar to Premium Economy). Prima Class offers spacious chairs, Fast Track service, a welcome service with sweet and savory snacks and hot and cold drinks, national newspapers and magazines. There’s also a travel class called Club Executive (similar to Business Class), which, in addition to the services in Prima Class, offers free access to Italo Club lounges in Italy’s main train stations, dedicated catering on board (with coffee, pastries and drinks) plus personal 9" screens.

Intermediate stops at Milano Rogoredo and Roma Tiburtina

A few minutes after leaving Milano Centrale station, we reached Milano Rogoredo station, in the south-eastern part of the city. Then, we left Milan behind, the train’s speed increased, and we sped through the fields and villages of the Po Valley at 300 km/h (around 186 mph).

At 11:00 am, we pulled in at Roma Tiburtina station where many people got off the train. From here, it’s possible to take line B on the Rome metro to travel onwards to Piazza della Repubblica, the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus.

Arriving at Roma Termini station

After around 10 minutes, we arrived at Roma Termini, our final destination. This station sees around 150 million passengers every year!

Underneath the train station, you’ll find the metro station called Termini – three lines of the Rome metro stop here. Line A (Anagnina – Battistini), line B (Laurentina – Rebibbia) and line B1 (Laurentina – Jonio). To get from Termini metro station to the Colosseum, you can take line B or B1 toward Laurentina for two stops, then get off at the stop ‘Colosseo’. For Piazza San Pietro (St Peter’s Square), once you’re at Colosseo metro station, transfer to line C and travel to the stop called ‘S. Pietro’.

The trip was very pleasant: Italo trains are quiet and perfect for working during the journey or simply relaxing with a good book. What’s more, if you choose to travel between Milan and Rome by high-speed train instead of driving, you’ll save more than an hour on average and reduce harmful emissions by more than a quarter!

 

Milan to Rome train

Departure station: Milano Centrale

Arrival station: Roma Termini

Train: Italo – Comfort Class

Duration: 2 hours and 58 minutes

Intermediate stops: Milano Rogoredo, Roma Tiburtina

 

About Federica

Federica, a Trainline employee, chose to share her experience of the journey between Milan and Rome.


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