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Travel from Munich to Rome by train in 8 hours 56 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Munich to Rome by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Munich to Rome by train is 10 hours 52 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 8 hours 56 minutes. You'll usually find 14 trains per day traveling the 698 km between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there are no direct services to Rome. As the main train operator on this route, you're likely to be traveling on a service operated by ÖBB for all or at least part of your journey to Rome.

Book train tickets from Munich to Rome in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from $42.63. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Munich to Rome by train

It takes an average of 10h 52m to travel from Munich to Rome by train, over a distance of around 434 miles (698 km). There are normally 14 trains per day traveling from Munich to Rome and tickets for this journey start from $42.63 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

8h 56m


698 miles (434 km)


14 trains per day


1 change


From $42.63

Train and bus operators

ÖBB, Flixbus

Munich to Rome train times

Check out the next trains departing from Munich to Rome for Tuesday Feb 14th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:44 15:40 8h 56m, 1 change
06:50 16:59 10h 9m, 4 changes
06:58 16:59 10h 1m, 5 changes
08:44 17:40 8h 56m, 1 change
08:50 18:59 10h 9m, 4 changes
10:44 19:59 9h 15m, 1 change
10:50 20:59 10h 9m, 4 changes
10:58 20:59 10h 1m, 5 changes
12:44 22:14 9h 30m, 1 change
14:44 05:35 14h 51m, 2 changes

ÖBB trains from Munich to Rome

You can travel from Munich to Rome on ÖBB 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.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

Cheap train tickets from Munich to Rome

The price of train tickets from Munich to Rome starts at $42.63 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 Munich 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 Munich to Rome

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

The average journey time by train between Munich and Rome is 10 hours and 52 minutes, with around 14 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 Munich and Rome by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Munich to Rome is 8 hours and 56 minutes.

How much does the train from Munich to Rome cost?

Train tickets from Munich to Rome can start from as little as $42.63 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 Munich to Rome?

No, there are no direct train services from Munich to Rome. Travelling from Munich to Rome by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Munich to Rome leaves at 00:02. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Munich to Rome leaves at 23:54. 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 Munich and Rome by train?

Trains travelling from Munich to Rome cover a distance of around 434 miles (698 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rome to Munich.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Munich to Rome for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/14/2023. 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 01/17/2023 for travel on 01/17/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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