The average train time from Paris to Rome is 13h 55m, although it takes just 10h 31m on the fastest TGV INOUI and Frecciarossa services. There are around 12 trains per day running from Paris in France to Rome in Italy, the first train leaves Paris Gare de Lyon at 06:30 and the last train (for travel overnight) leaves at 20:24.
Taking the train from Paris to Rome may not be the quickest way to reach the Eternal City, but it’s certainly the best way to discover the beauty of southern Europe. Comfortably seated, with plenty of legroom and an onboard catering service, you’ll enjoy breath-taking views that you’d certainly miss if you were flying.
You can travel between these two cities in about half a day if you take high-speed TGV and Frecciarossa trains during the day. You also get the chance to stop in Milan or Turin and do some sightseeing before continuing your journey to the Italian capital. As soon as you step out of Roma Termini train station, you’ll be taking in the magic atmosphere of Rome in no time at all.
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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 Paris to Rome by booking early.§
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.
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!
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The average journey time by train between Paris and Rome is 23 hours and 5 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.
The quickest journey from Paris to Rome is made up to two high-speed trains – 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 from Paris to Rome by train is 18 hours and 12 minutes.
The average train ticket price from Paris to Rome usually costs around €245.38 two weeks before travel, but can start from as little as €43.90 when you book in advance. Prices also vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from Paris to Rome. Travelling from Paris to Rome by train will require a minimum of 1 change(s).
The first train from Paris to Rome leaves at 07:21 from Paris Gare de Lyon. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Paris to Rome leaves at 19:15 from Paris Gare de Lyon. 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.
Trains travelling from Paris to Rome cover a distance of around 687 miles (1105 km) during the journey.
Trains travelling from Paris to Rome are operated by SNCF – the national train operator in France, Thello – international trains that connect France and Italy, Trenitalia – the national railway company in Italy or Italo – a high-speed train operator in Italy.