Extend your Roman holiday into a Parisian getaway by taking the train from Rome to Paris. Whether you’re seeking la dolce vita or je ne sais quoi, we’re sure you won’t find much of either in an airport terminal or traffic jam. You can find charm aplenty, along with extras like free WiFi, spacious reclining seats and power sockets on Italo and Trenitalia's Frecciarossa trains through Italy. You'll also get to experience an overnight sleeper train from Milan to Paris – a quintessential European travel experience.
Calling at Paris Gare de Lyon, you’ll be perfectly placed for Paris discoveries from the moment you hit the platform. Get spooky at the Paris Catacombs, see the Eiffel tower in all its glory, or simply enjoy a croissant by the Seine. Heard enough? Check our tips below to get booking!
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 Rome to Paris 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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Rome and Paris is 22 hours and 41 minutes, with around 10 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 Rome to Paris is made up to two high-speed trains – Frecciarossa trains which travel at speeds of up to 217 mph (350 km/h) and TGV trains which travel at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). The fastest journey time from Paris to Rome by train is 20 hours and 51 minutes.
The average train ticket price from Rome to Paris usually costs around €237.72 two weeks before travel, but can start from as little as €53.25 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 Rome to Paris. Travelling from Rome to Paris by train will require a minimum of 1 change(s).
The first train from Rome to Paris leaves at 10:35 from Roma Termini. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Rome to Paris leaves at 20:23 from Roma Termini. 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 Rome to Paris cover a distance of around 687 miles (1105 km) during the journey.
Trains travelling from Rome to Paris are operated by Trenitalia – the national railway company in Italy, Italo – a high-speed train operator in Italy, Thello – international trains that connect France and Italy or SNCF – the national train operator in France.