Hanging off the Italian shoreline on its north-east corner, it can be hard to explore the rest of Italy from Trieste. That’s where the train comes in handy! You can travel from Trieste to Rome in five and a half hours on the fastest services.
With 17 trains a day to choose from, there’s a more choice than travelling by air. Plus, if you opt for one on Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecciarossa or Frecciargento trains, you’ll be fully equipped with free WiFi, onboard catering and a host of digital entertainment to enjoy. Why not upgrade your journey and enjoy all the perks of First Class travel with larger more comfortable seats?
As an added bonus for taking the train, you’ll arrive into the heart of the city. Major attractions including the famous Colosseum are just 20-minutes away by foot, that’s as long as you don’t get distracted with the many gelato stands en-route!
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.
Frecciargento "silver arrow" high-speed trains connect the main cities of the north-west, central and southern Italy at speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h). All Frecciargento trains are equipped with a food carriage, free WiFi, reclining seats and power sockets. There are two levels of service – First Class and Second Class. First Class travellers can enjoy reclining leather seats, welcome service with drink and a sweet or savoury snack, and a free morning newspaper.
Trenitalia's Intercity trains run on standard lines outside the high-speed network, offering more than 90 trains a day that guarantee long and medium distance connections, ensuring wide coverage of the rail network. All Intercity trains are modern and comfortable with plenty of seats, retractable tables, power sockets, air conditioning, courtesy lights and plenty of luggage space. Intercity Night trains allow you to travel overnight in cabins with beds, berths or seating.
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 Trieste Centrale 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!
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 Trieste Centrale and Rome is 7 hours and 57 minutes, with around 17 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 fastest journey time by train from Trieste Centrale to Rome is 5 hours and 7 minutes.
Train tickets from Trieste Centrale to Rome can start from as little as €14.90 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Trieste Centrale to Rome without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Trieste Centrale to Rome. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Trieste Centrale to Rome leaves at 05:16. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Trieste Centrale to Rome leaves at 21:16. 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 Trieste Centrale to Rome cover a distance of around 268 miles (431 km) during the journey.