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Overview: Train from Manchester to Rome

distanceDistance1047 miles (1688 km)
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Trains from Manchester to Rome cover the 1047 miles (1688 km) long trip with our travel partners like. There are direct train services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Roma Termini.

Trains from Manchester to Rome

When considering a train journey from Manchester to Rome, it will be helpful to know the basic overview of the trip. You will be covering a distance of approximately 1060 miles (1700km), which will take an average of 21h and 30min to cover. A train departs from Manchester Piccadilly Train Station every 30min and there are about 20 trains per week travelling to Rome from Manchester.

Manchester to Rome Train Time: Daily Departures

There are approximately 20 trains that leave from Manchester Piccadilly trains station every day, and they are available seven days a week. You will find on weekdays the first scheduled departing trains leaves at around 5:05 a.m. The last train to depart leaves around 0:05 a.m. On weekend days the operating hours are reduced slightly with the first train leaving at 5:45 a.m. and the last train will leave around 22:30 p.m.

How long is the journey by train from Manchester to Rome?

Buying train tickets from Manchester to Rome will mean you need to leave yourself one extra day for travel time, as the average duration of the trip is 21h 30min. You will cover a distance of 1060 miles (1700km) on reaching your destination train station in Rome. Taking a direct train is not an option for this trip due to the distance. You will be required to make 3 changes during the journey.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Manchester to Rome?

Departure train station: When leaving Manchester via train you will be leaving from the Manchester Piccadilly station. There are three ways to get to Manchester city centre from the train station. You can walk which will take about 7min, however, if you are travelling with luggage we would advise you to catch a taxi or a bus. The bus service takes about 27min and there is one leaving every 20min. Look out for the 'Go North West' buses as they are the operators running this bus trip.

Arrival train station: When you arrive in Rome you will find yourself at Roma Termini. You will have three different options of public transport if you need to get from the station to the city centre of Rome. You can catch a bus, a taxi or hop on the subway to make the journey which varies between 6min and 30min depending on which options works better for you. The station is a hub of activity and offers facilities such as ATMs, lockers, club lounges, bars, restaurants and is just a short walk away from a supermarket.

Colosseum Rome. Source: Shutterstock

Which train companies travel from Manchester to Rome?

To reach your destination of Rome from Manchester you will be required to travel on different train companies, due to the changes you will make along the way. The companies you will travel with will be Avanti West Coast Rail, Eurostar, and Trenitalia A combination of Avanti West Coast, Eurostar and then finishing with Trenitalia will work out to the fastest journey overall. For this trip you will go from Manchester to London, then you will change again in Paris and then arrive in Rome. Other routes can have up to five changes, which can take up to 45h in total travel time.

Avanti West Coast trains from Manchester to Rome

Avanti is a popular choice of a train service provider in the UK, and are a favourite choice for the first leg of this trip from Manchester to Rome. This first leg will take about 11h 30min. You will find there are about 58 trains a day making the trip from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston, which is the first change over on your trip from Manchester to Rome.

Eurostar trains from Manchester to Rome

Eurostar is your next train service provider on this route. You will go from London Euston to Paris Nord on this second connection from Manchester to Rome. This journey will take about 3h 30min to compete. Generally, there are about seven trains that make this trip daily.

Trenitalia trains from Manchester to Rome

For the last connection on your journey from Manchester to Rome you will be travelling with Trenitalia. This company runs high-speed Frecciabianca trains from all over Italy to Roma Termini station. This last stretch of your journey will average about 5h. You will find approximately 20 trains a day that runs this route.

Rome Train Station. Source: Shutterstock

Train Manchester to Rome: Services on Board

All three of the service providers you will be travelling with to make your journey from Manchester to Rome do offer a standard class, premium or first-class ticket, and then a business class ticket option. Luggage allowances are increased from two pieces of luggage weighing 20kg to 3 pieces of luggage when you move up to business class tickets. Both Avanti West Coast and Eurostar offer onboard food and drinks with their first-class tickets.

Both Avanti West Coast and Trenitalia do allow you to travel with your pets. You will need to make sure they are secured in the correct pet carrier for the type of animal. Most smaller pets, such as dogs, cats, birds and some reptiles are welcome. On Eurostar, only official guide dogs are allowed to travel.

All three train operators do offer assisted travel to those travellers dealing with special needs such as mobility issues, hearing or sight impaired travellers, pregnant women and elderly people. It is recommended to book travel assistance in advance to guarantee your specific needs are taken care of before your journey begins.

How to find cheap train tickets from Manchester to Rome?

Booking cheap train tickets from Manchester to Rome is made easy when booking through Omio. Select your chosen travel date, and then pick from several travel options which will be displayed with convenient selections of the fastest, cheapest or best ticket available. Remember that to make sure you are getting the cheapest ticket available on this route, you should be flexible with your travel dates. If you can move your dates to an off-peak time you will find cheaper tickets. Booking in advance is the best way to guarantee the best prices. You can book train tickets up to 24 weeks in advance depending on the company. Avanti West Coast will allow you to book your tickets 60 days in advance.

To Rome by train—travel tips

Some people will say the best reasons to visit Rome are for its history, art, architecture and scenic beauty. Others say it's because it's small enough to walk around and see many things in one day, but big enough that you can always find a piazza, museum, cafe or monument where there is no body, or it could be for the gelato, pizza and pasta! Whatever your reason you will not be disappointed by this culturally rich location.

Take a trip to the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine and be overwhelmed by its magnitude. A trip to Rome would not be complete without a visit to the Vatican City which is home to the Sistine Chapel where you will witness Michelangelo's most famous work. After a long day of sightseeing, finish your day like a true Italian with a glass of Tuscan wine at InRoma, famous around the world for its carbonara.

Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester to Rome

Travel by train to Rome easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Rome.

Travel between Manchester, United Kingdom and Rome, Italy by train is: Fully open.

What is the status of international entry into Italy from United Kingdom?

International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Italy from Manchester?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Rome, Italy?

When travelling in Italy, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 27/06/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Manchester to Rome before travelling.

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Rome to Manchester is: Fully open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Italy?

Reentry to United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Rome?

What are the entry requirements?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Manchester, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

Last verified on 28/06/2022. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Rome to Manchester train here.

The distance from Manchester to Rome by train is approximately 1047 miles (1688 km).

When taking a train from Manchester, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. When you arrive in Rome, your train can arrive in train stations including Roma Termini, Roma Tiburtina and Roma Ostiense.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Manchester Piccadilly   to Roma Termini.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.6 miles (954 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Roma Termini, located 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away from the city centre.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Manchester for your journey to Rome.
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
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Public transport options for Manchester Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
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Public transport options for Manchester Victoria
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
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Public transport options for Manchester Oxford Road
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)

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