How to get from Milan to Rome

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from Milan to Rome

You can get from Milan to Rome by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Milan to Rome on 27 Jun we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

21:00Milan Linate Airport1h10 22:10Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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09:40Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano8h25 18:05Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
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07:30Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano7h45 15:15Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
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11:40Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano8h25 20:05Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
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08:30Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano8h20 16:50Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
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Travel Information from Milan to Rome

distanceDistance296 miles (477 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£18 - £126
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £18 • 7 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £126 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesItabus, ITA or Intercity Notte

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 296 miles (477 km) between Milan and Rome. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £18. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Itabus, ITA or Intercity Notte among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Milan to Rome.

How to travel from Milan to Rome?

You can travel from Milan to Rome using various modes of transport, which makes this an easy route to take. It’s a popular journey made regularly by both locals and tourists. Rome is the capital of the country and has great architecture from the Roman Empire. With sights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum, it’s no wonder why it is so popular. The average train time from Milan to Rome in about 6h 35min, which is slightly faster than if you took a bus, which has an average trip time of approximately 7h 30min. Without doubt, the fastest way to travel Milan Rome is to fly. This has an average journey duration of 1h 10min. With a regular service each day of the week, you’ll should be able to find the perfect travel time from Milan to Rome.

What is the cheapest way to get from Milan to Rome?

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Rome is normally by bus, which helps if you are travelling on a budget. This option normally takes longer than if you were to fly or travel by train, as it has an average trip time of about 7h 30min. Most buses offer a direct service though, so you will not need to make a transfer during your trip. You can buy cheap tickets from Milan to Rome with sereval companies, including Autoservizi Salemi, MarinoBus or Itabus so there are plenty of options to choose from. Itabus Milan to Rome service tends to be the most popular though as it offers a far more comprehensive schedule of about 15 buses daily between the two cities. Buses tend to depart from either Autostazione Lampugnano to Rome or Sa Donato M3 to Rome. Whilst they all normally arrive at Rome Autostazione Tiburtina. To ensure you get Milan to Rome cheap tickets, you should book as far in advance as you can. Another way to get the Milan to Rome cheapest way is to have flexibility with the date or time that you are travelling.

What is the fastest way to travel from Milan to Rome?

The quickest way to travel from Milan to Rome is to fly, as the average time in the air is about 1h 10min. However, you need to add on the time it takes to get to and from the airport, as well as the check-in time. You are able to fly from Milan to Rome with ITA, which tends to operate this route around 12 times each day. You will most likely depart from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Rome, whilst the arrival airport is normally Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO). The flights are direct as well, which means you can just sit back and enjoy your flight. There is the option of getting one-way tickets, as well as round-trip tickets, so you can create the perfect trip for your journey, with your preferred Milan to Rome travel time.

Lion statue and the Duomo in Milan. Source: Shutterstock

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It’s easy for you to book tickets from Milan to Rome on theOmio website or app. You can look for your preferred mode of transport using the search filters, which also allow you to choose the time you travel and whether it’s direct or indirect. I addition, you can search by company too, should you have a preference as to who you travel with, and also by Milan to Rome price, should you be travelling on a budget. When you have the Milan to Rome cost that you’re happy to pay, you will get your ticket sent directly to yourOmio account too, so it will be ready to use. Our customer service team are always on hand to help in your preferred language of choice, should you run into any difficulties.

Trains from Milan to Rome

Trains from Milan to Rome are not only fast, but they are a sustainable way to travel too. You can travel by train from Milan to Rome with either Trenitalia or Italo. As both companies offer a regular service throughout the week, with about 74 trains departing daily, it should be easy for you to get a ticket from Milan to Rome. The average train time for this route is in the region of 6h 35min, although some Trenitalia trains complete it in as fast as 2h 59min. The quickest Italo Milan to Rome tends to take about 3h 09min, so there isn’t too much difference between providers. There are some trains which take In excess of 11h, so keep an eye out when booking your ticket. Trains tend to depart from either Milan Central to Rome or Milan Porta Garibaldi to Rome. Whilst the trains arrive into either Rome Termini or Rome Tiburtina. From Rome Termini you can get to popular tourist sites like the Colosseum in about 9min on Metro MEB1. Whilst from Rome Tiburtina you can get to the same attraction in around 26min on the same Metro line.

Train travel from Milan to Rome with Trenitalia or Italo

You can get train from Milan to Rome with two operators, Trenitalia and Italo. Both of these tend to depart from Milan Centrale, but occasionally they leave from Milan Porta Garibaldi. Trains normally arrive at Rome Termini, but there are times when a train terminates at Rome Tiburtina. On these trains there is First and Second Class seating, as well as wi-fi services. For those that are travelling with mobility issues or who are disabled, then you can contact the train station in advance of your journey and they will ensure someone is there to help you board and alight the trains.

Night trains train travel from Milan to Rome with Trenitalia

Trenitalia Milan to Rome service provides a night train, which can be helpful for those that need to arrive into Rome early in the morning. The train often departs at about 10:13 p.m. from Milan Porta Garibaldi and arrive into Rome Tiburtina at around 5:53 a.m. On these trains you will get the selection of night seats or comfort carriages, so you should be able to drift off with ease during your trip.

Buses from Milan to Rome

You can travel by bus from Milan to Rome with ease. Autoservizi Salemi Milan to Rome and MarinoBus Milan to Rome complete this journey only once per day. These tend to depart at 10:00 a.m. and 8:35 p.m. respectively. Itabus operates a far more comprehensive service, which departs about 15 times between 6:05 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. All the buses on this route are normally direct, so you don’t have to worry about changing along the way. The average journey length for these routes are about 7h 30min, although there are some Itabus services that complete it in as little as 6h 50min. Keep an eye out for the longer bus which takes nearly 12h. Buses tend to depart from Autostazione Lampugnano or Sa Donato M3 and arrive into Autostazione Tiburtina. From here you can get to popular areas in the city such as the Colosseum in about 26min using MEB1 Metro line.

Traveling by bus from Milan to Rome with Itabus

Itabus tends to be the most popular operator on this route, as there are about 15 buses that complete the journey each day. Departing from either Autostazione Lampugnano or Sa Donato M3, most of the buses arrive at Autostazione Tiburtina. The buses offer great facilities, including wi-fi and power outlets, so you can stay online for the whole of your trip.

Flights from Milan to Rome

You can get flights from Milan to Rome with ITA, which tends to operate about 12 flights each day. Departing as early as 7:00 a.m., flights depart throughout the day up until 8:00 p.m. Flights on this route are direct too, so you won’t have any stopovers during the flight. All flights tend to depart from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) and arrive into Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO). From this airport, you can get to popular sites in the city, such as the Colosseum, in about 52min using the 4642 train from the airport and then the MEB1 Metro line.

Flying from Milan to Rome with ITA

ITA Milan to Rome flights are a great way to complete your journey between these two cities. Flights normally leave about 12 times every day, with the journey tending to take in the region of 1h 10min. Flights depart from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) and arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO), which is well connected to the city itself. Passengers with disabilities or mobility issues can contact the airline before they travel to get special assistance during the journey.

Skyline of Rome. Source: Shutterstock

To Rome by train, bus and flight—travel tips

Rome is a fascinating city with loads for people to do, so it’s always good to draw up an itinerary before you arrive. Begin at the Pantheon, which is a dome-shaped temple in the city centre. The Colosseum is also a must see, which is a the amphitheatre where gladiators once fought. The Roman Forum is also a great place to visit if you want to check out the historic Roman ruins of the city. A trip to the Trevi Fountain will bring you face to face with one of the most iconic fountains in the world. Take some time out to enjoy local food at a restaurant in the Trastevere district, where you can eat pizza and pasta to your heart's content.

  • Check out antiques at Galleria Borghese
  • Explore the ruins at Palatine Hill
  • Visit some statues at Piazza Navona
  • Look up at the Sistine Chapel Roof
  • Go to Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant’Angelo

Travel Tips: Travel from Milan to Rome

Travel 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 Milan to Rome.

There are 3 travel options from Milan to Rome: coach, flight or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Milan to Rome. Tickets for a coach cost on average £18.

This is compared to other travel options to Rome:

A coach is about £108 less than a flight, which costs on average £126 for this trip.

A coach is £30 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Milan to Rome costing on average £48.

The quickest way to travel to Rome from Milan is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 7 h 10 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 9 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 296 miles (477 km) from Milan to Rome.

The average frequency per day from Milan to Rome is:

  • 25 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Rome from Milan as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Milan to Rome:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Milan, Stazione Centrale and arrive in Rome, Termini.
  • Most travellers take a flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport.
  • Most travellers board their train from Milano Centrale and arrive in Roma Termini.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Milan to Rome:

  • You can go to Rome from Milan by coach with Itabus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £18 with Itabus from Milan to Rome on Omio.
  • You can travel between Milan and Rome by flight with ITA. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £126 with ITA from Milan to Rome.
  • You can take a train from Milan to Rome with Intercity Notte. Cheap tickets can be found for £48 with Intercity Notte from Milan to Rome.

Yes, there are direct routes from Milan to Rome with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct coach to Rome with BlaBlaCar or Itabus with direct coaches per day.
  • You can find direct flights per day to take to Rome with ITA.
  • You can check for a direct train to Rome with Italo, Frecciarossa, Intercity or Intercity Notte with 25 direct trains per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Rome tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this journey.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Milan to Rome often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Florence, Paris or Venice. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Milan and Rome itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Rome and any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Milan to Rome, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is £18 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £126 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £48 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Milan to Rome tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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