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Milan is located around 296 miles north of Rome. Flying is the quickest way to travel between the cities, taking a little over an hour. Flights leave from three airports in Milan and arrive at Rome's main airport. Trains leave from Milan's three main stations and stop at several locations in Rome. Travelling by bus is the slowest, routes run between several stations in Milan and Rome.
Buses depart from the Lampugnano, Rogoredo and San Donato stations in Milan and arrive at the Castro Pretorio and Tiburtina stations in Rome. Megabus is one of the main providers operating services between the two cities. Buses run 8 times per day, this direct journey takes an average of 9-10 hours. Departure times start at around 4:00 a.m. and run through to 9:30 p.m.
Trains depart from Milano Centrale, Milano Rogoredo and Milano Porta Garibaldi stations and stop at Termini and Tiburtina stations in Rome. These routes are run by Trenitalia and Italo. Direct train journeys are around 3-4 hours. There are over 50 departures per day, trains leave approximately every 30 minutes, the first leaves before 6:00 a.m. and last after 11:00 p.m.
Several airlines offer flights, including Easyjet, Lufthansa, Air France and Air Berlin. Flights are available from Milano Malpensa Airport, Milano Orio Al Serio Airport and Milan Linate Airport, all arrive at Roma Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci International Airport). There are 14 flights on an average day, with most departing between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m, the remaining flights leave every few hours until the evening. Direct flights are approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.