Fastest journey2hr 48m
The trains from Milan to Rome are fast, frequent and reliable. The fastest trains between Italy’s two largest cities take just under 3 hours, using modern high-speed rail lines for the entire length of the 570-kilometre journey.
At least three trains each hour speed south from Milan to Rome. At peak times, there may be as many as five trains each hour on this prime business route. Two companies compete on the stretch: NTV Italo and Trenitalia. Trenitalia have the edge when it comes to the number of trains and bookings open four months prior to travel. NTV Italo trains are less frequent, but have the advantage that tickets can often be booked as long as six months in advance. Book early for the cheapest tickets.
The journey to Rome heads south-east across the North Italian Plain to Bologna, there turning south into the hills. The stretch from Bologna to Florence is almost entirely in tunnels, but beyond Florence there are fine views of the Arno and Tiber Valleys on the run south to the Italian capital.
Milan to Rome
All fast trains from Milan to Rome depart from Milan Centrale station. These include the premium Frecciarossa Trenitalia and the high-speed Italo services which run non-stop to Roma Termini in just under 3 hours. Some of these trains also serve Milan Rogoredo station.
Upon arrival in Rome, passengers can alight at Tiburtina or Termini stations. Most trains serve both stations; a small number stop at only one of the two. Whichever departure or arrival stations you choose, the journey from Milan to Rome offers a chance to experience European high-speed rail travel at its very best – and that applies equally to the NTV Italo and the Trenitalia services on this key route.
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