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  1. A direct overnight train from Munich to Rome runs almost every night of the year. This train is called "Lupus", and it also picks up passengers in Innsbruck. While Rome is the final destination, it is also possible to alight in Florence, Arezzo and Orvieto. This journey from Munich to Rome takes just over 12 hours, crossing the Alps overnight and travelling in the early morning through Tuscany and Umbria to reach Rome just after nine in the morning.

    Bookings for the night train from Munich to Rome normally open three months prior to travel, and that's when you'll find the cheapest tickets. From 11 December 2016, this train will be run by Austrian Railways (ÖBB) under its new Nightjet brand.

    There are also plenty of daytime options. The preferred route by day is by taking a EuroCity train from Munich to either Verona or Bologna, changing at one of those stations onto an Italian high-speed train for the onward journey to Rome. The full journey by day from Munich to Rome, either via Verona or Bologna, takes 9 hours.


    Munich Hbf to Rome Termini (night train)

    The Lupus City Night Line (CNL) train departs from Munich Hauptbahnhof and arrives in Rome at Roma Termini. The train carries sleeping cars, couchettes and a single carriage with seats (in compartments with six seats in each). If you can afford it, it's worth it to upgrade from seated accommodation to a couchette or sleeping berth. Our booking system will give you a price for each option.

    Chances are that you’ll sleep through much of the Alps, but do try and be awake for the last three hours from Florence to Rome. You’ll see morning scenes of quiet beauty as the train winds south through the hills from Tuscany to Umbria and Lazio.

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