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How to Get From Paris to Rome by Train

Visits to magnificent Paris and the Eternal City of Rome are often at the top of a traveler's to-do list. Although these cities are far apart, they are very well connected by train. Here's everything you need to know to make this wonderful journey for yourself.

Video train route Rome - Paris

Train options for Paris to Rome

Map with train route Paris to Rome

Train

High-speed train Night train +
regional train

Travel time

11hr 15 minutes 20 hours

Seat reservations

Mandatory Mandatory

Stations

Paris Gare de Lyon -
Roma (Rome) Termini
Paris Austerlitz -
Roma (Rome) Termini

Traveling by high-speed train


    Interior TGV high-speed train 1st class, France
Interior TGV high-speed train 1st class, France

The fastest and most comfortable way to travel from Paris to Rome is by taking the TGV high-speed train. This modern train will whisk you directly to Milan, where a second high-speed train, the Italian Le Frecce, will take you the rest of the way to Rome. For actual travel times, check out our timetable.

If you're traveling with a Eurail Pass you don't need to buy a ticket and only pay a small reservation fee. We recommend you book your seats as far in advance as possible.

Traveling by night train and regional train


    Intercités de Nuit in the station
Intercités de Nuit in the station

If you prefer to travel at night, you can take the Intercités de Nuit night train from Paris to Nice, near the Italian border. From there, you can easily make your way to Rome with regional trains. This travel option will take you about 20 hours.

For more information and inspiration, check out our blog entry on traveling between Paris and Rome.

If you're traveling with a Eurail Pass, you don't need to buy a ticket for the night train and only pay a small reservation fee. We recommend you book your accommodation as far in advance as possible. Reservations for regional trains are not required.

Eurail Passes

Eurail Pass cover

The Eurail Pass is a train pass that lets you travel on nearly every train in Europe. It comes in all shapes and sizes, so you can pick the one that best fits your vacation plans. 

 

Check out our Eurail Passes.