How to get from Paris to Rome by train

Map with train route Paris Rome 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. Let us tell you everything you need to know to make this wonderful journey for yourself.

Train options for Paris to Rome
Traveling by high-speed train
Traveling by night train and regional train
Eurail Passes

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Eiffel Tower Paris France

Eiffel Tower Paris France

The Sacre Coeur in Paris

The Sacre Coeur in Paris 

French TGV high-speed train

French TGV high-speed train

Colosseum, Rome

Colosseum, Rome

Piazza di Spagna and the Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy

Piazza di Spagna and the Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy

Train options for Paris to Rome

 

Train

Travel time

Seat reservations

From/to stations

High-speed train

11hr 15min

Mandatory

Paris Gare de Lyon -
Roma (Rome) Termini


Night train + regional train
 
20hr Mandatory 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.
Read more about making seat reservations.

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

Eurail pass

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.

 

Only looking to travel in France and Italy? The Eurail France-Italy Pass will let you discover everything that these great countries have to offer.

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