Milan To Rome

If you have landed at Malpensa airport I presume how to travel from Milan to Rome, will be your next thought, unless you are planning to stay a day or two in Milan (highly recommended). For many visitors of Italy, all roads lead to Rome.

To reach Rome, the eternal city from Milan, it’s not a big deal. These less than 600 km that separates them, it’s easy to travel across. Only depends how you are traveling, as a businessmen always in a hurry or just a joyful tourist (lucky you).

No matter what way you’ll decide on, here’s what you’ll find on this page:

What is the best way to travel from Milan to Rome?

Do you need to rent a car to travel to Rome?

The cheapest way to travel

It’s obvious that the cheapest way isn’t the best way to travel. But money question is sometimes the most deciding factor. On travel planing we all try to spend less money on transport costs rather to give up something else like a nice room or a romantic dinner near Fontana di Trevi.

I don’t have to remind you that between Milan and Rome, there is Florence that might be an interesting in-between target. Find out how to travel from Milan to Florence!

Taking a bus to travel to Rome is in the long run, the cheapest way but not the shortest way in terms of time. In the best case it takes more than 8 hours by bus to reach Rome. From Milan buses usually leave from two bus stations – Autostazione Lampugnano or Rogoredo bus station while in Rome all buses arrive at Tiburtina bus station.See the map below to find all bus stations:

Milan To Rome
Freccia Rossa (Red arrow train)

When I go to Rome, my favorite mean of transportation is definitely – train. Why? It’s the fastest way to get to Rome. The train journey takes as little as 2 hours and 40 minutes to arrive in Rome at Rome Termini station.

Trains are run by either Trenitalia or Italo and the most of trains on this route are direct. All trains generaly depart from Milan’s Centrale Station and arrive at Rome’s Termini Station ( the one in the very center).

  • Trains are 13% cheaper on average when purchased a day before than buying a ticket at the train station.
  • It is 47% cheaper on average to purchase train tickets 1 week ahead of when you intend to travel.
  • Train are 55% cheaper on average when booked 1 month in advance.

Book the cheapest trains from Milan to Rome

NB. You can also book a train to Rome starting from Malpensa airport, changing the train at Central Milan Station (Centrale). Average time from Malpensa airport to Rome Termini station is 4 hours and minutes.