Travelling by train from Munich to Rome is a good alternative to flying from Germany to Italy when you are visiting Europe. Several companies operate trains between these cities, and passengers have a choice between daytime trains that require changes and overnight trains that are direct. Below are the details for each option.
Overnight Trains from Munich to Rome
Overnight trains are operated by City Night Line. Their trains leave the Munich Hauptbahnhof station for Rome Termini station once a night at 21:03. They arrive in Rome the following day at 9:08 in the morning. The scheduled train travel time on this service is 12 hours and 5 minutes, but some trains arrive later due to delays en route.
There are various seating options on overnight trains from Munich to Rome, and you can choose whether to sit in a reclining seat or a sleeper cabin. Tickets for overnight trains cost from 143.70 euros one-way.
Day Trains from Munich to Rome
Day trains on this route are operated by Deutsche Bahn. Their trains depart from the Munich Hauptbahnhof and arrive at either Rome Termini station or Rome Tiburtina station.
Departures take place every one to two hours from the morning until the afternoon. All trains require at least one change en route, and the journey time ranges from 9 hours and 8 minutes to 17 hours and 46 minutes.
Tickets for day trains from Munich to Rome vary in price depending on which service you take. Reservations are required on all routes, and are usually included in the ticket fare.