If you do not plan to fly from Rome to Munich, taking a train is the best way to get from Italy to Germany.

There are day trains and overnight trains that travel on this route. Day trains require one or more connections on the way, while night trains are direct. Departures take place up to twice an hour throughout the day and evening.

Trains depart from Rome Termini and Tiburtina train stations, and arrive at the Munich Hauptbahnhof, which is the main station in the city.

Trenitalia offers several types of day trains on this route, ranging from high-speed Frecciarossa services to slower Regional trains. The journey time can be as fast as 9 hours and as slow as 16 hours, depending on which train you travel on.

Overnight trains from Rome to Munich are operated on EuroNight trains. They leave Termini for the Munich Hauptbahnhof once a night at around 19:10. They arrive in Munich the next day at around 6:30 in the morning. The scheduled travel time is 11 hours and 20 minutes. Occasionally trains arrive late because of delays, so make sure to plan your onward travel accordingly.

Tickets for trains on this route vary in price depending on which train you take. Prices start at 56.00 euros one-way in second class and 81.00 euros one-way in first class. You can by tickets for trains from Rome to Munich online in advance or at the station.