Paris to Rome by train

Paris to Rome by train:  Frecciarossa arrived at Milan Centrale.

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Paris to Rome in a day from €59...

You can travel the 1,449 km (900 miles) from Paris to Rome in a single day by high-speed train through some great Alpine scenery, with cafe-bar, power sockets at all seats & free WiFi.  It's not just transportation, it's an epic European adventure with your feet up and a glass of prosecco to hand.  There are several ways to travel from Paris to Rome by train, this page explains the options in each direction, and the best way to buy tickets.

Information current for 2022.

small bullet point  Paris to Rome: Which route to choose?

small bullet point  Option 1, Paris to Rome in a day by Frecciarossa

small bullet point  Option 2, Paris to Rome in a day by TGV

small bullet point  Option 3, Paris to Rome with overnight in Turin

small bullet point  Option 4, Paris to Rome via the Bernina Express

small bullet point  Rome to Paris: Which route to choose?

small bullet point  Option 1, Rome to Paris in a day by Frecciarossa

small bullet point  Option 2, Rome to Paris in a day by TGV

small bullet point  Option 3, Rome to Paris with overnight in Turin

small bullet point  Option 4, Rome to Paris via the Bernina Express


Paris to Rome by train...

Which option to choose?

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Option 1, Paris to Rome in a day by Frecciarossa...

Paris to Rome by Frecciarossa: A Frecciarossa 1000 at Milan Centrale

Paris to Rome by train:  A Frecciarossa 1000 at Milan Centrale.  Interior photos courtesy of Nicholas Brooke.

Frecciarossa 1000 standard class   Frecciarossa 1000 Premium class seats

Standard class, with seats arranged 2+2 across the car width.  Larger photo.

 

Premium class, identical to Standard class but in leather.  Sold as Standard on Paris-Milan.  Larger photo.

Frecciarossa 1000 Business class seats   At-seat meal on Frecciarossa 1000

Business class seats 1+2 across car width, with tables for 2, tables for 4 & complimentary prosecco. Larger photo.

 

In business class you can order a simple meal at your seat, around €18...

Frecciarossa 1000 executive class   Frecciarossa executive meeting room

Executive class at one end of the train Larger photo.

 

The Executive class meeting room.  Larger photo.

Scenery in France, en route from Paris to Rome by train

Take a good book, a bottle o' red, and enjoy the scenery from Paris to Rome with your feet up.  These are mountains in France...

Scenery in Italy, en route from Paris to Rome by train

...And these are mountains in Italy.  Scenery between Oulx and Turin, courtesy of www.discoverbyrail.com.

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Option 2, Paris to Rome in a day by TGV...

Paris to Rome by TGV:  A TGV at Paris Gare de Lyon

A TGV to Turin & Milan at Paris Gare de Lyon.  There's no check-in, just be on board at departure time...

2nd class on a Paris-Milan TGV   Food on board the TGV from Milan to Paris

2nd class with mix of unidirectional seats & tables for 4.  Seats 2+2 across car width. Larger photo.

 

The cheese platter bought from the cafe-bar as the mountains swept by...

Cafe-bar on the Paris-Milan TGV   1st class on the Paris-Milan TGV

Cafe-bar selling tea, coffee, beer, wine, cold snacks & microwaved dishes.  Larger photo.

 

1st class with mix of unidirectional seats, solo seats, tables for 2 & for 4.  Seats 2+1 across car width. Larger photo.

Scenery in France, en route from Paris to Rome by train

The TGV from Paris to Italy leaves the Paris-Lyon high-speed line then slows right down through the Alpine foothills.  These are autumnal mountains in France...

Scenery in Italy, en route from Paris to Rome by train

And these are mountains in Italy in summer.  Scenery between Oulx and Turin, courtesy of www.discoverbyrail.com.

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Option 3, Paris to Rome with overnight stop in Turin...

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Option 4, Paris to Rome via the Bernina Express - the ultimate scenic route...

TGV-Lyria at Paris Gare de Lyon

Paris to Zurich by TGV-Lyria.. This is a 320 km/h double-deck TGV-Lyria train at Paris Gare de Lyon.  Then take a Swiss domestic train from Zurich to Chur.

TGV Duplex cafe-bar   TGV Duplex upper deck 2nd class seats

The cafe-bar on the upper deck in car 4, serving tea, coffee, soft drinks, wine, beer, snacks & microwave-style hot dishes...

 

2nd class seats, this is upper deck seating.  There's a mix or tables for 4 and unidirectional seating.  360Ί photo.

First class on board a TGV Duplex   A TGV-Lyria Duplex at Paris Gare de Lyon

1st class seats on the upper deck, a club duo on the left, a club quatre on the right. 360Ί photo.

 

A TGV-Lyria boarding at Paris Gare de Lyon.  You enter on the lower deck, with 9 stairs up to top deck.

First class seats   Bernina Express panormaic cars

Bernina Express 1st class seats...

 

Chur to Tirano by Bernina Express...

The train descends from the Bernina Pass

The Bernina Express descends from the Bernina Pass.  See the Bernina Express page.

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Rome to Paris by train...

Which route to choose?

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Option 1, Rome to Paris in a day by Frecciarossa...

Rome to Paris by Frecciarossa:  A Frecciarossa 1000 at Milan Centrale

Rome to Paris by train:  A Frecciarossa 1000 at Milan Centrale.  Interior photos courtesy of Nicholas Brooke.

Frecciarossa 1000 standard class   Frecciarossa 1000 Premium class seats

Standard class, with seats arranged 2+2 across the car width.  Larger photo.

 

Premium class, identical to Standard class but in leather.  Sold as Standard on Milan-Paris.  Larger photo.

Frecciarossa 1000 Business class seats   At-seat meal on Frecciarossa 1000

Business class seats 1+2 across car width, with tables for 2, tables for 4 & complimentary prosecco. Larger photo.

 

In business class you can order a simple meal at your seat, around €18...

Frecciarossa 1000 executive class   Frecciarossa executive meeting room

Executive class at one end of the train Larger photo.

 

The Executive class meeting room.  Larger photo.

Scenery in France, en route from Rome to Paris by train

Take a good book, a bottle o' red, and enjoy the scenery from Rome to Paris with your feet up.  These are mountains in France...

Scenery in Italy, en route from Rome to Paris by train

...And these are mountains in Italy.  Scenery between Oulx and Turin, courtesy of www.discoverbyrail.com.

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Option 2, Rome to Paris in a day by TGV...

Rome to Paris by train:  TGV train at Paris Gare de Lyon

A Milan-Turin-Paris TGV at Paris Gare de Lyon.  There's no check-in, just be on board at departure time...

2nd class on a Paris-Milan TGV   Food on board the TGV from Milan to Paris

2nd class with mix of unidirectional seats & tables for 4.  Seats 2+2 across car width. Larger photo.

 

The cheese platter bought from the cafe-bar as the mountains swept by...

Cafe-bar on the Paris-Milan TGV   1st class on the Paris-Milan TGV

Cafe-bar selling tea, coffee, beer, wine, cold snacks & microwaved dishes.  Larger photo.

 

1st class with a mix of unidirectional seats, solo seats, tables for 2 & for 4.  Seats 2+1 across car width.  Larger photo.

Scenery in France, en route from Rome to Paris by train

Take a good book, a bottle o' red, and enjoy the scenery from Rome to Paris with your feet up...  These are mountains in France...  Watch the Paris-Milan TGV video guide.

Scenery in Italy, en route from Rome to Paris by train

And these are mountains in Italy.  Scenery between Oulx and Turin, courtesy of www.discoverbyrail.com.

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Option 3, Rome to Paris with overnight stop in Turin...

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Option 4, Rome to Paris via the Bernina Express - the ultimate scenic route...

First class seats   Bernina Express panormaic cars

Bernina Express 1st class seats...

 

the Bernina Express uses panoramic carriages...

The train descends from the Bernina Pass

The Bernina Express descends from the Bernina Pass...


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