Brussels to Rome train

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09:16PMBruxelles-midi23h19 08:35PMRoma Termini
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Fastest train times from Brussels to Rome

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Fastest Journey

23 h 19 m


23 h 19 m

Trains per day



1174 km

It's difficult to get from Brussels to Rome without transferring at least 3 times.

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Overview: Train from Brussels to Rome

distanceDistance727 miles (1173 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesThalys

Trains from Brussels to Rome cover the 727 miles (1173 km) long trip taking on average 23 h 19 min with our travel partners like Thalys. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Roma Termini.

Train companies: Thalys from Brussels to Rome trains

Find the best journey between Brussels and Rome with Thalys. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most convenient journey has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.


Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train to Rome from Brussels with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

One of the best ways to travel from Brussels to Rome is by taking a train with Thalys. Omio helps you find the ideal Thalys train from Brussels to Rome by showing you Thalys current train schedules and timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like baggage allowance) and the best prices for this Brussels to Rome journey. You can expect to travel 727 miles (1173 km) from Brussels to Rome on a train with Thalys. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains between Brussels and Rome, you can check straight away if the Thalys ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your Thalys train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip between Brussels and Rome!

Thalys from Brussels to Rome train information:

  • Average Duration: 23 h 19 min
  • Thalys frequency: 1 a day

Trains from Brussels to Rome

Although Brussels and Rome are separated by a distance of over 700 miles, it is possible to travel between the two capitals by train. Owing to the distance involved, direct services are not available, so at least two changes en route are required. Nonetheless it's a great experience to do this journey by train. There are typically seven departures from Brussels per day, and the journey time varies between 17 hours and 23 hours. This includes time spent changing trains en route. 

Brussels to Rome Train time: Daily departures

More than half of the trains from Brussels to Rome depart in the late morning between 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. One of the fastest services between the two cities also departs at this time, leaving Brussels just after 11:00 a.m. There are only two departures in the afternoon, one of which requires no fewer than four changes en route, while most of the other services require just two changes. The last departure of the day is at around 6:45 p.m., arriving in Rome around 23 hours later. Most of the trains from Brussels to Rome require changes in Paris and Milan, although another option is to travel via Cologne and Basel.

How long is the journey by train from Brussels to Rome?

On average, the train from Brussels to Rome takes just over 20 hours. This includes the time required to change trains en route in the likes of Paris or Milan. The fastest service takes just over 17 hours - you can leave Brussels in the mid-afternoon and be in Rome in time for breakfast the following morning! Neither the time of day nor the day of the week make a significant difference to the overall journey time.

What is/are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Brussels to Rome?

Departure train station: All international trains depart from Brussels-Midi which is the largest station in the city and a major landmark. It is located around one and a half miles south-west of the city center and is very well served by suburban train, metro and bus services. Brussels-Midi is also referred to (by Dutch speakers) as Brussels-Zuid. The station has cash machines, toilets, shops, cafes and waiting areas.

Arrival train station: If you take the train from Brussels to Rome you arrive at Rome Termini, the city's main train station. It is around one mile east of the center and Vatican City. A good selection of shops and cafes are available, as is free wifi. The station is easy to get to via public transport from all across the city, and a number of good hotels can be found nearby.

Which train companies travel from Brussels to Rome?

Owing to the en route connections, all train journeys from Brussels to Rome require the use of a combination of train companies. The majority of services require a connection in Paris and Milan, with Thalys being the operator from Brussels to Paris and Thello operating the overnight service to Milan. Italo operate the final leg from Milan to Rome. This option is generally the fastest. The alternative option is to change trains in Cologne, Basel and Milan. Germany's national rail company Deutsche Bahn operates the services from Brussels to Cologne and on to Basel. The operator from Basel to Milan is Eurocity, and from Milan to Rome it's Italo. 

Thalys Brussels to Rome

Thalys trains depart Brussels for Paris twice per hour from Monday to Saturday and once per hour on Sundays. The journey lasts around an hour and a half.

Thello Brussels to Rome

Thello is an overnight service linking Paris to northern Italy, so there is only one departure per night at just after 7:00 p.m. It takes around nine hours to reach Milan.

Italo Brussels to Rome

Milan to Rome is a very popular route and Italo operate two departures per hour throughout the day. The journey lasts around three and a half hours.

Deutsche Bahn Brussels to Rome

Deutsche Bahn operates five direct services per day from Brussels to Cologne with the journey lasting just inside two hours. It also operates around eight departures per day from Cologne to Basel, a journey of around four hours.

EuroCity Brussels to Rome

EuroCity offers five departures per day from Basel to Milan and the journey takes around four and a half hours.

  Italo Brussels to Rome

Milan to Rome is a very popular route and Italo operate two departures per hour throughout the day. The journey lasts around three and a half hours.

Brussels to Rome trains: Services on board

All the train operators on the route from Brussels to Rome offer first and second class tickets. Thalys allows bikes on board but they must be disassembled, and small pets are permitted free of charge. Thello and Italo both allow bikes in boxes and pets can travel for free. With Deutsche Bahn if you wish to take a bike you need to reserve it in advance. Pets are also permitted provided they are in a closed cage or carrier. With EuroCity, bikes must be booked in advance and packed into a box, and pets can travel free of charge. All operators on this route have dedicated spaces for wheelchairs, usually located near accessible toilets.

How can I find cheap train tickets from Brussels to Rome?

The most reliable way to find cheap tickets for a train from Brussels to Rome is to book as far in advance as possible. This is especially true on this route because you requires connections, and hence more than one ticket. If you can, be flexible with your travel dates.

Travel Tips: Trains from Brussels to Rome

Travel by train to Rome easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Brussels to Rome.

Travel between Brussels, Belgium and Rome, Italy by train is: Unrestricted.

What is the status of international entry into Italy from Belgium?

International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Italy from Brussels?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Rome, Italy?

When traveling in Italy, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/26/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Brussels and Rome before traveling.

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Rome to Brussels is: Unrestricted

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Belgium from Italy?

Reentry to Belgium is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Rome?

What are the requirements?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Brussels, Belgium?

The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

Last checked on 9/12/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Brussels from Rome here.

The distance to Rome from Brussels by train is approximately 727 miles (1173 km).
On average the Brussels to Rome train travel time is 23 h 19 min  for the 727 miles (1173 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

When taking the train from Brussels to Rome, you can choose to depart from train stations like Bruxelles-Midi, Bruxelles-Central and Brussels-Nord. Your route can end in train stations such as Roma Termini, Roma Tiburtina and Roma Ostiense.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Bruxelles-Midi   and arrive in Roma Termini.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi, which is located around 2 miles (3.2 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Roma Termini, located 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away from the city center.

Take the Brussels to Rome train with Thalys. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip from Brussels to Rome as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
On average, there is 1 train a day from Brussels to Rome. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the earliest train from Brussels to Rome at 9: 16 PM   or take the last train from Brussels to Rome leaving at 9: 16 PM. Look for the latest Brussels to Rome train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Bruxelles-Midi is the most popular Brussels railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Brussels for your trip to Rome.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+32 25282828
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 15 - 22: 00
Public transit options for Bruxelles-Central
Metro lines: 1, 5
Train lines: IC, Intercity Direct 9200, RER (S1, S2, S3, S6, S8, S10)

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