The only direct train service between München/Munich and Roma/Rome is provided by the overnight Nightjet train, but it's also a straightforward and stunningly beautiful journey by day.
Take one of the daily EC trains through the mountains to Bologna and connect there for a high speed train on to Roma
The train is USUALLY scheduled to depart from Munchen Hbf at 20:09 and arrive in Roma Termini at 09:10.
Apparently this train no longer calls in Arezzo, Chiusi-Chianciano-Terme or Orvieto.
1 x train per night
Book ealy and save: Yes
Online bookings open:
6 months ahead of the travel date on OBB*
3 months ahead of the travel date on DB Bahn
These trains are provided by Austria's national rail operator, OBB, they travel through Austria on this journey between Germany and Italy.
The train conveys:
The first price you will see on the OBB ticketing site will be for the compartment seats.
Click the yellow train button above for more info including the rail pass reservation fees:
Using rail passes:
Rail pass users must reserve before boarding this train.
However, these rail pass reservations can NO longer be booked online the DB website, but you can now book rail pass reservations without paying booking fees on the OBB website (OBB operates these trains).
Though the process for doing so isn't particularly obvious, hence the step-by-step guide.
Or you can avoid the booking fees by arranging the reservations when you arrive in Germany, by purchasing them at a Reisezentrum travel desk, which you will find in any hauptbahnhof.
Though it's best to do this at the first hauptbahnhof (city centre station) that you will arrive at, the later you leave booking your accommodation, the more likely it is that your preferences will be sold out.
Making the rail pass reservation in advance online is particularly recommended if you will be traveling between June and September.
If you wait until arriving in Munich/Munchen to reserve, your first choice of accommodation on the train may have sold out.
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