Roma / Rome to Mantova / Mantua by train

How to take the journey by direct train from Rome to Mantua/Mantova



From Roma Termini to Mantova

Journey Summary

Travel Time
3hr 31min
Travel Information

Final Destination: Mantova

This train also calls at: Roma Tiburtina and Modena

Heading to beautiful Mantova/Mantua from Rome by train has recently become a lot more straightforward due to the introduction of this direct train.
Though it is primarily aimed at business travellers, so is usually scheduled to depart daily from Roma Termini at around 19:25 and it doesn't arrive in Mantova until 23:03.

If you would rather arrive in Mantova/Mantua earlier, then seek out the journey options with only one change of train in Verona or Milano; though travelling via Verona is recommended.

1 x train per day


Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings open: 4 months ahead of the travel date - usually

Enter 'Mantova' and not 'Mantua' as the destination if you will be looking up this journey on the Treniatlia website.

The ONLY direct daily train from Roma Termini to Mantova usually departs daily from Roma Termini at 19:25 and arrives in Mantova/Mantua at 23:03.

When looking up a train journey from Rome to Mantova on the ticket agent websites, most of the options will involve changing trains in Verona.
If you use the 'other search options' link on the Trenitalia's booking service home page, you can access the 'solutions without changing' facility, which will make this direct train easier to find.

Booking an indirect train:

If you want, or need, to arrive in Mantova/Mantua before the late evening, you will have to change trains.

The best option if you want to do this is to book one of the journey options with a total travel time of 4hr 30 mins, which involve changing trains in Verona.
Those options normally allow more than 45 mins to make the connection in Verona, so it should be a stress-free transfer

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
Trenitalia from €19.90

Trenitalia Guide

Trenitlalia is the national rail operator in Italy and in addition to its cheaper types of ticket; it also typically offers other discounts available to non-Italians, which include:

  • Group Offers, provides for a discount of up to 50% when 3-5 Adults travel together.
  • Family Offer for when groups of 2 - 5 people are travelling together and at least one of the party is a aged 11 and under.
  • The Children Free Offer is available for journeys by Frecce trains, when groups of 2 - 5 people are travelling together and at least one of the party is a aged 15 and under.
    Those aged 15 and under travel for free, but the Adults will need to purchase full price 'Base' tickets.
Italia rail from €19.90

Italia rail Guide

Italiarail lives up to its name by selling tickets for rail journeys within Italy and the core feature of its service is that it is primarily designed to be used by international visitors to Italy.
So the English translations of place names are used when looking up journeys and the terms and conditions for using each type of ticket are clearly explained.
It also clearly points out the additional costs of upgrading to other classes and types of tickets while spelling out the additional benefits of doing so.
Though Italiarail will charge a booking fee, typically of around €3.

The Early Bird service

Italiarail has launched an 'early bird' pre-booking service for journeys by Frecce trains.
Tickets can be booked up to a year ahead of travel at a flat-rate price per route, before the tickets have been released for sale by Trenitalia.
If when they are placed on sale, the price is cheaper than what you have already paid to Italiarail, it will automatically refund the price difference.
Conversely, if the price is more expensive, you won't be charged the price difference.
You can also have the peace of mind of securing your seat(s) on the Frecce train(s) when you are first planning a trip.
If before the tickets are placed on sale, you decide to change your plans, you can request a refund; but once the tickets are released for sale, you will then be bound by the terms and conditions of the ticket(s) you have booked.

On this journey

Journey Features

Scenic - NoHigh Speed (partial journey)

This train takes the high speed line between Roma and Bologna.

This train will reverse direction on departure from Firenze S.M. Novella station.

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