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Paris to Rome - How to Get From Paris to Rome

You have lots of options when planning a trip from Paris, France to Rome, Italy

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Our Thello sleeper train from Rome arrives at Paris Gare de Lyon (France).
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Paris to Rome by Airlines

Ryan Air, Wizzair and Blue Air fly from Paris Beauvais Tille Airport BVA. You can get a shuttle from Paris to this airport for €13.

EasyJet flies from Orly Airport (ORY) to Rome (Ciampino).

Many of the larger carriers fly to Rome from from Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG)

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Paris to Rome by Night Train

The night train from Paris to northern Italy is called Artesia. It takes about 14 and a half hours to get from Paris to Rome. It leaves Paris from the Gare de Bercy Train Station. You must reserve your space on the Artesia and pay a supplimental fee. If you have a France-Italy rail pass you will pay less.

Many people like this option, although even with a rail pass it could be more expensive than a budget airline. Passengers cite the scenery in southern France, eating a meal while that scenery is passing by, and having space for the kids to play.

All passengers on the Artesia sleeper trains from Paris to Italy must reserve a sleeping berth in either a sleeping-car or more economical couchette car (4 or 6 bunk-style beds.) You cannot just book a seat on these trains, although the beds convert to a seat for the morning.

For more information and ticketing on Artesia, see the Rail Europe FAQ on Premier Trains.

For a regular rail pass that covers France and Italy: France-Italy Rail Pass (Buy Direct)

Paris to Rome by Bus

Eurolines runs a bus from Paris to Rome.

Paris to Rome by Car

The driving distance between Paris and Rome is about 950 miles, or around 1530 kilometers. The fastest way to go is on the French Autoroute to the Italian Autostrada toll roads. These allow high speeds at a price.

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