A step-by-step travel guide. Take the train from Hamburg to Rome

Trip duration
2 days
Travel time
15h

This is the expert's go-to travel option

Traveling from Hamburg to Rome by train is a great experience. It’s a 2 days train journey with amazing scenery, passing through Munich and Bologna on the way.

Planning a trip in the opposite direction? See the Rome to Hamburg page.

Day 1

Hamburg Germany
Munich Germany
Munich

Spend 1 night in Munich

There are plenty of great hotel options close to the Munich train station. Check out Hotels.com to get the cheapest prices.

Day 2

Munich Germany
Bologna Italy
Bologna Italy
Rome Italy
Rome

Arrive at your final destination, Rome.

Check out Hotels.com to find affordable housing in the city centre of Rome.

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Leaving from Hamburg Germany
Going to Rome Italy

Good to know when traveling from Hamburg to Rome

Travel insurance

International train journeys in Europe are covered by the CIV protection rules, a set of rules to make it easier to travel cross-boarder with train. Primarily providing compensation for lost baggage and a guarantee of onward transport.

You can find out if your journey is covered by CIV by checking the tickets. "CIV" should then be printed in a corner.

But...

...there are many cases when these rules does not apply. Therefore All Aboard advise you to have a valid travel insurance before going on your trip. It's never a fun thing either to miss a connection or to loose your luggage, we know, therefore it's very useful to have an insurance where you're fully covered.

Can I charge my phone on the train?

Most long distance trains in Europe have power sockets available. In some cases, the number of power sockets may be limited in the 2nd class cars. In 1st class, however, it's most common that there are power sockets somewhere around each seat. If it's super important to you, the best way to really know is to google the name of the train (that can be found on your ticket) and you'll find out.

Wondering if there's free wifi available? Find more information here: Is there wifi on the train?

Onboard catering & food

Most of the trains in Europe have restaurant cars open to all passengers, regardless of the fare. What is offered depends on the operator but also during what time you travel. They usually serve hot food, drinks and snacks available for all customers. Always bring a water bottle and some snacks in case of emergency.

Onboard catering during covid-19

Many train operators don't have onboard catering due to the current situation. All Aboard advise you not to consume any food and drinks that are not necessary. If possible - eat and drink when changing trains.