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

Trip duration
2 days
Travel time
24h

This is the expert's go-to travel option

Traveling from Rome to Amsterdam by train is a great experience. It’s a 2 days train journey with amazing scenery, passing through Milan, Zürich and Frankfurt on the way.

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

Day 1

Rome Italy
Milan Italy
Milan Italy
Zürich Switzerland
Zürich

Spend 1 night in Zürich

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

Day 2

Zürich Switzerland
Frankfurt Germany
Frankfurt

Have a nice lunch and switch trains in Frankfurt.

Frankfurt Germany
Amsterdam Netherlands
Amsterdam

Arrive at your final destination, Amsterdam.

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

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Good to know when traveling from Rome to Amsterdam

First and second class

Wouldn’t it be great if there were only a few, standardized, alternatives when choosing class? We agree. However, the train operators themselves choose what they call their different class options, which means they tend to be called things like "Sparpreis", "Super Flex Premium" and sometimes just "Seat". This is not ideal and we are working actively to standardize how ticket options are listed in our service.

Which option you choose to travel with is entirely up to you. The more expensive options usually mean better comfort. If you feel unsure about what applies to each class option, you can check it out on the train operators' websites, or in their terms and conditions.

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.