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

Trip duration
2 days
Travel time
21h

This is the expert's go-to travel option

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

Day 1

Rome Italy
Verona Italy
Verona

Grab a quick bite and switch trains in Verona.

Verona Italy
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
Hamburg Germany
Hamburg

Get some snacks and hop on the next train in Hamburg.

Hamburg Germany
Copenhagen Denmark
Copenhagen Denmark
Malmö Sweden
Malmö

Arrive at your final destination, Malmö.

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

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Leaving from Rome Italy
Going to Malmö Sweden

Good to know when traveling from Rome to Malmö

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.

What happens if I miss my connecting train?

Missed trains connections are always possible due to delays, cancellations or just bad luck. Here's a few things to think about:

Before you travel

  • Make sure you have enough time to begin with. Check all the connecting trains and give yourself some extra time to make the changes.
  • Make sure that you have a travel insurance that include missed connections due to things out of your own control.

If you've missed your train

International rail travel is protected by the CIV rules - which means you're usually allowed to travel on the next available train free of charge.

  • Save all documentation and tickets, you'll need them later to make a claim.
  • Ask the ticket inspector to validate your tickets as evidence of the delay.
  • When arriving at the next station ask the staff on what to do next.

Long distance train trips

If you have multiple connecting trains and your first train is delayed, your whole journey might be affected. Remember that if you have to buy new tickets or accommodation as an effect of the delay, save all receipts for your travel insurer.

Special luggage allowance

A great thing with traveling by train is that there are no extra fees for bringing all you luggage. But a rule to have in mind is that the bags you bring on board should be able to be carried by one single person.

Usually there are luggage racks above the seats and more storage in dedicated places on the train. The standard dimensions of the luggage racks are 70 x 50 cm.

You can bring things like

  • Pushchairs and strollers
  • Folding bikes, scooters
  • Sports equipment (e.g. skis, surfboards)

Can I bring my bike?

There are some operators that allow you to bring your regular bike. Some trains do allow this off peak hours and you might need a separate reservation. Unfortunately we're not able to sell these at All Aboard, yet.