Rome is a perfect mix of history, culture, and vibrant street life. It’s a beauty in ruins, a testament to why it was once one of the most powerful empires in the world. With the Colosseum and the Pantheon still standing proud, a trip to Rome is like going back in time.
Surrounded by Rome is a world of its own – Vatican City – which draws millions of believers and non-believers alike. The jaw-dropping architecture and art in St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museums are not to be missed!
3 ways to get from Naples to Rome
There are 3 ways to travel the 225km distance from Naples to Rome: a 1.5 to 3-hour train, a 2.5 to 3-hour bus, and a 2-hour-40-minute private transfer. Rates range between €6 ($6) and €300 ($300).
We recommend travelling by train from Naples to Rome. Train stations for both cities are located in the centre so it’s very convenient. The regional and high-speed trains on this route also offer several departures hourly from morning to night. Ticket prices start from €13 ($13) for a 3-hour regional train, while high-speed trains start from €27 ($27).
The bus is the cheapest option with fares from €6 ($6).The bus station in Rome is located outside the city centre, so you may need an extra Metro ride to get to your final destination. There are also buses that you can book if you’re heading directly to the airport.
Looking for a private transfer? You can also take a 2-hour-40-minute taxi from Naples to Rome. Rates for this door-to-door transfer start from €300 ($300). We don’t think it’s worth it especially because the train is already very efficient. That’s unless you’re travelling with kids, elderly or lots of luggage.
Travelling by train from Naples to Rome gives you a lot of choices when it comes to the schedule. There are several departures per hour from 05:00 to 22:18. You can choose from 2 types of trains too.
For this route, regional trains are the cheapest with rates from €13 ($13). Travel time is 3 hours, about twice as long as the high-speed trains. If you’re not in a hurry, we suggest taking a regional train.
You can also choose between 3 high-speed trains when travelling from Naples to Rome. The cheaper train is the 2-hour Intercity train for €27 ($27).
If you want to get to Rome more quickly, you can travel with Italo which takes 1.5 hours, while Freccia trains just take about 1 hour 15 minutes. These trains run 3-4 times per hour and are more expensive.
Below is a more detailed breakdown of train fares and schedules from Naples to Rome.
For guaranteed seats, especially when travelling during the busy season (June to September), it’s best to buy your tickets online beforehand. We recommend purchasing them via Omio for its really simple and easy-to-use interface and the best ticket prices.
To get the best rates possible, book your ticket online at least a few days prior to your trip. MarinoBus is easily available on BookAway while you can book FlixBus through its own website.
Airport transfer from Naples to Rome
Do you plan on going straight to one of Rome’s airports after exploring Naples? A Fumiciano Express shuttle bus can take you from Naples Metropark to either Fiumicino Airport or Ciampino Airport in just 2.5 hours.
Fares for the airport transfer costs €28 ($28). Below are the shuttle bus schedules.
You can easily book a ticket through BookAway in advance.
Naples to Rome by Private Transfer
Duration: 2hrs 40m
Cost: €300 ($300)
Duration: 2hrs 40m
Cost: €300 ($300)
Thinking of taking a private transfer from Naples to Rome? With taxi rates from €300 ($300), it’s quite expensive even when you’re travelling with a group.
We don’t really recommend booking a taxi since there is already a very efficient and cheap train system between the 2 cities. But if you’re travelling with persons with limited mobility or really bulky luggage, then it might be worth considering. Travel time with a taxi is around 2 hours 20 minutes.
There are a few ways you can get a private transfer from Naples to Rome. You can ask your hotel to call one for you, and you will be picked up from your hotel immediately. Taxis are also available at taxi stands, which can be found around the city.
Another option is to book a Private Transfer online beforehand. BookAway offers various vehicles. Although it’s more expensive, you will be guaranteed a ride at your desired date and time. Rates start from €300 ($300) for a 3-seater car and €4365 ($4365) for an 8-seater minivan.