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How to Travel From Rome to Paris

Flights, Trains and Car Rental Options


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Are you planning a trip from Rome to Paris but are having trouble sifting through your options to decide whether to travel by train, plane or car? Rome is a little under 700 miles from Paris, which may lead you to assume that flying is the best option. This certainly is the most pragmatic choice if you need to get to Paris as quickly as possible, but if you have a bit more time to enjoy, taking the train or renting a car can offer a more picturesque, and potentially more relaxing and enjoyable, way of traveling.


International carriers including Alitalia and Air France and low-cost regional companies such as Easyjet and Ryanair offer daily flights from Rome to Paris, arriving at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport. Flight times are roughly two hours. Flights to Beauvais Airport located in the far outskirts of Paris (including some Ryanair flights) tend to be a cheaper option, but you'll need to plan on at least an extra hour and fifteen minutes to get to central Paris.


You can get to Paris from Rome in roughly 10 hours and 30 minutes if you take the train on the Italian side to Milan Centrale and then head on to Paris Gare de Lyon from there. On the French side, you'll be on the high-speed TGV rails, which will speed the journey from there. Direct night trains are also available.

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Get There by Car

It can take thirteen hours or more to get to Paris from Rome by car, but it can be an enjoyable way to see large stretches of Italy and France. Expect to pay toll fees at several points throughout the trip, though.

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If you're arriving in Paris by plane, you'll need to figure out how to get to the center of the city from the airports.

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