Roma Termini railway station

railway station in Italy

Roma Termini (IATA: XRJ) is the main railway station of Rome, Italy. It is named after the district of the same name, which took its name from ancient Baths of Diocletian (in Latin, thermae), which is across the street from the main entrance.[1][2] It is Italy's busiest railway station and the fifth-busiest in Europe, with about 150 million passengers per year,[3] and with 850 trains in transit per day.[4]

Roma Termini
General information
LocationPiazzale dei Cinquecento
00185 Rome
Coordinates41°54′03″N 12°30′07″E / 41.90083°N 12.50194°E / 41.90083; 12.50194,
Owned byRete Ferroviaria Italiana
Operated byGrandi Stazioni
Other information
Opened1862; 162 years ago (1862)
Façade of the first permanent Termini station, circa 1890. The obelisk on the right, a memorial to Italian casualties in battle of Dogali, is now in a nearby street, via delle Terme di Diocleziano.
Exterior of the station building
(Feb 2017)
Interior of the station building
(Feb 2017)
Platforms and concourse area is separated by ticket control gate for security reason
(Feb 2017)
Concourse area
(Feb 2017)



The station has regular train services to all major Italian cities, as well as daily international services to Munich, Geneva, and Vienna. With 32 platforms,[5] Roma Termini is the joint largest railway station in Europe, tied with Paris' Gare du Nord and Munich's München Hbf.

Termini is also the main hub for public transport in Rome. Two Rome Metro lines (A and B) meet at Termini metro station, and a major bus station is located at Piazza dei Cinquecento, the square in front of the station. The main tram lines of the city cross at Porta Maggiore, some 1,500 metres (4,900 ft) east of the station.

On 23 December 2006, the station was dedicated to Pope John Paul II.[6]


  1. Guida d'Italia. Roma. Milan: Touring Club Italiano. 1999. p. 162.: "il toponimo deriva dalle terme di Diocleziano" ("the toponym derives from the Baths of Diocletian").
  2. "Piazza di Termini: A Timeline of Urban Development".
  3. "The Busiest Railway Stations In Europe". 28 August 2017.
  4. "Roma Termini, Grandi Stazioni Rail" (in Italian).
  5. "Trains to Roma Termini". Trainline. Retrieved 16 November 2023.
  6. "Roma Termini" (in Italian). Grandi Stazioni. 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2023.