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Journey Information

There are 11 intercity buses per day from Paris to Rome. Traveling by bus from Paris to Rome usually takes around 23 hours and 8 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 20 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance687 mi (1105 km)
Shortest duration20h 5m
Cheapest price$78.50
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Paris to Rome?

$142.12 is the average price of a bus ticket from Paris to Rome. Bus tickets on this route can be more expensive due to the length of the trip. However, taking the bus can still be a good alternative to flying. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 13 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$46.12 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Paris to Rome?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Paris to Rome. FlixBus is the only company that connects the two cities by bus available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus1123h 9m$159.86
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 11 trips from Paris to Rome, and usually makes the trip in about 23 hours and 9 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to travel from Paris to Rome?

The bus is a good, cheap option if you’re interested in viewing the countryside. Bus tickets start at just €40.45 ($45.13). Make sure to book bus tickets about 20 days out for the best price.

Many travelers fly from Paris to Rome because airlines run regularly between the two cities. But these flights can have unexpected baggage costs, and often depart from airports outside of Paris, so make sure to factor that travel into overall cost.

Is Paris or Rome cheaper?

Overall, Rome is usually a less expensive city to visit than Paris, especially when it comes to finding a place to stay. According to the website Expatistan, the cost-of-living in Rome is 23% less than the cost of living in Paris.

Is there an overnight bus from Paris to Rome?

Yes, all buses from Paris to Rome run overnight, and there are two direct overnight options. One of these boards in Paris at 7:15 p.m. (or 7:50 if you board at a later stop) and arrives in Rome at 3:20 p.m. the next day.

If you prefer to have a full day in Rome after a night on the bus, the second option leaves Paris at 1:40 p.m. and arrives in Rome at 8:40 a.m. the next morning. Make sure to book your ticket in advance—you might save up €89.63 ($100).

Is it safe to travel by bus from Paris to Rome during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Paris to Rome?

The bus takes an average of 23 hours and 8 minutes to cover the 1105 kilometers from Paris to Rome. However, the fastest bus only takes 20 hours and 5 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Rome at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Paris?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Paris to Rome, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 11 scheduled buses that travel from Paris to Rome every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

City Information

Paris

Paris, the famous City of Lights, is the premier destination of choice for people visiting France. Boasting a rich cultural heritage and world-famous culinary traditions, Paris will certainly amaze visitors with everything it has to offer. The city’s star attraction is the famous Eiffel Tower, which was constructed in 1889. An architectural marvel that has stood the test of time, the Eiffel Tower is perhaps the most iconic landmark of Paris, and visitors can take an elevator to the top for a panoramic view of the city. Another must-see iconic landmark is the Musée du Louvre, one of the best art museums in the world. At the Louvre, visitors can marvel at more than 35,000 works of art, including the world-famous Mona Lisa. If you wish to stay away from the deafening crowd, Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, the largest green space in the city, will have what you need.

Paris’ food scene is rich and vibrant, brimming with both traditional bistros and chic new restaurants. For those who enjoy a rustic French vibe, the 2ème arrondissement offers some great selections. If you feel like splurging a little bit, head over to Guy Savoy, one of the best restaurants in town.

Paris is a central hub of transportation in France and Europe, in general. Visitors can catch trains to other cities at one of the six central stations: Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est, Gare de Lyon, Gare d'Austerlitz, Gare Montparnasse, and Gare Saint-Lazare. The main bus station is Paris Bercy Bourgogne - Pays d'Auvergne located not too far from Gare d'Austerlitz. The principal airports in the city are Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, and Beauvais–Tillé Airport.

Rome

Rome is a city rich in cultural heritage, as well as one of the most romantic destinations in Europe. To fully understand the city’s extraordinary history, visitors should take the time to visit the Capitoline Museums, where the collections include hundreds of sculptures as well as the Capitoline Wolf, the symbol of Rome itself. The famous Trevi’s Fountain is also on the must-see list of many travelers. Boasting an amazing baroque design with mythological motifs, the fountain is one of the most photogenic spots in the city, and it is located near the principal shopping area. If you wish to check out some of the city’s most iconic structures, head over to the Sistine Chapel, which houses the famous fresco by Michelangelo.

Rome is every foodie’s heaven. As you explore the city’s food scene, don’t hesitate to take the chance to try out a local specialty, artichokes. The best place to try these out is at Nonna Betta. For those who want to try the famous Roma coffee, Caffe Sant'Eustachio might be the right spot.

The principal train station in Rome is the Termini station. The main bus station is Roma Tiburtina. The city’s air services are fulfilled by three airports: Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, Rome Ciampino Airport, and Roma-Urbe, of which the Leonardo da Vinci International Airport is the largest.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Paris?

Main departure station: Gare de Bercy Seine

Most buses depart from the main station in Paris.

All bus stations in Paris:

  • Gare de Bercy Seine

Where does the bus arrive in Rome?

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Main arrival station: Largo Guido Mazzoni

Rome's main long-distance bus station, known as Autostazione Tiburtina, is located on Largo Guido Mazzoni in the northeast of the city. The modern, state-of-the-art facility has several small food outlets, restrooms, and left luggage facilities. Bus companies like FlixBus and RegioJet operate routes from Tiburtina to destinations including Venice and Prague. It can be accessed via the city's metro line B and is just a short walk to Roma Tiburtina railway station. Several hotels, bars, and restaurants line the nearby Via Tiburtina for the perfect welcome to the Eternal City.

Bus stations in Rome:

  • Largo Guido Mazzoni

  • Via Vincenzo Giudice

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