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Journey Information

There are 37 intercity buses per day from Rome to Milan. Traveling by bus from Rome to Milan usually takes around 8 hours and 53 minutes, but the fastest Itabus bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance297 mi (477 km)
Shortest duration6h 50m
Cheapest price$16.35
Trips per day29
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines5

How much is a bus ticket from Rome to Milan?

$28.64 is the average price of a bus ticket from Rome to Milan. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in February. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$39 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Rome to Milan in May, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$69 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

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 16 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$15.68 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Rome to Milan?

There are 5 bus lines from Rome to Milan available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 21 daily trips, FlixBus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Autoservizi Salemi27h 31m$71.31
FlixBus219h 23m$35.83
Itabus158h 5m$27.58
Marino27h 43m$74.91
Union Ivkoni11d 0h 15m$103.66
  • Autoservizi Salemi

    Autoservizi Salemi

    Book Autoservizi Salemi from Rome to Milan from $51. There are 2 Autoservizi Salemi schedules from Rome to Milan and you can expect on average to pay for a Autoservizi Salemi ticket to Milan. In Rome, Autoservizi Salemi departs to Milan from Largo Guido Mazzoni and no other station. In Milan, Autoservizi Salemi arrives at Lampugnano and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Autoservizi Salemi from Rome to Milan takes 7 hours and 31 minutes , while the fastest available Autoservizi Salemi trip will get you to Milan in 6 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, Autoservizi Salemi offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Milan.

  • 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 21 trips from Rome to Milan, and usually makes the trip in about 9 hours and 23 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Itabus

    Itabus

    Book Itabus from Rome to Milan from $16. There are 15 Itabus schedules from Rome to Milan and you can expect on average to pay for a Itabus ticket to Milan. In Rome, Itabus departs to Milan from Largo Mazzoni Guido 3 and no other station. In Milan, Itabus arrives at Lampugnano and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Itabus from Rome to Milan takes 8 hours and 5 minutes , while the fastest available Itabus trip will get you to Milan in 6 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, Itabus offers 17 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Milan.

  • Marino

    Marino

    Book Marino from Rome to Milan from $45. There are 2 Marino schedules from Rome to Milan and you can expect on average to pay for a Marino ticket to Milan. In Rome, Marino departs to Milan from Largo Guido Mazzoni and no other station. In Milan, Marino arrives at Lampugnano and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Marino from Rome to Milan takes 7 hours and 43 minutes , while the fastest available Marino trip will get you to Milan in 6 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, Marino offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Milan.

  • Union Ivkoni

    Union Ivkoni

    Union Ivkoni was founded in Bulgaria in 1992 and quickly expanded its operations throughout Europe. Popular routes include both shorter travels within one country and long-haul international trips. Their reliable buses offer amenities to make your trip comfortable, including air conditioning, extra legroom, and power outlets. Union Ivkoni usually operates 1 trips per day on the route from Rome to Milan, and the trip usually takes 24 hours and 15 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Rome to Milan 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?

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 53 minutes to cover the 477 kilometers from Rome to Milan. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 50 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Rome to Milan for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Rome?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Rome to Milan, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 37 scheduled buses that travel from Rome to Milan every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 29 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

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.

Milan

The fashion capital of the world, Milan, is a busy city brimming with activities and lavish nightlife. In spite of its frenetic modern lifestyle, Milan is also blessed with some amazing landmarks, of which the Milan Cathedral should be given special attention. Considered the largest and most unique Gothic structure in Italy, the cathedral took about 600 years to build, and its impressive gothic details will amaze all fans of architecture. The roof of the cathedral itself is accessible, so visitors can climb up to marvel at the city’s skyline and see the cathedral’s details up close. Another spot to consider is the Santa Maria delle Grazie, which currently houses “The Last Supper,” a masterpiece by the legendary artist Leonardo da Vinci. For those who enjoy old books, the Ambrosiana Library & Picture Gallery houses a vast collection of artworks, as well as rare ancient manuscripts.

For a taste of the unique Milanese cuisine, you could consider the Gente di Mare in Darsena, which offers superb seafood. If you wish to enjoy great local pizzas, Pizzium - Via Vigevano offers great dishes.

Milano Centrale is the city’s main train station, offering access to international destinations such as Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich. The main bus station in Milan is Lampugnano, serving as the local hub for bus carriers like FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus and Union Ivkoni. The main airport in Milan is Malpensa Airport located about 32 miles northwest of the city center.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Rome?

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Departure stations

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.

All bus stations in Rome:

  • Largo Guido Mazzoni

  • Largo Mazzoni Guido 3

  • Ciampino Airport

  • Via Vincenzo Giudice

Where does the bus arrive in Milan?

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Arrival stations

The Lampugnano Bus Station is a major station in Milan. It is located on Via Giulio Natta, at the base of Monte Stella, and close to amenities such as coffee shops and restaurants. There is an indoor space to wait for your bus, but there is also outdoor seating under a wide covered area where buses board. The station is usually busy, as it welcomes many buses; FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, RegioJet, Union Ivkoni, and Itabus are just a few. Though the station is located northwest of Milan's city center in the Lampugnano district, it is easy to reach other areas thanks to the metro stop right next door to the bus station.

Bus stations in Milan:

  • Lampugnano

  • Via Giuseppe Impastato 18D

  • Lampugnano

  • San Donato

  • San Donato Bus Station

  • Milan Centrale

  • Milan Subway Cascina Gobba

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