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Rome - Venice Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 44 intercity buses per day from Rome to Venice. Traveling by bus from Rome to Venice usually takes around 9 hours and 49 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance245 mi (394 km)
Shortest duration6h 25m
Cheapest price$5.86
Trips per day18
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Rome to Venice?

$28.20 is the average price of a bus ticket from Rome to Venice. 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 November. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $38 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Rome to Venice in August, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $57 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Rome to Venice?

There are 3 bus lines from Rome to Venice available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 32 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
FlixBus3210h 21m$53.40
Itabus147h 41m$34.45
Marino16h 51m$83.09
  • 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 32 trips from Rome to Venice, and usually makes the trip in about 10 hours and 21 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Itabus is an Italian bus company servicing the whole peninsula, including major tourist hotspots like Rome, Trieste, and Catania. The company has both single and double-decker buses with clean, comfortable seats, complimentary WiFi, power outlets, restrooms, and air conditioning. Upgrade to a premium ticket for even larger seats and extendable armchairs.

  • Marino buses travel across Italy to cities such as Naples, Padua, and Lecce, and into neighboring countries including France, Switzerland, and Germany. Their fleet features comfortable reclining seats, air conditioning, complimentary WiFi connectivity, a restroom, and even a minibar!

Frequently Asked Questions

The best time to visit Venice is in April or October. Those months see fewer tourists, but still have reasonably good weather. Avoid summer if possible. The season is immensely popular, and you can expect the narrow streets to be congested with tourists.

The most common way to get around Venice is walking. The city is very pedestrian friendly, full of foot-bridges over the canals. That said, there are also different kinds of boats you can take to help with transport.

A vaporetto is a large, motorized boat that is like a bus on the water, with regular routes up and down the Grand Canal. A single ticket costs 7,50 euros, or you can buy a multi-use vaporetto pass at a reduced price.

A traghetto is a small ferry in which a few passengers at a time are rowed directly across the Grand Canal at various points. These trips average about 1 euro.

A gondola is the traditional boat most people associate with Venice, in which a gondolier in a striped shirt sings to you as you casually cruise down canals. These rides are more about sight-seeing than transportation, and are very expensive: On average, a 40-minute gondola ride costs about 80 euros.

And finally, the city is full of private taxi acquei (water taxis), which cost a base-charge of 13 euros, plus an additional 1,80 euros for each minute of travel. You can take a taxi acquei to the airport or train station, but the fare will be mind-numbingly expensive. We recommend you avoid these except as a last resort.

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 49 minutes to cover the 394 kilometers from Rome to Venice. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 25 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Venice. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

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

There are 44 scheduled buses that travel from Rome to Venice every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 18 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.

Venice

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A city like no other, Venice is one of the most beautiful places in the world. With historical significance during both the Middle Ages and the Italian Renaissance, Venice's culture is as deep and complex as the system of islands it is built upon.

It would be impossible to visit Venice without taking a boat trip along one of its 177 canals, lined with ornate palaces. The city of Venice has no streets, and traffic comes instead in the form of gondolas and other boats navigating through the scenic canals. The largest of these is the Grand Canal, which bisects the city.

To experience the heart of Venice, visit St. Mark's square, dominated by the sublime Byzantine architecture of St. Mark's Basilica. Tours of the famous building take place daily. Then, spend the day wandering through Venice's romantic streets and discovering the many gelaterias, souvenir shops, local boutiques, and authentic cafes, the most famous of which is Caffe Florian. This legendary cafe has hosted many celebrities over the centuries, and the original 18th-century decor remains as inviting as ever.

Venice's southern-central location in Europe makes it easily accessible from far and wide. The city's primary airport is Venice Marco Polo Airport. Venice also has two main train stations, and direct trains are available from many European cities, even all the way to Munich. In addition, bus services connect Venice to various international destinations, with the added benefit of an eye-level view of the Northern Italian landscapes.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Rome?

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Main departure 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.

All bus stations in Rome:

  • Largo Guido Mazzoni

  • Largo Mazzoni Guido 3

  • Ciampino Airport

  • Via Vincenzo Giudice

Where does the bus arrive in Venice?

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Main arrival station: Mestre Train Station

Mestre train station is one of Venice's two major train stations and is connected to Santa Lucia station by a bridge. Unlike its counterpart, Mestre is open 24 hours due to late night and early morning services. The station has high-speed, intercity, and regional trains to destinations including Naples, Rome, Munich, and Vienna. The station is not as grand as Santa Lucia but still has character in the light building with a large glass front. There are shops, cafes, and kiosks, including bakeries, MAC makeup, and McDonald's inside. Unlike its sister station, Venice Mestre isn't in Venice proper but on the mainland in Marghera.

Bus stations in Venice:

  • Mestre Train Station

  • Isola Nova del Tronchetto

  • Marco Polo Airport Park 7

  • Mestre (fermata ATVO)

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