Coaches from Bologna to Rome

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Journey Information

There are 34 intercity coaches per day from Bologna to Rome. Traveling by coach from Bologna to Rome usually takes around 5 hours and 50 minutes, but the fastest Itabus coach can make the trip in 4 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance188 mi (303 km)
Shortest duration4h 40m
Cheapest price£5.68
Trips per day29
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Coach lines5

How much is a coach ticket from Bologna to Rome?

The average price for a coach ticket to Rome is £16.35, This is a superb deal on a coach trip, one of the best that we have seen. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on coach tickets everytime, we search all of the best coach options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest coach ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a coach ticket is expected to be just £16 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Bologna to Rome in August, expect to spend more on your coach trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £30 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 coach companies travel from Bologna to Rome?

There are 5 coach lines from Bologna to Rome available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 20 daily trips, FlixBus usually has the most coaches running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Autoservizi Salemi15h 30m£26.46
FlixBus206h 14m£20.09
Itabus154h 54m£12.49
Marino14h 41m£23.22
Union Ivkoni13d 1h 45m£137.62
  • Autoservizi Salemi

    Autoservizi Salemi

    Autoservizi Salemi is an Italian bus company that travels the length of the Italian peninsula daily. Some notable routes include stops in Milan, Florence, Bologna, Marsala, and Palermo. Their modern buses have excellent amenities including air conditioning, power outlets, restrooms, WiFi, and snacks and drinks for sale.

  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity coach companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 20 trips from Bologna to Rome, and usually makes the trip in about 6 hours and 14 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Itabus

    Itabus

    Itabus is an Italian bus company servicing the whole peninsula, including major tourist hotspots like (Rome)(/bus-tickets/it-rm/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 extenable armchairs.

  • Marino

    Marino

    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!

  • 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 coaches 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 Bologna to Rome, and the trip usually takes 73 hours and 45 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Bologna to Rome during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach 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, coach 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 coach 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 coach.

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 coach ride from Bologna to Rome?

The coach takes an average of 5 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 188 miles from Bologna to Rome. However, the fastest coach only takes 4 hours and 40 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach 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 coach?

"Tuesday is usually the day of the week when coaches are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Bologna?

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Bologna to Rome, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach schedules are there most days?

There are 34 scheduled coaches that travel from Bologna to Rome every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 29 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach 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.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Bologna?

Main departure station: Piazza XX Settembre 6

Bologna has two coach stations with service to Rome.

All coach stations in Bologna:

  • Piazza XX Settembre 6

  • Bus Stop

Where does the coach arrive in Rome?

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Main arrival station: Largo Guido Mazzoni

Rome's main long-distance coach 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. Coach 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.

Coach stations in Rome:

  • Largo Guido Mazzoni

  • Largo Mazzoni Guido 3

  • Ciampino Airport

  • Via Vincenzo Giudice

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