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There are 30 intercity buses per day from Bologna to Rome. Traveling by bus from Bologna to Rome usually takes around 5 hours and 59 minutes, but the fastest Itabus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 40 minutes.
|Distance||188 mi (303 km)|
|Shortest duration||4h 40m|
|Trips per day||23|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus|
How much is a bus ticket from Bologna to Rome?
Bus tickets for a trip from Bologna to Rome cost $21.16 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.
Monthly average prices
Taking the bus from Bologna to Rome is usually cheapest in October, when the average ticket price is only $17,
If you're planning to take the bus from Bologna to Rome during April, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $28. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.
What bus companies travel from Bologna to Rome?
There are 4 bus lines from Bologna to Rome available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 20 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:
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Autoservizi Salemi||1||5h 30m||$38.22|
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.
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 20 trips from Bologna to Rome, and usually makes the trip in about 6 hours and 10 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.
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The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 59 minutes to cover the 188 miles from Bologna to Rome. However, the fastest bus 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 bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses 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 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 Bologna to Rome, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
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.
Where does the bus leave from in Bologna?
Main departure station: Piazza XX Settembre 6
Bologna has two bus stations with service to Rome.
All bus stations in Bologna:
Piazza XX Settembre 6
Where does the bus arrive in Rome?
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.
All bus stations in Rome:
Largo Guido Mazzoni
Largo Mazzoni Guido 3
Via Vincenzo Giudice
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