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Journey Information

There are 29 intercity buses per day from Bologna to Rome. Traveling by bus from Bologna to Rome usually takes around 5 hours and 51 minutes, but the fastest Itabus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance188 mi (303 km)
Shortest duration4h 40m
Cheapest price$9.18
Trips per day24
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines5

How much is a bus ticket from Bologna to Rome?

The average price for a bus ticket to Rome is $18.28, This is a superb deal on a bus trip, one of the best that we have seen. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $22 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Bologna to Rome in May, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $42 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 Bologna to Rome?

There are 5 bus lines from Bologna to Rome available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 16 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 Salemi15h 0m$39.88
FlixBus166h 17m$21.40
Itabus145h 2m$15.52
Marino14h 53m$41.84
Union Ivkoni21d 22h 45m$114.47
  • Autoservizi Salemi

    Autoservizi Salemi

    Book Autoservizi Salemi from Bologna to Rome from $29. Typically there is one Autoservizi Salemi schedule per day from Bologna to Rome and you can expect on average to pay for a Autoservizi Salemi ticket to Rome. In Bologna, Autoservizi Salemi departs to Rome from Bus Stop . In Rome, Autoservizi Salemi arrives at Largo Guido Mazzoni .

    An average trip on Autoservizi Salemi from Bologna to Rome takes 5 hours and 0 minutes , while the fastest available Autoservizi Salemi trip will get you to Rome in 4 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, Autoservizi Salemi offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Rome.

  • 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 16 trips from Bologna to Rome, and usually makes the trip in about 6 hours and 17 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 Bologna to Rome from $9. There are 14 trips per day offered by Itabus from Bologna to Rome and you can expect on average to pay for a Itabus ticket to Rome. In Bologna, Itabus departs to Rome from Bus Stop . In Rome, Itabus arrives at Largo Mazzoni Guido 3 .

    An average trip on Itabus from Bologna to Rome takes 5 hours and 2 minutes , while the fastest available Itabus trip will get you to Rome in 4 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, Itabus offers 15 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Rome.

  • Marino

    Marino

    Book Marino from Bologna to Rome from $39. Typically there is one Marino schedule per day from Bologna to Rome and you can expect on average to pay for a Marino ticket to Rome. In Bologna, Marino departs to Rome from Piazza XX Settembre 6 . In Rome, Marino arrives at Largo Guido Mazzoni .

    An average trip on Marino from Bologna to Rome takes 4 hours and 53 minutes , while the fastest available Marino trip will get you to Rome in 4 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, Marino offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Rome.

  • 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 2 trips per day on the route from Bologna to Rome, and the trip usually takes 46 hours and 45 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Bologna 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 Bologna to Rome?

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 51 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.

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

Because many passengers travel from Bologna to Rome at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Bologna?

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.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 29 scheduled buses that travel from Bologna to Rome every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 24 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.

Station Information

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

  • Bus Stop

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.

All bus stations in Rome:

  • Largo Guido Mazzoni

  • Largo Mazzoni Guido 3

  • Ciampino Airport

  • Via Vincenzo Giudice

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