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Journey Information

There are 26 intercity buses per day from Milan to Rome. Traveling by bus from Milan to Rome usually takes around 8 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest Marino bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance297 mi (477 km)
Shortest duration7h 15m
Cheapest price$8.69
Trips per day19
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines4

How much is a bus ticket from Milan to Rome?

$17.24 is the average price of a bus ticket from Milan to Rome. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. 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 January. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $27 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Milan to Rome in August, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $46 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 Milan to Rome?

There are 4 bus lines from Milan to Rome available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 28 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 Salemi29h 38m$40.02
FlixBus289h 31m$28.73
Itabus88h 11m$20.74
Marino27h 37m$42.84
  • 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 bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 28 trips from Milan to Rome, and usually makes the trip in about 9 hours and 31 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, 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

    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!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Milan to Rome a good day-trip?

Going from Milan to Rome by bus is too far for a day-trip. The shortest bus from Milan to Rome gets there in 7 hours, but most average a little more than 8 hours.

By train, a day-trip is more feasible—the fastest train takes about 3 hours. But even if you were to depart at 6 a.m. with plans to spend 12 hours there, you wouldn’t be able to take in all the fantastic sites Rome has to offer, from the Colosseum to the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the restaurants of the hip Trastevere neighborhood.

Is the bus ride from Milan to Rome scenic?

The bus ride from Milan to Rome is actually quite beautiful. On the road southeast toward Bologna on SS9, known as Via Aemilia, you will drive past idyllic Italian pastures and through villages like Parma and Modena.

Just outside of Bologna your route will cut south, as you pass by rolling hills and nature reserves such as Reserve Naturale Contrafforte Pliocenico. The bus ride even takes you through the outskirts of Florence, at which point you’ll cross the historic Arno River.

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

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 297 miles from Milan to Rome. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 15 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?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Milan?

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

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 26 scheduled buses that travel from Milan to Rome every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 19 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

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.

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 Milan?

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Main departure station: Lampugnano

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.

All bus stations in Milan:

  • Lampugnano

  • Lampugnano

  • Via Giuseppe Impastato 18D

  • San Donato

  • San Donato Bus Station

  • Piazza Luigi Di Savoia

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

  • Via Vincenzo Giudice

  • Ciampino Airport

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