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Journey Information

Milan to Rome bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$29.09
Shortest Duration7h 25m
Trips per day7
Bus lines2

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 right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Milan to Rome?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $35.76 was the low point for bus fares from Milan to Rome. Buses from Rome to Milan are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $35.76 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 28 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $25.83 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 8 hours and 47 minutes to cover the 297 miles (477 kilometers) from Milan, MI to Rome, RM. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 25 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Because many passengers travel from Milan 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, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Milan?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Milan to Rome, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Milan to Rome every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

What bus companies travel from Milan to Rome?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan to Rome, Province of Rome. Of these two services, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 6 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus68h 53m$44.07
Marino27h 49m$62.62

Where does the bus leave from in Milan?

Buses to Rome leave from multiple locations in Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • Coach Station
  • San Donato
  • Via Giulio Natta - Lampugnano

Where does the bus arrive in Rome?

All buses from Milan arrive at one main station in Rome, Province of Rome:

  • Largo Guido Mazzoni

Price trends for buses from Milan to Rome

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