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Buses from Milan to Rome

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Journey Information

There are 13 intercity buses per day from Milan to Rome. Traveling by bus from Milan to Rome usually takes around 8 hours and 24 minutes, but the fastest Itabus bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance297 mi (477 km)
Shortest duration7h 10m
Cheapest price$16.07
Trips per day13
Most frequent serviceItabus
Bus lines3

Price trends for buses from Milan to Rome

Monthly average prices

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What bus companies travel from Milan to Rome?

There are 3 bus lines from Milan to Rome. With 9 daily trips, Itabus 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 8m$51.74
Itabus98h 24m$30.36
Marino27h 52m$61.69

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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus 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 bus.

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?

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 24 minutes to cover the 297 miles from Milan to Rome. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 10 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?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, 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 6:00am 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 buses are there each day?

There are 13 scheduled buses that travel from Milan to Rome every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Metropolitan City of Milan to Province of Rome without transferring.

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?

Departure stations

Buses to Rome leave from 4 stations in Milan.

Bus stations in Milan:

  • Via Giuseppe Impastato

  • San Donato

  • San Donato Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Rome?

Arrival stations

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Rome.

Bus stations in Rome:

  • Largo Guido Mazzoni

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