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There are 28 intercity buses per day from Rome to Venice. Traveling by bus from Rome to Venice usually takes around 8 hours and 36 minutes, but the fastest Itabus bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 5 minutes.
|Distance||245 mi (394 km)|
|Shortest duration||6h 5m|
|Trips per day||18|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus|
How much is a bus ticket from Rome to Venice?
$8.44 is the average price of a bus ticket from Rome to Venice. 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
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 $26 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Rome to Venice in August, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $47 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.
Prices as travel date approaches
Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $26.80 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
What bus companies travel from Rome to Venice?
There are 3 bus lines from Rome to Venice available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 19 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:
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 19 trips from Rome to Venice, and usually makes the trip in about 9 hours and 8 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.
Book Itabus from Rome to Venice from $8. There are 10 trips per day offered by Itabus from Rome to Venice and you can expect on average to pay for a Itabus ticket to Venice. In Rome, Itabus departs to Venice from Largo Mazzoni Guido 3 . In Venice, Itabus arrives at Mestre Train Station and one other station.
An average trip on Itabus from Rome to Venice takes 7 hours and 19 minutes , while the fastest available Itabus trip will get you to Venice in 6 hours and 5 minutes .
On weekends, Itabus offers 11 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Venice.
Book Marino from Rome to Venice from $37. Typically there is one Marino schedule per day from Rome to Venice and you can expect on average to pay for a Marino ticket to Venice. In Rome, Marino departs to Venice from Largo Guido Mazzoni . In Venice, Marino arrives at Mestre (fermata ATVO) .
An average trip on Marino from Rome to Venice takes 7 hours and 5 minutes , while the fastest available Marino trip will get you to Venice in 6 hours and 5 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 Venice.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best time of year to visit Venice?
The best time to visit Venice is in April or October. Those months see fewer tourists, but still have reasonably good weather. Avoid summer if possible. The season is immensely popular, and you can expect the narrow streets to be congested with tourists.
How do you get around Venice?
The most common way to get around Venice is walking. The city is very pedestrian friendly, full of foot-bridges over the canals. That said, there are also different kinds of boats you can take to help with transport.
A vaporetto is a large, motorized boat that is like a bus on the water, with regular routes up and down the Grand Canal. A single ticket costs 7,50 euros, or you can buy a multi-use vaporetto pass at a reduced price.
A traghetto is a small ferry in which a few passengers at a time are rowed directly across the Grand Canal at various points. These trips average about 1 euro.
A gondola is the traditional boat most people associate with Venice, in which a gondolier in a striped shirt sings to you as you casually cruise down canals. These rides are more about sight-seeing than transportation, and are very expensive: On average, a 40-minute gondola ride costs about 80 euros.
And finally, the city is full of private taxi acquei (water taxis), which cost a base-charge of 13 euros, plus an additional 1,80 euros for each minute of travel. You can take a taxi acquei to the airport or train station, but the fare will be mind-numbingly expensive. We recommend you avoid these except as a last resort.
Is it safe to travel by bus from Rome to Venice 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 Rome to Venice?
The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 36 minutes to cover the 245 miles from Rome to Venice. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 5 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 Rome to Venice 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 Rome?
The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Rome to Venice, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
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.
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A city like no other, Venice is one of the most beautiful places in the world. With historical significance during both the Middle Ages and the Italian Renaissance, Venice's culture is as deep and complex as the system of islands it is built upon.
It would be impossible to visit Venice without taking a boat trip along one of its 177 canals, lined with ornate palaces. The city of Venice has no streets, and traffic comes instead in the form of gondolas and other boats navigating through the scenic canals. The largest of these is the Grand Canal, which bisects the city.
To experience the heart of Venice, visit St. Mark's square, dominated by the sublime Byzantine architecture of St. Mark's Basilica. Tours of the famous building take place daily. Then, spend the day wandering through Venice's romantic streets and discovering the many gelaterias, souvenir shops, local boutiques, and authentic cafes, the most famous of which is Caffe Florian. This legendary cafe has hosted many celebrities over the centuries, and the original 18th-century decor remains as inviting as ever.
Venice's southern-central location in Europe makes it easily accessible from far and wide. The city's primary airport is Venice Marco Polo Airport. Venice also has two main train stations, and direct trains are available from many European cities, even all the way to Munich. In addition, bus services connect Venice to various international destinations, with the added benefit of an eye-level view of the Northern Italian landscapes.
Where does the bus leave from in Rome?
Main departure 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
Where does the bus arrive in Venice?
Main arrival station: Mestre Train Station
Buses arrive in Venice at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.
All bus stations in Venice:
Mestre Train Station
Isola Nova del Tronchetto
Marco Polo Airport Park 7
Mestre (fermata ATVO)
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