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Buses in Italy

General Information about Italian Buses

Italy is dotted with cities renowned for architectural beauty, vast historical centers, and fascinating monuments. The Italian coach network has developed into a simple and reliable way to travel between many of Italy’s main urban regions and centers. Within cities, suburban areas rely heavily on public transport, in some cases enhanced by private operators, and integrated with trams, trolley buses, and electric vehicles. Greater development of long-distance and suburban transport has meant bus options now provide travelers in Italy great options and reasonable prices to allow it to better compete with the train network.

Book your Italian Bus Ticket with Omio


The first step of taking a bus in Italy is by booking your ticket. But there are already many questions: where to book your ticket, online on the company's website or directly in the bus station in Italy? How to book a cheap bus ticket in Italy?


  • Online booking: You can book your e-ticket online directly on Omio. To book a bus in Italy you can do it with Baltour or Marino Bus depending on the company you have chosen. You can use the Omio app, to buy your bus ticket in English, and to compare over 300 train and bus companies.

Buses to Rome
Buses to Florence
Buses to Venice
Buses to Milan

Bus Companies in Italy

Everything you need to know about Italian Buses

The main bus providers in Italy include Ibus, which is an alliance of 9 operators (Baltour, Bus Consortium, Di Fonzo, Satam The Group Overview, Intersaj, Bus Marino, Rome Marche Lines, and Autoservizi Salemi Sulga) and Italybus which offers national, international and long-distance connections. The company Motorway is also a popular provider and connects the center of Milan and Turin with Milan Malpensa, Linate, Orio al Serio and the mountain and beach resorts in the northeast. Interbus and Saj also operate frequent connections between Sicily and Calabria. Italy's bus transport is divided into city buses, intra-urban, suburban (covering the connections between regions) and long-distance coach services used mainly for links to tourist destinations. City buses are used mostly for transit and have limited facilities outside the standard ones such as wheelchair accessibility and the capacity to carry small to average amounts of luggage. When traveling with suburban or regional services, you can usually expect the buses to provide air conditioning, Wi-Fi, TV entertainment, toilets, discounts for children and seniors as per the provider, bicycles and large luggage transport, as well as the possibility of bringing pets.


Baltour: Baltour, a subsidiary of Eurolines, is the main bus company in Italy and the Adriatic zone. Baltour travels to over 500 destinations across 17 Italian regions and 23 European countries. Over 4 million passengers travel with Baltour every year.


BusCenter: Buscenter is an Italian bus company which combines 5 different bus lines under one brand: Segesta, Interbus, Onbus, Etna Trasporti and Sicilbus. BusCenter's head office is located in Palermo and offers bus routes throughout Italy and abroad. Buscenter also offers a regional transport service in Sicily, with transport to and from the airports of Trapani and Palermo, making it possible to reach Puglia or Northern Italy from the island.


Flixbus: FlixBus is the primary bus company in Germany and is now rapidly expanding its coverage throughout Europe. FlixBus operates routes to dozens of cities in Italy including Rome, Florence, Milan, Venice, Pisa, Turin, Naples and Palermo.


Hellö: Hellö travels to 25 destinations across 6 European countries. Hellö buses travel to multiple cities in northern Italy including Milan, Venice, Verona, Genoa, Bolzano, Udine, and Trieste.


Ouibus: Ouibus is one of France's main bus companies, operating over 180 routes both throughout the country and internationally. Ouibus travels to Milan, Turin, and Genoa in northern Italy from multiple cities in France.


RegioJet: RegioJet (the rebranded name of Student Agency) is the main bus company in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. RegioJet also travels to multiple cities in Italy including Milan, Venice, Padua, Bologna, Genoa, Udine, Florence, Rome, and Naples.

Popular Bus Destination in Italy

 

Popular Bus Routes in Italy

Most Popular Buses to Rome



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Most Popular Buses to Florence



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Most Popular Buses to Venice



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Most Popular Buses to Milan



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Day Trips in Italy

If you're heading to one of Italy's big cities and want to explore the surrounding areas then take a look our helpful map below that has suggestions for cheap and easy day trip around Italy by train or bus.



The journey prices were taken on Omio.com on the 7th November 2017 for a one way ticket one month in advance of the trip. The prices may be subject to change.

The prices were taken on the 21st November 2017 originally in euros and converted into the applicable currencies for each country.



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