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There are 12 ways to get from Buchanan bus Station to Rome by bus, plane, train, bus and ferry, night train, car, car train or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Rome Ciampino  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) EDI - CIA

€39 - €154

Cheapest option

Train to Glasgow/Prestwick, fly to Rome Ciampino  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Prestwick Intl Airport
  2. Fly from Glasgow/Prestwick (PIK) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) PIK - CIA

€31 - €126

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Fly Glasgow to Rome  •  7h 18m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Rome (FCO) GLA - FCO

€83 - €304

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Rome  •  8h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Rome (FCO) EDI - FCO

€98 - €210

Fly Glasgow to Rome Ciampino  •  8h 36m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) GLA - CIA

€93 - €198

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Naples, train  •  8h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Naples (NAP) EDI - NAP
  3. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini

€71 - €362

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  35h 38m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Ulm
  3. Take the bus from Ulm ZOB to Verona
  4. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini Fr / ...

€290 - €818

Bus, bus and ferry  •  38h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Paris 803 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Paris to Rome Tiburtina Bus station

€105 - €142

Train, bus and ferry, night train  •  40h 39m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Salzburg
  3. Take the night train from Salzburg Hbf to Roma Termini Nj

€293 - €758

Train, bus  •  2 days 20h

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Sheffield
  2. Take the bus from Sheffield to Prague Florenc
  3. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Rome, Largo Mazzoni

€238 - €494

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  23h 54m

  1. Drive from Buchanan bus Station to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Rome

€435 - €571

Drive, car ferry  •  25h 1m

  1. Drive from Buchanan bus Station to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Rome

€305 - €451

Glasgow (GLA) to Rome (FCO) flights

The flight time between Glasgow (GLA) and Rome (FCO) is around 5h 50m and covers a distance of around 1974 km. The fastest flight normally takes 3h 10m. Services are operated by Jet2.com, KLM, easyJet and others. Typically 49 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
5h 50m
Fastest flight journey time:
3h 10m
Flight distance:
1974 km
Flights per week:
49
Cheapest price:
€67
Carbon emissions:
400 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:05
Last flight departs at:
16:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow (GLA) to Rome (FCO) flight schedules

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  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rome is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rome is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Rome is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

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Last updated: 20 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Buchanan bus Station to Rome is to bus and fly which costs £30 - £140 and takes 6h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Buchanan bus Station to Rome is to bus and fly which costs £30 - £140 and takes 6h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Buchanan bus Station to Rome station. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Rome Tiburtina Bus station via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, London, Lille and Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38h 55m.

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The distance between Buchanan bus Station and Rome is 1967 km.

The best way to get from Buchanan bus Station to Rome without a car is to train and bus and ferry and bus which takes 35h 38m and costs £240 - £700.

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It takes approximately 6h 43m to get from Buchanan bus Station to Rome, including transfers.

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Buchanan bus Station to Rome bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Rome Ciampino Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 55m.

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Buchanan bus Station to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Rome is 1h ahead of Buchanan bus Station. It is currently 9:28 PM in Buchanan bus Station and 10:28 PM in Rome.

Map of how to get from Buchanan bus Station to Rome.
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  • Distance: 1966.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 43m

What companies run services between Buchanan bus Station, Scotland and Rome, Italy?

Jet2.com, KLM and four other airlines fly from Buchanan bus Station to Rome every 4 hours.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€26 - €260
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome Ciampino via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€26 - €260
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome Ciampino via Krakow
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€26 - €260
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome Ciampino via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€26 - €260
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome Ciampino via Weeze
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€26 - €260
Flights from Glasgow to Rome Ciampino via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 27m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €350
Flights from Glasgow to Rome Ciampino via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€170 - €350
Flights from Glasgow to Rome Ciampino via Krakow
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €500
Flights from Glasgow to Rome Ciampino via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €320
Flights from Glasgow to Rome Ciampino via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€65 - €340
Flights from Glasgow/Prestwick to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€19 - €90
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€29 - €140
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Rome via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €390
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €230
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via London City
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €230
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€100 - €470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €410
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€300 - €420
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€300 - €420
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Rome via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €230
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €300
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€85 - €300
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Glasgow to Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €370
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €440
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €250
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €320
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Oslo
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€75 - €190
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€130 - €500
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €450
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Prestwick Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €28
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€9 - €14
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€21 - €28
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€19 - €26
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €110
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€30 - €50
Base Standard
€60 - €85
Base Premium
€75 - €110
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €28
Smart Low Cost
€17 - €25
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€27 - €80
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€29 - €45
Smart Low Cost
€27 - €40
Smart Flex
€55 - €80
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €21
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €30
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€27 - €30
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Salzburg Hbf to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
11h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Nightjet
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Scottish Citylink
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Ulm
Ave. Duration
18h 14m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
22h 27m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€65 - €80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lille to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Sheffield to Prague Florenc
Ave. Duration
40h 47m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Schedules at
eurobus.sk
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eurobus.sk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Rome, Largo Mazzoni
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
RegioJet
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