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There are 7 ways to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Rome by plane, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly to Rome Ciampino  •  3h 46m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) EDI - CIA

€28 - €134

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Fly to Rome  •  5h 43m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Rome (FCO) EDI - FCO

€88 - €187

Fly to Naples, train  •  5h 32m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Naples (NAP) EDI - NAP
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini

€63 - €347

Bus  •  42h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  3. Take the bus from Paris to Rome Tiburtina Bus station

€102 - €128

Train, bus  •  2 days 20h

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

€212 - €457

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  23h 53m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Rome

€432 - €567

Drive, car ferry  •  25h 10m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Rome

€301 - €446

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Rome by bus

The bus journey time between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and Rome is around 2 days 13h and covers a distance of around 2649 km. The fastest bus normally takes 2 days 6h. Operated by Edinburgh Trams, Scottish Citylink, National Express and others, the Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Rome bus service departs from Edinburgh Airport and arrives in Rome Tiburtina Bus station. Typically two buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
2 days 13h
Fastest bus time:
2 days 6h
Buses per week:
2
Cheapest price:
€102
Carbon emissions:
330 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
08:03
Last bus departs at:
18:28

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Rome bus schedules

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International entry into Italy from United Kingdom

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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from United Kingdom

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
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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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Rules to follow in Italy

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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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.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Italy.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Rome is to fly, which costs £24 - £120 and takes 3h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Rome is to fly which costs £24 - £120 and takes 3h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Rome station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh Airport and arriving at Rome Tiburtina Bus station via Edinburgh, London - Victoria Coach Station and Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42h 9m.

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The distance between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and Rome is 1935 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Rome without a car is to bus which takes 42h 9m and costs £85 - £110.

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It takes approximately 3h 46m to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Rome, including transfers.

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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Rome bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Rome is to fly which takes 3h 46m and costs £24 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £85 - £110 and takes 42h 9m.

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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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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Rome.
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  • Distance: 1935.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 46m

What companies run services between Edinburgh Airport (EDI), Scotland and Rome, Italy?

Ryanair flies from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Rome 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Rome via Edinburgh St. Andrew Square, Edinburgh, London Victoria Coach Station, London - Victoria Coach Station, Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine, and Paris in around 42h 9m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€26 - €260
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome Ciampino via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€26 - €260
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome Ciampino via Krakow
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€26 - €260
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome Ciampino via Weeze
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€26 - €260
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€29 - €140
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Valencia
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €230
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Bristol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €250
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Geneva
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€65 - €230
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €300
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €230
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €350
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €470
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€300 - €420
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€300 - €420
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €410
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €1400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €250
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €290
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €380
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€310 - €490
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€310 - €490
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €320
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €270
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €280
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €350
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €500
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Oslo
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €190
Train operators
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 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€18 - €25
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
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 - €27
Smart Low Cost
€17 - €24
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
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 2 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
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
€14 - €29
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€26 - €29
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
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 Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
National Express
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 London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Blablabus
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 Paris to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€65 - €80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Book at
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
Ferry operators

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Rome is 1h ahead of Edinburgh Airport (EDI). It is currently 9:03 PM in Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and 10:03 PM in Rome.

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