There are 4 ways to get from Rome to L'Aquila by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  1h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to L'Aquila 551 / ...

8€ - 13€

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Rideshare  •  1h 39m

  1. Take the rideshare from Rome to L'Aquila 118.3 km

6€

2 alternative options

Train  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Terni Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Terni to L'aquila Re

14€ - 60€

Drive  •  1h 11m

  1. Drive from Rome to L'Aquila 116.7 km

16€ - 24€

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to L'Aquila is to rideshare which costs 6€ and takes 1h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to L'Aquila is to drive which costs 16€ - 24€ and takes 1h 11m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station station and arriving at L'Aquila. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to L'Aquila. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at L'aquila via Terni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 3m.

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The distance between Rome and L'Aquila is 89 km. The road distance is 116.7 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to L'Aquila without a car is to bus which takes 1h 25m and costs 8€ - 13€.

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The bus from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to L'Aquila takes 1h 25m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Rome to L'Aquila bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Rome to L'Aquila train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome to L'Aquila is to bus which takes 1h 25m and costs 8€ - 13€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 13€ - 60€ and takes 4h 3m.

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Map of how to get from Rome to L'Aquila.
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  • Distance: 89.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 25m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and L'Aquila, Italy?

FlixBus operates a bus from Rome to L'Aquila hourly. Tickets cost 8€ - 11€ and the journey takes 1h 25m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to L'Aquila via Terni in around 4h 3m.

Train operators
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 Roma Termini to Terni
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
Train from Terni to L'aquila
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 15€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
13€ - 15€
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 Roma Termini to Terni
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 25€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
7€ - 9€
Base 2nd Class
13€ - 17€
Base 1st Class
22€ - 25€
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 Roma Termini to Terni
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 15€
Base Standard
25€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to L'Aquila
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Start SPA
BonelliBus s.a.s.
Phone
+39 0541662069
Website
bonellibus.it
Bus from Roma to L'Aquila - Hotel Amiternum
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
10€ - 11€
Schedules at
bonellibus.it
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rome to L'Aquila
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
6€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Rome to L'Aquila bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at L'Aquila station.

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Rome to L'Aquila train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at L'aquila station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to L'Aquila is 117 km. It takes approximately 1h 11m to drive from Rome to L'Aquila.

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Book your Rome to L'Aquila bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 266+ hotels available in L'Aquila. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Rome and L'Aquila. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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