There are 11 ways to get from Scotland to Italy by plane, bus, 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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Fly Edinburgh to Bologna  •  5h 34m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bologna (BLQ) EDI - BLQ

54€ - 182€

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Fly Edinburgh to Milan Bergamo, bus  •  6h 16m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) EDI - BGY
  2. Take the bus from Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Bergamo to Milan, Milan

45€ - 287€

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Fly Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa  •  5h 52m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) EDI - MXP

60€ - 173€

Fly Glasgow to Milan Linate  •  7h 7m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GLA - LIN

99€ - 185€

Fly Edinburgh to Naples  •  6h 7m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Naples (NAP) EDI - NAP

73€ - 261€

Fly Edinburgh to Rome Ciampino  •  6h 24m

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

50€ - 174€

Fly Edinburgh to Venice, train  •  6h 58m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Venice (VCE) EDI - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna Centrale

81€ - 279€

Train  •  20h 10m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lyon Part Dieu Eil
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini Fr

457€ - 1181€

Bus  •  39h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow 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 City Centre - Bercy Seine to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station

100€ - 123€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  23h 51m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Rome

463€ - 613€

Drive, car ferry  •  25h 9m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Rome

334€ - 493€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Scotland to Italy is to fly which costs £40 - £150 and takes 6h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Scotland to Italy is to fly which costs £45 - £160 and takes 5h 34m.

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No, there is no direct train from Scotland to Italy. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Roma Termini via London St Pancras Eurostar, Lyon Part Dieu and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 10m.

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The distance between Scotland and Italy is 1972 km.

The best way to get from Scotland to Italy without a car is to train which takes 20h 10m and costs £390 - £1,100.

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It takes approximately 5h 34m to get from Scotland to Italy, including transfers.

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Scotland to Italy train services, operated by Virgin Trains, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Italy is to fly which takes 5h 34m and costs £45 - £160. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £390 - £1,100 and takes 20h 10m, you could also bus, which costs £85 - £110 and takes 39h 50m.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Bologna Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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Italy is 1h ahead of Scotland. It is currently 11:52 PM in Scotland and 12:52 AM in Italy.

Map of how to get from Scotland to Italy.
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  • Distance: 1971.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 34m

What companies run services between Scotland and Italy?

Ryanair, British Airways and eight other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Bologna every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Glasgow to Rome via London Euston, London St Pancras Eurostar, Lyon Part Dieu, and Torino Porta Susa in around 20h 10m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 310€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 310€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 310€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 310€
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Linate via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 700€
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Venice
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Edinburgh to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 360€
Flights from Edinburgh to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 360€
Flights from Edinburgh to Venice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 360€
Flights from Edinburgh to Venice via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 360€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 260€
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 260€
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 260€
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 250€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Bergamo via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 250€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Bergamo via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 250€
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome Ciampino via Santander
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 400€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 370€
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Linate via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from Edinburgh to Venice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 370€
Flights from Edinburgh to Venice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
90€ - 370€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 410€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 550€
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 350€
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 460€
Flights from Edinburgh to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 550€
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
230€ - 550€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
190€ - 650€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 650€
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
230€ - 750€
Flights from Edinburgh to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 800€
Flights from Edinburgh to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
220€ - 800€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 460€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Flights from Edinburgh to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 480€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 500€
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
120€ - 650€
Flights from Edinburgh to Venice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 460€
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 270€
Flights from Edinburgh to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 360€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
220€ - 800€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
480€ - 1400€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 850€
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Venezia Mestre to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 20€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 150€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
45€ - 70€
Base Standard
85€ - 120€
Base Premium
100€ - 150€
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 Venezia Mestre to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 21€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
19€ - 21€
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Venezia Mestre to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
8€ - 11€
Base 2nd Class
18€ - 22€
Base 1st Class
28€ - 32€
Virgin Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
170€ - 600€
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
170€ - 230€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
450€ - 600€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
180€ - 370€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
330€ - 370€
Standard
180€ - 230€
Standard Premier
240€ - 300€
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
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 Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Bergamo to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
20h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 80€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
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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 Glasgow to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators

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Scotland to Italy train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Air Dolomiti, Air France, Brussels Airlines and six other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Bologna Airport.

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There are 550+ hotels available in Italy. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 31 min and costs £1 - £6.

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