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There are 9 ways to get from Scotland to Rome by plane, train, bus, night bus, 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 Glasgow to Rome  •  6h 40m

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

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Fly Edinburgh to Rome Ciampino  •  6h 30m

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

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Fly Edinburgh to Rome  •  8h 19m

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

Train, bus  •  28h 31m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory
  3. Take the bus from Dover to Paris 700
  4. Take the bus from Paris to Turin 729
  5. Take the train from Torino - Porta Susa to Roma Termini

Train, bus, night bus  •  28h 37m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory
  3. Take the bus from Dover to Paris 700
  4. Take the night bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Torino - Bus station
  5. Take the train from Torino - Porta Susa to Roma Termini

Train, night bus, bus  •  36h 31m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the night bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
  3. Take the bus from Paris to Rome Tiburtina Bus station

Bus  •  39h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station M11
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine 700
  3. Take the bus from Paris to Rome Tiburtina Bus station

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  23h 55m

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

Drive, car ferry  •  25h 1m

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

Scotland to Rome by train, walk, taxi and bus

The journey time between Scotland and Rome is around 29h 42m and covers a distance of around 2622 km. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 23m. The fastest journey normally takes 29h 42m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, South Eastern Trains Service, FlixBus and others, the Scotland to Rome service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Roma Termini. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
25h 19m
Layover time:
4h 23m
Total time:
29h 42m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
29h 42m
Journey distance:
2622 km
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
€294
Carbon emissions:
220 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:37
Last service departs at:
07:37

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Scotland to Rome train, walk, taxi and bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Scotland to Rome is to fly which costs £16 - £110 and takes 6h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Scotland to Rome is to fly which costs £16 - £110 and takes 6h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Scotland to Rome station. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Rome Tiburtina Bus station via London - Victoria Coach Station and Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h 10m.

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It is approximately 2035 km to get from Scotland to Rome.

The best way to get from Scotland to Rome without a car is to train and bus which takes 28h 31m and costs £250 - £750.

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It takes approximately 6h 40m to get from Scotland to Rome, including transfers.

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Scotland to Rome bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Glasgow station.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Rome is to fly which takes 6h 40m and costs £65 - £220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £80 - £130 and takes 39h 10m.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 10m.

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

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Map of how to get from Scotland to Rome.
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  • Distance: 2034.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 40m

What companies run services between Scotland and Rome, Italy?

Jet2.com, KLM and three other airlines fly from Paisley to Rome every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Rome via London - Victoria Coach Station, Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine, and Paris in around 39h 10m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Rome via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€230 - €280
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €400
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via London City
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €340
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Rome via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €290
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €250
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €250
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Bristol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€15 - €150
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome Ciampino via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€15 - €150
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome Ciampino via Sofia
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€15 - €150
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €500
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €490
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €490
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €390
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Glasgow to Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €260
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €140
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Oslo
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€95 - €210
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€220 - €250
Train operators
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 Torino - Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €110
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€35 - €55
Smart Low Cost
€35 - €55
Smart Flex
€75 - €110
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€155
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dover to Paris
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Turin
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Paris to Turin
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €31
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
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Torino - Bus station
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €27
Website
Blablabus
Night bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Torino - Bus station
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €27
Website
Blablabus
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
Blablabus
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 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
National Express
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €30
Website
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
RegioJet
Ferry operators

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Rome is 1h ahead of Scotland. It is currently 1:12 AM in Scotland and 2:12 AM in Rome.

Jet2.com, easyJet, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Rome Airport.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Glasgow Airport is to bus which takes 10 min and costs £2 - £3.

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