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There are 10 ways to get from Scotland to Rome by plane, train, night train, 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 38m

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

60€ - 198€

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Fly Edinburgh to Rome Ciampino  •  6h 39m

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

29€ - 233€

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Fly Edinburgh to Rome  •  8h 31m

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

59€ - 202€

Train to Glasgow/Prestwick, fly to Rome Ciampino  •  6h 30m

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

38€ - 157€

Train via Lyon  •  21h 54m

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

456€ - 1214€

Train  •  26h 51m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Nice Ville Tgv
  4. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Roma Termini Ic

452€ - 1197€

Night train, bus, train  •  39h 9m

  1. Take the night train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Gallieni 450
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Bologna 410
  4. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini

150€ - 231€

Bus  •  39h 35m

  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

96€ - 119€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  23h 45m

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

440€ - 578€

Drive, car ferry  •  25h

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

302€ - 486€

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The cheapest way to get from Scotland to Rome is to fly which costs £26 - £220 and takes 6h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Scotland to Rome is to train and fly which costs £30 - £150 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, Rome Tiburtina Bus station via London - Victoria Coach Station and Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Scotland to Rome. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Roma Termini via London St Pancras Eurostar, Marne La Vallee Chessy, Lyon Part Dieu and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 54m.

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The distance between Scotland and Rome is 2035 km.

The best way to get from Scotland to Rome without a car is to train via Lyon which takes 21h 54m and costs £410 - £1,200.

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It takes approximately 6h 38m to get from Scotland to Rome, including transfers.

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

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Scotland to Rome train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Rome is to fly which takes 6h 38m and costs £50 - £190. Alternatively, you can train via Lyon, which costs £410 - £1,200 and takes 21h 54m, you could also bus, which costs £85 - £110 and takes 39h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Scotland to Rome.
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  • Distance: 2034.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 38m

What companies run services between Scotland and Rome, Italy?

Jet2.com, KLM and four other airlines fly from Paisley to Rome hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Glasgow to Rome via London Euston, London St Pancras Eurostar, Marne La Vallee Chessy, Lyon Part Dieu, and Torino Porta Susa in around 21h 54m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Rome via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 800€
Flights from Glasgow to Rome via London City
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 800€
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via London City
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
260€ - 750€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 310€
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 490€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Rome via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
50€ - 360€
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 270€
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 270€
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 270€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
26€ - 290€
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome Ciampino via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 290€
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 100€
Flights from Glasgow/Prestwick to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
27€ - 130€
Flights from Glasgow/Prestwick to Rome Ciampino via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 290€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
150€ - 950€
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 950€
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Glasgow to Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 250€
Malta Air
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 350€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 220€
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 330€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 260€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 300€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Brussels
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 600€
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Oslo
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 350€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
500€ - 3100€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
260€ - 750€
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Prestwick Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 21€
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
7€ - 11€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
16€ - 21€
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Prestwick Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
5€ - 9€
Anytime Day Single
10€ - 14€
Eurostar
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Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
120€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 350€
Standard
120€ - 150€
Standard Premier
170€ - 220€
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 340€
Standard
85€ - 110€
Standard Premier
130€ - 170€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
70€ - 90€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
70€ - 85€
1st Class
75€ - 90€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 65€
1st Class
55€ - 70€
Train from Lille Europe to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
8h 14m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
160€ - 230€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
160€ - 190€
1st Class
190€ - 230€
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 Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 150€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
45€ - 70€
Base Standard
85€ - 120€
Base Premium
100€ - 150€
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 Ventimiglia to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
35€ - 55€
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 Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 65€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
25€ - 35€
Smart Low Cost
22€ - 35€
Smart Flex
45€ - 65€
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
144€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from London to Paris, Gallieni
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Bologna
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Eurolines FR
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
9h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 20€
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
7h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 80€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Calais
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 50€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
21€ - 28€
Reclining Seat
26€
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
5€
2-bed inside cabin
35€ - 50€

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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, Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Rome is 1h ahead of Scotland. It is currently 2:11 AM in Scotland and 3:11 AM in Rome.

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

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Jet2.com, easyJet, KLM and British Airways offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Rome Airport.

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There are 20359+ hotels available in Rome. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Glasgow Airport is to bus which takes 9 min and costs £2 - £3.

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