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There are 10 ways to get from Vatican City to Parma by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train via Bologna  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Parma Fa / ...

€46 - €136

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Bus  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the Bus from Roma Tiburtina to Parma Marsala

€24 - €36

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Train  •  4h 32m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Parma Fr

€32 - €102

Bus via Parma  •  7h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Parma 518 / ...

€24 - €35

Drive  •  4h 20m

  1. Drive from Vatican City to Parma 460.7 km

€55 - €85

Fly to Milan Linate, shuttle  •  4h 52m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Milan Linate (LIN) FCO - LIN
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Milano Linate airport to Parma

€65 - €339

Fly to Bologna, train  •  4h 33m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Bologna (BLQ) FCO - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Parma

€62 - €210

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  6h 5m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) FCO - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Parma

€40 - €175

Fly to Florence, train  •  5h 9m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Florence (FLR) FCO - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Parma

€94 - €321

Fly to Verona, train  •  5h 51m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Verona (VRN) FCO - VRN
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Parma

€74 - €200

Vatican City to Parma by subway and train

The journey time between Vatican City and Parma is around 4h 26m and covers a distance of around 448 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 14m. Operated by ATAC S.p.A. Azienda per la mobilità, Trenitalia Frecce, ItaloTreno and others, the Vatican City to Parma service departs from Cipro and arrives in Parma. Typically 106 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 26m
Fastest journey time:
3h 14m
Journey distance:
448 km
Services per week:
106
Cheapest price:
€28
Carbon emissions:
23 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:48
Last service departs at:
23:37

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vatican City to Parma subway and train schedules

Departing Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Vatican City to Parma is to Bus, which costs €24 - €40 and takes 5h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Vatican City to Parma is to train via Bologna which costs €45 - €140 and takes 4h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vatican City to Parma. However, there are services departing from Atrio dei Quattro Cancelli and arriving at Parma via Roma Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 59m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vatican City to Parma. However, there are services departing from Cipro and arriving at Parma via Roma Termini and Bologna Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 18m.

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The distance between Vatican City and Parma is 365 km. The road distance is 460.7 km.

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The best way to get from Vatican City to Parma without a car is to train via Bologna which takes 4h 18m and costs €45 - €140.

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It takes approximately 4h 18m to get from Vatican City to Parma, including transfers.

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Vatican City to Parma bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Roma Tiburtina station.

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Vatican City to Parma train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Vatican City to Parma is to train via Bologna which takes 4h 18m and costs €45 - €140. Alternatively, you can Bus, which costs €24 - €40 and takes 5h 59m.

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Map of how to get from Vatican City to Parma.
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  • Distance: 365 km
  • Duration: 4h 18m

What companies run services between Vatican City, Vatican and Parma, Italy?

You can take a train from Vatican City to Parma via Termini, Roma Termini, and Bologna Centrale in around 4h 18m. Alternatively, Autoservizi Salemi Srl operates a bus from Roma Tiburtina to Parma once daily. Tickets cost €23 - €35 and the journey takes 4h 50m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €210
Flights from Rome to Bologna
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €150
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €430
Flights from Rome to Florence
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €650
Flights from Rome to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €140
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Rome to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€35 - €95
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€90 - €1400
Flights from Rome to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€50 - €120
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Rome to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €150
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €430
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €460
Flights from Rome to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €140
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 Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €90
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€27 - €40
Base Standard
€50 - €70
Base Premium
€60 - €90
Train from Bologna Centrale to Parma
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€5 - €15
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€5 - €8
Base Standard
€8 - €12
Base Premium
€10 - €15
Train from Roma Termini to Parma
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €100
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€30 - €45
Base Standard
€55 - €80
Base Premium
€70 - €100
Train from Milano Centrale to Parma
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€13 - €18
Base Standard
€28 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €50
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €17
Base Standard
€27 - €40
Base Premium
€30 - €50
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 Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €65
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€25 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€22 - €35
Smart Flex
€45 - €65
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€15 - €22
Smart Low Cost
€13 - €19
Smart Flex
€28 - €40
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 Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€22 - €35
Train from Bologna Centrale to Parma
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€5 - €8
Train from Milano Centrale to Parma
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €13
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 Bologna Centrale to Parma
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €17
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bologna Centrale to Parma
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€23 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenord
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
€11 - €16
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Roma Tiburtina to Parma
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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 Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Parma
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€23 - €28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Milano Linate airport to Parma
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
€31 - €34
Private
€95 - €180

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Vatican City to Parma bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Parma station.

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Vatican City to Parma train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Parma station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vatican City to Parma is 461 km. It takes approximately 4h 20m to drive from Vatican City to Parma.

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Alitalia offers flights from Rome Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 117+ hotels available in Parma. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Vatican City to Rome Airport is to train which takes 27 min and costs €7 - €9.

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