Reaching Italy By Bus and Coach
There are many comfortable coach services that take passengers over the alpine borders into Italy. The Eurolines consortium, which gathers together the main European coach travelling companies, has information offices in the main towns and cities, and offers services departing from over thirty locations throughout Italy. These coaches offer all the services and facilities necessary for a comfortable journey, and of course offer services to and from the major cities such as Milan, Rome and Florence
The cities, towns, villages and hamlets of Italy are connected by efficient bus and coach services that allow visitors to travel around and explore all the sights and attractions the country has to offer. A range of scheduled passenger transport routes are available to travel the length and breadth of the country.
The numerous companies that operate in Italy guarantee connections both between small country villages and small and medium-sized towns and rapid, efficient transport services between major cities. To travel to smaller cities or country towns and villages, coaches are generally a cheaper and more convenient option than trains.
Departure and arrival times can be consulted at the local information offices, as well as local tourist information and tourist board offices. In larger cities, tickets can be purchased directly from the travel company offices or from travel agencies, while in smaller towns and villages it is easier to purchase them from the local bars or directly from the driver. It is not compulsory to book seats, although it is advisable to do so for longer or overnight journeys.
For any information you may require on destinations, timetables and fares, you can consult both travel portals and the official websites of the various companies.
Sita S.p.A. - www.sitabus.it (particularly for buses coming from Veneto, Tuscany, Campania, Basilicata and Puglia)
Arpa - www.arpaonline.it (Abruzzo)
Sais - www.saistrasporti.it (Sicily)
Saj - www.saj.it (Calabria)
Sais - www.saisautolinee.it
Marino - www.marinobus.it (Puglia and Basilicata)
Sena - www.sena.it (Tuscany)
Autostradale S.p.A. – www.autostradale.it (Lombardy)