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Eurolines London to Italy

From anywhere in Britain to Italy with Eurolines BOOK TICKET NOW

Travel by coach to „Bella Italia” - without stress and expensive fares!

Sports, wellness and relaxation on Lake Garda, gondola ride in Venice or shopping in Verona - the coach will take you to your destination easily and comfortably. Travelling by coach from the UK to Italy requires several transfers, but there is no need to worry, because they are well-organized. Eurolines carries passengers to the northern and central Italy and also to South Tyrol, up to 10 times a week.

For example:

  • 7x - to Turin!
  • to the balcony of Romeo and Juliet in Verona - 4 times a week!
  • to the Lake Garda (the lake is located near Verona) - 4 times a week!
  • more than 10 coaches per week to Milan!
  • up to 3x per week - to Rome & Naples!
  • or to the Canale Grande / St. Mark's Square in Venice - 4 times a week!


This is the beginning of your holiday. The promo fares to Italy start from £66, - but obviously the price depends on the distance of your destination. Part of a journey to Italy (London - Paris & London to Lyon sections) takes place in a modernized coaches called Eurolines Plus. They have sockets for laptops and mobile phones. Passengers can use free Wi-Fi, watch DVDs and have larger spaces between seats.

Additional information is available from Eurolines directly.

Discover Italy

The Garda Lake - an authentic piece of Italy
Palm fronds sway in the wind along the promenade, from the beach bar the aroma of a freshly pressed espresso pulls into the nose and in the distance the snow-capped peaks of Mount Baldo soar into the sky. The lake is the gateway to Italy, realizes that with imposing mountains and rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves, the attraction of opposites. In the north of Italy's largest lake, a steady breeze happy sailors, surfers and kiters that travel in the rush of speed over the waves. Even climbers, mountain bikers and hikers are more enthusiastic if you gaze for a demanding tour at sunset on the large silver coins and pizza.
The south of the lake is marked by sweetness and attracts an enjoyable lifestyle, golfers, horse riders and cyclists. Families relax here at the beaches and children's eyes light up in Canevaworld, Italy's most popular theme park, where you can sometimes experience quite like in Hollywood. The fertile land around the lake, wine, olive oil, chestnuts and truffles produces always a slam walk is worth it.
Who wants to travel the northern Lake Garda to Rovereto. From here there is a good and easy bus connection to the most beautiful seaside towns such as Riva del Garda and Malcesine. Useful guides: Lonely Planet Publications

Useful links to coach timetables & fares

How to buy tickets & some helpful information


The Eurolines coach network is an inexpensive way to travel through Europe. Eurolines coaches have different categories, from Standard class to Business class and they go everywhere. You can reserve seats in advance on the internet.

Eurolines operators

Eurolines is a coalition of independant bus and coach companies that operate under one brand name. They serve the majority of European countries, reaching hundreds of destinations across Europe from Ireland to Russia and from Norway to Portugal. Some also serve Turkey and Morocco. Eurolines coaches are comfortable and upscale.
You can reserve a seat online, If your journey begins from the UK, you just go on the Eurolines UK web page. The Eurolines offices are usually located inside the long distance bus stations, but it can also be a travel agent in the city.

Eurolines & National Express in one booking

National Express has teamed up with Eurolines to bring Europe that little bit closer to you. And you can get there in one easy booking. Just enter the name of the place from which you start the journey, in the box defining the place of departure. London will automatically be treated as a transfer point. Book your international travel through the National Express website.

Trains & airlines from the UK to Italy

If our information is insufficient for you to convince you to travel by coach, or simply you don’t like this transportation arrangement then we encourage you to take advantage of rail or flight services. If you want to travel from the London to Italy or vice versa by train we suggest you to visit the Voyages-sncf website, while good flights between Britain and Italy are recommend on the Budget Air’s website

Rail services in Europe are fast, frequent and convenient. Tickets can be bought in advance easily via a train reservation service available at Voyages-sncf.com
Regular European air link services can be checked and booked at www.budgetair.co.uk. Flights connections are available to various destinations in Europe and worldwide.


To Italy by coach, see current international timetable & fares

London to Rome, Naples, Aosta, Turin, Milan, Parma, Bologna & Florence

Departing Coach times valid until 31/03/2014 Returning
124/151 125/150 128b/152 Eurolines service number 152/128b 150/120 151/123
M,W,Fr,Sa T,Th,Su M,W,Th,Sa Days of operation T,Th,Fr,Su T,Th,Su M,W,Fr,Sa
- - - Period(s) of operation - - -
Eurolines coach stops
8:00 13:30 22:30 Dep. LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 6:30 15:30 20:00a
9:40 15:20 23:59 Dep. FOLKESTONE, Stop 24 Service Area
Arr. 4:05 13:35 -
- - - Dep. DOVER, Eurolines Check-in, Eastern Docks Arr. - - 18:00a
TRAIN TRAIN TRAIN CHANNEL CROSSING BY
TRAIN TRAIN FERRY
16:30©
22:00© 7:45© Arr. PARIS, Interchange only
Dep.
- 8:30 12:00a
18:30 22:45 10:15 Dep. PARIS, Interchange only Arr. - ©7:00 ©10:00
- - 16:30© Arr. LYON, Interchange only Dep. 15:30 - -
- - 16:30 Dep. LYON, Interchange only Arr. ©14:45 - -
- 10:30 - Arr. AOSTA, Bus Stn, via Giorgio Carrel 1
Dep. - 20:00 -
- 11:45 21:30 Arr. TURIN, 131 Corso Vittorio Emanuele II
Dep. 9:45 18:00 -
6:45 © 14:00 23:30 Arr. MILAN, Bus Stn, Lampugnano Dep. 7:45 15:45 21:15
7:15 - - Dep. MILAN, Bus Stn, Lampugnano Arr. - - ©21:00
9:30 - - Arr. PARMA, Castello Autostradale P. Centro Dep. - - 18:40
11:00 - - Arr. BOLOGNA, Bus Stn, Piazza XX Settembre 6
Dep. - - 17:20
12:45 - - Arr. FLORENCE, Autostazione Sita Dep. - - 15:30
16:45*^ - - Arr. ROME, Tiburtina Stn, bus stop Dep. - - 11:45*^
19:30* - - Arr.
NAPLES, Corso Meridionale 46-50/C
Dep. - - 9:00*
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M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday, n = Daily except...
* = Naples and Rome are served on Mondays and Wednesdays from the UK and Wednesdays and Fridays from Italy.
^ = Rome is served additionally on Saturdays from the UK and Mondays from Italy.
a = Departs Paris at 11:00 and arrives London 19:15 - 18/12 - 13/02 and 24/02 - 23/03
b = Connections also available in directions on most days with service 129 crossing the channel with P&O
© = You’ll need to change coach in Paris or Lyon and a changeover possible in Milan

Standard fares:

Amendable, refundable. Available up to the day of travel.

London and Dover to:
Adult Youth/Senior Child BOOK NOW
Single Return Single Return Single Return UK to Italy
AOSTA, MILAN, TURIN £71 £124 £66 £119 £54 £98
BOLOGNA, PARMA £78 £137 £72 £132 £61 £112
FLORENCE £82 £146 £77 £141 £66 £120 Italy to UK
ROME £88 £158 £83 £153 £72 £132
NAPLES £92 £166 £87 £161 £76 £141

Flexible fares:

Amendable, refundable. Available up to two days before travel.

London and Dover to:
Adult Youth/Senior Child BOOK NOW
Single Return Single Return Single Return UK to Italy
AOSTA, MILAN, TURIN £66 £119 £63 £114 £52 £95
BOLOGNA, PARMA £73 £133 £70 £128 £59 £108
FLORENCE £78 £142 £74 £136 £63 £117 Italy to UK
ROME £83 £154 £80 £148 £69 £129
NAPLES £88 £162 £84 £157 £73 £137

Important:

During peak times (between 18 December - 3 January and 13-17 February 2014) all passengers travelling to Italy  must pay a supplement on top of the normal ticket prices of £5 (single) or £8 (return).

London to Venice, Brescia, Verona, Padua & Mestre

Departing Coach times valid until 31/03/2014 Returning
124/154 Eurolines service number 154/123
M,W,Fr,Sa Days of operation M,W,Fr,Sa
Eurolines coach stops
8:00 Dep. LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 20:00a
TRAIN CHANNEL CROSSING BY FERRY
16:30 © Arr. PARIS, Interchange only Dep. 12:00a
18:30 Dep. PARIS, Interchange only Arr. © 10:00
9:45 Arr. BRESCIA, Coach Stn CIBA, Via Solferino Dep. 19:00
11:00 Arr. VERONA, Int. Coach Stn, Via le Cardinal Girolamo Dep. 17:45
12:15 Arr. PADUA, Bus Stn, Viale Della Pace Dep. 16:30
13:00 Arr. MESTRE, Viale Stazione, 1 Piazzale Fauretti Dep. 15:45
13:15 Arr. VENICE, Tronchetto stazione People Mover Dep. 15:30
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M = Monday. T = Tuesday. W = Wednesday. Th = Thursday. Fr = Friday. Sa = Saturday. Su = Sunday.
a = Departs Paris at 11:00 and arrives London 19:15 - 18/12 - 13/02 and 24/02 - 23/03
© = You’ll need to change coach in Paris

Standard fares:

Amendable, refundable. Available up to the day of travel.

London to:
Adult Youth/Senior Child BOOK NOW
Single Return Single Return Single Return
BRESCIA, VERONA £78 £137 £72 £132 £61 £112 UK to Italy
MESTRE, PADUA, VENICE £82 £146 £77 £141 £66 £120 Italy to UK

Flexible fares:

Amendable, refundable. Available up to two days before travel.

London to:
Adult Youth/Senior Child BOOK NOW
Single Return Single Return Single Return
BRESCIA, VERONA £73 £133 £70 £128 £59 £108 UK to Italy
MESTRE, PADUA, VENICE £78 £142 £74 £136 £63 £117 Italy to UK

Important:

During peak times (between 18 December - 3 January and 13-17 February 2014) all passengers travelling to Italy  must pay a supplement on top of the normal ticket prices of £5 (single) or £8 (return).

Age categories: Children: 0-12 years, Youth: 13-25 years, Seniors: 60+ years.

How to buy tickets online for travel from Britain to Italy?

To purchase tickets online you can do it directly at the Europebus’s home page using the journey planner provided. You can also do it on the Eurolines or National Express’ websites. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. One-way „Standard” travel ticket from London to Rome costs about £88, Discounted tickets are also available for youths, children and seniors. If you book early and your travel dates and times are flexible, you may get a discount ticket as low as £83 one-way. Early booking is highly recommended, because the Eurolines’s routes between London and Italy are very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days. 
Passengers with open date return tickets, must confirm/reserve their return journey with a local Eurolines office at least 4 days before the date they wish to travel. Simply phone the Eurolines office in Italy: 0861 1991 900

There are several simple ways:

  • For most of the connections offered by Eurolines UK you can make a purchase through our journey planner, located on the front page. Just fill in all fields and follow the instructions.
  • To purchase tickets online, you can also do it directly on the Eurolines UK or National Express website. On the websites you'll find all the names of larger and smaller towns, cities and airports. The Eurolines journey planner presented below doesn't show all available stations and stops.

Types of ways in which the ticket is obtained:

  1. e-ticket: a ticket you must print yourself at home,
  2. by collection: in one of the National Express office,
  3. by post: allow 7 working days.

Note: In some cases e-tickets may be not available for the journey, this happens when the connections are made with companies other than National Express. You can still buy a ticket online, but it will be delivered by post or it will be ready to collect in the offices of National Express.

Bookings via nationalexpress.com & eurolines.co.uk

Use this form to book direct with www.eurolines.co.uk & www.nationalexpress.com - all the cheap fares shown. Victoria Coach Station (or central) is Eurolines's London station.

Travelling to Europe from outside London

National Express together with Eurolines offer nationwide connections to London for a simple add-on price of £15 single or return. Just enter the name of the place from which you start the journey, in the box defining the place of departure. London will automatically be treated as a transfer point. Unfortunately, this option is only available for certain Eurolines connections, so if you won’t be able to purchase a ticket with this option, you'll have to buy two separate tickets. One ticket for access into London by National Express, the second ticket for the international Eurolines route from London. 
It's easy. Buy a ticket online now.

The journey from London to Italy by Eurolines

Transport from London to Italy is partially carried out with traditional Eurolines’ coaches and with modernized Eurolines Plus coaches. All Eurolines’ coaches have on-board toilet and washroom facilities, reclining seats and air-conditioning as standard.
 Sometimes the coach that picks you up from your departure point has only the final destination displayed on the front windscreen. This is because the majority of Eurolines routes include multiple stops and it would be impractical to display every stop on the front windscreen. Also, you may have booked a journey which requires a change of coach. In both examples, please ask the driver to confirm that his/her coach is going to the destination stated on your ticket. 
Eurolines put the safety and comfort of passengers first, so the vehicles are equipped with a large number of safeguards. The operators are using modern vehicles with large panoramic windows and increased legroom.
 Eurolines coach services to Italy depart from Victoria Coach Station in London which is located close to Victoria Underground and bus stations. Eurolines coaches arrive at the Italys’ main bus terminals. Buy a ticket online now.

The carrier provides service to any person who has purchased a ticket. Number of tickets for the designated route is limited to the number of seats. Having a valid ticket guarantees you use of the service (seat on the coach), however it does not reserve any particular place.
Single and return tickets (with the indicated date and time) are for a specific journey, you cannot miss the departure, because you will lose the ticket.
Best to buy tickets well in advance. Eurolines has many discounts for those who decide to purchase tickets in advance. Constant, although a slight discount is provided for youth, elderly and disabled people. Up to 50% discount is provided for children. Unless you get a good promotional fare (mostly the FunFare ticket), return fares are much cheaper than two single fares each way.


  • Before leaving home for your Eurolines service, check you have packed all documents and items needed for your journey, especially your ticket, passport (sometimes it is enough to travel with ID card) and if your journey requires a special visa to enter or transit.
  • Arrive at the Victoria Coach Station in London at least one hour before the departure time, as check-in proceedings are quite lengthy. Customers need to check-in at the Eurolines check-in office located adjacent to Gate 19. Check-in commences one hour before departure and closes 15 minutes before to enable all customers to board and to ensure a prompt departure.
  • Your luggage should be marked tags bearing name, address and telephone. Please weigh your luggage at home.
  • Never accept other persons luggage for transport! Should you notice any luggage left unattended, never touch it! Report the fact to the station’s service staff immediately. Never leave your luggage unattended!
  • When approaching the check-in desk, have your passport and ticket ready. This will streamline the procedure.
  • Border control & customs: When going through security check, place all metal items such as keys, watches, belts with large buckles, mobile phones, walkmans, small change etc in the boxes, and place them on the conveyor belt of the X-ray machine together with your hand luggage & suitcases. It is advisable to place your overcoats in the boxes. This will streamline and facilitate security control.
  • If needed, remember to take your doctor’s certificates.

Check-In at London Victoria Coach Station

You need to check-in at the Eurolines check-in office located adjacent to Gate 19. Check in commences one hour before departure and closes 15 minutes before to enable all customers to board and to ensure a prompt departure. You should have your passports and other travel documents ready for inspection at check-in. A boarding card for each customer and luggage labels will be issued and customers will be advised from which gate their coach will leave. Check in time at other UK departure points is 30 minutes before departure. If the office for check-in is already closed, check-in takes place directly on the coach. 
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Check-In in Italy

You must check-in no later than 30 minutes before the departure time stated on your ticket. Check-in closes 20 minutes before departure. 
If there’s no office for check-in, then check-in takes place directly on the coach. Services returning to London arrive in Victoria Coach Station’s Arrivals terminal, customers making onward coach connections will need to cross the street to the Departures terminal

Sea crossings

This route involves a sea crossing which, depending on which service you are on, will either by Eurotunnel or by ferry (check timetables for specific information). On arrival at the ferry port or Eurotunnel terminal customers will be required to disembark from the coach and pass through both UK and destination country Border Control offices and show their Passports. Normally customers are not required to be accompanied by their luggage, however occasionally Border Control officials do require customers to take their own luggage with them.

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Refreshment stops

Refreshment stops are taken periodically throughout the journey providing the opportunity for refreshment and shipping services used by Eurolines provide a range of shops, restaurants and other facilities.

Carriage of luggage

All Eurolines customers must label their luggage which will be loaded into the hold of the coach and will normally remain there until arrival at the destination or interchange point. The Coach driver will load and unload customers’ luggage but customers are responsible for seeing their own luggage onto and off the coach on which they are travelling.
Each customer has a free luggage allowance of two medium sized suitcases, weighing no more than 20 kilograms each and 1 piece of hand luggage, which must be located on the shelf above your head or under the passenger seat.
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Are you looking for a budget hotel or hostel in Europe?

On our  Accommodation page you can book a hotel room or place in a hostel. This is the online hotel reservation system, easy to use. With this tool you can choose from thousands of hotel offered all over the world. You also save time and money because you do not pay intermediaries.

Travel insurance

The best way to protect against unexpected accidents is to buy travel insurance. In my opinion, so that the journey is stress-free, you should never travel without travel insurance. You can insure only for travel, it’s possible directly on the Eurolines website, during ticket purchase. You can also insure individually with another insurer. This will be the insurance that will apply during the journey and while in a foreign country. The insurance should cover: loss of cash and goods, cancellation of travel and the main treatment abroad. If you travel several times a year and want to save money, you may want to buy an annual insurance policy. Click here to buy insurance.

Currency

The official currency in Italy is the Euro. Do you want to exchange currency? Currency Exchange online.

If you're going on holiday, a prepaid currency card is a great item to have in your wallet. Here, we take a closer look at prepaid card option from My Travel Cash. There are a lots of great reasons why using a one of MyTravelCashs’ currency cards. They've found that different types of travellers use their products for different reasons, so, they've created special tailored products, for exapmle: Euro Currency Card, US Dollar Currency Card and Multi-Currency Card.
However, if you think that the traditional exchange of currency is a better option for you, then use the home delivery service offered by Post Office Travel Money. It’s a convenient and fantastic value option.
Post Office Travel Money has been awarded Best Foreign Exchange Provider for the last 3 years running by the British Travel Awards.  You can order online and get currency or Travellers’ Cheques delivered to your front door or pick up from one of 12,000 local Post Office branches.

Visit My Travel Cash and Post Office Travel Money websites and choose most convenient option.

Car Rental

If you need a car abroad, please use the information provided on Rent a car page. There you can rent a car online with proven rental agency located throughout Europe. You will save money because you do not have to pay commission to the agent. Car hire online