We are a group of few people who wantto finish visiting Milan in a day and spend the nighttravelling from Milan to Rome in order to reach Rome by morning.
We are looking towards cheap travel options, like overnight buses or trains or maybe shared cars. Please advice on teh best possible option, as we want to spend the sleeping night travelling.
Urgent help needed.
I would highly suggest the train. The Eurostar is comfortable, runs regularly, and isn't terribly expensive depending on what class of service you desire. I've also taken the local train overnight with a sleeping car. It was quite comfortable and ran all night from Milan to Rome arriving early morning. You can check schedules and fares at: http://www.trenitalia.com
You can also check at the train station in Milan. Ticket agents are most helpful! And my advice: pick a train that is straight through rather than running the risk of missing a connection in the middle of the night.
Hi, Thanks for the quick reply.WE are all under 26, will any concessions be applciable? please help, we don't speak italian, and this is getting very frustrating. the whole trip depends on thsi connection between milan and rome, else we have to cancel Italy plan all together.
You got the option of train and bus. Train would be more comfortable.
I would take the night train leaving 23:20 Milano Centrale, fare to Rome with 2nd class seating is 28,50 EUR. Couchette (to lie down, stretch out and get a real chance to sleep) is 30 EUR extra - 58,50 EUR total.
I know you are looking for cheap cheap, but the couchette would really be worth it.
I suggest to catch the train. Like my other travel friends advice.
If you want to have an idea of bus possibilities try: http://www.interbus.it/
Last year we did Catania - Parma (different from your wish, but to give an idea) and the
timing and service was OK.
The train is the only option as everyone already suggested. Take the last train to Rome from Milan Central and you'll get there in the morning. That's the only way you'll get sleep. I tried being cheap on the same journey after prematurely running low on cash and I regretted it. It's impossible to sleep on the regular seats without being woken every 20 minutes
Train's not the only option, but definitely the most attractive one. It should be possible to go by bus (Eurolines for instance), but I doubt whether that'll be cheaper than by train.