Merano: how to get there

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Merano is situated in Trentino-South Tyrol region. It is a beautiful city with famous spa center that is worth a visit.

  • Bolzano – Merano

The bus company SASA connects Bolzano and Merano every day. The average journey time is one hour. In Merano buses stop at the station.

Timetable  (winter timetable 2015/16 Bolzano (13/12/2015 – 10/12/2016)): Bolzano – Merano

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Merano
  • Milan – Merano

Buses Flixbus offers such connections every day. In Milan the bus stops at the bus station Lampugnano (that is close to the metro station Lampugnano M1). Buses also stop in Bergamo (Orio al Serio Airport), Bergamo bus terminal, Peschiera del Garda, Gardaland, Trento (Lungadige Monte Grappa) and Bolzano.  In Merano Terme buses stop in  Via Piave. Tickets cost from 9 EUR, the full price is 39,50 €. Buses make 3 connections per day. The average journey time is  5 hours 25 minutes.

Timetable (updated 15.09.16)*: Milan – Merano Terme

*Before the depature always check the timetable on the official website of Flixbus as it can be modified.

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Merano
  • Rome – Merano

Buses Flixbus offers such connections every day. In Rome buses stop at the bus station Tiburtina, whilst in Merano Terme in Via Piave. Average joruney time is 9 hours  25 minutes. Buses operate only once per day. The cost starts from 9 EUR, the whole price is 59,50 EUR.

Timetable and bus stops (updated15.09.16)*: Rome – Merano – Rome

*Before the depature always check the timetable on the official website of Flixbus as it can be modified.

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Merano Terme
  • Trains

It is also possible to reach Merano by train. All trains first go to Bolzano. To arrive to Merano from Bolzano takes about 40 minutes. The train station is situated in the city center.

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Merano

 

 

 

Potenza how to get there from Rome Naples and Perugia

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Potenza is situated in the Basilicata region. Because of its geoghraphical position, Potenza has a limitated transport system. There are 2 biggest bus company that provides connections with Potenza and other cities: bus company Autolinee Liscio amd bus company Autolinee Marozzi. In this article we are going to talk about bus company Liscio that connects Potenza with Rome, Perugia, Naples and Salerno.

If you interested in how to get to Potenza from Toscana with Marozzi buses, check here: How to get to Potenza from Toscana

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1. Roma  – Potenza

Bus company “Autolinee Liscio” offers the line Rome – Potenza – Matera. The bus operates every day except the day of Christmas, New Year, the Easter and Ferragosto. In Potenza the bus arrives in Viale del Basento,whilst in Rome – from Tiburtina station. Buses also stop in Perugia. Average journey time is 4 hours and 30 minutes.

The one way ticket costs 25 EUR, two-ways – 43 EUR. Young people under  26 years pay 15 EUR, whilst children under 12 do not need to pay at all. Tickets can be bought online on the official website of Autolinee Liscio.

Timetable (updated 05.09.16): Rome – Potenza – Matera

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Potenza

2. Perugia -Potenza

Bus line “Autolinee Liscio” offers the line Perugia – Rome – Potenza.  The bus operates ONLY on Friday and on SUNDAY including holidays except Christmas, New Year, the Easter and Ferragosto. The bus runs only once per day. In Perugia the bus stops in Piazza Partigiani, whilst in Potenza in Viale del Basento. The bus also makes several stops including the one in Rome (always in Tiburtina station). The bus also stops in Sicignano and in Picerno. Average journey time is 7 hours. Two way tickets cost 52 EUR. Tickets can be bought online on the official website of Autolinee Liscio.

Timetable (from 05.09.16): Perugia – Rome – Potenza

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Piazza Prefettura, Potenza
  • Napoli, Capodichino- Potenza

Bus company  “Autolinee Liscio” offers the line Napoli – Potenza. The bus operates every day except Christmas, New Year, the Easter and Ferragosto. Bus also stops in Picerno, Sicignano, Salerno, Lancusi, Fisciano and at Naples airport Capodichino. Please note that in Potenza the bus makes 5 stops,  having the bus terminal in viale del Basento. In Naples, in its turn, buses stop in  Bus Terminal Metropark (that is parking area near train station FF.SS Napoli Centrale). The bus also stops at Naples airport Capodichino (on the parking area “GE.S.A.C.”).
The price of the tickets depends on the final destination. One way tickets  Naples – Potenza and Capodichino – Potenza costs 8,10 EUR. Although if you buy tickets on the bus, it will cost 2 EUR more.  The average journey time is 2 hours.  Tickets can be bought online on the official website of Autolinee Liscio.

Timetable (from 01.05.16): Potenza – Salerno – Fischiano – Naples –  Capodichino

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Potenza, Piazza Mario Pagano

 

Milan to Rome bus and train

 

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To arrive to Milan from Rome and vice versa it is possible to use both a bus and a train.

  • Bus

1. Baltour, the bus company of Italy offers connections between Rome and Milan and vice versa every day. Buses run 6 times per day. Tickets can be bought online on the official website of Baltour or in the ticket offices of the company. Tickets cost from 15 EUR. Average journey time is 8 hours. There are both direct and indirect buses from Rome to Milan.

In Rome buses leave and arrive to Tiburtina, whilst in Milan – train station/metro station Rogoredo – LATO ANAS (Rogoredo is a metro station of the metro line M3) or to the bus station  LAMPUGNANO (Lampugnano is a metro station of the metro line M1).

Timetable Milan – Rome (2016):*

05.00 a.m. Metro Rogoredo or Lampugnano – 13.00 Tiburtina (direct)

07.30 a.m. Metro Rogoredo or Lampugnano – 17.20 Tiburtina (1 change in Bologna)

07.45 a.m. only  Lampugnano – 17.20 Tiburtina (direct)

13.00  only Metro Rogoredo – 22.45 Tiburtina (1 change in SIENA)

13.00 only Metro Rogoredo – 21.10 Tiburtina (1 change in SIENA)

23.00 Metro Rogoredo or Lampugnano – 06.45 Tiburtina (direct)

Timetable Rome – Milan (2016):*

09.15 a.m. Tiburtina – 16.30 only Metro Rogoredo (direct)

12.30 p.m.  Tiburtina – 20.50 Metro Rogoredo or Lampugnano (direct)

16.15 Tiburtina – 23.30 Metro Rogoredo or Lampugnano (direct)

16.15 Tiburtina – 23.30 Metro Rogoredo or Lampugnano (direct)

23.00 Tiburtina – 06.30 Metro Rogoredo or Lampugnano (direct)

* Before the deputare always varify the timetable on the official website of Baltour as it can be a subject to change.

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Rome

 

2. Flixbus also connects Milan and Rome every day. Buses run 12 times per day. Tickets can be bought online on the official website of Flixbus. Tickets cost from 15,50 EUR. Average journey time is 9 hours. There are only direct buses.

In Rome  buses arrive and leave from Tiburtina, whilst in Milan – from the train station/metro  Rogoredo – LATO ANAS  (Rogoredo is a metro station of the metro line M3) or from the metro San Donato (San Donato is a metro station of the metro line M1).

Timetable (2016)*: Milan Rome Milan, Flixbus

* Before the deputare always varify the timetable on the official website of Flixbus as it can be a subject to change.

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Milan
  • Trains

To get to Milan from Rome or vice versa it is possible to use trains as well. It is the most rapid but at the same time the most expensive way to travel between two cities.  There are 38 trains each day that connect Roma Termini and Milano Centrale. Average jouney time is 3 hours. The cost is from 39, 90 EUR. You can check the timetable on the official website of Trentitalia.

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FlixBus company

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Flixbus is a young bus company established in 2013. At the begining it was a small German start-up, now it is an European leader in the bus transportation. In 2015  the company strated its international expansion by creating domestic lines  in Italy, France, Austria and the Netherlands as well as international lines in Scandinavian countries, Spain, England and Central Europe. You can check the map of FlexBus‘s long distance lines: Flixbus 

In recent years there are around 50 millions of passangers that choose Flixbus. Now (2016) there are 90 destinations and 20 countries that are connected by buses. Flixbus connects Eurpean cities with around 100.000 trips.

The company is well-known for its easy way of tickets booking (APP FlixBus) and for its wide range of connections. What is more, Flixbus offers to its passangers free WI-FI and traceability by GPS.

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FlixBus connects following cities in Italy: Ancona, Bari, Bergamo, Bologna, Brescia, Brindisi, Ferrara, Florence, Foggia, Genova, Grosseto, Lecce, Livorno, Lugano, Milan, Modena, Naples, Novara, Padova, Pescara, Piacenza, Pisa, Reggio Emilia, Rimini, Rome, Turin, Trento, Trieste, Verona, Venice.

Some lines and timetable of Flixbus:

Ferrara: how to get there

Rimini: how to get there

Milan Venice: connections

Rome Naples: connections

Verona: connections

Merano: connections

Bolzano: connections

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Perugia: airports connections

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In this article we are going to talk about how to get to Perugia from Umbria International airport, Roma Fiumicino airport and Florence airport.

  • Umbria International airport ‘San Francesco d’Assisi’ – Perugia

1. Buses of Umbria Mobilità  offer connections between Umbria airport and Perugia, Assisi, Foligno and other cities of Umbria. One way ticket to Perugia costs 2,50 EUR (on a bus – 3,50 EUR). Tickets can be bought at the airport bar.

You can check the timetable here (valid for 2015/2016):

Umbria Airport– Perugia, Line E007

Umbria Airport – Perugia, Line E422

2. A bus of  ACAP – SULGA company offers daily EXPRESS connections between Umbria airport and Perugia. Tickets can be bought on board. One way tickets cost 8 EUR, two way tickets – 14 EUR. For children under 12 anni, one way tickets cost 5 EUR, two way – 9 EUR. Average journey time is  30 minutes. What is more, the bus might stop near hotels. The list of hotel is presented on the timetable below.

Timetable (from 05-08-2016): Umbria Airport – Perugia, ACAP-SULGA

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National Archaeological Museum of Perugia
  • Roma Fiumicino airport, Rome Tiburtina  – Perugia

Bus company Sulga offers connections between Rome and Perugia every day except Christmas, New Year and Easter. In Rome buses stop in Fiumicino airport and at the station Roma Tiburtina. Buses also stop in Todi, Deruta and Assisi. The price depends on where you want to go. Children under 12 years old pay the half. Tickets can be bought on a bus. Average journey time to Perugia from Roma Fiumicino is 4 hours, from Roma Tiburtina – 3 hours.

Timetable and prices (updated 30.08.16):

Rome – Todi – Perugia- Assisi

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In addition to this, Sulga buses offers connections between  Rome and Perugia, making another intermediate stops with a final destionation in Ravenna. In Rome buses stops at Fiumicino airport and at Roma Tiburtina. Buses also stop in Forli, Cesena, S.Sepolcro and C.di Castello. The price depends on where you want to go. Average journey time to Perugia from Roma Fiumicino is 3 hours, from Roma Tiburtina – one hour and a half.

Timetable and prices (updated 30.08.16):

Rome – Perugia-Cesena-Ravenna

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Perugia
  • Florence airport Peretola– Perugia

Florence airport is situated 160 km from Perugia. Unfortunately there are no direct connections. First, you need to arrive at the train station of  Santa Maria Novella di Firenze. In order to do that you can take a bus Volainbus, operated by Busitalia Sita Nord/ATAF, that connects Florence airport and Florence in 30 minutes. Average journey time is 20 minutes. One way tickets cost 6 EUR, two-way tickets – 10 EUR. Tikcets can be bought in ticket offices of l’Ataf Point and CRAL Ataf. The Ataf Point is situated at the train station of Santa Maria Novella, whilst  CRAL Ataf is situated on via Alamanni 20r, via Pacinotti 1/a and in via Pratese, 103/d.

From 28/07/16 the first bus leaves the airport at 05.30, whilst the last one at 00.30. In Florence buses stop Galleria stationa and in the bus terminal/autostazione bus Italia. This bus terminal is situated next to  the tarin station of Santa Maria Novella di Firenze.

Once arriving at the train station of Santa Maria Novella, you should take a train to Perugia Fontivegge. The average journey time is 2 hours. The prices are from 14 EUR. There are both direct and indirect trains. You can check the timetable on the official website of Trentitalia.

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Perugia, piazza Italia

 

 

 

Siena railway station

La Stazione di Siena, situata in piazza Carlo Rosselli nella foto: piazza Carlo Rosselli e fontane

Siena railway station is situated on Carlo Rosselli square. The railway station is not big, there are 7 platforms in total. At the station there are tickets offices for both trains and buses, newspaper kiosk, bar. Just in front of the station there is a shopping mall and the University of Siena for foreigners/ l’Universita di Siena per gli Stranieri.

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  • Trains

There are national and regional trains that connect Siena with different cities of Toscana and other regions of Italy. For example, it is easy to reach Florence by train. Every day leaves 31 trains that connect two cities. The first train to Florence from Siena leaves at 05:00, whilst the last one at  21:26 (during weekdays). The average journey time is one hour. The price is 9,10 EUR. What is more, from the train station of Siena it is also possible to reach Roma Termini. There are 21 trains each day that connect two cities. The first train to Rome from Siena leaves at  05:43, the last one – at 20:24 (weekdays). The average journey time is 3 hours and 30 minutes. You need to do 1 change. Tickets cost from 18 EUR.

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  • Buses

In Siena there are 3 bus companies that connect Siena with different cities of Toscana (such as Pisa, Arezzo, Grossetto, Piombino, Florence and so on) and with cities of other regions of Italy: TIEMME SpA, BUSITALIA – SITA Nord and SIENA Mobilità. There are two main bus terminals: railway train station and piazza Gramsci, that is situated in the city center. Usually buses stop in both of them, but it is better to verify that with a driver. Siena station is situted just 2 km from city center. From the station it take only 5 minutes to get to the city center; buses leave regularly or to piazza Gramsci or to per piazza del Sale. Tickets can be bought on the bus (with some extra charges) or in the selling points (such as bars, newspaper kiosks, tabaccherie). Urban tickets cost around 1 EUR.

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What is more, from the Siena railway station leave Baltour buses to Rome. These buses stops at the railway station and in Piazza Gramsci. Tickets cost around 9 EUR. There are 12 buses per day that connect two cities. Average journey time is 3 hours. Buses arrive to Roma Tiburtina. What is more, there are buses  BusShuttle, operated by Tiemme (in collaboration with SIT and ByBus), that connect Siena with Fiumicino Airprot. There are 3 buses per day, both during weekdays and during holidays. It is necessary to book tickets beforehand. Average journey time is 3 hours. These buses also stop in  the port of Civitavecchia (on request). You can check the timetable, stops and tarifs here: Siena Roma Fiumicino

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Please note that buses to Florence from Siena and vice versa stop in via Tozzi, that is in the city center NOT at the railway station of Siena. For more information: Florence Siena buses.

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