When traveling within a major city you will always use the local city buses and can find information about them on our ➾ City Buses page. Whenever you are traveling from city to city or country to country you will find the bus lines below provide the best services. Some are only regional and may operate only within a country or specific area. Others can offer services throughout most of Europe making bus travel more convenient and efficient.
Regional Bus Lines…
Regional bus lines are very good in most western European countries. They have an extensive network of routes, the buses are modern, comfortable and air condition. Some countries in the southeast (Balkans) and eastern Europe lack the service levels of their counterparts to the west. Whatever country you may be in depends on whether a bus versus a train will be your quickest and less expensive mode of transportation. In most cases regional buses are ideal to take out from major cities for day trips. These bus lines are run by the regional authority’s or private companies. Selection of departing buses can be several times a day or more, especially to major tourists areas. Some of these will actually be express buses which will depart and not make any stops other than the final destination. This makes for a shorter travel time giving you more time to spend at your destination. Always check to see which buses are non-stop express ones. At train stations in small towns many regional buses are scheduled to coincide with the arrival and departure of the trains.
The table show links to regional bus lines but, schedules and fares are not always easily accessed on line. Bus tickets should be easier once you arrive at a country’s destination. The local tourist office, your hotel’s concierge or the city bus depot will be able to asset you in getting to your next destination.
International Bus Lines…
International bus lines have routes from country to other countries. For the long haul trips, keep in mind that these buses could take more time than a train. This would be especially true if using a high speed train.
Currently serves Aix-en-Provence, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Genoa, Lille, London, Lyon, Marseille, Milan, Nice, Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, San Sebastián, and Turin.
Busabout runs on the same principal as the Hop On Hop Off buses in major cities. They run 3 predetermined circular routes across Europe, a north, south & west loop. At one point the routes intersect each other and you can hop off one route and hop onto another.
Europe’s largest bus line, providing bus transportation to 500 destinations in 37 countries. They can take you from one country into another that they service. Their Eurolines Pass can take you to 36 European cities in 17countries.
Serves routes between main cities of Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland
Serves various destinations in the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy & Germany.
Major service routes in Eastern Europe and Baltic Countries. Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia & Slovakia
Runs bus routes between Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Romania & Slovenia.
Services throughout Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland & the United Kingdom