The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Bologna to Florence is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 2 buses that leave Bologna for Florence every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
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|Distance||50 miles (81 km)|
|Average bus duration||1 h 20 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$8 (€7)|
|Bus frequency||2 a day|
|Direct bus||Yes, there are 2 direct buses a day|
|Bus companies||Appennino Shuttle, Movelia, Itabus, Marino Autolinee, Regionale, BlaBlaCar Bus, Busitalia, Infobus, BlaBlaCar, Flixbus or Trenitalia|
Buses from Bologna to Florence cover the 50 miles (81 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 20 min with our travel partners like Appennino Shuttle, Movelia, Itabus, Marino Autolinee, Regionale, BlaBlaCar Bus, Busitalia, Infobus, BlaBlaCar, Flixbus or Trenitalia. Normally, there are 2 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $8 (€7), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $2 (€2). Travelers depart most frequently from Bologna, Piaza XX Settembre and arrive in Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1.
Buy your official Marino Autolinee, FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus bus tickets to Florence from Bologna from $2 (€2) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular route.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
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BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French bus company from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French carpooling service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long bus journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags.
When making trips on buses from Bologna to Florence you'll be covering a distance of around 50 miles (80 km) and the average trip time is around 1h 25min on this journey. There are roughly 25 departures per day that make this trip.
During every day of the week you are going to find around 25 buses to Florence from Bologna. The first departure of the day on this route occurs early in the morning at around 12:30 a.m. with the second bus departing just after that around 12:45 a.m. After that, you will find quite a few departures scattered throughout the day starting quite early in the morning and ending with a final departure just before midnight.
While the trip on buses from Bologna to Florence only covers a distance of around 50 miles (80 km) the trip can take on average about 1h 25min and that is due generally to the amount of traffic you'll encounter in these two rather large cities in Italy. The good news for travelers is that every one of the buses on this route offers a direct bus meaning you will not have to transfer to another bus during the journey.
Bologna Portics Night. Source: Shutterstock
Departure bus station:Autostazione Bologna. A quite nice feature for those travelers heading on buses from Bologna to Florence is that the station in Bologna sits right near the center of town. You can take bus routes number 27, 41, or 50 and make the trip to the bus station in around 4min to travel about 0.7 miles (1.2 km). Once you arrive at the station you will see that it offers public restrooms, food and beverage options, plus a large information board. It's important to note that some of the buses on this route will instead depart from the Bologna Airport (BLQ).
Arrival bus station:Florence Villa Costanza Station. You will find this station just to the southwest of the center of town. Once you have finished your journey on Bologna to Florence buses you can get to the city center on commuter train routes T3 and T1 which will take around 24min make the journey of about 4.8 miles (7.8 km). When you are in the station you will find amenities like public restrooms, places to eat, and a small market.
Three different bus companies offer Bologna to Florence buses and they are Itabus, Marinobus, and Appennino Shuttle with the last of these companies offering all the buses that depart from the Bologna Airport. All of the buses offered on this route are direct buses between the two cities. Generally speaking the fastest option on this route is to travel on Itabus in around 1h 20min.
This well_known Italian bus company only operates two buses along this route with the first departing at around 4:20 a.m and the second one departing late at night at around 11:50 p.m. Both of their buses are direct routes and they make the trip between the two cities in around 1h 30min.
Itabus operates most of the buses that travel between the bus station in Bologna in the bus station in Florence and they offer some of the quickest trips on this route at around 1h 20min. Their first bus departs at around 12:45 a.m. and then they have another bus in the middle of the morning, several in the afternoon, and then a couple of early evening buses.
This bus company offers a unique service for Bologna to Florence buses because all of their buses depart from the airport in bologna rather than the bus station. They have one of the first departures of the day at around 12:30 a.m. and then they also have a couple of early morning departures, a couple of late morning departures, two departures in the afternoon and then three departures in the evening hours with all of these buses making the trip between the two cities in around 1h 20min.
One of the reasons that bus travel is such an environmentally friendly way to make trips such as this one is because you're taking so many automobiles off the road and instead of putting those drivers inside of a bus all traveling together between the two cities. This is especially true on Itabus that operates one of the most fuel_efficient bus fleets in all of Italy.
Marinobus usually will only offer one class of seating on their buses but the seats are quite comfortable plus they recline to make the journey enjoyable. You can bring a carry_on bag on board the bus free of charge plus you will also find Wi_Fi when you're on the bus. If you have more luggage you can place it underneath the bus for your travels plus you can also bring a pet or a bicycle on the bus free of charge. Itabus also generally only has one class of seating and their seats are quite comfortable and recline as well plus they offer a power outlet, USB port, and a light at each seat. Their buses have free Wi_Fi, restrooms, and vending machines for snacks and beverages. Pets and bicycles can ride on their buses for an additional fee. This is one of the few routes Appennino Shuttle provides in Italy. Their buses offer comfortable seating in one class and they allow you to bring a carry_on bag plus two other pieces of baggage on board the bus at no cost. Your small pet can ride on the bus free of charge long as it rides in a pet carrier and collapsible bicycles can ride on the bus free of charge as well. All of these carriers strive to make sure the passengers with limited mobility and disabilities have the same experience as any other passenger and as such all buses have dedicated spaces for wheelchairs to ride on buses.
When you take a look at the different prices offered on Bologna to Florence buses you will see that if you can be flexible in the time that you depart you can often save money on your bus fare. Another good tip for saving money is to try to find discounts by booking early. The farther in advance of your travel that you can book the better chance you have of finding one of these discounts or specials. If the day you travel is not important, try searching across several days that are close to each other to see which day offers the cheapest fares on buses.
Florence Ponte Tourists. Source: Shutterstock
There are many reasons for visitors to flock to the beautiful city of Florence but one of the primary reasons is because of all of the historic museums, palaces, and churches you can explore while you are here. This is a city that is also home to some of the most famous artworks in the world. As you wander the city will find both an older and newer part of the city with the older part having quite a few of the historic artifacts and the newer part offering plenty of great shopping and dining options. Another great part of Florence is all of the outdoor spots that you could explore such as Boboli Gardens that makes a great place for an afternoon picnic while basking in a beautiful climate the city offers most months of the year. Some places to make a stop what you are in Florence include:
There are a few bus stations in Bologna to start your route from including Bologna, Piaza XX Settembre, Bologna and Bologna, Porta San Donato. In Florence you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1, Florence, Viale Filippo Strozzi and Florence, Guidoni Tram T2.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Bologna, Piaza XX Settembre and arrive in Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their buses from Bologna, Piaza XX Settembre and need to travel around 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the city center to get to this bus station.
Passengers arriving in Florence most often arrive at Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1 and need to travel around 9.2 miles (14.9 km) from this bus station to the city center.
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