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Cheap bus tickets and times from Bologna to Florence

Showing times and prices for Jun 19


Fastest Journey

1 h 20 m


1 h 49 m

Buses per day



81 km

Cheap bus tickets from Bologna to Florence start from $5 with an average ticket price of $5.

The fastest bus from Bologna to Florence takes 1h 20m in comparison to an average duration of 1h 49m and covers a distance of 81 km.

47 buses leave Bologna for Florence every day with 29 travelling directly.

10:15AMScandicci, Villa Costanza (Florence)
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06:50PMScandicci, Villa Costanza (Florence)
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12:34PMScandicci, Villa Costanza (Florence)
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01:55PMScandicci, Villa Costanza (Florence)
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08:20PMScandicci, Villa Costanza (Florence)
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Overview: Bus from Bologna to Florence

distanceDistance50 miles (81 km)
durationAverage bus duration1 h 20 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$16 (€14)
frequencyBus frequency3 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 2 direct buses a day
carriersBus providersItabus, Appennino Shuttle, BlaBlaCar Bus, Regionale, Marino Autolinee, El Pilar, FlixBus, Infobus, BlaBlaCar, Trenitalia, Busitalia or Movelia

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 Itabus, Appennino Shuttle, BlaBlaCar Bus, Regionale, Marino Autolinee, El Pilar, FlixBus, Infobus, BlaBlaCar, Trenitalia, Busitalia or Movelia. Normally, there are 3 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $16 (€14), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $2 (€2). Travelers depart most frequently from Bologna, Stazione Centrale and arrive in Florence, Guidoni Tram T2.

Bus companies: Itabus, Appennino Shuttle and Regionale from Bologna to Florence

Itabus, Appennino Shuttle and Regionale buses will get you to Florence from Bologna from $1 (€1). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS), a subsidiary of the popular French carpooling company, BlaBlaCar, is a bus company operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe. Founded in France, BlaBlaCar Bus provides connections to over 300 destinations. Standard amenities on the buses include air conditioning, toilets, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long bus journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. On select routes there is also free Wi-Fi available. BlaBlaCar Bus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags per person.

Regionale classes from Bologna to Florence

Check and compare train options, travel classes, and amenities for trains from Bologna to Florence with Regionale


2nd class
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Non extra legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Needs to be disassembled in a bag or a fully closed folding bike*
  • Pets allowed
  • No dedicated on-board catering service
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • Youth fares available
  • No quiet area/zone
  • No luggage restriction
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

Bus from Bologna to Florence

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.

Bologna to Florence Bus Time: Daily Departures

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.

How long is the journey by bus from Bologna to Florence?

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

What is/are the departure and arrival stations for bus from Bologna to Florence?

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.

Which bus companies travel from Bologna to Florence?

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.

Marinobus buses from Bologna to Florence

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 buses from Bologna to Florence

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.

Appennino Shuttle buses from Bologna to Florence

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.

Traveling by bus is a sustainable journey

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.

Bus Bologna to Florence: Services on Board

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.

How to find cheap bus tickets from Bologna to Florence?

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

To Florence by bus—travel tips

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:

  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Pitti Palace
  • Accademia Gallery
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • David of Michelangelo

FAQs: Bus from Bologna to Florence

FAQs: Take the bus from Bologna to Florence with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Bologna to Florence.
Cheap bus tickets from Bologna to Florence can start from as little as $2 (€2) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Bologna to Florence is $16 (€14); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by bus from Bologna to Florence is 1 h 20 min   to travel the 50 mile (81 km) long route, with around there are 3 buses per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Bologna to Florence leaves at 8: 00 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Bologna to Florence leaves at 10: 59 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Bologna to Florence without having to change trains with Itabus, Appennino Shuttle, Regionale, Marino Autolinee or FlixBus. There are 2 direct buses from Bologna to Florence each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Take the Bologna to Florence bus with Itabus, Appennino Shuttle, BlaBlaCar Bus, Regionale, Marino Autolinee, El Pilar, FlixBus, Infobus, BlaBlaCar, Trenitalia, Busitalia or Movelia. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the route to Florence from Bologna as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

When departing from Bologna, you have various bus station options to start your journey from including Bologna, Stazione Centrale, Bologna, Aeroporto di Bologna and Bologna, Autostazione (Piazza XX Settembre). When arriving in Florence, you can end your journey in bus stations like Florence, Guidoni Tram T2, Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1 and Florence, Santa Caterina D'Alessandria.

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Bologna, Stazione Centrale, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Florence, Guidoni Tram T2, located 4 miles (6.5 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Florence from Bologna is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 20 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Bologna to Florence by bus is December.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from Bologna to Florence including taking a train or bus.

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