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Cheap bus tickets and times from Bologna to Taranto

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Fastest Journey

9 h 35 m


12 h 11 m

Buses per day



658 km

Cheap bus tickets from Bologna to Taranto start from $10 with an average ticket price of $30.

The fastest bus from Bologna to Taranto takes 9h 35m in comparison to an average duration of 12h 11m and covers a distance of 658 km.

5 buses leave Bologna for Taranto every day with 5 travelling directly.

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Overview: Bus from Bologna to Taranto

distanceDistance407 miles (657 km)
durationAverage bus duration9 h 25 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$48 (€42)
frequencyBus frequency2 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 2 direct buses a day
carriersBus providersMarino Autolinee, FlixBus, Itabus or BlaBlaCar

Buses from Bologna to Taranto cover the 407 miles (657 km) long journey taking on average 9 h 25 min with our travel partners like Marino Autolinee, FlixBus, Itabus or BlaBlaCar. Normally, there are 2 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $48 (€42), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $13 (€11). Travelers depart most frequently from Bologna, Stazione Centrale and arrive in Taranto, Terminal Cimino.

Bus companies: Marino Autolinee, FlixBus and BlaBlaCar from Bologna to Taranto

Find the best buses between Bologna and Taranto with Omio's travel partners Marino Autolinee, FlixBus and BlaBlaCar from $23 (€20). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

Bus information from Bologna to Taranto with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 11 h 5 min
  • Cheapest Price: $23

Buses from Bologna to Taranto

You can find anywhere between two and seven buses departing Bologna for Taranto every day. These include direct and connecting buses, with FlixBus and MarinoBus being the main bus providers on this route. Each company provides at least two buses from Bologna to Taranto every day. However, FlixBus is the main provider since it provides multiple departures on most days. The distance between the two cities is approximately 407 miles (657 km), and the fastest bus makes this trip in about 9h 15min. You can book this bus using the Omio app on your phone, and it’s easy and convenient.

Bologna to Taranto Bus Time: Daily Departures

At least two buses depart from Bologna to Taranto daily, and there could be as many as seven departures. FlixBus offers most departures, but MarinoBus is another provider with buses from Bologna to Taranto. The first bus to leave the station usually leaves at around 4:35 a.m., and the last bus at around 11:50 p.m. In between, you’ll have several departures, so passengers can travel at their convenience. Using the Omio app, you can view the available buses and their corresponding departure times.

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

The journey from Bologna to Taranto is long, but luckily you’ll have several buses available for this journey. FlixBus and MarinoBus are the two main providers with services along this route. MarinoBus has the fastest bus, and it takes about 9h 15min to get to its destination about 407 miles (657 km) away. Most buses making this trip are direct buses, but there are a few connecting buses, most of them including a stopover in Rome. Using the Omio app, you can view the duration of each bus traveling from Bologna to Taranto.

Accursio in Bologna. Source: Shutterstock

What is/are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Bologna to Taranto?

Departure bus station: Bologna Stazione is the main station for buses leaving Bologna for Taranto. The station is well served by public transport, including buses and taxis. Amenities at the station include clean restrooms, nursing rooms with baby changing facilities, a ticket office, and a waiting area. The station is also wheelchair accessible, and parking is available.

Arrival bus station: Porto Mercantile is the arrival station for buses from Bologna to Taranto. It is in the city center, giving you easy access to restaurants, shops, and several attractions in the city. It is also the main transportation hub, so you’ll have easy transport connections from the station. The station is wheelchair accessible, and you’ll have a waiting area, clean restrooms, ticket offices, and some shops at the station.

Which bus companies travel from Bologna to Taranto?

FlixBus and MarinoBus are the two main bus providers for buses from Bologna to Taranto. The two companies have at least two departures a day. FlixBus is the leading bus provider with multiple departures each day, while MarinoBus provides about two or three per day. Both providers offer direct and connecting buses, and for most connecting journeys, the stopover is usually in Rome. MarinoBus provide the fastest bus, and it will get you to Taranto in about 9h 15min. However, if you’re traveling on a tight budget, you’ll be better off booking your ticket with FlixBus. Plus, with multiple departures a day, passengers have more choices and can travel at their most preferred time. You can learn more about this journey on our periodical, Window Seat.

FlixBus buses from Bologna to Taranto

Flixbus is a leading bus provider in Europe and the main bus provider for buses from Bologna to Taranto. FlixBus has direct and connecting buses for this journey, and passengers can choose whichever meets their needs. Moreover, they offer multiple departures a day, from early morning to late evening, and you can travel at your ideal time. They offer cheap tickets than most bus providers, and a direct bus from Bologna to Taranto takes about 10h 5min.

MarinoBus buses from Bologna to Taranto

MarinoBus is a leading Italian long_distance bus provider and the second_best option for buses from Bologna to Taranto. MarinoBus has at least two buses leaving for Taranto every day, and on other days, you’ll get as many as three buses. They offer both direct and connecting buses, with most connecting buses having a stopover in Rome. They also have the fastest bus on this trip which takes about 9h 15min to get to its destination.

Traveling by bus is a sustainable journey

Traveling by bus from Bologna to Taranto is a sustainable option and the best for you. Buses are more sustainable than single_occupancy vehicles since they have fewer emissions and cause less congestion on the roads. Moreover, they travel less frequently, meaning they cause less noise pollution. And unlike flights which add carbon directly into the atmosphere, buses’ emissions are used up by plants on the ground, and only a fraction of their carbon gets to the atmosphere.

Bologna to Taranto FlixBus Bus: Services on board

FlixBus offers only one fare for this journey. Your ticket allows you to bring one carry_on and check one bag in the cargo hold. You can travel with your bike and wheelchair on these buses. The drivers offer assistance to passengers with disabilities, and only service animals are allowed on the bus (no pets). Each passenger gets a comfortable reclining seat with air conditioning, extra legroom, high_speed Wi_Fi, and an AC outlet. There are clean restrooms on board, and you can buy snacks and drinks from the drivers.

Bologna to Taranto MarinoBus Bus: Services on board

MarinoBus has one fare for the trip to Taranto from Bologna. Each passenger can bring one bag on board and store another under the bus. You can travel with your bike or wheelchair, and disabled passengers will get assistance from the drivers. You’re allowed one pet on the bus and should be in a pet carrier. Each passenger gets a window or aisle seat with an adjustable backrest, free Wi_Fi, an AC outlet, and air conditioning. The buses have clean restrooms on board.

How to find cheap bus tickets from Bologna to Taranto

There are three easy ways of booking a cheap Bologna to Taranto bus ticket. The first way is to book your ticket in advance. Booking months or weeks ahead gives you a better chance of getting cheaper tickets than booking on the day of travel. Two, book the slower journeys as they are priced lower than the high_speed trips. Three, allow some flexibility in your schedule so that you can book your bus tickets on the day where fares are lowest.

Bridge in Taranto at night. Source: Shutterstock

To Taranto by bus – travel tips

Taranto, a city sitting quietly in the south, is one of the best destinations in Italy. There’s a lot to do and see in this city, and Castello Aragonese is a good place to start. This Aragonese castle is one of the city’s best sights, and you’ll love a guided tour of the history of this beautiful structure. Taranto Cathedral is the next place you’ll want to visit. Sitting at the center of Borgo Antico, the cathedral is easily accessible on foot and a must_visit when visiting Old Town. If you’ve heard of the legendary Spartans, then you should pay a visit to the Spartan Museum in Taranto. Here, you can learn about the Spartans' history and see a fascinating collection of Spartan artifacts. Other activities to do in Taranto include:

  • Visit the National Archaeological Museum
  • Take an evening stroll on Ponte Girevole
  • Enjoy a day at the secluded beaches of Isola di San Pietro
  • Visit the Temple of Poseidon
  • Take in the view from Lungomare Vittorio Emanuele

FAQs: Bus from Bologna to Taranto

FAQs: Take the bus from Bologna to Taranto 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 Taranto.
Cheap bus tickets from Bologna to Taranto can start from as little as $13 (€11) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Bologna to Taranto is $48 (€42); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Bologna to Taranto bus time is 9 h 25 min   covering the 407 mile (657 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Bologna to Taranto leaves at 7: 45 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Bologna to Taranto leaves at 10: 40 PM.
Yes, there are 2 direct buses a day from Bologna to Taranto with Marino Autolinee, FlixBus or Itabus. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct buses.
For the best Bologna to Taranto bus to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Marino Autolinee, FlixBus, Itabus or BlaBlaCar. However, it's always good to check all possible bus companies with services from Bologna to Taranto to compare what amenities they may offer.

When departing from Bologna, you have various bus station options to start your route from including Bologna, Stazione Centrale, Bologna, Aeroporto di Bologna and Bologna, Autostazione (Piazza XX Settembre). When arriving in Taranto, you can end your route in bus stations like Taranto, Terminal Cimino, Taranto, Piazza della Libertà and Taranto, Porto Mercantile.

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Bologna, Stazione Centrale, which is located around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Taranto, Terminal Cimino, located 4.1 miles (6.6 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Bologna to Taranto by bus is March.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel between Bologna and Taranto including taking a bus, train or flight.
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