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Cheap bus tickets and times from Florence to Bologna

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Fastest Journey

1 h 20 m


1 h 46 m

Buses per day



81 km

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

The fastest bus from Florence to Bologna takes 1h 20m in comparison to an average duration of 1h 46m and covers a distance of 81 km.

56 buses leave Florence for Bologna every day with 34 travelling directly.

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Overview: Bus from Florence to Bologna

distanceDistance50 miles (81 km)
durationAverage bus duration1 h 20 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$10 (€8)
frequencyBus frequency3 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 3 direct buses a day
carriersBus companiesItabus, Appennino Shuttle, Regionale, BlaBlaCar Bus, Marino Autolinee, El Pilar, Infobus, FlixBus, Trenitalia, BlaBlaCar, Busitalia or Movelia

Buses from Florence to Bologna cover the 50 miles (81 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 20 min with our travel partners like Itabus, Appennino Shuttle, Regionale, BlaBlaCar Bus, Marino Autolinee, El Pilar, Infobus, FlixBus, Trenitalia, BlaBlaCar, Busitalia or Movelia. Normally, there are 3 buses operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $2 (€2), but the average price of bus tickets is $10 (€8). Travelers depart most frequently from Florence, Guidoni Tram T2 and arrive in Bologna, Stazione Centrale.

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

Find the best buses to Bologna from Florence with Omio's travel partners Itabus, Appennino Shuttle and Regionale from $1 (€1). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best 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.

Bus information from Florence to Bologna with BlaBlaCar Bus:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 15 min
  • Cheapest Price: $5

Regionale classes from Florence to Bologna

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

Rome is a beautiful city that attracts tourists from all over the world year after year. Thanks to the reliable bus journeys available, the bus trip from Bologna to Rome is a popular one. Buses for this route are available throughout the day, from late at night till late evening. Over 15 buses depart from the bus station in Bologna every day, with the 188 miles (304 km)_journey taking about 5h on average. Visit Omio to view the bus journeys different bus companies have for this route.

Bologna to Rome bus time: Daily departures

Multiple buses depart from Bologna every day; more than 10 buses for Itabus and at least one for Marino Bus. This brings the total buses departing from the station to about 15 every day. The first bus departs late at night at around 12:45 a.m. from Monday to Saturday and 1:15 a.m. on Sundays. The last one leaves at around 11:50 p.m. on Monday to Saturday and at 11:12 p.m. on Sundays. Most of the buses are direct buses, but you can find a few with connections, mostly on Sundays.

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

The journey by bus from Bologna to Rome can be as short as 2h 03min for direct journeys to as long as 8h 08min for connecting journeys. Most companies exclusively offer direct buses from Mondays to Saturdays for this route, so you should be able to stick to your schedule. However, if you choose to travel on Sunday, you can find connecting journeys from Regionale. These include a 2h_transfer at Bologna Centrale, hence the longer travel time.

Buses from Bologna to Rome: castle of King Enzo in Bologna. Source: Shutterstock

What are the departure and arrival stations for bus from Bologna to Rome?

Departure bus station: The departure station in Bologna is Bologna, Autostazione, used by all bus companies operating from Bologna to Rome. The station is less than two miles (3 km) from Bologna city center, and you can take either the bus or a taxi to the city center if you don’t want to walk. You will access clean restrooms and have ample parking at the station.

Arrival bus station: Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina is the arrival station for buses from Bologna to Rome. The city center is about six miles (10 km) from the station. There are various ways to get to the station, via bus, subway, tram, train, or taxi. The subway is the fastest way of getting to Rome’s city center from the station. The station has free Wi_Fi, waiting benches, and vending machines.

Which bus companies travel from Bologna to Rome?

Itabus is the main bus company providing buses from Bologna to Rome. At least 10 Itabus buses depart from Bologna to Rome every day. All Itabus journeys from Bologna to Rome are direct. The buses use Bologna, Autostazione as the departure station, and Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina as the arrival station. The other bus company with buses operating along the Bologna_Rome route is Marino Bus. Unlike Itabus, Marino Bus only has one bus departing from Bologna every day, a late evening bus. Itabus provides the cheapest and fastest bus journeys to Rome from Bologna of the two companies.

Itabus from Bologna to Rome

Itabus provides most of the buses that operate from Bologna to Rome, with more than 10 buses departing from the station every day. The buses are available from late night to late evening. High_speed buses operate this route, with the journey taking about 4h 40min. All Itabus buses are direct buses, and you can book either standard or flex seats. The company uses Bologna, Autostazione, and Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina as the departure and arrival stations, respectively.

Marino Bus from Bologna to Rome

Marino Bus also provides some buses for the Bologna to Rome route. The buses are all direct buses, with at least one bus departing from Bologna daily. The duration of a Marino bus journey from Bologna to Rome takes about 4h 55min. The departure and arrival stations are Bologna, Autostazione, and Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina, respectively. Only one fare is provided by Marino Bus for this route, which still ensures comfort in your journey.

Traveling by bus is a sustainable journey

Apart from trains, traveling by bus ensures sustainability. Unlike cars, buses use lower amounts of fuel and have a lower carbon footprint. The maximum capacity of a bus is higher, and it is more likely to carry its full capacity of passengers compared to cars. An average car is more likely to carry two passengers than five, its full capacity. As such, a bus can sustainably transport more passengers compared to cars.

Itabus from Bologna to Rome: Services onboard

Itabus provides its passengers with leather_covered seats that can recline all the way down for maximum comfort. The seats also have extra legroom and an additional footrest. If you’re on the first four seats of the bus, you will enjoy a special view, thanks to the panoramic window. If you plan on working on your laptop during the trip, you can book seats with a table area. Vending machines, toilets, electric outlets, and ultra_broadband Wi_Fi are also available onboard. Wheelchair users will also have one dedicated seat on the bus.Moreover, the staff will offer free special assistance at the bus station and onboard the bus for a comfortable journey.

Marino Bus from Bologna to Rome: Services onboard

Marino Autolinee buses have spacious reclining seats with air conditioning for comfortable bus journeys. The buses have free Wi_Fi, a colored TV, a power outlet, and stereo hi_fi. The company also welcomes pets onboard as long as your pet has a maximum weight of 22 pounds and is inside a suitable carrier. Service animals accompanying their disabled owner are also welcome. You can also bring your bike, which needs to be folded appropriately or disassembled in two pieces. You will be charged a small extra fee for your bike.For travelers with a disability, Marino Bus staff is trained to offer assistance in boarding and alighting the bus, and other onboard assistance you may need.

How to find cheap bus tickets from Bologna to Rome

Finding cheap bus tickets is fast and easy using Omio. Many bus providers have partnered with Omio so that you can conveniently get the best deals on bus tickets and book them from the comfort of your home. On Omio, you can view details and services of different bus providers for your route and compare them. You can also visit our magazine, Window Seat, where you can find more details about your journey. If you want to save more on your journey, book your tickets with Omio in advance. This way, you won’t pay extra for last_minute tickets. Second, book connecting bus journeys rather than direct journeys. Lastly, have flexible travel dates as they allow you to take advantage of cheap tickets.

Buses from Bologna to Rome: detail of an arch in Rome. Source: Shutterstock

To Rome by bus_travel tips

As Italy’s capital, Rome offers fascinating tourist attractions for people of different kinds, so you are sure to find something worth your money and time. From state_of_the_art galleries to ancient ruins, you will fall in love with everything the city has to offer. Start your Rome tour by visiting The Colosseum, the oldest and largest amphitheater with a historic atmosphere. You can learn of Rome’s history at Trajan’s Markets, composed of administrative offices and ancient stores dating back to the early years. The trip to Rome is not complete without a tour to St. Peter’s Basilica, the burial site of one of the Apostles of Jesus. It is considered one of the holiest places. Art lovers will have plenty of museums to visit while in Rome, including the Vatican Museums and Capitoline Museums.

  • Vatican City
  • The Pantheon
  • Roman Forum
  • Piazza Navona
  • Trevi Fountain

FAQs: Bus from Florence to Bologna

FAQs: Take the bus from Florence to Bologna 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 Florence to Bologna.
Cheap bus tickets from Florence to Bologna can start from as little as $2 (€2) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Florence to Bologna is $10 (€8); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Florence to Bologna bus time is 1 h 20 min   covering the 50 mile (81 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Florence to Bologna leaves at 9: 15 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Florence to Bologna leaves at 10: 40 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Florence to Bologna without having to change trains with Itabus, Appennino Shuttle, Regionale, Marino Autolinee or FlixBus. There are 3 direct buses from Florence to Bologna each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
When taking a bus from Florence to Bologna, you can count on Itabus, Appennino Shuttle, Regionale, BlaBlaCar Bus, Marino Autolinee, El Pilar, Infobus, FlixBus, Trenitalia, BlaBlaCar, Busitalia or Movelia for the best way to get you to Bologna. You can also check all possible bus providers who offer a service to Bologna from Florence and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.

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

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

A day trip to Bologna from Florence 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 Florence to Bologna by bus is May.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Florence and Bologna including taking a train or bus.

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