The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Bologna to Florence will cost around $ 31 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 31.
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Of the 31 trains that leave Bologna for Florence every day 31 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 81 km distance in an average of 37 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 37 m .
The slowest trains will take 38 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||50 miles (81 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 43 min|
|Average train ticket price||$11 (€9)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Italo, Regionale, Intercity, Frecciarossa, Trenitalia, Frecciargento or Intercity Notte|
Trains from Bologna to Florence cover the 50 miles (81 km) long route taking on average 1 h 43 min with our travel partners like Italo, Regionale, Intercity, Frecciarossa, Trenitalia, Frecciargento or Intercity Notte. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $11 (€9), but the average price of train tickets is $11 (€9). Travelers depart most frequently from Bologna Centrale and arrive in Firenze Santa Maria Novella.
Find the best trains to Florence from Bologna with Omio's travel partners Italo, Frecciarossa and Trenitalia from $11 (€9). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.
Italo is a brand of high-speed trains from the Italian train company Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV) offering regular services to popular cities around Italy, such as Rome, Naples, Florence and Milan. Among its fleet of trains are the Italo AGV 575, the premier high-speed service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), and the Italo EVO, an eco-friendly train that can reach speeds up to 150 mph (250 km/h). You can choose from the following Italo ticket types when purchasing tickets from Bologna to Florence: Low Cost, Economy, and Flex. Italo offers four different class options: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Standard services in all Italo trains include bathrooms, free WiFi, power outlets, reclining leather seats, footrests, snack machines and Italo Live (free onboard entertainment featuring a selection of films, music and games). While some amenities may differ based on the class option booked, each train car is modernly equipped with a high level of comfort.
Please follow the recommendations outlined by Italo when booking your train tickets to Florence from Bologna due to the coronavirus:
Hopping between the two great Renaissance cities of Florence and Bologna couldn't be simpler. Every day, over 60 direct trains depart from Bologna Centrale for Florence, with as many as 6 trains per hour at peak times. Moreover, you can get to Florence in just over half an hour on the fastest service, making the journey both quick and convenient.
Trenitalia is the major operator on the Bologna to Florence route, running its Frecciarossa express services alongside slower Regionale options. But they aren't the only possibility. Italo also run trains to Florence from Bologna and are often the quickest option.
Bologna and Florence are around 75 miles apart, and the quickest Italo or Frecciarossa trains can cover that distance in 34 minutes. It pays to be aware that not all trains to Florence are express services. Some Regionale trains can take one hour and 15 minutes, or more.
Travelers shouldn't find it hard to book convenient trains to Florence. Every day, there are 60-74 direct trains on the route, and departures run from 6:05 a.m. until 9:25 p.m. However, there aren't usually any late-night options.
Departure train station: All trains to Florence depart from Bologna Centrale, on the Piazza delle Medaglie d'Oro, a 25-minute walk north of the Old Town. Anyone transferring from flights to Bologna can take the Aerobus straight to the station and the journey into town should take about 20 minutes.
Arrival train stations: Most trains to Florence from Bologna arrive at Santa Maria Novella, Florence's central station. The Duomo and other central sights are a 15-minute walk from the station. Buses run from outside the arrivals hall to other local destinations, while taxis line up outside the station to transport arrivals to specific parts of the city. Those heading to Florence Airport can take the Busitalia SITA Nord ""Vola in Bus"" shuttle, which takes 20 mins.
When taking the train to Florence from Bologna, you can choose to depart from train stations like Bologna Centrale and Bologna Borgo Panigale. Your journey can end in train stations such as Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Firenze Rifredi and Firenze Campo di Marte.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Bologna Centrale and arrive in Firenze Santa Maria Novella.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Bologna Centrale and need to travel around 0.9 miles (1.4 km) from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Florence most often arrive at Firenze Santa Maria Novella and need to travel around 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from this train station to the city center.
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