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from Bologna to Florence

You can get from Bologna to Florence by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Bologna to Florence on Nov 30 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:05AMBologna1h20 10:25AMFlorence
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$91One-way
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09:05AMBologna1h20 10:25AMFlorence
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$91One-way
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07:20AMBologna Centrale1h07 08:27AMFlorence Rifredi
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$151One-way
06:33PMBologna Centrale1h49 08:22PMFlorence Santa Maria Novella
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$111One-way
06:00PMBologna1h20 07:20PMFlorence
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$181One-way

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Nov 29
$11Regionale
$9Itabus
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Nov 30
$11Regionale
$7Itabus
Wed
Dec 1
$11Regionale
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Thu
Dec 2
$11Regionale
$9Itabus
Fri
Dec 3
$11Regionale
$9Itabus
Sat
Dec 4
$11Regionale
$9Itabus
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Dec 5
$11Regionale
$9Itabus
Mon
Dec 6
$11Regionale
$7Itabus
Tue
Dec 7
$11Regionale
$7Itabus
Wed
Dec 8
$11Regionale
$9Itabus
Thu
Dec 9
$11Regionale
$7Itabus
Fri
Dec 10
$11Regionale
$7Itabus
Sat
Dec 11
$11Regionale
$7Itabus
Sun
Dec 12
$11Regionale
$9Itabus
Mon
Dec 13
$11Regionale
$7Itabus
Tue
Dec 14
$11Regionale
$7Itabus
Wed
Dec 15
$11Regionale
$7Itabus
Thu
Dec 16
$11Regionale
$7Itabus
Fri
Dec 17
$11Regionale
$7Itabus
Sat
Dec 18
$11Regionale
$10Itabus
Sun
Dec 19
$11Regionale
$11Flixbus

Travel Information to Florence from Bologna

distanceDistance50 miles (81 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $12
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $10 (€8) • 1 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $12 (€9) • 43 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Regionale

Travel 50 miles (81 km) by bus or train between Bologna and Florence. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 43 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $10 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Regionale among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Bologna to Florence.

How to Travel from Bologna to Florence

The two great Renaissance cities of Florence and Bologna are only 100 kilometers apart, so the best transport options for travelers in Italy are buses and trains. The fastest route to Florence is by an express rail service, which covers the distance in under an hour. However, buses will be cheaper and are not much slower. Both means of transport will get you to central Florence in under 2 hours, leaving plenty of time for sight-seeing.

Trains from Bologna to Florence | Buses from Bologna to Florence | Return trips from Florence to Bologna

Bologna to Florence Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€9

1:30 h

1 Day Ahead

buses

€16

0:34 h

1 Week Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Bologna to Florence?

Cheapest way to travel from Bologna to Florence


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Bologna to Florence. Most buses traveling from Bologna to Florence depart from Bologna's central bus station and take an hour and a half to arrive at either Florence's Piazzale Montelungo or Autostazione Busitalia-Sita Nord. Most buses stop at Montelungo, which is a short walk to the north of the historic center of Florence. At least 14 buses travel from Bologna to Florence every day, with the earliest departing at 11:30 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Bologna to Flroence include Flixbus, Baltour, and BusCenter. Ridesharing services like BlaBlaCar also frequently travel from Bologna to Florence.


Fastest way to travel from Bologna to Florence


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Since there are no direct flights, the fastest way to travel from Bologna to Florence is by taking a high-speed train. Trains traveling from Bologna to Florence depart from Bologna Centrale train station and take as little as 34 minutes to arrive at either Florence's Santa Maria Novella, Rifredi, or Campo di Marte train stations. Both Trenitalia and Italo offer frequent trains from Bologna to Florence, with the first train departing at 5:30 a.m. Approximately 80 trains travel from Bologna to Florence per day.


Most popular way to travel from Bologna to Florence


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Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Bologna to Florence. Taking a high-speed train is usually an hour faster than taking the bus, while also only costing an additional €6 on average. Be sure to look for a Frecciarossa, Frecciargento or Italo train, which are approximately an hour faster than taking a regional Trenitalia train. Trains traveling from Bologna to Florence are also usually more convenient for travelers since approximately 80 trains depart from Bologna throughout the day.


How to get from Bologna to Florence

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Bologna to Florence, 89,18% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Bologna to Florence and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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