How to travel from Bologna to Milan

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from Bologna to Milan

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

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To get from Bologna to Milan on Dec 10 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:50PMBologna2h35 07:25PMMilano, San Donato
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06:45AMBologna3h15 10:00AMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano
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06:33PMBologna Centrale2h37 09:10PMMilan Porta Garibaldi
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06:25PMBologna2h30 08:55PMMilano, San Donato
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04:50PMBologna3h15 08:05PMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano
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Travel Information between Bologna and Milan

distanceDistance124 miles (200 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $18
fastestFastest modeTrain • $18 (€17) • 1 h 2 min
carriersPopular travel companiesItabus or Regionale

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 124 miles (200 km) between Bologna and Milan. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Itabus or Regionale among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Bologna to Milan.

How to get from Bologna to Milan

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Bologna to Milan, 93,33% 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 Milan 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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Travel Tips: Travel from Bologna to Milan

Travel Tips: Travel to Milan easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Bologna to Milan.

There are 4 travel options from Bologna to Milan: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Milan is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $9 (€8) compared to other travel options to Milan:

Taking a flight is usually $9 (€8) less than taking a bus to Milan, which costs on average $17 (€16) for the same trip.

Taking a flight is usually $10 (€9) less than taking a train to Milan, which costs on average $18 (€17) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Milan from Bologna is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 2 min.

Other travel options to Milan can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 2 h 20 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Milan by flight can take on average 0 h 0 min.

The distance from Bologna to Milan is approximately 124 miles (200 km).

The average frequency per day from Bologna to Milan is:

  • 12 buses per day.
  • Around 68 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Milan from Bologna as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Bologna to Milan:

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Bologna to Milan depart from Bologna, Piaza XX Settembre to Milan, Stazione Centrale.
  • Most travelers board their plane from Bologna Airport and arrive in Milan Malpensa Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Bologna Centrale and arrive in Milano Centrale.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Bologna to Milan, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Itabus for buses to Milan. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Itabus Bologna to Milan tickets on Omio for $17 (€16).
  • Regionale can take you to Milan by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Regionale from Bologna to Milan for $18 (€17).

Yes, there are direct routes from Bologna to Milan with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct train to Milan with Italo, Trenitalia, Frecciarossa, Regionale, Intercity or Intercity Notte with 68 direct trains per day.

Direct services to Milan tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

Omio customers who travel from Bologna to Milan often also extend their vacation to go to Rome, Paris or Naples. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Milan and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before traveling from Bologna to Milan, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $17 (€16) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $9 (€8) one way on average.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $18 (€17) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Bologna to Milan tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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