How to travel from Bologna to Prato

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from Bologna to Prato

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

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To get from Bologna to Prato on Aug 17 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:18AMBologna Centrale0h46 10:04AMPrato Centrale
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07:08PMBologna Centrale1h12 08:20PMPrato Centrale
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08:38AMBologna Centrale1h12 09:50AMPrato Centrale
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06:38PMBologna Centrale1h12 07:50PMPrato Centrale
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91One-way
06:18PMBologna Centrale0h50 07:08PMPrato Centrale
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131One-way

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Travel Information between Bologna and Prato

distanceDistance43 miles (70 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $10
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $9 (€8) • 46 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $9 (€8) • 46 min
carriersPopular travel companiesItabus or Regionale

Travel 43 miles (70 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Prato from Bologna. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 46 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $9 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Itabus or Regionale among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Bologna to Prato.

Travel Tips: Travel from Bologna to Prato

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

The cheapest way to go to Prato from Bologna is by taking a train, which costs on average $9 (€8).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Prato:

A train is generally $1 (€1) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $10 (€9) from Bologna to Prato.

The fastest way from Bologna to Prato is by train with an average journey time of 46 min.

There are alternative travel options to Prato that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h 25 min.

The Bologna to Prato distance is around 43 miles (70 km).

The average frequency per day from Bologna to Prato is:

  • 5 buses per day.
  • 49 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Prato from Bologna as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry 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 Prato:

  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Bologna to Prato depart from Bologna, Piaza XX Settembre to Prato, Stazione Prato Centrale.
  • Most travelers board their train from Bologna Centrale and arrive in Prato Centrale.

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

  • Travel with Itabus for buses to Prato. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Itabus Bologna to Prato tickets on Omio for $10 (€9).
  • Travel with Regionale for trains to Prato. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Regionale Bologna to Prato tickets on Omio for $9 (€8).

Yes, there are direct services available from Bologna to Prato with the following travel companies:

  • You can find around 1 direct bus per day and travel with Flixbus, Marino Autolinee or BlaBlaCar.
  • You'll find 19 direct trains per day with Regionale, Intercity or Intercity Notte.

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

Many of our customers traveling from Bologna to Prato don't make Prato their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Prato are Florence, Milan or Rome, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Prato to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket costs $10 (€9) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $9 (€8) one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Bologna to Prato 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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