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from Bologna to Venice

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

Our recommendation

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

08:12AMBologna Centrale2h08 10:20AMVenice Santa Lucia
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Sun
Oct 17
$16Regionale
$15Flixbus
Mon
Oct 18
$16Regionale
$12Flixbus
Tue
Oct 19
$16Regionale
$11Itabus
Wed
Oct 20
$16Regionale
$11Itabus
Thu
Oct 21
$16Regionale
$9Itabus
Fri
Oct 22
$16Regionale
$12Flixbus
Sat
Oct 23
$12Frecciabianca
$9Itabus
Sun
Oct 24
$16Regionale
$11Itabus
Mon
Oct 25
$12Frecciabianca
$9Itabus
Tue
Oct 26
$12Frecciabianca
$6Itabus
Wed
Oct 27
$12Frecciabianca
$6Itabus
Thu
Oct 28
$13Intercity Notte
$11Itabus
Fri
Oct 29
$16Regionale
$13Flixbus
Sat
Oct 30
$12Frecciabianca
$11Itabus
Sun
Oct 31
$13Intercity
$10Flixbus
Mon
Nov 1
$16Regionale
$12Flixbus
Tue
Nov 2
$12Frecciabianca
$9Itabus
Wed
Nov 3
$13Intercity
$9Itabus
Thu
Nov 4
$12Intercity
$9Itabus
Fri
Nov 5
$12Frecciabianca
$9Itabus

Travel Information between Bologna and Venice

distanceDistance81 miles (130 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$14 - $16
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $14 (€11) • 1 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $16 (€13) • 1 h 36 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Regionale

Travel 81 miles (130 km) by bus or train to Venice from Bologna. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 36 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $14 (€11). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Regionale among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Bologna to Venice.

Travel from Bologna to Venice: Journey Details

Anyone who wants to travel in Italy from Bologna to Venice can choose between regular bus and train connections. Flying isn't really a practical option, given that the two cities are only around 200 kilometers apart, and the train can take as little as 1 hour 25 minutes in any case. Both buses and trains take a couple of hours, arriving in central locations that allow visitors rapid access to Venice's architectural and artistic treasures.

Return trips from Venice to Bologna are also available.

How to get from Bologna to Venice

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Bologna to Venice, 100,00% 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 Venice 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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Buses from Bologna to Venice

Catching the bus is a great way to travel from Bologna to Venice. Plenty of different companies run buses from Bologna to Venice including Baltour and Flixbus, with a total journey time of 2 hours 15 minutes. The first bus of the day departs from Bologna's main bus station at 10:00 a.m., getting to Venice just after midday. Aside from that, there is also an 11:30 a.m. bus and a final departure at 7:25 p.m. All buses get into Tronchetto bus station, not far from the center of Venice.

Trains from Bologna to Venice

Trains from Bologna to Venice are probably last approximately 2 hours and are the easiest way to travel between these two cities. Trenitalia and Italo both run trains along the Bologna-Venice route, but be aware that there is a significant difference between regional services and express trains. Services are extremely frequent, starting at 6:20 a.m. and finishing as late as 3:18 a.m. - so there should always be a suitable departure time for your schedule. All trains arrive at the centrally located Santa Lucia station, close to most Venetian hotels.

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FAQs
How do I travel from Bologna to Venice?

There are 2 ways to travel from Bologna to Venice including taking a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bologna to Venice?

The cheapest way to travel between Bologna and Venice is by taking a bus with an average price of $14 (€11).

This is compared to other travel options to Venice:

A bus is $2 (€2) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Bologna to Venice costing on average $16 (€13).

What is the fastest way from Bologna to Venice?

The fastest way from Bologna to Venice is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 36 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 1 h 45 min   of travel time.

How far is Venice from Bologna?

The distance is approximately 81 miles (130 km) from Bologna to Venice.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Bologna to Venice?

The average frequency per day from Bologna to Venice is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Bologna? Where do I arrive in Venice?

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

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Bologna to Venice depart from Bologna, Autostazione to Venezia, Aeroporto internazionale Marco Polo di Venezia.
  • Most travelers take a train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Bologna to Venice?

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Venice. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Bologna to Venice tickets on Omio for $14 (€11).
  • Travel with Regionale for trains to Venice. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Regionale Bologna to Venice tickets on Omio for $16 (€13).
Is there a way to travel directly from Bologna to Venice?

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

  • You can find 25 direct trains per day to Venice with Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Frecciabianca, Regionale, Intercity or Intercity Notte.

Direct services to Venice 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.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Bologna to Venice?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Bologna to Venice often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Rome, Milan or Florence. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Bologna and Venice itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Venice and any of these top destinations today!
When should I buy a ticket from Bologna to Venice online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Bologna to Venice, 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 trip costs on average $14 (€11) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $16 (€13) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Bologna to Venice 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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