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from Florence to Bologna

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

Our recommendation

To get from Florence to Bologna on Oct 25 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:45PMFlorence Rifredi1h11 07:56PMBologna Centrale
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$151One-way
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03:20AMFirenze, Piazzale Montelungo1h35 04:55AMBologna
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$101One-way
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07:46PMFlorence Rifredi1h16 09:02PMBologna Centrale
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$151One-way
10:05AMFlorence1h20 11:25AMBologna
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$141One-way
08:17AMFlorence Rifredi1h25 09:42AMBologna Centrale
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$151One-way

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Sun
Oct 24
$12Regionale
$11Itabus
Mon
Oct 25
$12Regionale
$10Itabus
Tue
Oct 26
$12Regionale
$10Itabus
Wed
Oct 27
$12Regionale
$10Itabus
Thu
Oct 28
$12Regionale
$11Itabus
Fri
Oct 29
$12Regionale
$10Flixbus
Sat
Oct 30
$12Regionale
$11Itabus
Sun
Oct 31
$12Regionale
$11Itabus
Mon
Nov 1
$12Regionale
$11Itabus
Tue
Nov 2
$12Regionale
$12Regionale
Wed
Nov 3
$12Regionale
$11Itabus
Thu
Nov 4
$12Regionale
$11Itabus
Fri
Nov 5
$12Regionale
$10Itabus
Sat
Nov 6
$11Regionale
$10Itabus
Sun
Nov 7
$12Regionale
$7Itabus
Mon
Nov 8
$12Regionale
$10Itabus
Tue
Nov 9
$12Regionale
$7Itabus
Wed
Nov 10
$12Regionale
$7Itabus
Thu
Nov 11
$12Regionale
$10Itabus
Fri
Nov 12
$12Regionale
$10Itabus
Sat
Nov 13
$12Regionale
$10Itabus

Travel Information from Florence to Bologna

distanceDistance50 miles (81 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$11 - $12
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $11 (€9) • 1 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $11 (€9) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Regionale

Travel 50 miles (81 km) by bus or train to Bologna from Florence. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $11 (€9). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Regionale among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Florence to Bologna.

How to Travel from Florence to Bologna

The distance between Florence to Bologna is approximately 102 kilometers. This is a relatively short distance making road and rail travel ideal options. There are two main public transportation options for travelers who want to travel in Italy between Florence and Bologna. Travelers can choose between train or bus. It is also possible to travel by rental car or use a ride share option to journey between the cities. Air travel is not a sensible option as the two cities are located very close to each other.

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Florence to Bologna Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€9

1:30 h

1 Day Ahead

buses

€16

0:35 h

1 Week Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from Florence to Bologna


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Florence to Bologna. Most buses traveling from Florence to Bologna depart from either Florence's Piazzale Montelungo or Autostazione Busitalia-Sita Nord and take an hour and a half to arrive at Bologna's central bus station. Most buses depart from Montelungo, which is a short walk to the north of the historic center of Florence. At least 10 buses travel from Florence to Bologna every day, with the earliest departing at 2:10 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Florence to Bologna include Flixbus, Baltour, and BusCenter. Ridesharing services like BlaBlaCar also frequently travel from Florence to Bologna.


Fastest way to travel from Florence to Bologna


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Since there are no direct flights, the fastest way to travel from Florence to Bologna is by taking a high-speed train. Trains traveling from Florence to Bologna depart from either Florence's Santa Maria Novella, Rifredi, or Campo di Marte train stations and take as little as 35 minutes to arrive at Bologna Centrale train station. Both Trenitalia and Italo offer frequent trains from Florence to Bologna, with the first train departing at 4:32 a.m. Nearly 90 trains travel from Florence to Bologna per day.


Most popular way to travel from Florence to Bologna


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Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Florence to Bologna. 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 Florence to Bologna are also usually more convenient for travelers since approximately 90 trains depart from Florence throughout the day.


How to get from Florence to Bologna

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Florence to Bologna, 90,23% 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 Florence to Bologna 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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FAQs
How do I get from Florence to Bologna?

There are 2 ways to get from Florence to Bologna: bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to get from Florence to Bologna is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $11 (€9) compared to other travel options to Bologna:

Taking a bus is usually $1 (€1) less than taking a train to Bologna, which costs on average $12 (€9) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way to get from Florence to Bologna?

The quickest way to travel to Bologna from Florence is by bus, which takes on average 1 h 20 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 1 h 38 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Florence to Bologna?

Bologna is approximately 50 miles (81 km) away from Florence.

How many services a day are there from Florence to Bologna?

The average frequency per day from Florence to Bologna is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

When traveling between Florence and Bologna, where do I depart from Florence and where do I arrive in Bologna?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Florence to Bologna:

  • Buses most often depart from Florence at Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1 and arrive in Bologna at Bologna, Autostazione.
  • Trains most often depart from Florence at Firenze Santa Maria Novella and arrive in Bologna at Bologna Centrale.
Which travel companies can get me from Florence to Bologna?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Florence to Bologna:

  • You can take a bus from Florence to Bologna with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $11 (€9) with Flixbus from Florence to Bologna.
  • You can go to Bologna from Florence by train with Regionale. You'll see cheap train tickets for $12 (€9) with Regionale from Florence to Bologna on Omio.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Florence to Bologna?
Your trip from Florence to Bologna doesn't have to end in Bologna. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Milan, Rome or Naples. If you’d like to add Milan, Rome or Naples to your Florence to Bologna tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bologna today!
When should I purchase a ticket from Florence to Bologna online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Florence to Bologna, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $11 (€9) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $12 (€9) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Florence to Bologna online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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