How to travel from Florence to Bologna

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from Florence to Bologna

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

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To get from Florence to Bologna on Feb 05 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:12AMFlorence Campo di Marte0h48 09:00AMBologna Centrale
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10:55AMFlorence1h20 12:15PMBologna
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07:41PMFlorence Rifredi1h01 08:42PMBologna Centrale
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06:45PMFlorence Rifredi1h11 07:56PMBologna Centrale
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05:35PMFlorence1h20 06:55PMBologna
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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

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€9

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€16

0:35 h

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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

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

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