How to travel from Madrid to Bologna

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Travel Information to Bologna from Madrid

distanceDistance813 miles (1312 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range- $98
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $98 (€85) • 27 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $105 (€91) • 2 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Ryanair

Travel 813 miles (1312 km) by bus or flight to Bologna from Madrid. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus or Ryanair among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Madrid to Bologna.

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from Madrid to Bologna

How to get from Madrid to Bologna by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Madrid to Bologna is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Air Nostrum
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
11:45AMBologna Airport (BLQ)
0 transfers
Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
2 transfers
Air Nostrum
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
11:45AMBologna Airport (BLQ)
0 transfers
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Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
1 transfer
3 transfers
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
08:40AMBologna Airport (BLQ)
1 transfer
GetJet Airlines
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
07:45AMBologna Airport (BLQ)
1 transfer
Air Nostrum
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
11:40PMBologna Airport (BLQ)
0 transfers

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All travel companies: Airlines and Bus from Madrid to Bologna

Air Europa, KLM and Ryanair will get you to Bologna from Madrid at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French travel company from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French carpooling service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags.

    Brussels Airlines is Belgium’s leading airline. Check the ticket fares for your travel to Bologna from Madrid: Economy Classic, Economy Flex and Business.

      FAQs: Travel from Madrid to Bologna

      FAQs: Travel to Bologna 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 Madrid to Bologna.

      There are 2 ways to get from Madrid to Bologna: bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Bologna is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $98 (€85) compared to other travel options to Bologna:

      Taking a bus costs () less than taking a ferry, which average ticket prices of ().

      A bus is $7 (€6) less than a flight with an average ticket price of $105 (€91) from Madrid to Bologna.

      A bus is () less than a train with an average ticket price of () from Madrid to Bologna.

      The fastest way from Madrid to Bologna is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 20 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Bologna that take longer:

      Getting to Bologna by bus takes 27 h 40 min on average.

      The Madrid to Bologna distance is around 813 miles (1312 km).

      The average frequency per day from Madrid to Bologna is:

      • Around 1 bus per day.

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

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

      • Buses mostly leave from Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses and tend to arrive in Bologna, Stazione Centrale.
      • Flights most often depart from Madrid at Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Bologna at Bologna Airport.
      • Trains from Madrid to Bologna most often leave from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes and arrive in Bologna Centrale.

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

      • You can take a bus from Madrid to Bologna with BlaBlaCar Bus or FlixBus. Cheap tickets can be found for $98 (€85) with FlixBus from Madrid to Bologna.
      • You can go to Bologna from Madrid by plane with Ryanair, Air Nostrum, Vueling Airlines, Malta Air, Iberia, Air France, KLM, Alitalia, Lufthansa, Air Europa, LAER, Brussels Airlines or Alitalia (2). You'll see cheap plane tickets for $91 (€79) with Ryanair from Madrid to Bologna on Omio.

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

      • Take a direct bus with.
      • Direct ferry with.
      • Direct flight with Air Nostrum.
      • Direct train with.

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

      Many of our customers who book a trip from Madrid to Bologna often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Florence, Rome, Milan, Venice or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Madrid and Bologna itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Bologna and any of these top destinations today!
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