How to travel from Milan to Bologna

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from Milan to Bologna

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

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To get from Milan to Bologna on May 23 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:30AMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano2h55 10:25AMBologna
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07:30AMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano2h55 10:25AMBologna
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03:25PMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano3h00 06:25PMBologna
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10:10AMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano3h05 01:15PMBologna
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06:15PMMilan Centrale2h53 09:08PMBologna Centrale
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Travel Information between Milan and Bologna

distanceDistance124 miles (200 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $16
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $2 (€2) • 2 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $2 (€2) • 2 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesItabus or Intercity Notte

Take a bus or train to travel 124 miles (200 km) from Milan to Bologna. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $2 (€2). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Itabus or Intercity Notte among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Milan to Bologna.

How to get from Milan to Bologna

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Milan to Bologna, 93,55% 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 Milan 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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Travel Tips: Travel from Milan to Bologna

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 Milan to Bologna.

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

The cheapest way to go to Bologna from Milan is by taking a bus, which costs on average $2 (€2).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bologna:

A bus is generally $14 (€13) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $16 (€15) from Milan to Bologna.

The fastest way from Milan to Bologna is by bus with an average journey time of 2 h 15 min.

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

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 16 min   of travel time.

The Milan to Bologna distance is around 124 miles (200 km).

The average frequency per day from Milan to Bologna is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Milan, Stazione Centrale and arrive in Bologna, Piaza XX Settembre.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Milano Centrale and arrive in Bologna Centrale.

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

  • You can travel to Bologna from Milan by bus with Itabus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $2 (€2) with Itabus from Milan to Bologna.
  • You can travel between Milan and Bologna by train with Intercity Notte. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $16 (€15) with Intercity Notte from Milan to Bologna.
Your trip from Milan to Bologna doesn't have to end in Bologna. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Rome, Florence or Naples. If you’d like to add Rome, Florence or Naples to your Milan to Bologna tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bologna today!

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

  • A bus ticket costs $2 (€2) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $16 (€15) one way.

But we recommend booking Milan to Bologna 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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