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from Milan to Bologna

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

Our recommendation

To get from Milan to Bologna on Jan 22 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:30AMMilan2h55 10:25AMBologna
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$71One-way
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07:30AMMilan2h55 10:25AMBologna
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$71One-way
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06:05AMMilan2h55 09:00AMBologna
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$71One-way
03:25PMMilan3h00 06:25PMBologna
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$151One-way
04:10PMMilan3h00 07:10PMBologna
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$151One-way

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Sat
Jan 22
$20Regionale
$6Itabus
Sun
Jan 23
$20Regionale
$8Itabus
Mon
Jan 24
$20Regionale
$2Itabus
Tue
Jan 25
$20Regionale
$2Itabus
Wed
Jan 26
$18Intercity
$2Itabus
Thu
Jan 27
$18Intercity
$2Itabus
Fri
Jan 28
$20Regionale
$2Itabus
Sat
Jan 29
$18Intercity
$2Itabus
Sun
Jan 30
$20Regionale
$2Itabus
Mon
Jan 31
$20Regionale
$2Itabus
Tue
Feb 1
$13Intercity Notte
$2Itabus
Wed
Feb 2
$13Intercity Notte
$2Itabus
Thu
Feb 3
$16Intercity
$2Itabus
Fri
Feb 4
$20Regionale
$2Itabus
Sat
Feb 5
$16Intercity
$2Itabus
Sun
Feb 6
$18Intercity
$2Itabus
Mon
Feb 7
$18Intercity Notte
$2Itabus
Tue
Feb 8
$12Intercity
$2Itabus
Wed
Feb 9
$12Intercity
$2Itabus
Thu
Feb 10
$13Intercity Notte
$2Itabus

Travel Information to Bologna from Milan

distanceDistance124 miles (200 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $12
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $5 (€4) • 2 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $12 (€10) • 2 h 21 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Intercity Notte

Travel 124 miles (200 km) by bus or train between Milan and Bologna. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 21 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $5 (€4). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Intercity Notte among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train 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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FAQs

How do I get from Milan to Bologna?

There are 2 travel options from Milan to Bologna: bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to go to Bologna from Milan is by taking a bus, which costs on average $5 (€4).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bologna:

Taking a bus is about $7 (€6) less than taking a train, which costs on average $12 (€10) for this trip.

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

The fastest way to get to Bologna from Milan is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 21 min.

Other travel options to Bologna can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Bologna by bus can take on average 2 h 25 min.

How far is it from Milan to Bologna?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Milan to Bologna is:

  • 50 trains a 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.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Milan to Bologna?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Milan at Milan, Stazione Centrale and arrive in Bologna at Bologna, Autostazione.
  • Trains mostly depart from Milano Centrale and arrive in Bologna Centrale.

Which travel operators can get me to Bologna from Milan?

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Bologna by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Milan to Bologna tickets on Omio for $5 (€4).
  • Travel with Intercity Notte to go to Bologna by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Intercity Notte Milan to Bologna tickets on Omio for $12 (€10).

Is there a direct service between Milan and Bologna?

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

  • You can travel directly by train with Italo, Trenitalia, Frecciarossa, Regionale or Intercity with 50 direct trains per day.

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 to Bologna from Milan.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Milan and Bologna ends?

Many of our customers traveling from Milan to Bologna don't make Bologna their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Bologna are Rome, Florence or Naples, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Bologna to any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Bologna from Milan online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $5 (€4) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $12 (€10) one way on average.

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

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