How to travel from Parma to Bologna

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from Parma to Bologna

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

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To get from Parma to Bologna on Mar 23 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:27PMParma0h58 08:25PMBologna Centrale
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Travel Information to Bologna from Parma

distanceDistance53 miles (86 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$8 - $10
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $8 (€7) • 1 h 11 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $10 (€9) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus

Take a bus or train to travel 53 miles (86 km) from Parma to Bologna. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $8 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Parma to Bologna.

Travel Tips: Travel from Parma to Bologna

Travel Tips: 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 Parma to Bologna.

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

The cheapest way to go to Bologna from Parma is by taking a train, which costs on average $8 (€7).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bologna:

A train is generally $2 (€2) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $10 (€9) from Parma to Bologna.

The quickest way to travel to Bologna from Parma is by bus, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Bologna by train can take on average 1 h 11 min.

Bologna is approximately 53 miles (86 km) away from Parma.

The average frequency per day from Parma to Bologna is:

  • 17 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Parma 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 from Parma to Bologna:

  • Buses most often depart from Parma at Parma, Terminal Bus and arrive in Bologna at Bologna, Piaza XX Settembre.
  • Trains from Parma to Bologna most often leave from Parma and arrive in Bologna Centrale.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Parma 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 Parma to Bologna tickets on Omio for $10 (€9).

Yes, there are direct routes from Parma to Bologna with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 17 direct trains per day to take to Bologna with Frecciarossa, Regionale, Intercity or Intercity Notte.

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

Omio customers who travel from Parma to Bologna often also extend their vacation to go to Milan, Florence or Rome. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Bologna and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $10 (€9) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $8 (€7) one way.

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

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