How to get from Rome to Bologna by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Rome to Bologna is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||188 miles (303 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$11 - $69|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $11 (€10) • 4 h 50 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $69 (€60) • 1 h|
|Popular travel companies||Itabus, ITA or Intercity|
Travel 188 miles (303 km) by bus, flight or train from Rome to Bologna. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $11 (€10). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Itabus, ITA or Intercity among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Rome to Bologna.
You can travel by train or bus for as low as $11 (€10). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
Italo is a brand of high-speed travel operated by the Italian train company Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV). Its fleet of travel includes the Italo AGV 575, the premier high-speed service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), and the Italo EVO, an eco-friendly travel that can reach a maximum speed of 150 mph (250 km/h). Italo offers four different class options, but each travel car is modernly equipped with a high level of comfort. You can choose between the Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive classes. Standard services in all Italo travel include bathrooms, free WiFi, power outlets, reclining leather seats, footrests, snack machines and Italo Live (free onboard entertainment featuring a selection of movies, music and games). Italo offers three types of fares with different prices and flexibility: Low Cost, Economy, and Flex.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
You can get between Rome and Bologna 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.
The cheapest way to get from Rome to Bologna is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $11 (€10) compared to other travel options to Bologna:
Taking a bus costs $57 (€50) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $69 (€60) for the same trip.
Taking a bus costs $15 (€13) less than taking a train, which costs on average $26 (€23) for the same trip.
The fastest way to get to Bologna from Rome is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.
Other travel options to Bologna take longer:
Bus takes on average 4 h 50 min.
Taking a train requires on average 4 h 19 min of travel time.
The distance is approximately 188 miles (303 km) from Rome to Bologna.
The average frequency per day from Rome to Bologna is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Bologna from Rome as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Rome to Bologna:
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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 trip.
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