How to travel from Rome to Bologna

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Travel Information to Bologna from Rome

distanceDistance188 miles (303 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$3 - $75
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $3 (€3) • 4 h 36 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $75 (€65) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesItabus, Alitalia or Italo

Travel 188 miles (303 km) by train, bus or flight from Rome to Bologna. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Itabus, Alitalia or Italo among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Rome to Bologna.

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from Rome to Bologna

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

Our recommendation
bus

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

Itabus
08:00AM4h40
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
12:40PMBologna
$71One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Itabus
08:00AM4h40
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
12:40PMBologna
$71One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
ITA
09:15AM1h00
Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
10:15AMBologna Airport (BLQ)
$831One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Regionale
09:02AM6h48
Rome Termini
03:50PMBologna Centrale
$361One-way
2 transfers
Regionale
07:02AM6h48
Rome Termini
01:50PMBologna Centrale
$361One-way
2 transfers
Italo
09:05AM2h03
Rome Termini
11:08AMBologna Centrale
$691One-way
0 transfers
Itabus
10:00AM4h40
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
02:40PMBologna
$71One-way
0 transfers
Itabus
09:00AM5h05
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
02:05PMBologna
$71One-way
0 transfers
Itabus
08:30AM5h15
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
01:45PMBologna
$71One-way
0 transfers
ITA
05:55PM1h00
Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
06:55PMBologna Airport (BLQ)
$831One-way
0 transfers
ITA
09:45PM1h00
Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
10:45PMBologna Airport (BLQ)
$831One-way
0 transfers
ITA
01:45PM1h00
Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
02:45PMBologna Airport (BLQ)
$1311One-way
0 transfers

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How to get from Rome to Bologna

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Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Rome to Bologna, 95,17% 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 Rome 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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All travel companies: Train and Bus from Rome to Bologna

Find the best journey from Rome to Bologna with Omio's travel partners Frecciarossa, Intercity and Italo! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

Trenitalia Intercity is a high-speed train service operated by the Italian national railway company, Trenitalia. It operates throughout the country, with services running from early morning to late evening. The Intercity trains come in two types: the Intercity Plus, which is the fastest and most comfortable, and the Intercity, which is slightly slower but still offers a comfortable journey. Onboard facilities include air conditioning, power sockets, Wi-Fi, and a bar service. There are several ticket types available, including Standard, Super Economy, and Business. The most popular routes for Trenitalia Intercity are from Rome to Milan, Naples to Florence, and Turin to Venice.

    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.

      FAQs: Travel from Rome 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 Rome to Bologna.
      FAQs

      You can get between Rome and Bologna 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to travel from Rome to Bologna is a bus with an average price of $3 (€3).

      This is compared to other travel options from Rome to Bologna:

      A bus is $72 (€62) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Rome to Bologna costing on average $75 (€65).

      A bus is $28 (€24) less than a train with an average ticket price of $31 (€27) from Rome to Bologna.

      The quickest way to travel to Bologna from Rome is by flight, which takes on average 55 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Bus takes 4 h 36 min on average.

      Taking a train requires on average 2 h 13 min of travel time.

      You should expect to travel around 188 miles (303 km) between Rome and Bologna.

      The average frequency per day from Rome to Bologna is:

      • Around 25 buses per day.
      • 50 trains per day.

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

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

      • Buses mostly leave from Rome, Termini (G) and tend to arrive in Bologna, Stazione Centrale.
      • Flights most often depart from Rome at Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport and arrive in Bologna at Bologna Airport.
      • Trains mostly leave from Rome Termini and tend to arrive in Bologna Centrale.

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

      • You can travel by bus from Rome to Bologna with Itabus, FlixBus, El Pilar, BlaBlaCar Bus, BlaBlaCar, Marino Autolinee, Autoservizi Salemi, Infobus or Sellitto, and you can find Itabus Rome to Bologna tickets for $3 (€3) on Omio.
      • You can travel to Bologna from Rome by flight with Alitalia, Alitalia (2) or Luxair. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $75 (€65) with Alitalia from Rome to Bologna.
      • You can travel by train between Rome and Bologna with Italo, Frecciarossa, Intercity, Regionale, Intercity Notte or Frecciargento, and you can find Intercity Notte Rome to Bologna tickets for $31 (€27) on Omio.

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

      • You'll find 18 direct buses a day to Bologna with Itabus, FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus or Marino Autolinee.
      • You can find 50 direct trains per day to take to Bologna with Italo, Frecciarossa, 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 trip.

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