How to travel from Siena to Bologna

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from Siena to Bologna

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

Our recommendation

To get from Siena to Bologna on Aug 17 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:25PMSiena, Stazione FS2h25 06:50PMBologna
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04:25PMSiena, Stazione FS2h25 06:50PMBologna
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02:55PMSiena, Stazione FS2h20 05:15PMBologna
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06:25AMSiena3h11 09:36AMBologna San Ruffillo
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03:18PMSiena3h34 06:52PMBologna Centrale
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Travel Information between Siena and Bologna

distanceDistance81 miles (130 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$18 - $42
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $18 (€17) • 3 h 4 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $42 (€38) • 2 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFrecciarossa or Regionale

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 81 miles (130 km) to Bologna from Siena. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $18 (€17). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Frecciarossa or Regionale among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Siena to Bologna.

Travel Tips: Travel from Siena 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 Siena to Bologna.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Bologna from Siena. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Bologna from Siena is by taking a train, which costs on average $18 (€17).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bologna:

Taking a train is usually $24 (€22) less than taking a bus to Bologna, which costs on average $42 (€38) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel to Bologna from Siena is by bus, which takes on average 2 h 20 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 3 h 4 min.

You should expect to travel around 81 miles (130 km) between Siena and Bologna.

The average frequency per day from Siena to Bologna is:

  • 19 buses per day.
  • 6 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Siena and Bologna as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Buses from Siena to Bologna most often leave from Siena, Stazione Ferroviaria and arrive in Bologna, Piaza XX Settembre.
  • Trains mostly leave from Siena and tend to arrive in Bologna Centrale.

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

  • You can take a bus from Siena to Bologna with Frecciarossa. Cheap tickets can be found for $42 (€38) with Frecciarossa from Siena to Bologna.
  • You can travel by train to Bologna from Siena with Regionale, and you can find Regionale Siena to Bologna tickets for $18 (€17) on Omio.

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Itabus with 9 direct buses 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 from Siena to Bologna.

Many of our customers traveling from Siena to Bologna don't make Bologna their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Bologna are Milan, Rome or Florence, 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!

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

  • A bus ticket costs $42 (€38) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $18 (€17) one way.

But we recommend booking Siena 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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