How to travel from Venice to Bologna

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Travel Information from Venice to Bologna

distanceDistance81 miles (130 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$2 - $15
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $2 (€2) • 1 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $2 (€2) • 1 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesItabus or Regionale

Travel 81 miles (130 km) by train or bus between Venice and Bologna. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Itabus or Regionale among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Venice to Bologna.

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from Venice to Bologna

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

Our recommendation
bus

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

Itabus
10:35AM2h10
Venice
12:45PMBologna
$101One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Itabus
03:15PM2h10
Venice
05:25PMBologna
$81One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Frecciarossa
08:34AM1h15
Venice Mestre
09:49AMBologna Centrale
$511One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Regionale
09:40AM2h06
Venice Santa Lucia
11:46AMBologna Centrale
$191One-way
0 transfers
Regionale
10:40AM2h06
Venice Santa Lucia
12:46PMBologna Centrale
$191One-way
0 transfers
Regionale
11:40AM2h06
Venice Santa Lucia
01:46PMBologna Centrale
$191One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
09:35AM2h00
Venezia, Tronchetto
11:35AMBologna
$121One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
09:15AM2h20
Venice
11:35AMBologna
$121One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
02:20PM2h20
Venice
04:40PMBologna
$101One-way
0 transfers

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How to get from Venice to Bologna

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Venice to Bologna, 98,40% 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 Venice 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 Venice to Bologna

You can travel by travel between Venice and Bologna with Marino Autolinee, Trenitalia and Italo. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains between Venice and Bologna. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      FAQs: Travel from Venice 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 Venice to Bologna.
      FAQs

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

      The cheapest way to travel between Venice and Bologna is a bus with an average price of $2 (€2).

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

      Taking a bus costs $13 (€11) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $15 (€13).

      The fastest way to get to Bologna from Venice is by bus with an average travel time of 1 h 45 min.

      Other travel options to Bologna take longer:

      Getting to Bologna by train takes 1 h 56 min on average.

      Bologna is approximately 81 miles (130 km) away from Venice.

      The average frequency per day from Venice to Bologna is:

      • 9 buses a day.
      • 25 trains a day.

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

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

      • Buses from Venice to Bologna most often leave from Venice, Sant'Angelo Village, Cavallino Treporti and arrive in Bologna, Stazione Centrale.
      • Trains from Venice to Bologna most often leave from Venice Santa Lucia and arrive in Bologna Centrale.

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

      • You can travel by bus between Venice and Bologna with Itabus, FlixBus, El Pilar, BlaBlaCar, Marino Autolinee or GoOpti, and you can find Itabus Venice to Bologna tickets for $2 (€2) on Omio.
      • You can go to Bologna from Venice by train with Regionale, Frecciarossa, Italo, Intercity Notte, Intercity, Frecciargento, Frecciabianca, Trenitalia or Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $15 (€13) with Regionale from Venice to Bologna on Omio.

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

      • You can find 8 direct buses per day to Bologna with Itabus or FlixBus.
      • You can find 23 direct trains per day to Bologna with Regionale, Frecciarossa, Italo, Intercity Notte or Intercity.

      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 journey.

      Your trip from Venice to Bologna doesn't have to end in Bologna. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Florence, Rome, Milan or Paris. If you’d like to add Florence, Rome, Milan or Paris to your Venice to Bologna tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bologna today!
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