How to travel from Venice to Bologna

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from Venice to Bologna

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

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To get from Venice to Bologna on May 17 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Venice and Bologna

distanceDistance81 miles (130 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $11
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $6 (€5) • 1 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $11 (€10) • 1 h 38 min
carriersPopular travel companiesItabus or Intercity Notte

Travel 81 miles (130 km) by bus or train from Venice to Bologna. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 38 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $6 (€5). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Itabus or Intercity Notte among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Venice to Bologna.

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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Travel Tips: Travel from Venice 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 Venice to Bologna.

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

The cheapest way to travel from Venice to Bologna is by taking a bus with an average price of $6 (€5).

This is compared to other travel options to Bologna:

Taking a bus is usually $5 (€5) less than taking a train to Bologna, which costs on average $11 (€10) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Bologna from Venice is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 38 min.

Other travel options to Bologna can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h 50 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Venice to Bologna is:

  • 25 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Venice and 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 Venice to Bologna:

  • Buses most often depart from Venice at Venice, Port San Basilio and arrive in Bologna at Bologna, Autostazione.
  • Trains from Venice to Bologna most often leave from Venezia Mestre and arrive in Bologna Centrale.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Venice to Bologna, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Itabus for buses to Bologna. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Itabus Venice to Bologna tickets on Omio for $6 (€5).
  • Travel with Intercity Notte for trains to Bologna. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Intercity Notte Venice to Bologna tickets on Omio for $11 (€10).
Many of our customers traveling from Venice 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!

When planning your trip from Venice 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 $6 (€5) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $11 (€10) one way on average.

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

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