The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Rome to Bologna will cost around £ 15 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 10.
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4 h 40 m
Buses per day
Of the 10 buses that leave Rome for Bologna every day 10 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 304 km distance in an average of 5 h but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 4 h 40 m .
The slowest buses will take 5 h 40 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||188 miles (303 km)|
|Average coach duration||4 h 40 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£9 (€10)|
|Coach companies||Flixbus, Bus Center, BlaBlaCar, Baltour, Marino Autolinee or Infobus|
Coaches from Rome to Bologna cover the 188 miles (303 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 40 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Bus Center, BlaBlaCar, Baltour, Marino Autolinee or Infobus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £9, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £6. Travellers depart most frequently from Roma Termini and arrive in Bologna, Autostazione.
FlixBus coaches will get you between Rome and Bologna from £6. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost coach operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance coach services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach 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 hand luggage and one hold luggage 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.
FlixBus has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach to Bologna from Rome:
There are a few coach stations in Rome to start your journey from including Rome, Termini (G), Rome, Roma Ostiense and Roma, Via Marsala / Viale Enrico De Nicola. In Bologna you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Bologna, Autostazione, Bologna, Piaza XX Settembre and Bologna, Imola highway exit.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Roma Termini and arrive in Bologna, Autostazione.
Passengers board the coach most frequently from Roma Termini, which is located around 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Bologna, Autostazione, located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre.
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