How to get from Bologna to Florence

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from Bologna to Florence

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

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To get from Bologna to Florence on 11 Aug we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

20:00Bologna1h20 21:20Florence
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£41One-way
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20:00Bologna1h20 21:20Florence
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£41One-way
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09:18Bologna Centrale0h58 10:16Florence Rifredi
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£121One-way
18:18Bologna Centrale1h02 19:20Florence Rifredi
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£121One-way
16:25Bologna1h20 17:45Florence
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£41One-way

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Travel Information between Bologna and Florence

distanceDistance50 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£8 - £12
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £8 • 37 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £8 • 37 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Regionale

Travel 50 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train from Bologna to Florence. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 37 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £8. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Regionale among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Bologna to Florence.

Travel Tips: Travel from Bologna to Florence

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There are 4 travel options from Bologna to Florence: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Bologna to Florence is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £8 compared to other travel options to Florence:

A train is £4 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Bologna to Florence costing on average £12.

The fastest way from Bologna to Florence is by train with an average journey time of 37 min.

Other travel options between Bologna and Florence can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 1 h 20 min   of travel time.

The distance between Bologna and Florence is around 50 miles.

The average frequency per day from Bologna to Florence is:

  • 1 coach per day.
  • 43 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Bologna to Florence:

  • Coaches most often depart from Bologna at Bologna, Piaza XX Settembre and arrive in Florence at Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1.
  • Trains mostly leave from Bologna Centrale and tend to arrive in Firenze Santa Maria Novella.

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

  • You can travel to Florence from Bologna by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £12 with Flixbus from Bologna to Florence.
  • You can take a train from Bologna to Florence with Regionale. Cheap tickets can be found for £8 with Regionale from Bologna to Florence.

Yes, there are direct services available to Florence from Bologna with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct coach with Flixbus, Marino Autolinee, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus, Appennino Shuttle or Itabus with 1 direct coach per day.
  • You can travel directly by train with Italo, Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Regionale, Intercity or Intercity Notte with 43 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Florence as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Bologna to Florence.

Many of our customers travelling from Bologna to Florence don't make Florence their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Rome, Milan or Venice, either of which you could add to your Bologna and Florence trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Florence to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Bologna to Florence, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £12 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £8 one way.

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

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