How to get from Rome to Bologna

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from Rome to Bologna

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

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To get from Rome to Bologna on 29 Jun we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:15Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina4h40 12:55Bologna
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£141One-way
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08:15Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina4h40 12:55Bologna
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£141One-way
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08:05Rome Termini2h03 10:08Bologna Centrale
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£451One-way
11:45Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina4h50 16:35Bologna
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£141One-way
19:05Rome Termini2h03 21:08Bologna Centrale
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£451One-way

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Travel Information between Rome and Bologna

distanceDistance188 miles (303 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £80 • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMarino Autolinee, ITA or Intercity Notte

Travel 188 miles (303 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train between Rome and Bologna. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Marino Autolinee, ITA or Intercity Notte among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Rome to Bologna.

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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 Rome to Bologna.
FAQs

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Rome and Bologna. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Ferry services offer the cheapest way to get from Rome to Bologna. Tickets for a ferry cost on average £1.

This is compared to other travel options to Bologna:

A ferry is about £41 less than a coach, which costs on average £41 for this journey.

A ferry is about £80 less than a flight, which costs on average £80 for this trip.

A ferry is generally £42 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £42 from Rome to Bologna.

The fastest way to get to Bologna from Rome is by flight with an average travel time of 55 min.

There are alternative travel options to Bologna that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 4 h 40 min   on average.

In comparison, travelling by ferry can take you on average NaN h NaN min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 23 min   of travel time.

The Rome to Bologna distance is approximately 188 miles (303 km).

The average frequency per day from Rome to Bologna is:

  • Around 32 coaches per day.
  • 81 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Rome to Bologna 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 Rome to Bologna:

  • Coaches most often depart from Rome at Rome, Termini and arrive in Bologna at Bologna, Piaza XX Settembre.
  • Flights mostly depart from Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport and arrive in Bologna Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Rome at Roma Termini and arrive in Bologna at Bologna Centrale.

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

  • Marino Autolinee can get you to Bologna by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Marino Autolinee from Rome to Bologna for £41 on Omio.
  • ITA can get you to Bologna by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with ITA from Rome to Bologna for £80 on Omio.
  • Intercity Notte can take you to Bologna by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Intercity Notte from Rome to Bologna for £42.

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

  • You can find around 17 direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with Flixbus, Marino Autolinee, Autoservizi Salemi or Itabus.
  • You can take a direct flight with ITA with direct flights per day.
  • You can find around 81 direct trains per day and book this direct train with Italo, Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Intercity or Intercity Notte.

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

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

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is on average £41 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is £80 one way on average.
  • The price of a ferry ticket is £1 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is £42 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Rome 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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