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from Rome to Bologna

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

Our recommendation

To get from Rome to Bologna on 22 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

16:25Rome5h00 21:25Bologna
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£161One-way
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16:25Rome5h00 21:25Bologna
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£161One-way
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11:05Rome4h55 16:00Bologna
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£181One-way
17:05Rome4h55 22:00Bologna
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£161One-way
08:50Rome5h40 14:30Bologna
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£181One-way

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Thu
21 Oct
£25Regionale
£20Flixbus
£83ITA
Fri
22 Oct
£25Regionale
£16Itabus
£69ITA
Sat
23 Oct
£18Intercity
£18Itabus
£69ITA
Sun
24 Oct
£25Regionale
£18Itabus
£69ITA
Mon
25 Oct
£25Regionale
£12Itabus
£69ITA
Tue
26 Oct
£18Intercity
£9Itabus
£43ITA
Wed
27 Oct
£18Intercity
£12Itabus
£43ITA
Thu
28 Oct
£22Intercity
£12Itabus
£69ITA
Fri
29 Oct
£25Regionale
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£83ITA
Sat
30 Oct
£22Intercity
£12Itabus
£69ITA
Sun
31 Oct
£18Intercity
£12Itabus
£43ITA
Mon
1 Nov
£25Regionale
Find prices
£69ITA
Tue
2 Nov
£25Regionale
£20Flixbus
£69ITA
Wed
3 Nov
£18Intercity
£11Flixbus
£43ITA
Thu
4 Nov
£15Intercity
£9Itabus
£43ITA
Fri
5 Nov
£22Intercity
£6Itabus
£43ITA
Sat
6 Nov
£15Intercity
£6Itabus
£43ITA
Sun
7 Nov
£20Intercity Notte
£6Itabus
£43ITA
Mon
8 Nov
£18Intercity
£6Itabus
£43ITA
Tue
9 Nov
£13Intercity
£9Itabus
£43ITA
Wed
10 Nov
£13Intercity
£9Itabus
£43ITA

Travel Information between Rome and Bologna

distanceDistance188 miles (303 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£20 - £210
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £20 • 4 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £210 • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, TAP Portugal or Intercity

Travel 188 miles (303 km) by coach, flight or train from Rome to Bologna. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £20. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus, TAP Portugal or Intercity among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Rome to Bologna.

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FAQs
How do I go from Rome to Bologna?

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Rome to Bologna. You can take a coach, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Bologna from Rome?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Rome to Bologna. Tickets for a coach cost on average £20.

This is compared to other travel options to Bologna:

A coach is generally £190 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £210 from Rome to Bologna.

A coach is generally £2 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £22 from Rome to Bologna.

What is the fastest way to get from Rome to Bologna?

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

Other travel options from Rome to Bologna can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 4 h 15 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 27 min   on average.

How far is it from Rome to Bologna?

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

How many services a day are there between Rome and Bologna?

The average frequency per day from Rome to Bologna is:

  • Around 50 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Rome to Bologna as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Rome to Bologna?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Rome to Bologna:

  • Most travellers who purchase a coach ticket from Rome to Bologna depart from Rome, Tiburtina Station to Bologna, Autostazione.
  • Most travellers board their plane from Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport and arrive in Bologna Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Roma Termini and arrive in Bologna Centrale.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Rome to Bologna?

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:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Bologna by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Rome to Bologna tickets on Omio for £20.
  • Travel with TAP Portugal to go to Bologna by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find TAP Portugal Rome to Bologna tickets on Omio for £210.
  • Intercity can take you to Bologna by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Intercity from Rome to Bologna for £22.
Can I travel directly to Bologna from Rome?

Yes, there are direct services available between Rome and Bologna with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct coaches per day with Flixbus, Marino Autolinee, BlaBlaCar or Autoservizi Salemi.
  • You can take a direct train with Italo with 50 direct trains per day.

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.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Bologna from Rome?
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!
How early should I purchase Rome to Bologna tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £20 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing £210 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £22 one way.

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