There are 6 ways to get from Bologna to Imola by train, bus, rideshare, taxi, car or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  25 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Imola Rv / ...

$3 - $8

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  47 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bologna to Imola 25.4 miles

$3

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Porta Maggiore to Imola Palestra 101 / ...

$3 - $5

Taxi  •  30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bologna to Imola 25.6 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  30 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Imola 25.6 miles

$6 - $9

Shuttle  •  45 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Bologna to Imola

$30 - $90

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Imola is to rideshare which costs 3€ and takes 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Imola is to train which costs 2€ - 7€ and takes 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Porta Maggiore and arriving at Imola Palestra. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bologna C.Le and arriving at Imola. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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The distance between Bologna and Imola is 33 km. The road distance is 40.9 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Imola without a car is to train which takes 25 min and costs 2€ - 7€.

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The train from Bologna C.Le to Imola takes 25 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Bologna to Imola bus services, operated by TPER - Trasporto Passeggeri Emilia Romagna, depart from Porta Maggiore station.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Imola.
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  • Distance: 20.8 miles
  • Duration: 25 min

What companies run services between Bologna, Italy and Imola, Italy?

Trenitalia operates a train from Bologna to Imola every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $8 and the journey takes 25 min. Alternatively, TPER - Trasporto Passeggeri Emilia Romagna operates a bus from Bologna to Imola hourly. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 1 h 4 min. Società Autocooperative Trasporti Italiani S.p.A. also services this route 3 times a week.

Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Imola
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$6 - $8
Bus operators
TPER - Trasporto Passeggeri Emilia Romagna
Società Autocooperative Trasporti Italiani S.p.A.
Phone
0874.63999
Email
info@satiautobus.com
Website
satiautobus.com
Bus from Bologna - Piazza XX settembre to Imola - Via Luciano Romagnoli
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
satiautobus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bologna to Imola
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Bologna to Imola
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Taxi Auto Pubbliche
Phone
+39 051 246555
NCC Noleggio
Phone
+39 329 213 5536
Website
nccangelo.com
Cotabo
Phone
+39 051 372727
Website
cotabo.it

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