There are 7 ways to get from Bologna to Milan by train, bus, night bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale Fr / ...

$24 - $40

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Bus  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Milan, Milan 528 / ...

$9 - $22

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Train via Milano Rogoredo  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Rogoredo Fr / ...

$26 - $41

Night bus  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the night bus from Bologna to Milano Marozzi-Marino / ...

$11 - $29

Rideshare  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bologna to Milan 134.1 miles

$14

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Milan 134.1 miles

$30 - $50

Fly  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Milan Linate (LIN) BLQ - LIN

$52 - $305

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No, there is no direct bus from Bologna to Milan. However, there are services departing from Bologna, Bologna and arriving at via verziere via san donato m3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bologna C.Le and arriving at Milano Centrale. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 2 min.

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The distance between Bologna and Milan is 201 km. The road distance is 214.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Milan without a car is to train which takes 1 h 2 min and costs .

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The train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale takes 1 h 2 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Bologna to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bologna, Bologna station.

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Bologna to Milan train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Bologna C.Le station.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Milan is to train which takes 1 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 23 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 38 min.

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There is no direct flight from Bologna Airport to Milan Linate Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Bologna to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Milan, Milan station.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Milan.
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  • Distance: 125.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 2 min

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Bologna to Milan every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 2 min. ItaloTreno also services this route hourly. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bologna to Milan 4 times a day. Tickets cost $11 - $20 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via Catania
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Rogoredo
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Rogoredo Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bologna, Bologna to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Bologna, Bologna to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to Milano - Autostazione San Donato
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bologna to Milan San Donato
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from Bologna to Milan
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Night bus from Bologna to Milano
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Night bus from Bologna to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
marinobus.it
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bologna to Milan
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Bologna to Milan train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Milan is 215 km. It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to drive from Bologna to Milan.

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Air France, Brussels Airlines, easyJet and three other airlines offer flights from Bologna Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 4063+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bologna and Milan. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Bologna Airport is to line 40 bus which takes 13 min and costs .

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