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There are 6 ways to get from Genoa to Bologna by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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

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Train Trenitalia Frecce  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Milano Centrale Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$41 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Genoa, Genoa to Bologna, Bologna N482 / ...

$15 - $28

4 alternative options

Train Trenitalia  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Bologna C.Le Rv

$21 - $45

Rideshare  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Gênes to Bologna 184.4 miles

$20

Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Genoa to Bologna 185 miles

$40 - $65

Fly  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Bologna (BLQ) GOA - BLQ

$57 - $256

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The cheapest way to get from Genoa to Bologna is to rideshare which costs 17€ and takes 3 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Genoa to Bologna is to train which costs 35€ - 70€ and takes 2 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Genoa, Genoa and arriving at Bologna, Bologna. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Genova Brignole and arriving at Bologna C.Le. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 31 min.

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The distance between Genoa and Bologna is 190 km. The road distance is 296.1 km.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 2 h 40 min and costs 35€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to get from Genoa to Bologna, including transfers.

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

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Genoa to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Genova Piazza Principe station.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Bologna is to train which takes 2 h 40 min and costs 35€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 24€ and takes 3 h 40 min, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 230€ and takes 5 h 3 min.

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Map of how to get from Genoa to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 118.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

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

You can take a train from Genoa to Bologna via Milano Centrale in around 2 h 40 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Genoa to Bologna 4 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $28 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Genoa to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Genoa to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Genoa to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Genoa to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Genoa to Bologna via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Genova Piazza Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
italotreno.it
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 Genova Brignole to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$35 - $45
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 Genoa, Genoa to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Genova to Bologna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Website
Marino Autolinee
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
flixbus.it
Bus from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
Baltour
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 Gênes to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

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

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

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Genoa to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Bologna C.Le station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Genoa to Bologna is 296 km. It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to drive from Genoa to Bologna.

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Vueling Airlines, Ryanair, Lufthansa and three other airlines offer flights from Genoa Airport to Bologna Airport.

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Book your Genoa to Bologna bus tickets online with FlixBus, Distribusion and Busbud.

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There are 1579+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Genoa and Bologna. 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 Genoa to Genoa Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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