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

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  •  32 min

  1. Take the train from Ferrara to Bologna C.Le Rv

$3 - $9

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Bus  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Kennedy to Bologna Autostazione 356 / ...

$2 - $11

4 alternative options

Night train  •  31 min

  1. Take the night train from Ferrara to Bologna C.Le En / ...

$4 - $19

Rideshare  •  54 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Ferrara to Bologna 30.7 miles

$3

Taxi  •  37 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ferrara to Bologna 30.3 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  37 min

  1. Drive from Ferrara to Bologna 30.3 miles

$7 - $11

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kennedy and arriving at Bologna Autostazione. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ferrara and arriving at Bologna C.Le. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 32 min.

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The distance between Ferrara and Bologna is 44 km. The road distance is 48.5 km.

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The best way to get from Ferrara to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 32 min and costs .

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The train from Ferrara to Bologna C.Le takes 32 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Ferrara to Bologna bus services, operated by TPER - Trasporto Passeggeri Emilia Romagna, depart from Kennedy station.

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Ferrara to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Ferrara station.

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The best way to get from Ferrara to Bologna is to train which takes 32 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 7 min.

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Ferrara to Bologna bus services, operated by TPER - Trasporto Passeggeri Emilia Romagna, arrive at Bologna Autostazione station.

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

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Map of how to get from Ferrara to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 27.7 miles
  • Duration: 32 min

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

Trenitalia operates a train from Ferrara to Bologna hourly. Tickets cost $3 - $9 and the journey takes 32 min. Alternatively, TPER - Trasporto Passeggeri Emilia Romagna operates a bus from Ferrara to Bologna hourly. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 1 h 7 min. Four other operators also service this route.

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 Ferrara to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
Trenitalia Intercity

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
Night train from Ferrara to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Ferrara to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
TPER - Trasporto Passeggeri Emilia Romagna
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Ferrara to Bologna *Int_VICENZA*
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
marinobus.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 Ferrara to Bologna
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
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
Bus from Ferrara to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
orario.trenitalia.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 Ferrara to Bologna
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Ferrara to Bologna
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Ti porto Io
Phone
+39 328 477 3336
Website
tiportoio.xoom.it
NCC Ferrara Stefano Sivieri
Phone
+39 320 407 5941
Website
nccestenseferrara.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Ferrara to Bologna is 49 km. It takes approximately 37 min to drive from Ferrara to Bologna.

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

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