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There are 4 ways to get from Bologna Airport (BLQ) to Milan by train, bus, car or shuttle

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Train

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale

Line 944 bus, line 81 bus, train

  1. Take the line 944 bus from Aeroporto to Santa Viola
  2. Take the line 81 bus from Santa Viola to Stazione Centrale
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale

Drive

  1. Drive from Bologna Airport (BLQ) to Milan

Shuttle

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Bologna Airport to Milano Linate airport

Bologna Airport (BLQ) to Milan by bus and train

The journey time between Bologna Airport (BLQ) and Milan is around 2h 3m and covers a distance of around 224 km. This includes an average layover time of around 18 min. Operated by TPER spa, Trenitalia Frecce and Trenitalia Intercity, the Bologna Airport (BLQ) to Milan service departs from Aeroporto and arrives in Milano Centrale. Typically 223 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

223 Weekly Services
2h 3m Average Duration
€21 Cheapest Price
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Bologna Airport (BLQ) → Milan
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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
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  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Milan is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Milan is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Milan is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 23 Jan 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Bologna Airport (BLQ) to Milan is to line 944 bus and line 81 bus and train, which costs €24 - €60 and takes 2h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna Airport (BLQ) to Milan is to drive which costs €28 - €45 and takes 2h.

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The distance between Bologna Airport (BLQ) and Milan is 195 km. The road distance is 210.5 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna Airport (BLQ) to Milan without a car is to train which takes 2h 3m and costs €21 - €75.

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It takes approximately 2h 3m to get from Bologna Airport (BLQ) to Milan, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna Airport (BLQ) to Milan is 211 km. It takes approximately 2h to drive from Bologna Airport (BLQ) to Milan.

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  • Distance: 195.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 3m

What companies run services between Bologna Airport (BLQ), Italy and Milan, Italy?

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale every 30 minutes. Tickets cost €18 - €65 and the journey takes 1h 14m. Trenitalia Intercity also services this route 5 times a day.

Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€18 - €25
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €27
Smart Low Cost
€17 - €24
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
Bus operators
TPER spa
Phone
051.350111
Website
tper.it
Bus from Aeroporto to Santa Viola
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€6
Schedules at
TPER spa
Bus from Santa Viola to Stazione Centrale
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Schedules at
TPER spa
2nd Class
€1 - €2
1st Class
€1 - €3
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Bologna Airport to Milano Linate airport
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€35 - €300
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
€36 - €39
Private
€160 - €300

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