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There are 5 ways to get from Bologna Airport (BLQ) to Milan by train, car, plane or shuttle

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Train via Bologna Centrale Station

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale

Train

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale

Drive

  1. Drive from Bologna Airport (BLQ) to Milan

Fly

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

Shuttle

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

Bologna Airport (BLQ) to Milan by train

The train journey time between Bologna Airport (BLQ) and Milan is around 1h 25m and covers a distance of around 218 km. This includes an average layover time of around 14 min. Operated by Marconi Express, Trenitalia Frecce and Trenitalia Intercity, the Bologna Airport (BLQ) to Milan train service departs from Bologna Airport and arrives in Milano Centrale. Typically 331 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

331 Weekly Trains
1h 25m Average Duration
€22 Cheapest Price
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Bologna Airport (BLQ) → Milan
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Milan is 1500.

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

The social distance requirement in Milan is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 9 Jan 2023
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The cost-effective way to get from Bologna Airport (BLQ) to Milan is to train, which costs €24 - €70 and takes 1h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna Airport (BLQ) to Milan is to train via Bologna Centrale Station which costs €21 - €85 and takes 1h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna Airport (BLQ) to Milan. However, there are services departing from Bologna Airport and arriving at Milano Centrale via Bologna Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 25m.

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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 via Bologna Centrale Station which takes 1h 25m and costs €21 - €85.

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It takes approximately 1h 25m to get from Bologna Airport (BLQ) to Milan, including transfers.

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Bologna Airport (BLQ) to Milan train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Bologna Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Bologna Airport (BLQ) to Milan is to train via Bologna Centrale Station which takes 1h 25m and costs €21 - €85. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs €70 - €250 and takes 4h 26m.

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There is no direct flight from Bologna Airport to Milan Linate Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Bologna Airport (BLQ) to Milan.
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  • Distance: 195.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 25m

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 4m. Trenitalia Intercity also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Air Dolomiti, Alitalia and 10 other airlines fly from Bologna Airport (BLQ) to Milan hourly.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€410 - €1400
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€330 - €1400
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€410 - €1400
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€300 - €1400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€220 - €1800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €1100
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 4m
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 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €27
Smart Low Cost
€17 - €24
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
Bus operators
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
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Shared
€36 - €39
Private
€160 - €300

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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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Brussels Airlines, British Airways, KLM and four other airlines offer flights from Bologna Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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