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

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  •  1h 8m

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Cesena Rv / ...

$6 - $15

Cheapest option

Bus, line 92 bus  •  2h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Bologna - Piazza XX settembre to Forlì station
  2. Take the line 92 bus from Forlì to Barriera 92

$2 - $4

4 alternative options

Night train  •  50m

  1. Take the night train from Bologna C.Le to Cesena Icn

$15 - $23

Rideshare  •  1h 23m

  1. Take the rideshare from Bologna to Cesena 57.8 miles

$6

Drive  •  58m

  1. Drive from Bologna to Cesena 56.3 miles

$13 - $20

Shuttle  •  2h 15m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Bologna to Cesena

$35 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Cesena is to bus and line 92 bus which costs 2€ - 3€ and takes 2h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Cesena is to night train which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bologna to Cesena. However, there are services departing from Bologna - Piazza XX settembre and arriving at Barriera via Forlì. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bologna C.Le and arriving at Cesena. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 8m.

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The distance between Bologna and Cesena is 82 km. The road distance is 90.1 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Cesena without a car is to train which takes 1h 8m and costs 5€ - 13€.

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The train from Bologna C.Le to Cesena takes 1h 8m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Bologna to Cesena bus services, operated by Società Autocooperative Trasporti Italiani S.p.A., depart from Bologna - Piazza XX settembre station.

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

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The best way to get from Bologna to Cesena is to train which takes 1h 8m and costs 5€ - 13€. Alternatively, you can bus and line 92 bus, which costs 2€ - 3€ and takes 2h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Cesena.
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  • Distance: 51.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 8m

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

Trenitalia operates a train from Bologna to Cesena hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $15 and the journey takes 1h 8m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bologna to Cesena via Forlì station and Forlì in around 2h 18m.

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.

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Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Cesena
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$12 - $15
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 Bologna C.Le to Cesena
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Società Autocooperative Trasporti Italiani S.p.A.
Phone
0874.63999
Email
info@satiautobus.com
Website
satiautobus.com
Bus from Bologna - Piazza XX settembre to Forlì station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
satiautobus.com
Start Romagna
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 Bologna to Cesena
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Bologna to Cesena bus services, operated by Start Romagna, arrive at Barriera station.

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Bologna to Cesena train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Cesena station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Cesena is 90 km. It takes approximately 58m to drive from Bologna to Cesena.

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There are 844+ hotels available in Cesena. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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

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