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  •  46 min

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

$6 - $23

Cheapest option

Bus, line 92 bus  •  2 h

  1. Take the bus from Bologna - Piazza XX settembre to Forlì station 5
  2. Take the line 92 bus from Forlì to Barriera 92

$2 - $4

4 alternative options

Night train  •  58 min

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

$15 - $23

Rideshare  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bologna to Cesena 57.8 miles

$6

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Cesena 56.3 miles

$13 - $20

Shuttle  •  2 h 15 min

  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 2 h.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Cesena is to train which costs 5€ - 20€ and takes 46 min.

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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 2 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bologna C.Le and arriving at Cesena. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 46 min.

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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 46 min and costs 5€ - 20€.

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The train from Bologna C.Le to Cesena takes 46 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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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 Intercity, depart from Bologna C.Le station.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Cesena is to train which takes 46 min and costs 5€ - 20€. Alternatively, you can bus and line 92 bus, which costs 2€ - 3€ and takes 2 h.

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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 Intercity, arrive at Cesena station.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Cesena.
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  • Distance: 51.3 miles
  • Duration: 46 min

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

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Bologna to Cesena every 2 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $23 and the journey takes 46 min. Trenitalia also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bologna to Cesena via Forlì station and Forlì in around 2 h.

Train operators
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
Train from Bologna C.Le to Cesena
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Bologna Centrale to Cesena
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$12 - $15
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
1 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
satiautobus.com
Start Romagna
Phone
+39 199 115 577
Email
servizioclienti@startromagna.it
Website
startromagna.it
Bus from Forlì to Barriera
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
startromagna.it
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bologna to Cesena
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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