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There are 9 ways to get from Bologna to Colosseum by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...

€24 - €88

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Rideshare  •  5h

  1. Take the rideshare from Bologna to Rome 379.3 km

€18 - €20

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Bus  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Bologna to Rome Tiburtina Bus station N524 / ...

€22 - €25

Bus via Bologna  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the Bus from Bologna to Roma Tiburtina Milano

€20 - €34

Drive  •  3h 40m

  1. Drive from Bologna to Colosseum 376.2 km

€45 - €70

Fly from Bologna  •  3h 31m

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Rome (FCO) BLQ - FCO

€34 - €163

Train to Florence, fly  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Rome (FCO) FLR - FCO

€78 - €313

Train to Verona, fly  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Fly from Verona (VRN) to Rome (FCO) VRN - FCO

€53 - €186

Train to Venice, fly  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Rome (FCO) VCE - FCO

€51 - €235

Bologna to Colosseum by train, subway and walk

The journey time between Bologna and Colosseum is around 2h 31m and covers a distance of around 354 km. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 27m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, ItaloTreno, Trenitalia Intercity and others, the Bologna to Colosseum service departs from Bologna Centrale and arrives in Colosseum. Typically 437 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 31m
Fastest journey time:
1h 27m
Journey distance:
354 km
Services per week:
437
Cheapest price:
€25
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:12
Last service departs at:
21:27

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bologna to Colosseum train, subway and walk schedules

Departing Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Bologna → Colosseum
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Colosseum is 1500.

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Last updated: 31 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Bologna to Colosseum is to rideshare, which costs €18 - €20 and takes 5h.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Colosseum is to train which costs €24 - €90 and takes 2h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bologna to Colosseum. However, there are services departing from Bologna and arriving at Colosseo via Staz.ne Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna to Colosseum. However, there are services departing from Bologna Centrale and arriving at Colosseo via Termini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 30m.

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The distance between Bologna and Colosseum is 304 km. The road distance is 376.2 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Colosseum without a car is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs €24 - €90.

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It takes approximately 2h 30m to get from Bologna to Colosseum, including transfers.

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Bologna to Colosseum bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Bologna station.

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Bologna to Colosseum train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Bologna Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Colosseum is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs €24 - €90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €21 - €26 and takes 5h 2m, you could also fly, which costs €30 - €170 and takes 3h 31m.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Colosseum.
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  • Distance: 304.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 30m

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini every 30 minutes. Tickets cost €27 - €90 and the journey takes 2h 22m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bologna to Rome Tiburtina Bus station every 4 hours. Tickets cost €19 - €24 and the journey takes 4h 45m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bologna to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €150
Flights from Florence to Rome
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €650
Flights from Verona to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €150
Flights from Venice to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Bologna to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€40 - €100
Flights from Verona to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€50 - €120
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 Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€27 - €90
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€27 - €40
Base Standard
€50 - €70
Base Premium
€60 - €90
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Bologna Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €17
Base Standard
€27 - €40
Base Premium
€30 - €50
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €20
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€35 - €55
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 to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €65
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€25 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€22 - €35
Smart Flex
€45 - €65
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Verona Porta Nuova Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€15 - €22
Smart Low Cost
€13 - €19
Smart Flex
€28 - €40
Train from Bologna Centrale to Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€17 - €24
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €21
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
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 Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€22 - €35
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€10 - €15
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 Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Bologna Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €17
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €21
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€19 - €21
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bologna to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Bologna to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €27
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bologna to Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Bologna to Colosseum bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Roma Tiburtina station.

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Bologna to Colosseum train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Colosseum is 376 km. It takes approximately 3h 40m to drive from Bologna to Colosseum.

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