There are 6 ways to get from Bologna to Como by train, bus, 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  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Como S. Giovanni Regional-Express / ...

$28 - $66

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Bus FlixBus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Como 421

$15 - $25

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Bus Gruppo Di Maio  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna - Piazza XX Settembre to Milano Lampugnano

$16 - $30

Drive  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Como 166 miles

$40 - $60

Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  6 h

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BLQ - MXP

$52 - $211

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Milan Linate (LIN) BLQ - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Como S. Giovanni

$55 - $334

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bologna, Bologna and arriving at Como. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna to Como. However, there are services departing from Bologna C.Le and arriving at Como S. Giovanni via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 11 min.

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The distance between Bologna and Como is 229 km. The road distance is 265.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Como without a car is to train which takes 2 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 11 min to get from Bologna to Como, including transfers.

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Bologna to Como bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bologna, Bologna station.

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

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The best way to get from Bologna to Como is to train which takes 2 h 11 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 40 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h.

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There is no direct flight from Bologna Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Bologna to Como bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Como station.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Como.
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  • Distance: 143.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 11 min

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

You can take a train from Bologna to Como via Milano Centrale in around 2 h 11 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bologna to Como twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $25 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min. Lirosi Linee also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bologna to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via Catania
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Milan Malpensa via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Bologna to Milan Malpensa via Catania
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Bologna to Milan Malpensa via Valencia
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Bologna to Milan Malpensa via Lamezia Terme
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bologna to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $450
Flights from Bologna to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bologna to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bologna to Milan Malpensa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bologna to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bologna to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from Bologna to Milan Malpensa via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bologna to Milan Malpensa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Bologna to Milan Linate via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Bologna to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $450
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bologna to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Bologna to Milan Malpensa via Tunis
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Bologna to Milan Malpensa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Bologna to Milan Malpensa via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
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 Milano Centrale to Como S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Milano Centrale to Como S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bologna, Bologna to Como
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Bologna to Como
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $19
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Bologna - Piazza XX Settembre to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it

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Bologna to Como train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Como S. Giovanni station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Como is 266 km. It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to drive from Bologna to Como.

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Hop!, Brussels Airlines, Vueling Airlines and 11 other airlines offer flights from Bologna Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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Book your Bologna to Como train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Bologna to Como bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 2510+ hotels available in Como. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Bologna Airport is to line 40 bus which takes 13 min and costs .

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