There are 5 ways to get from Bologna to Florence by train, bus, night train, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  34 min

  1. Fr / ...

$7 - $26

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 42 min

  1. 69.2 miles

$6

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Baltour / ...

$7 - $14

Night train  •  52 min

  1. En / ...

$7 - $16

Drive  •  1 h 9 min

  1. 66 miles

$15 - $23

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Bologna to Florence every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $16 - $23 and the journey takes 34 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Baltour operates a bus from Bologna to Florence every 3 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $10 and the journey takes 1 h 45 min. Four other operators also service this route.

Train operators
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna S. Vitale to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from BOLOGNA-Terminal Bus to FIRENZE-Autostazione Sita
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Bologna to SITA Firenze
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
atvo.it
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Bologna to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Bologna to Firenze
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
marinobus.it
TTI Slr
Phone
+39081969167
Email
servizioclienti@leonettiroma.it
Website
leonettiroma.it
Bus from Bologna Central Railway Station, Piazza XX Settembre to Florence, Piazzale Montelungo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
leonettiroma.it
Book at
ttisrl.it
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bologna to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bologna and Florence is 80 km. The road distance is 106 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Florence is to rideshare which costs 5€ and takes 1 h 42 min.

The quickest way to get from Bologna to Florence is to train which takes 34 min and costs 6€ - 22€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bologna C.Le and arriving at Firenze S.Maria Novella. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 34 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from BOLOGNA-Terminal Bus and arriving at FIRENZE-Autostazione Sita. Services depart three times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 45 min.

The train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella takes 34 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.