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There are 3 ways to get from Bologna to Mestre by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 25m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre Fr / ...

€10 - €55

2 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Bologna to Venice Mestre 482 / ...

€35 - €50

Drive  •  1h 30m

  1. Drive from Bologna to Mestre 147.9 km

€18 - €27

Bologna to Mestre by train

The train journey time between Bologna and Mestre is around 1h 38m and covers a distance of around 151 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 20m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, Trenitalia, ItaloTreno and others, the Bologna to Mestre train service departs from Bologna Centrale and arrives in Venezia Mestre. Typically 265 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 38m
Fastest train time:
1h 20m
Trains per week:
265
Cheapest price:
€10
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:12
Last train departs at:
21:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bologna to Mestre train schedules

Bologna → Mestre
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Bologna to Mestre is to train, which costs €10 - €55 and takes 1h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Mestre is to train which costs €10 - €55 and takes 1h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bologna and arriving at Venice Mestre. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bologna Centrale and arriving at Venezia Mestre. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 25m.

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The distance between Bologna and Mestre is 132 km. The road distance is 147.9 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Mestre without a car is to train which takes 1h 25m and costs €10 - €55.

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The train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre takes 1h 25m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bologna to Mestre is to train which takes 1h 25m and costs €10 - €55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €50 and takes 1h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Mestre.
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  • Distance: 131.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 25m

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre every 3 hours. Tickets cost €14 - €55 and the journey takes 1h 25m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bologna to Venice Mestre every 4 hours. Tickets cost €9 - €12 and the journey takes 1h 45m. Three other operators also service this route.

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 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
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 Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €21
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€19 - €21
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 Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
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 Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€10 - €15
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bologna to Venice Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to VENEZIA MESTRE - Viale stazione lato opposto civico 8/C
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Baltour
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bologna, Autostaz.Piazza XX Settembre to Venice Mestre, St. di autobus
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
RegioJet
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Bologna to Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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

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Bologna to Mestre train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Venezia Mestre station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Mestre is 148 km. It takes approximately 1h 30m to drive from Bologna to Mestre.

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Book your Bologna to Mestre train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Bologna to Mestre bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and two other operators.

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There are 1515+ hotels available in Mestre. Prices start at €75 per night.

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