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There are 6 ways to get from Bologna to Parma by bus and ferry, train, bus, 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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Bus and ferry  •  1 h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Parma

$65 - $95

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna to Parma MarinoBus / ...

$4 - $11

4 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 11 min

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

$7 - $16

Rideshare  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bologna to Parma 61.7 miles

$6

Drive  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Parma 61.5 miles

$14 - $22

Shuttle  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Bologna to Parma

$30 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Parma is to rideshare which costs 5€ and takes 1 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Parma is to bus and ferry which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 1 h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bologna and arriving at Parma. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bologna C.Le and arriving at Parma. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 11 min.

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The distance between Bologna and Parma is 87 km. The road distance is 98.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Parma without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 1 h and costs 55€ - 80€.

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The bus and ferry from Bologna to Parma takes 1 h including transfers and departs once daily.

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Bologna to Parma bus services, operated by Marino Autolinee, depart from Bologna station.

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

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The best way to get from Bologna to Parma is to train which takes 1 h 11 min and costs 6€ - 14€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 3€ - 9€ and takes 1 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Parma.
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  • Distance: 54.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h

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

Trenitalia operates a train from Bologna to Parma every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $7 - $16 and the journey takes 1 h 11 min. Alternatively, Marino Autolinee operates a bus from Bologna to Parma once daily. Tickets cost $9 and the journey takes 1 h 25 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
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 C.Le to Parma
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Parma
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Bologna to Parma
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
marinobus.it
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bologna to Parma
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Bologna to Parma
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bologna to Parma
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Bologna to Parma bus services, operated by Marino Autolinee, arrive at Parma station.

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Bologna to Parma train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Parma station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Parma is 98 km. It takes approximately 1 h 1 min to drive from Bologna to Parma.

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There are 328+ hotels available in Parma. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bologna and Parma. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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