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There are 4 ways to get from Bologna to Pistoia by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 47m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pistoia Re

9€ - 50€

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Train via Prato Centrale  •  1h 50m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Prato Centrale Re / ...

7€ - 16€

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Bologna to Pistoia Bologna > Florence > Prato > Pistoia > Montecatini > Pisa

10€

Drive  •  1h 13m

  1. Drive from Bologna to Pistoia 115.9 km

15€ - 23€

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The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Pistoia is to bus which costs 10€ and takes 2h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Pistoia is to drive which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 1h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bologna and arriving at Pistoia. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna to Pistoia. However, there are services departing from Bologna Centrale and arriving at Pistoia via Firenze S.M.N.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 47m.

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The distance between Bologna and Pistoia is 71 km. The road distance is 115.9 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Pistoia without a car is to train which takes 1h 47m and costs 8€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 1h 47m to get from Bologna to Pistoia, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bologna to Pistoia is to train which takes 1h 47m and costs 8€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ and takes 2h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Pistoia.
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  • Distance: 70.8 km
  • Duration: 1h 47m

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

You can take a train from Bologna to Pistoia via Firenze S.M.N. in around 1h 47m. Alternatively, Marino Autolinee operates a bus from Bologna to Pistoia once daily. Tickets cost 10€ and the journey takes 2h 25m.

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.

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Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 45€
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 15€
Base Standard
25€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
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 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
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Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pistoia
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
2€ - 6€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
5€ - 6€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Prato Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
11€ - 12€
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 Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
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Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
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 Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
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Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Prato Centrale
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
Bus operators
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Bologna to Pistoia
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€
Website
Marino Autolinee

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Pistoia is 116 km. It takes approximately 1h 13m to drive from Bologna to Pistoia.

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