There are 5 ways to get from Bologna to Portofino by train, bus, night bus 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 via Milano Centrale  •  5 h

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino Ic / ...

$44 - $66

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the night bus from Bologna *Int_GENOVA* to Genova Marinobus

$31 - $35

3 alternative options

Train Trenitalia  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Parma Fb / ...
  2. Take the train from Parma to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino Reg

$33 - $56

Bus  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Milan, Milan 421 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Santa Margherita Ligure 27

$37 - $59

Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Portofino 175.5 miles

$40 - $65

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

You can take a train from Bologna to Portofino via Milano Centrale, S.Margherita Ligure Portofino, and Santa Margherita Ligure in around 5 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bologna to Portofino via Milan, Milan, Milano Lampugnano, and Santa Margherita Ligure in around 7 h 54 min.

Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Parma
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Intercity
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Parma to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$25 - $30
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bologna, Bologna to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from BOLOGNA-Terminal Bus to MILANO-Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Santa Margherita Ligure
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
autostradale.it
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Night bus from Bologna *Int_GENOVA* to Genova
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
marinobus.it

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Bologna to Portofino?

The distance between Bologna and Portofino is 170 km. The road distance is 281 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bologna to Portofino?

The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Portofino is to night bus which costs 25€ - 29€ and takes 7 h 29 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Bologna to Portofino?

The quickest way to get from Bologna to Portofino is to drive which takes 2 h 54 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

Is there a direct bus between Bologna and Portofino?

No, there is no direct bus from Bologna to Portofino. However, there are services departing from Bologna, Bologna and arriving at Portofino via Milano Lampugnano and Santa Margherita Ligure. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 54 min.

How long does it take to get from Bologna to Portofino?

It takes approximately 5 h to get from Bologna to Portofino, including transfers.