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There are 5 ways to get from Bologna to Rimini by train, bus, rideshare, car or shuttle

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Train  •  56 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Rimini Fb / ...

7€ - 50€

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Bus  •  1h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Rimini, Rimini 421 / ...

5€ - 11€

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  1h 38m

  1. Take the rideshare from Bologna to Rimini 117.1 km

6€

Drive  •  1h 13m

  1. Drive from Bologna to Rimini 118.3 km

15€ - 22€

Shuttle  •  2h 45m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Bologna to Rimini

30€ - 190€

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The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Rimini is to rideshare which costs 6€ and takes 1h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Rimini is to train which costs 7€ - 50€ and takes 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bologna, Bologna and arriving at Rimini, Rimini. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bologna Centrale and arriving at Rimini. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 56 min.

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The distance between Bologna and Rimini is 109 km. The road distance is 118.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Rimini without a car is to train which takes 56 min and costs 7€ - 50€.

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The train from Bologna Centrale to Rimini takes 56 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bologna to Rimini is to train which takes 56 min and costs 7€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 5€ - 11€ and takes 1h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Rimini.
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  • Distance: 109 km
  • Duration: 56 min

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Bologna Centrale to Rimini every 2 hours. Tickets cost 12€ - 50€ and the journey takes 56 min. Four other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bologna, Bologna to Rimini, Rimini every 3 hours. Tickets cost 8€ - 11€ and the journey takes 1h 55m. Two 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 Rimini
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 50€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
12€ - 17€
Base Standard
27€ - 40€
Base Premium
30€ - 50€
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 Rimini
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
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 Rimini
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 16€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
14€ - 16€
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 Rimini
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
15€ - 22€
Smart Low Cost
13€ - 18€
Smart Flex
28€ - 40€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Rimini
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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, Bologna to Rimini, Rimini
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Bologna to Rimini
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
9€
Website
Marino Autolinee
Società Autocooperative Trasporti Italiani S.p.A.
Phone
0874.63999
Email
info@satiautobus.com
Website
satiautobus.com
Bus from Bologna - Autostazione Piazza XX Settembre to Rimini - Via Annibale Fada
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
5€ - 6€
Schedules at
satiautobus.com
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Bologna to Rimini
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
30€ - 190€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
31€ - 34€
Private
100€ - 190€
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bologna to Rimini
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Rimini is 118 km. It takes approximately 1h 13m to drive from Bologna to Rimini.

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Book your Bologna to Rimini bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 2881+ hotels available in Rimini. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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

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