There are 8 ways to get from Bologna to Rome by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 24m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...

22€ - 90€

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Bus  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station 519 / ...

12€ - 25€

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Night train  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the night train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini Nj / ...

29€ - 180€

Rideshare  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the rideshare from Bologna to Rome 380 km

18€ - 20€

Drive  •  3h 37m

  1. Drive from Bologna to Rome 375.3 km

50€ - 75€

Fly from Bologna  •  2h 55m

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Rome (FCO) BLQ - FCO

58€ - 161€

Train to Florence, fly  •  3h 35m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Rome (FCO) FLR - FCO

66€ - 271€

Train to Verona, fly  •  4h 1m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Fly from Verona (VRN) to Rome (FCO) VRN - FCO

66€ - 469€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Rome is to rideshare which costs 18€ - 20€ and takes 4h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Rome is to train which costs 22€ - 90€ and takes 2h 24m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bologna, Bologna and arriving at Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bologna Centrale and arriving at Roma Termini. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 24m.

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The distance between Bologna and Rome is 303 km. The road distance is 375.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Rome without a car is to train which takes 2h 24m and costs 22€ - 90€.

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The train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini takes 2h 24m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bologna to Rome is to train which takes 2h 24m and costs 22€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 25€ and takes 5h 35m, you could also fly, which costs 55€ - 170€ and takes 2h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Rome.
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  • Distance: 303.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 24m

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini hourly. Tickets cost 27€ - 90€ and the journey takes 2h 24m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bologna, Bologna to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station every 4 hours. Tickets cost 20€ - 25€ and the journey takes 5h 35m. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bologna to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 130€
Flights from Florence to Rome
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 240€
Flights from Verona to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Bologna to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
18€ - 200€
Flights from Verona to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
25€ - 260€
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 Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
27€ - 90€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
27€ - 40€
Base Standard
50€ - 70€
Base Premium
60€ - 90€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 15€
Base Standard
25€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 50€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
12€ - 17€
Base Standard
27€ - 40€
Base Premium
30€ - 50€
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 Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 65€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
25€ - 35€
Smart Low Cost
22€ - 35€
Smart Flex
45€ - 65€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Verona Porta Nuova Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
15€ - 22€
Smart Low Cost
13€ - 19€
Smart Flex
28€ - 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 Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
22€ - 35€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Nightjet
Trenitalia Eurocity

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
Night train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
75€ - 180€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
75€ - 110€
1st Class
130€ - 180€
Trenitalia Intercity Night

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
800 90 60 60
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
Schedules at
Bahn DB
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€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 17€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
15€ - 17€
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 Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bologna, Bologna to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
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 Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 23€
Website
Baltour
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Bologna to Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25€
Website
Marino Autolinee
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bologna, Autostaz.Piazza XX Settembre to Rome, Largo Mazzoni
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
RegioJet
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 Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 20€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Bologna Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Bologna to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Bologna to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Rome is 375 km. It takes approximately 3h 37m to drive from Bologna to Rome.

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Neos and Alitalia offer flights from Bologna Airport to Rome Airport.

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Book your Bologna to Rome train tickets online with Omio.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bologna to Bologna Airport is to line 40 bus which takes 13 min and costs 6€.

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