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There are 6 ways to get from Bologna to Rome by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 22m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini 9935 / ...

22€ - 90€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Bologna to Rome Tiburtina Bus station 520 / ...

11€ - 24€

4 alternative options

Night train  •  3h 50m

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

28€ - 55€

Rideshare  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the rideshare from Bologna to Rome 379.3 km

18€ - 20€

Drive  •  3h 38m

  1. Drive from Bologna to Rome 374.9 km

45€ - 70€

Fly  •  3h 17m

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

42€ - 160€

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The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Rome is to bus which costs 11€ - 24€ and takes 5h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Rome is to train which costs 22€ - 90€ and takes 1h 22m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bologna Centrale and arriving at Roma Termini. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 22m.

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It is 303 km from Bologna to Rome. It is approximately 374.9 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Rome without a car is to train which takes 1h 22m and costs 22€ - 90€.

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The train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini takes 1h 22m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bologna to Rome is to train which takes 1h 22m and costs 22€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 24€ and takes 5h 5m, you could also fly, which costs 40€ - 160€ and takes 3h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Rome.
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  • Distance: 303.3 km
  • Duration: 1h 22m

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

ItaloTreno operates a train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini every 3 hours. Tickets cost 22€ - 65€ and the journey takes 1h 22m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bologna to Rome Tiburtina Bus station 5 times a day. Tickets cost 19€ - 24€ and the journey takes 5h 5m. Two 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€
Train operators
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
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 65€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
25€ - 35€
Smart Low Cost
22€ - 35€
Smart Flex
45€ - 65€
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 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
27€ - 90€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
27€ - 40€
Base Standard
50€ - 70€
Base Premium
60€ - 90€
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
5h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
22€ - 35€
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Nightjet
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
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
Schedules at
Bahn DB
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 to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
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
16€ - 22€
Website
Baltour
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
11€ - 16€
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 Tiburtina Bus station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Rome is 375 km. It takes approximately 3h 38m to drive from Bologna to Rome.

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Alitalia offers 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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There are 16717+ hotels available in Rome. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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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 shuttle which takes 7 min and costs 5€ - 26€.

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