There are 5 ways to get from Bologna to Vatican by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  2 h

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

$36 - $67

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 32 min

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

$17 - $41

3 alternative options

Train via Roma Tiburtina  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Roma Tiburtina Fr / ...

$48 - $66

Drive  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Rome 236.4 miles

$55 - $85

Fly  •  3 h 2 min

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

$55 - $253

What companies run services between Bologna, Italy and Vatican?

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Bologna to Rome hourly. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 1 h 53 min. ItaloTreno also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bologna to Rome every 3 hours. Tickets cost $23 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 20 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bologna to Rome
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Bologna to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bologna, Bologna to Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bologna to Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Ouibus
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from BOLOGNA-Terminal Bus to ROMA-Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
http://www.baltour.it/

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Bologna to Vatican?

The distance between Bologna and Vatican is 302 km. The road distance is 378 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Vatican is to bus which costs 14€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 32 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Bologna to Vatican is to train which takes 2 h and costs 29€ - 55€.

Is there a direct bus between Bologna and Vatican?

No, there is no direct bus from Bologna to Vatican. However, there are services departing from Bologna, Bologna and arriving at P.Le Tiburtino via Staz.Ne Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 32 min.

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

It takes approximately 2 h to get from Bologna to Vatican, including transfers.