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There are 10 ways to get from Bologna to Vatican City by train, bus, night bus, rideshare, 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.

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Train  •  2 h 45 min

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

$34 - $63

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Rome N524 / ...

$14 - $38

8 alternative options

Night bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the night bus from Bologna, Bologna to Rome N539 / ...

$17 - $41

Rideshare  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bologna to Rome 237.4 miles

$20 - $23

Drive  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Vatican City 236.9 miles

$55 - $85

Fly from Bologna  •  2 h 51 min

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

$49 - $245

Train to Florence, fly  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Rome (FCO) FLR - FCO

$81 - $290

Train to Verona, fly  •  4 h 26 min

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

$54 - $308

Train, train to Pisa, fly  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
  2. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  3. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Rome (FCO) PSA - FCO

$111 - $381

Train to Venice, fly  •  5 h

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Rome (FCO) VCE - FCO

$56 - $301

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Vatican City is to train which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 2 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bologna to Vatican City. However, there are services departing from Bologna, Bologna and arriving at Atrio dei Quattro Cancelli via Rome Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 49 min.

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The distance between Bologna and Vatican City is 302 km. The road distance is 379.1 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Vatican City without a car is to train which takes 2 h 45 min and costs 30€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to get from Bologna to Vatican City, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Bologna to Vatican City is to train which takes 2 h 45 min and costs 30€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 49 min, you could also fly, which costs 40€ - 220€ and takes 2 h 51 min.

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

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Bologna to Vatican City bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome station.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Vatican City.
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  • Distance: 188.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 45 min

What companies run services between Bologna, Italy and Vatican City, Vatican?

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Bologna to Vatican City every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min. ItaloTreno also services this route hourly. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bologna to Vatican City every 2 hours. Tickets cost $22 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 5 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bologna to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Florence to Rome
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Verona to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $370
Flights from Pisa to Rome
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Venice to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Bologna to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Verona to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 C.Le to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
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 C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Bologna C.Le to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $19
Train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bologna, Bologna to Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
flixbus.it
Bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
Baltour
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Bologna to Roma
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
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
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
regiojet.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Night bus from Bologna to Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
4 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Vatican City is 379 km. It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to drive from Bologna to Vatican City.

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

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There are 12154+ hotels available in Vatican City. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bologna and Vatican City. 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 1€ - 3€.

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