There are 4 ways to get from Bologna to Volterra by train, bus or car

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, bus  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pontedera C.T. Rv / ...
  3. Take the bus from Pontedera to Volterra S.Alessandro 500

$15 - $41

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna to Empoli Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Pontedera to Volterra S.Alessandro 500

$11 - $19

2 alternative options

Bus, line 770 bus  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to POGGIBONSI - Distributore Esso Salceto Baltour
  2. Take the line 770 bus from Colle Val D'Elsa to Volterra 770

$12 - $19

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Volterra 108.9 miles

$26 - $40

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Bologna to Volterra. However, there are services departing from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs and arriving at Volterra via Piazza Mazzini and Colle Val D'Elsa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 34 min.

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The distance between Bologna and Volterra is 127 km. The road distance is 174.2 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Volterra without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 8 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from Bologna to Volterra, including transfers.

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Bologna to Volterra bus services, operated by Baltour, depart from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs station.

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Bologna to Volterra bus services, operated by Consorzio Pisano Trasporti, arrive at Volterra station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Volterra is 174 km. It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to drive from Bologna to Volterra.

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There are 1846+ hotels available in Volterra. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Volterra.
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  • Distance: 79.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 8 min

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

You can take a bus from Bologna to Volterra via Empoli, Pontedera C.T., and Pontedera in around 4 h 18 min.

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 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 Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
43 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 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Firenze Smn to Pontedera C.T.
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$9 - $11
Bus operators
Consorzio Pisano Trasporti
Website
cpt.pisa.it
Bus from Pontedera to Volterra S.Alessandro
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
cpt.pisa.it
Bus from Colle Val D'Elsa to Volterra
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
cpt.pisa.it
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
Bus from Bologna to Empoli
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to POGGIBONSI - Distributore Esso Salceto
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
http://www.baltour.it/

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