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

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Train  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Bolzano to Bologna C.Le Fa / ...

$19 - $50

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Rideshare  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bolzano to Bologna 175.6 miles

$10 - $19

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Bozen to Bologna, Bologna 454 / ...

$11 - $28

Drive  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Bolzano to Bologna 174.7 miles

$40 - $65

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bozen and arriving at Bologna, Bologna. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bolzano and arriving at Bologna C.Le. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 26 min.

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The distance between Bolzano and Bologna is 222 km. The road distance is 279.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bolzano to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 2 h 26 min and costs .

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The train from Bolzano to Bologna C.Le takes 2 h 26 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bolzano to Bologna is to train which takes 2 h 26 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 5 min.

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Bolzano to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bologna, Bologna station.

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Bolzano to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Bologna C.Le station.

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Map of how to get from Bolzano to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 138.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 26 min

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Bolzano to Bologna every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 26 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bolzano to Bologna 4 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $28 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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 Bolzano to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Bolzano/Bozen to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bolzano/Bozen to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
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 Bozen to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Bolzano to Bologna *Int_BOLZANO*
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
marinobus.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 Bolzano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
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 Bolzano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Bolzano to Bologna is 280 km. It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to drive from Bolzano to Bologna.

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Book your Bolzano to Bologna bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 1526+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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

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