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There are 6 ways to get from Como to Bologna by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 49m

  1. Take the train from Como S. Giovanni to Milano Centrale Hotelzug / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$28 - $69

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Bus FlixBus  •  4h 40m

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

$13 - $39

4 alternative options

Bus Lirosi Linee  •  3h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Como to Bologna

$16 - $20

Drive  •  2h 37m

  1. Drive from Como to Bologna 164.7 miles

$35 - $60

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  5h 32m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Bologna (BLQ) MXP - BLQ

$52 - $221

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the train from Como S. Giovanni to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Bologna (BLQ) LIN - BLQ

$62 - $351

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The cheapest way to get from Como to Bologna is to bus which costs 14€ - 18€ and takes 3h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Como to Bologna is to train which costs 24€ - 65€ and takes 1h 49m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Como and arriving at Bologna. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 3h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Como to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Como S. Giovanni and arriving at Bologna C.Le via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 49m.

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The distance between Como and Bologna is 229 km. The road distance is 263.5 km.

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The best way to get from Como to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 1h 49m and costs 24€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 1h 49m to get from Como to Bologna, including transfers.

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Como to Bologna bus services, operated by Lirosi Linee, depart from Como station.

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Como to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Como S. Giovanni station.

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The best way to get from Como to Bologna is to train which takes 1h 49m and costs 24€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 18€ and takes 3h 53m, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 200€ and takes 5h 32m.

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Map of how to get from Como to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 143.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 49m

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

You can take a train from Como to Bologna via Milano Centrale in around 1h 49m. Alternatively, Lirosi Linee operates a bus from Como to Bologna 3 times a week. Tickets cost $16 - $20 and the journey takes 3h 53m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Prague
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Catania
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $290
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $490
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Catania
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $490
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Prague
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Ernest
Website
flyernest.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Tirana
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Reggio Calabria
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
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 Como S. Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Como to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
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 Milan, Milan to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
flixbus.it
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Baltour
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Website
Marino Autolinee
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 Milan to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Milano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
Marozzi VT
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
saj.it

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There is no direct flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Bologna Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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Como to Bologna bus services, operated by Lirosi Linee, arrive at Bologna station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Como to Bologna is 264 km. It takes approximately 2h 37m to drive from Como to Bologna.

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Austrian Airlines, Meridiana, Wizz Air and 11 other airlines offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Bologna Airport.

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