There are 5 ways to get from Ferrara to Bologna by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  32 min

  1. Take the train from Ferrara to Bologna Centrale Re / ...

3€ - 40€

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Rideshare  •  54 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Ferrara to Bologna 47.9 km

3€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Kennedy to Bologna Autostazione 356 / ...

3€ - 7€

Taxi  •  37 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ferrara to Bologna 48.5 km

80€ - 100€

Drive  •  37 min

  1. Drive from Ferrara to Bologna 48.5 km

6€ - 10€

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The cheapest way to get from Ferrara to Bologna is to rideshare which costs 3€ and takes 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ferrara to Bologna is to train which costs 3€ - 40€ and takes 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kennedy and arriving at Bologna Autostazione. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ferrara and arriving at Bologna Centrale. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 32 min.

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The distance between Ferrara and Bologna is 44 km. The road distance is 48.5 km.

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The best way to get from Ferrara to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 32 min and costs 3€ - 40€.

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The train from Ferrara to Bologna Centrale takes 32 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Ferrara to Bologna bus services, operated by TPER spa, depart from Kennedy station.

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

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The best way to get from Ferrara to Bologna is to train which takes 32 min and costs 3€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 3€ - 7€ and takes 1h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Ferrara to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 44.3 km
  • Duration: 32 min

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

Trenitalia operates a train from Ferrara to Bologna hourly. Tickets cost 3€ - 8€ and the journey takes 32 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, TPER spa operates a bus from Ferrara to Bologna hourly. Tickets cost 3€ - 6€ and the journey takes 1h 7m. FlixBus also services this route 4 times a day.

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 Ferrara to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 8€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
7€ - 8€
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 Ferrara to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
8€ - 11€
Base Standard
20€ - 28€
Base Premium
26€ - 40€
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Ferrara to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
6€ - 8€
Base 2nd Class
10€ - 12€
Base 1st Class
17€ - 20€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ferrara to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Ferrara to Bologna
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
3€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Ferrara to Bologna
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
80€ - 100€
Ti porto Io
Phone
+39 328 477 3336
Website
tiportoio.xoom.it
NCC Folegati Massimo
Phone
+39 339 676 7761
Website
folegatimassimo.it
NCC Ferrara Stefano Sivieri
Phone
+39 320 407 5941
Website
nccestenseferrara.com

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Ferrara to Bologna bus services, operated by TPER spa, arrive at Bologna Autostazione station.

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Ferrara to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Bologna Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ferrara to Bologna is 49 km. It takes approximately 37 min to drive from Ferrara to Bologna.

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

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