There are 6 ways to get from Florence to Bologna by train, bus and ferry, bus, night train, rideshare 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  •  35 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$7 - $25

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Florence to Bologna 65.4 miles

$6

4 alternative options

Bus and ferry  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Florence to Bologna

$65 - $95

Bus  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Bologna, Bologna N526 / ...

$5 - $14

Night train  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the night train from Firenze Smn to Bologna C.Le (Fi) Prato - Bologna / ...

$7 - $17

Drive  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Florence to Bologna 63.2 miles

$15 - $22

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Florence to Bologna is to rideshare which costs 5€ and takes 1 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Bologna is to train which costs 6€ - 22€ and takes 35 min.

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The distance between Florence and Bologna is 80 km. The road distance is 101.1 km.

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The train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le takes 35 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Florence and arriving at Bologna. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Firenze S.Maria Novella and arriving at Bologna C.Le. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 35 min.

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Florence to Bologna every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $16 - $23 and the journey takes 35 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Florence to Bologna twice daily. Tickets cost $5 - $10 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min. Seven other operators also service this route.

Train operators
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna S. Vitale
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Night train from Firenze Smn to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$14 - $17
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Florence to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Florence, Florence to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Firenze to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Firenze to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
marinobus.it
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from SITA Firenze to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
atvo.it
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17 to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Firenze to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Florence to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
TTI Slr
Phone
+39081969167
Email
servizioclienti@leonettiroma.it
Website
leonettiroma.it
Bus from Florence, Piazzale Montelungo to Bologna Central Railway Station, Piazza XX Settembre
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
leonettiroma.it
Book at
ttisrl.it
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Florence to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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