There are 7 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.

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Train  •  35 min

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

$7 - $25

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Rideshare  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Florence to Bologna 65.4 miles

$6

5 alternative options

Bus and ferry  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Florence to Bologna

$65 - $95

Bus FlixBus  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Bologna, Bologna 527 / ...

$5 - $13

Bus Appennino Shuttle  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Bologna Airport Florence

$25 - $35

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

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

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The best way to get from Florence to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 35 min and costs .

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

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Florence to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Firenze S.Maria Novella station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Bologna is to train which takes 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Florence to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 49.9 miles
  • Duration: 35 min

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Florence to Bologna every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $15 - $23 and the journey takes 35 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Florence to Bologna 4 times a day. Tickets cost $5 - $10 and the journey takes 1 h 35 min. Seven 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 Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
39 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 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

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 Florence, Florence to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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 *Int_PISA*
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 - $9
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 - $9
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
$9 - $14
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Firenze to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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 - $13
Schedules at
leonettiroma.it
Book at
ttisrl.it
Appennino Shuttle
Phone
+39 055 5001302
Email
info@appenninoshuttle.it
Website
appenninoshuttle.it
Bus from Florence to Bologna Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Schedules at
appenninoshuttle.it
Adults
$23 - $29
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 Florence to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Bologna is 101 km. It takes approximately 1 h 9 min to drive from Florence to Bologna.

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Book your Florence to Bologna bus tickets online with FlixBus, Distribusion and Busbud.

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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 Florence and Bologna. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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