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There are 8 ways to get from Imola to Milan by train, bus, night bus, rideshare, car or shuttle

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  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Imola to Bologna C.Le Reg / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale Fr / ...

$27 - $52

Cheapest option

Line 101 bus, bus  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Imola Palestra to Bologna Autostazione 101
  2. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Milan, Milan 420 / ...

$12 - $27

6 alternative options

Train via Milano Rogoredo  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Imola to Bologna C.Le Reg / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Rogoredo Fr / ...

$29 - $49

Train #2  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Imola to Milano Centrale Reg / ...

$18 - $40

Line 101 bus, night bus  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Imola Palestra to Bologna Autostazione 101
  2. Take the night bus from Bologna, Bologna to Milan, Milan N424

$17 - $27

Rideshare  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Imola to Milan 158.9 miles

$15 - $19

Drive  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Imola to Milan 159 miles

$35 - $55

Shuttle  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Imola to Milano Centrale Station

$45 - $420

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The cheapest way to get from Imola to Milan is to rideshare which costs 13€ - 16€ and takes 2 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Imola to Milan is to train which costs 23€ - 50€ and takes 1 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Imola and arriving at Milano Centrale. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 24 min.

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The distance between Imola and Milan is 234 km. The road distance is 254.4 km.

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The best way to get from Imola to Milan without a car is to train which takes 1 h 45 min and costs 23€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to get from Imola to Milan, including transfers.

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Imola to Milan train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Imola station.

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The best way to get from Imola to Milan is to train which takes 1 h 45 min and costs 23€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can line 101 bus and bus, which costs 10€ - 24€ and takes 4 h 37 min.

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Imola to Milan train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Imola to Milan is 254 km. It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to drive from Imola to Milan.

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Map of how to get from Imola to Milan.
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  • Distance: 146 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 45 min

What companies run services between Imola, Italy and Milan, Italy?

You can take a train from Imola to Milan via Bologna C.Le in around 1 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Imola to Milan via Bologna Autostazione, Bologna, Bologna, Milan, Milan, and San Donato in around 4 h 37 min.

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 Imola to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $8
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$6 - $8
Train from Imola to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
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 Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Rogoredo
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Rogoredo Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
TPER - Trasporto Passeggeri Emilia Romagna
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 Bologna, Bologna to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to Milano - Autostazione San Donato
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
http://www.baltour.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 Bologna to Milan San Donato
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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 Imola to Milan
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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