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There are 3 ways to get from La Spezia to Bologna by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from La Spezia to Bologna MarinoBus / ...

$8 - $20

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from La Spezia C. to Parma La Spezia - Parma / ...
  2. Take the train from Parma to Bologna C.Le Reg / ...

$16 - $35

Drive  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Drive from La Spezia to Bologna 132.8 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from La Spezia to Bologna is to bus which costs 7€ - 18€ and takes 2 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from La Spezia to Bologna is to drive which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from La Spezia and arriving at Bologna. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from La Spezia to Bologna. However, there are services departing from La Spezia C. and arriving at Bologna C.Le via Parma. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 17 min.

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The distance between La Spezia and Bologna is 128 km. The road distance is 212.5 km.

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The best way to get from La Spezia to Bologna without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 40 min and costs 7€ - 18€.

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The bus from La Spezia to Bologna takes 2 h 40 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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La Spezia to Bologna bus services, operated by Marino Autolinee, depart from La Spezia station.

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La Spezia to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from La Spezia C. station.

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The best way to get from La Spezia to Bologna is to bus which takes 2 h 40 min and costs 7€ - 18€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 13€ - 35€ and takes 3 h 17 min.

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Map of how to get from La Spezia to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 80.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

What companies run services between La Spezia, Italy and Bologna, Italy?

Marino Autolinee operates a bus from La Spezia to Bologna twice daily. Tickets cost $17 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from La Spezia to Bologna via Parma in around 3 h 17 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 La Spezia C. to Parma
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $20
Train from Parma to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Bus operators
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from La Spezia to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
marinobus.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 La Spezia to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 La Spezia to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
Ouibus

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La Spezia to Bologna bus services, operated by Marino Autolinee, arrive at Bologna station.

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La Spezia to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Bologna C.Le station.

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Yes, the driving distance between La Spezia to Bologna is 213 km. It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to drive from La Spezia to Bologna.

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