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There are 6 ways to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Bologna by bus, train, car, plane 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.

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Line 88 bus, train  •  1h 42m

  1. Take the line 88 bus from v.le dell'aviazione prima di via fantoli to via russolo prima di rogoredo fs 88
  2. Take the train from Milano Rogoredo to Bologna Centrale Fr / ...

€62 - €112

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Bologna N597 / ...

€17 - €27

4 alternative options

Train  •  2h 55m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna Centrale Station 9931-33

€20 - €54

Drive  •  2h 1m

  1. Drive from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Bologna 211.1 km

€26 - €40

Fly  •  3h 34m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Bologna (BLQ) LIN - BLQ

€45 - €240

Shuttle  •  4h 45m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Milano Linate airport to Bologna

€35 - €320

Milan Linate Airport (LIN) → Bologna
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The cheapest way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Bologna is to bus which costs €16 - €27 and takes 5h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Bologna is to line 88 bus and train which costs €60 - €120 and takes 1h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Bologna. However, there are services departing from aeroporto di linate and arriving at Bologna via v.le corsica dopo via de andreis and Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 24m.

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The distance between Milan Linate Airport (LIN) and Bologna is 195 km. The road distance is 211.1 km.

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The best way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Bologna without a car is to line 88 bus and train which takes 1h 42m and costs €60 - €120.

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It takes approximately 1h 42m to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Bologna, including transfers.

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Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Milan station.

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The best way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Bologna is to train which takes 2h 55m and costs €19 - €55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €16 - €27 and takes 5h 24m, you could also fly, which costs €45 - €240 and takes 3h 34m.

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There is no direct flight from Milan Linate Airport to Bologna Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bologna station.

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Map of how to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 194.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 42m

What companies run services between Milan Linate Airport (LIN), Italy and Bologna, Italy?

ItaloTreno operates a train from Milano Centrale to Bologna Centrale Station once daily. Tickets cost €17 - €50 and the journey takes 1h 14m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan to Bologna 3 times a day. Tickets cost €13 - €16 and the journey takes 3h 35m. Marozzi VT also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €260
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €310
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Alghero, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €260
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Olbia, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€380 - €1300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€460 - €1600
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Rogoredo to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€18 - €25
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Rogoredo to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €27
Smart Low Cost
€16 - €24
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
Train from Milano Centrale to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €27
Smart Low Cost
€17 - €24
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Rogoredo to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€13 - €19
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Milano Rogoredo to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
ATM

The Metropolitana di Milano (Milan Metro) consists of four lines (a fifth line to Linate Airport is currently under construction), with most of its 100+ stations located underground. A single fare costs €2 and is valid for 90 minutes once validated. Daily, weekly, monthly, annual, student and senior passes are also available.

Contact Details
Phone
02.48.607.607
Website
atm.it
Bus from v.le dell'aviazione prima di via fantoli to via russolo prima di rogoredo fs
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €2
Website
ATM
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Milano 1 to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Marozzi VT
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Milano Linate airport to Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€35 - €320
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
€37 - €40
Private
€170 - €320

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Bologna is 211 km. It takes approximately 2h 1m to drive from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Bologna.

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Luxair, Lufthansa, KLM and Alitalia offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Bologna Airport.

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