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There are 8 ways to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale R28 / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$30 - $60

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Bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan Malpensa Airport, Malpensa Terminal 2 to Bologna, Bologna 539 / ...

$17 - $38

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Train via Milano Porta Garibaldi  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Porta Garibaldi R28 / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Bologna C.Le Fr

$34 - $59

Drive  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna 165 miles

$35 - $60

Fly to Bologna  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Bologna (BLQ) MXP - BLQ

$44 - $194

Fly to Florence, train  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Florence (FLR) MXP - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le

$122 - $328

Fly to Verona, train  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Verona (VRN) MXP - VRN
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le

$99 - $653

Shuttle  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Malpensa Airport Terminal 1 to Bologna

$45 - $450

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The cheapest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna is to bus which costs 15€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna is to train which costs 25€ - 55€ and takes 2 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Milano Malpensa Airport Terminal 1 and arriving at Bologna, Bologna via Milan Malpensa Airport, Malpensa Terminal 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 and arriving at Bologna C.Le via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 4 min.

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The distance between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) and Bologna is 242 km. The road distance is 263.9 km.

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The best way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 2 h 4 min and costs 25€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna, including transfers.

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Milan Malpensa Airport, Malpensa Terminal 2 station.

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna train services, operated by Trenord, depart from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 station.

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The best way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna is to train which takes 2 h 4 min and costs 25€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs 35€ - 170€ and takes 3 h 24 min.

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Map of how to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 151.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 4 min

What companies run services between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), Italy and Bologna, Italy?

You can take a train from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna via Milano Centrale in around 2 h 4 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna once daily. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 4 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $290
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $310
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $490
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Catania
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $490
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Verona
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Ernest
Website
flyernest.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Tirana
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $310
Train operators
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Schedules at
trenord.it
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 Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
orario.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
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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
Train from Verona Porta Nuova Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
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 Smn to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan Malpensa Airport, Malpensa Terminal 2 to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Bologna C.Le station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna is 264 km. It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to drive from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna.

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CSA, Wizz Air, Eurowings and 10 other airlines offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Bologna Airport.

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There are 1556+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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