There are 9 ways to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna by train, bus, night bus, 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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Train  •  2 h 10 min

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

$31 - $60

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the night bus from Milan, Malpensa Terminal 1 to Bologna, Bologna N539

$15 - $26

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Bus  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Milano to Bologna Marozzi-Marino / ...

$22 - $40

Drive  •  2 h 38 min

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

$35 - $60

Fly Milan Malpensa to Bologna  •  3 h 19 min

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

$44 - $195

Fly Milan Malpensa to Florence, train  •  4 h 6 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

$131 - $333

Fly Milan Malpensa to Verona, train  •  5 h 20 min

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

$114 - $395

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Bologna  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Bovisa Fnm
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Bologna (BLQ) LIN - BLQ

$71 - $346

Shuttle  •  4 h 28 min

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

$45 - $460

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna is to night bus which costs 13€ - 23€ and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna is to train which costs 26€ - 55€ and takes 2 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Milan, Malpensa Terminal 1 and arriving at Bologna, Bologna. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 15 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 10 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 10 min and costs 26€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 10 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 Terminal 1 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 10 min and costs 26€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 4 h 28 min, you could also fly, which costs 35€ - 170€ and takes 3 h 19 min.

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There is no direct flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Bologna Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 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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Map of how to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 151.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 10 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 10 min. Alternatively, Marozzi VT operates a bus from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna every 4 hours. Tickets cost $24 - $29 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $290
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Verona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Verona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $360
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
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
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Verona via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Catania
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $490
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $290
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Verona via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
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 to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $490
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Verona via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $370
Ernest
Website
flyernest.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Tirana
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Verona via Tirana
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Catania
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Verona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Verona via Tirana
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Verona via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Olbia
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
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 Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $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
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $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
Malpensa Express
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Bovisa Fnm
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Book at
malpensaexpress.it
Bus operators
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Milano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Schedules at
marozzivt.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 Milan, Milan to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Milan, Malpensa Terminal 1 to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
saj.it
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Bologna - Piazza XX Settembre
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it

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