There are 7 ways to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna Airport (BLQ) by plane, train, bus, night bus, 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.

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Fly to Bologna  •  3 h

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

$40 - $200

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Night bus  •  4 h 51 min

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

$18 - $31

5 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 51 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 / ...

$33 - $65

Bus  •  5 h

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

$26 - $45

Drive  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna Airport (BLQ) 162.9 miles

$35 - $60

Fly to Florence, train  •  4 h 43 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

$137 - $365

Shuttle  •  4 h 22 min

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

$45 - $450

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna Airport (BLQ) is to night bus which costs 15€ - 27€ and takes 4 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna Airport (BLQ) is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna Airport (BLQ). However, there are services departing from Milan, Malpensa Terminal 1 and arriving at Aeroporto via Stazione Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 51 min.

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The distance between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) and Bologna Airport (BLQ) is 237 km. The road distance is 260.7 km.

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The best way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna Airport (BLQ) without a car is to train which takes 2 h 51 min and costs 27€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 3 h to fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Bologna (BLQ), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna Airport (BLQ) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Milan, Malpensa Terminal 1 station.

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The best way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna Airport (BLQ) is to fly which takes 3 h and costs 35€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 27€ - 60€ and takes 2 h 51 min, you could also bus, which costs 22€ - 40€ and takes 5 h.

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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 Airport (BLQ) 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 Airport (BLQ).
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  • Distance: 147.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h

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

Air Dolomiti, Hop! and 13 other airlines fly from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna Airport (BLQ) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bologna Airport (BLQ) via Milano Centrale, Bologna C.Le, and Stazione Centrale in around 2 h 51 min.

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
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
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 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
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
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
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
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 - $26
Website
italotreno.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 - $26
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

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