There are 6 ways to get from Milan to Bologna by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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 Trenitalia Frecce  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$25 - $45

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Bus  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Bologna, Bologna N420 / ...

$10 - $23

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Train ItaloTreno  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Rogoredo Station to Bologna Centrale Station Mi-Na / ...

$26 - $42

Rideshare  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Bologna 133.4 miles

$15

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Bologna 133.4 miles

$30 - $50

Fly  •  4 h 39 min

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

$58 - $326

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Bologna is to bus which costs 8€ - 20€ and takes 3 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Bologna is to train which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 2 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Bologna C.Le. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 2 min.

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The distance between Milan and Bologna is 201 km. The road distance is 213.4 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 1 h 2 min and costs 21€ - 35€.

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The train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le takes 1 h 2 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Milan to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Bologna is to train which takes 1 h 2 min and costs 21€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 8€ - 20€ and takes 3 h 54 min, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 280€ and takes 4 h 39 min.

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

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Milan to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Bologna C.Le station.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 125.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 2 min

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Bologna, Italy?

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Milan to Bologna hourly. Tickets cost $29 - $45 and the journey takes 1 h 2 min. ItaloTreno also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan to Bologna every 4 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
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 Milano Rogoredo to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
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 Milano Rogoredo Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
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.

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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 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Milano - Autostazione San Donato to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
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 Milan San Donato to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Milan to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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