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There are 7 ways to get from Milan to Imola by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train  •  2h 34m

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

16€ - 70€

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Bus, line 101 bus  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Bologna 507 / ...
  2. Take the line 101 bus from Bologna Autostazione to Imola Autostazione 101 / ...

14€ - 33€

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Train, line 101 bus  •  2h 50m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna Centrale Station 9931-33 / ...
  2. Take the line 101 bus from Bologna Autostazione to Carducci - Savonarola 101

20€ - 55€

Drive  •  2h 24m

  1. Drive from Milan to Imola 253.7 km

30€ - 50€

Fly from Milan Linate  •  5h 24m

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

103€ - 207€

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  6h 3m

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

53€ - 165€

Shuttle  •  4h 26m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Milano Centrale Station to Imola

35€ - 360€

Milan to Imola by trains

The train journey time between Milan and Imola is around 4h 22m and covers a distance of around 247 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 44m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, ItaloTreno, Trenitalia Intercity and others, the Milan to Imola train service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Imola. Typically 28 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 22m
Fastest train time:
1h 44m
Trains per week:
28
Cheapest price:
19€
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
12:10
Last train departs at:
20:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Milan to Imola train schedules

Milan → Imola
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The cost-effective way to get from Milan to Imola is to bus and line 101 bus, which costs 13€ - 35€ and takes 5h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Imola is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Imola. However, there are services departing from via orefici, 24 fronte via cantu' and arriving at Imola Autostazione via Milan and Bologna Autostazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Imola. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Imola via Bologna Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 34m.

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The distance between Milan and Imola is 234 km. The road distance is 253.7 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Imola without a car is to train which takes 2h 34m and costs 16€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 2h 34m to get from Milan to Imola, including transfers.

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Milan to Imola bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Milan station.

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

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The best way to get from Milan to Imola is to train which takes 2h 34m and costs 16€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus and line 101 bus, which costs 13€ - 35€ and takes 5h 20m, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 210€ and takes 5h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Imola.
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  • Distance: 233.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 34m

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Milano Centrale to Bologna Centrale hourly. Tickets cost 18€ - 65€ and the journey takes 1h 14m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milan to Imola via via natta, Milan, and Bologna Autostazione in around 5h 20m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 180€
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Olbia
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 180€
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Naples, Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 180€
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Reggio Calabria, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 180€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
280€ - 700€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 350€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 220€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
19€ - 90€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Valencia
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
23€ - 95€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday
Estimated price
16€ - 85€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Bari
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
17€ - 85€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 230€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 260€
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Mahon
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
35€ - 250€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Mykonos
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 330€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 330€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 230€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 160€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 210€
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 270€
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 Centrale to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
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 Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
19€ - 27€
Smart Low Cost
17€ - 24€
Smart Flex
35€ - 50€
Train from Milano Centrale to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Twice 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 Centrale to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
Bus operators
TPER spa
Phone
051.350111
Website
tper.it
Bus from Bologna Autostazione to Carducci - Savonarola
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 6€
Schedules at
TPER spa
2nd Class
3€ - 5€
1st Class
4€ - 6€
Bus from Bologna Autostazione to Imola Autostazione
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 6€
Schedules at
TPER spa
2nd Class
3€ - 5€
1st Class
4€ - 6€
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 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Baltour
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Milano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
Marozzi VT
InterSaj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 25€
Schedules at
saj.it
Book at
intersajticket.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
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Milano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Milano Centrale Station to Imola
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
35€ - 360€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
39€ - 42€
Private
200€ - 360€

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There is no direct flight from Milan Linate Airport to Bologna Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 55m and has one stopover.

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Milan to Imola bus services, operated by TPER spa, arrive at Imola Autostazione station.

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Milan to Imola train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Bologna Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Imola is 254 km. It takes approximately 2h 24m to drive from Milan to Imola.

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

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There are 69+ hotels available in Imola. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 18 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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