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There are 9 ways to get from Naples 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 35 min

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

$40 - $95

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Naples, Naples to Bologna, Bologna 543 / ...

$19 - $55

7 alternative options

Bus Gruppo Di Maio  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Caserta - Statione FS to Bologna - Piazza XX Settembre

$31 - $46

Rideshare  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Naples to Bologna 361.1 miles

$34

Drive  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Naples to Bologna 358.8 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Naples to Bologna  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Bologna (BLQ) NAP - BLQ

$97 - $275

Fly Naples to Verona, train  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Verona (VRN) NAP - VRN
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le

$61 - $356

Fly Naples to Venice, train  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Venice (VCE) NAP - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le

$48 - $163

Train to Rome, fly to Bologna  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Napoli Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
  2. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Bologna (BLQ) FCO - BLQ

$68 - $284

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Naples to Bologna is to bus which costs 17€ - 50€ and takes 7 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Naples to Bologna is to fly which costs 80€ - 240€ and takes 2 h 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Naples, Naples and arriving at Bologna, Bologna. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Napoli Centrale and arriving at Bologna C.Le. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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The distance between Naples and Bologna is 470 km. The road distance is 574.1 km.

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The best way to get from Naples to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 3 h 35 min and costs 35€ - 85€.

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The train from Napoli Centrale to Bologna C.Le takes 3 h 35 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Naples to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Naples, Naples station.

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Naples to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Napoli Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Naples to Bologna is to train which takes 3 h 35 min and costs 35€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 50€ and takes 7 h 50 min, you could also fly, which costs 80€ - 240€ and takes 2 h 49 min.

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Map of how to get from Naples to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 294 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Naples to Bologna hourly. Tickets cost $65 - $95 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min. ItaloTreno also services this route hourly. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Naples to Bologna 4 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 50 min. Five other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Naples to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Flights from Naples to Verona via Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Naples to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Rome to Bologna
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $170
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Naples to Verona
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Naples to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $160
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Rome to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
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 Napoli Centrale to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
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 Napoli Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
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
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Napoli Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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 Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$28 - $34
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 Naples, Naples to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Napoli - Corso A. Lucci Parcheggio Metropark to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Naples, Via Benedetto Brin to Bologna, Autostaz.Piazza XX Settembre
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
regiojet.com
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Napoli to Bologna
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
marinobus.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 Naples to Bologna
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
Ouibus
TTI Slr
Phone
+39081969167
Email
servizioclienti@leonettiroma.it
Website
leonettiroma.it
Bus from Naples Central Railway Station, Metropark Bus Terminal to Bologna Central Railway Station, Piazza XX Settembre
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
leonettiroma.it
Book at
ttisrl.it
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Caserta - Statione FS to Bologna - Piazza XX Settembre
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it
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 Naples to Bologna
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$34
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Naples Airport to Bologna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Naples to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bologna, Bologna station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Naples to Bologna is 574 km. It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to drive from Naples to Bologna.

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Ryanair and Alitalia offer flights from Naples Airport to Bologna Airport.

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Book your Naples to Bologna bus tickets online with FlixBus, Distribusion and Busbud.

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There are 1551+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Naples and Bologna. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Naples to Naples Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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