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There are 5 ways to get from Padua to Bologna by bus, train, night train, rideshare or car

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Recommended option

Bus  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Padua, Padova to Bologna, Bologna 536 / ...

$4 - $26

4 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Padova to Bologna C.Le Rv / ...

$9 - $27

Night train  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the night train from Padova to Bologna C.Le En / ...

$11 - $27

Rideshare  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Padua to Bologna 74.8 miles

$7

Drive  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Padua to Bologna 73.1 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Padua to Bologna is to rideshare which costs 6€ and takes 1 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Padua to Bologna is to drive which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Padua, Padova and arriving at Bologna, Bologna. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Padova and arriving at Bologna C.Le. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 33 min.

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The distance between Padua and Bologna is 110 km. The road distance is 116.9 km.

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The best way to get from Padua to Bologna without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 30 min and costs 3€ - 23€.

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The bus from Padua, Padova to Bologna, Bologna takes 1 h 30 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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Padua to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Padova station.

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The best way to get from Padua to Bologna is to bus which takes 1 h 30 min and costs 3€ - 23€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 8€ - 24€ and takes 1 h 33 min.

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Map of how to get from Padua to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 69 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 30 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Padua to Bologna twice daily. Tickets cost $6 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min. Six other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Trenitalia operates a train from Padua to Bologna hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $20 and the journey takes 1 h 33 min. ItaloTreno also services this route every 4 hours.

Train operators
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 Padova to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$17 - $20
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Padova Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Intercity

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
Night train from Padova to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Padova to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
nightjet.com
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 Padua, Padova to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Padova - Autostazione Via Della Pace Stallo 12 to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Padova - Autostazione to Bologna - Piazza XX Settembre
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Padova to Bologna *Int_VICENZA*
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
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 Padova to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Padua, Autostaz. VIALE della Pace to Bologna, Autostaz.Piazza XX Settembre
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
regiojet.com
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Padova to Bologna - Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
saj.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 Padua to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Padua to Bologna is 117 km. It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to drive from Padua to Bologna.

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There are 1547+ 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 Padua and Bologna. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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