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

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  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Perugia to Firenze S.Maria Novella Rv / ...
  2. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Bologna Centrale Station RM-VE / ...

$26 - $49

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Perugia, Perugia to Bologna, Bologna 539 / ...

$14 - $24

3 alternative options

Train Trenitalia Intercity  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Perugia to Bologna C.Le Ic

$30 - $45

Rideshare  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Perugia to Bologna 158.7 miles

$15 - $17

Drive  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Perugia to Bologna 158.4 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Perugia to Bologna is to rideshare which costs 13€ - 15€ and takes 3 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Perugia to Bologna is to drive which takes 2 h 35 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

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The distance between Perugia and Bologna is 175 km. The road distance is 253 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to get from Perugia to Bologna, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Perugia, Perugia and arriving at Bologna, Bologna. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Perugia and arriving at Bologna C.Le. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 7 min.

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

You can take a train from Perugia to Bologna via Firenze S.Maria Novella and Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station in around 2 h 52 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Perugia to Bologna twice daily. Tickets cost $14 - $24 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min.

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 Perugia to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $25
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
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 Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
Train from Perugia to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Perugia, Perugia to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Perugia to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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