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There are 4 ways to get from Portofino to Bologna by train, bus 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.

Recommended option

Train Trenitalia Frecce  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from S.Margherita Ligure Portofino to Milano Centrale Ic
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$36 - $73

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from S.Margherita Ligure Portofino to La Spezia Centrale Reg / ...
  2. Take the bus from La Spezia to Bologna MarinoBus / ...

$15 - $33

2 alternative options

Train Trenitalia  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from S.Margherita Ligure Portofino to Parma Reg
  2. Take the train from Parma to Bologna C.Le Reg / ...

$22 - $47

Drive  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Portofino to Bologna 174.8 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Portofino to Bologna is to train and bus which costs 13€ - 29€ and takes 5 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portofino to Bologna is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2 h 51 min.

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The distance between Portofino and Bologna is 170 km. The road distance is 279.7 km.

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The best way to get from Portofino to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 4 h 33 min and costs 30€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from Portofino to Bologna, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Portofino to Bologna is 280 km. It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to drive from Portofino to Bologna.

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

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Map of how to get from Portofino to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 106.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 33 min

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

You can take a train from Portofino to Bologna via Santa Margherita Ligure FS, S.Margherita Ligure Portofino, and Milano Centrale in around 4 h 33 min.

Train operators
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 S.Margherita Ligure Portofino to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
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 S.Margherita Ligure Portofino to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$9 - $11
Train from S.Margherita Ligure Portofino to Parma
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$24 - $28
Train from Parma to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Bus operators
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from La Spezia to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
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 La Spezia to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
Ouibus

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