There are 5 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.

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Train via Milan  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the train from S.Margherita L.-Port to Milano Rogoredo Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Rogoredo Station to Bologna Centrale 9991 / ...

26€ - 59€

Cheapest option

Bus via Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs Baltour / ...

18€ - 39€

3 alternative options

Train  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the train from S.Margherita L.-Port to Parma Re
  2. Take the train from Parma to Bologna Centrale Fb / ...

20€ - 72€

Bus  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Genoa, Genoa to Bologna, Bologna N482 / ...

20€ - 40€

Drive  •  2h 48m

  1. Drive from Portofino to Bologna 277 km

35€ - 55€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Portofino to Bologna is to bus via Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps which costs 17€ - 40€ and takes 7h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Portofino to Bologna is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2h 48m.

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The distance between Portofino and Bologna is 170 km. The road distance is 277 km.

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The best way to get from Portofino to Bologna without a car is to train via Milan which takes 4h 57m and costs 25€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 4h 57m to get from Portofino to Bologna, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Portofino to Bologna is to train via Milan which takes 4h 57m and costs 25€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 45€ and takes 6h 13m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Portofino to Bologna is 277 km. It takes approximately 2h 48m to drive from Portofino to Bologna.

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Map of how to get from Portofino to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 170.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 57m

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 L.-Port, and Milano Rogoredo Station in around 4h 57m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Portofino to Bologna 4 times a day. Tickets cost 16€ - 20€ and the journey takes 3h 40m.

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 L.-Port to Milano Rogoredo
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
8€ - 11€
Base 2nd Class
18€ - 23€
Base 1st Class
29€ - 32€
Train from Parma to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 25€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
7€ - 9€
Base 2nd Class
13€ - 16€
Base 1st Class
22€ - 25€
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 L.-Port to Milano Rogoredo
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 22€
Train from S.Margherita L.-Port to Parma
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 25€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
22€ - 25€
Train from Parma to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
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 Parma to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
10€ - 15€
Base Standard
25€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Genoa, Genoa to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Baltour
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Genova to Bologna
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord

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