There are 8 ways to get from Rome to Bologna by train, bus, night train, 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.

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Train  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$40 - $65

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome to Bologna, Bologna 519 / ...

$13 - $40

6 alternative options

Bus via Florence, Florence  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome to Florence, Florence 510 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Bologna, Bologna 543 / ...

$20 - $35

Night train  •  3 h 54 min

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

$26 - $55

Rideshare  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rome to Bologna 235.9 miles

$20 - $22

Drive  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Bologna 234.7 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Bologna  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Bologna (BLQ) FCO - BLQ

$53 - $249

Fly to Florence, train  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Florence (FLR) FCO - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le

$93 - $298

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Bologna is to bus which costs 11€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Bologna is to train which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 1 h 55 min.

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The distance between Rome and Bologna is 303 km. The road distance is 375.6 km.

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The train from Roma Termini to Bologna C.Le takes 1 h 55 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rome and arriving at Bologna, Bologna. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Bologna C.Le. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

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Neos and Alitalia offer flights from Rome Airport to Bologna Airport.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 189.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 55 min

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Rome to Bologna hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 1 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rome to Bologna via Florence, Florence in around 5 h 10 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Bologna
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Rome to Florence
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Rome to Bologna
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.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
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Roma Termini to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$45 - $55
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Florence, Florence to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rome to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Firenze - Terminal Tramvia Villa Costanza to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Bus from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Řím, Largo Mazzoni to Boloňa, Autostaz.Piazza XX Settembre
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Roma to Bologna
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
marinobus.it
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Rome to Bologna
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rome to Bologna
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $22
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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