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There are 10 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  •  2 h 15 min

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

$30 - $65

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Bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome to Bologna, Bologna 1518 / ...

$13 - $40

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Bus via Florence, Florence  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Rome to Florence, Florence 518 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Bologna, Bologna 536 / ...

$15 - $35

Night train  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the night train from Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale Nj / ...

$26 - $55

Rideshare  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rome to Bologna 235.9 miles

$20 - $23

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 47 min

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

$85 - $293

Fly to Verona, train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Verona (VRN) FCO - VRN
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le

$67 - $320

Fly to Pisa, train  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Pisa (PSA) FCO - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le

$115 - $385

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Bologna is to bus which costs 11€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Bologna is to train which costs 28€ - 55€ and takes 2 h 15 min.

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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 45 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 2 h 15 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 best way to get from Rome to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 2 h 15 min and costs 28€ - 55€.

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The train from Roma Termini to Bologna C.Le takes 2 h 15 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Rome to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Bologna is to train which takes 2 h 15 min and costs 28€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 35€ and takes 5 h, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 220€ and takes 2 h 46 min.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 189.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 15 min

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Rome to Bologna every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min. ItaloTreno also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rome to Bologna via Florence, Florence in around 5 h.

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
Flights from Rome to Verona
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $370
Flights from Rome to Pisa
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Rome to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Rome to Verona
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Train operators
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 Roma Termini to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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
Train from Verona Porta Nuova Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
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
Night train from Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$45 - $55
Train from Firenze Smn to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
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 Roma Tiburtina to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
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.

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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 45 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 Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina to Firenze - Terminal Tramvia Villa Costanza
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
http://www.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
$21 - $29
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Rome, Largo Mazzoni to Florence, Parcheggio Villa Costanza
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Rome, Largo Mazzoni to Bologna, Autostaz.Piazza XX Settembre
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
regiojet.com
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Roma to Bologna
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
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 Rome to Bologna
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
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 Rome to Bologna
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Bologna Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Bologna is 376 km. It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to drive from Rome to Bologna.

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

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Book your Rome to Bologna train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Rome to Bologna bus tickets online with FlixBus, Distribusion and four other operators.

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There are 1551+ 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 Rome and Bologna. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs 10€ - 15€.

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