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.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Fr / ...

$30 - $65

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. 519 / ...

$13 - $40

6 alternative options

Night train  •  3 h 54 min

  1. En / ...

$26 - $55

Rideshare  •  4 h 47 min

  1. 235.9 miles

$21 - $23

Drive  •  3 h 38 min

  1. 234.7 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Bologna  •  2 h 46 min

  1. FCO - BLQ

$53 - $251

Fly to Florence, train  •  3 h 32 min

  1. FCO - FLR

$94 - $299

Fly to Venice, train  •  4 h 35 min

  1. FCO - VCE

$70 - $286

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. ItaloTreno also services this route hourly. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rome to Bologna every 4 hours. Tickets cost $22 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 25 min. Four other operators also service this route.

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 Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
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
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
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
Hourly
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
$18 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Roma Termini to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$45 - $55
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
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 ROMA-Tiburtina to BOLOGNA-Terminal Bus
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.sk
Bus from Řím, Largo Mazzoni to Boloňa, Autostaz.Piazza XX Settembre
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Rome to Bologna
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rome to Bologna
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $23
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Rome and Bologna is 303 km. The road distance is 376 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Rome to Bologna is to train which takes 1 h 55 min and costs 28€ - 55€.

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.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rome and arriving at Bologna, Bologna. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

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