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There are 5 ways to get from The Westin Palace, Milan to Bologna by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 29m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna Centrale Fr / ...

€14 - €65

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Rideshare  •  3h 3m

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Bologna 213.3 km

€13

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Bologna N597 / ...

€15 - €25

Drive  •  2h 3m

  1. Drive from The Westin Palace, Milan to Bologna 212 km

€26 - €40

Fly  •  5h 20m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Bologna (BLQ) LIN - BLQ

€44 - €261

The Westin Palace, Milan to Bologna by walk and train

The journey time between The Westin Palace, Milan and Bologna is around 1h 19m and covers a distance of around 214 km. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 4m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, ItaloTreno and Trenitalia Intercity, the The Westin Palace, Milan to Bologna service departs from The Westin Palace, Milan and arrives in Bologna Centrale. Typically 372 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 19m
Fastest journey time:
1h 4m
Journey distance:
214 km
Services per week:
372
Cheapest price:
€14
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:00
Last service departs at:
21:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

The Westin Palace, Milan to Bologna walk and train schedules

Departing Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The Westin Palace, Milan → Bologna
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The cheapest way to get from The Westin Palace, Milan to Bologna is to rideshare which costs €13 and takes 3h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from The Westin Palace, Milan to Bologna is to train which costs €14 - €65 and takes 1h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from The Westin Palace, Milan to Bologna. However, there are services departing from p.za della repubblica prima di v.le m.te santo and arriving at Bologna via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Bologna Centrale. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 14m.

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It is 201 km from The Westin Palace, Milan to Bologna. It is approximately 212 km to drive.

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The best way to get from The Westin Palace, Milan to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 1h 29m and costs €14 - €65.

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The train from Milano Centrale to Bologna Centrale takes 1h 14m including transfers and departs hourly.

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The Westin Palace, Milan to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Milan station.

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The Westin Palace, Milan to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from The Westin Palace, Milan to Bologna is to train which takes 1h 29m and costs €14 - €65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €15 - €25 and takes 5h 12m, you could also fly, which costs €40 - €270 and takes 5h 20m.

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Map of how to get from The Westin Palace, Milan to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 200.8 km
  • Duration: 1h 29m

What companies run services between The Westin Palace, Milan, Italy and Bologna, Italy?

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Milano Centrale to Bologna Centrale hourly. Tickets cost €18 - €65 and the journey takes 1h 14m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan to Bologna 3 times a day. Tickets cost €13 - €16 and the journey takes 3h 35m. Marozzi VT also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €250
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €300
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Alghero, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €250
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€370 - €1200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€450 - €1500
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€18 - €25
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €27
Smart Low Cost
€17 - €24
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Milano 1 to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Marozzi VT
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Milan to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Milan Linate Airport to Bologna Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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The Westin Palace, Milan to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bologna station.

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The Westin Palace, Milan to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Bologna Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between The Westin Palace, Milan to Bologna is 212 km. It takes approximately 2h 3m to drive from The Westin Palace, Milan to Bologna.

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Luxair, Lufthansa, KLM and Alitalia offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Bologna Airport.

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There are 342+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between The Westin Palace, Milan and Bologna. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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