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There are 9 ways to get from Vatican City to Modena by train, bus, 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. Take the train from Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale

Cheapest option

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni to Bologna Autostazione

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Bus via Florence

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Florence
  2. Take the bus from Florence to Modena

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Rome to Modena

Drive

  1. Drive from Vatican City to Modena

Fly to Bologna, train

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Bologna (BLQ)
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Modena

Fly to Florence, train

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Florence (FLR)
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Modena

Fly to Venice, train

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Venice (VCE)
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna Centrale

Fly to Verona, train

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Verona (VRN)
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Modena

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Vatican City to Modena is to rideshare, which costs €17 - €22 and takes 4h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Vatican City to Modena is to train which costs €25 - €100 and takes 3h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vatican City to Modena. However, there are services departing from Atrio dei Quattro Cancelli and arriving at Modena via Rome Tiburtina Bus station and Florence. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vatican City to Modena. However, there are services departing from Cipro and arriving at Modena via Roma Termini and Bologna Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 40m.

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The distance between Vatican City and Modena is 329 km. The road distance is 407.1 km.

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The best way to get from Vatican City to Modena without a car is to train which takes 3h 40m and costs €25 - €100.

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It takes approximately 3h 40m to get from Vatican City to Modena, including transfers.

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Vatican City to Modena bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Vatican City to Modena train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Vatican City to Modena is to train which takes 3h 40m and costs €25 - €100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €15 - €70 and takes 7h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Vatican City to Modena.
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  • Distance: 329.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 40m

What companies run services between Vatican City, Vatican and Modena, Italy?

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale every 30 minutes. Tickets cost €27 - €90 and the journey takes 2h 23m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Itabus operates a bus from Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni to Bologna Autostazione hourly. Tickets cost €7 - €50 and the journey takes 4h 55m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €150
Flights from Rome to Florence
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €1000
Flights from Rome to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Rome to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €210
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Rome to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€33 - €38
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 Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€27 - €90
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€27 - €40
Base Standard
€50 - €70
Base Premium
€60 - €90
Train from Bologna Centrale to Modena
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €40
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€7 - €10
Base Standard
€19 - €27
Base Premium
€25 - €40
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €20
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €17
Base Standard
€27 - €40
Base Premium
€30 - €50
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 Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€22 - €65
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€25 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€22 - €35
Smart Flex
€45 - €65
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Train from Mestre to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€17 - €24
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €21
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€15 - €22
Smart Low Cost
€13 - €19
Smart Flex
€28 - €40
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 Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€22 - €35
Train from Bologna Centrale to Modena
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€4 - €6
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€10 - €15
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Bologna Centrale to Modena
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€3 - €7
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€5 - €7
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €21
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€19 - €21
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €17
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni to Bologna Autostazione
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €50
Website
Itabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Bologna Stazione Autolinee
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
RegioJet
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Bologna Autostazione
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€18 - €27
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus Station to Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €20
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Florence
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Florence to Modena
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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 Rome to Modena
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Bologna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Vatican City to Modena bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Modena station.

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Vatican City to Modena train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Bologna Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vatican City to Modena is 407 km. It takes approximately 3h 56m to drive from Vatican City to Modena.

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Alitalia offers flights from Rome Airport to Bologna Airport.

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There are 144+ hotels available in Modena. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Vatican City and Modena. 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 Vatican City to Rome Airport is to train which takes 27 min and costs €7 - €9.

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