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There are 5 ways to get from Venice to Bologna by train, bus, night train, rideshare or car

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 Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Venice to Bologna

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Bologna

Night train

  1. Take the night train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale

Drive

  1. Drive from Venice to Bologna

Venice to Bologna by train

The train journey time between Venice and Bologna is around 1h 33m and covers a distance of around 159 km. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, Trenitalia and ItaloTreno, the Venice to Bologna train service departs from Venezia S. Lucia and arrives in Bologna Centrale. Typically 198 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

198 Weekly Trains
1h 33m Average Duration
€11 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Bologna is to rideshare which costs €7 - €14 and takes 1h 56m.

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The fastest way to get from Venice to Bologna is to train which takes 1h 33m and costs €11 - €55.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Venice and arriving at Bologna. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Bologna Centrale. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 33m.

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The distance between Venice and Bologna is 131 km. The road distance is 154.1 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 1h 33m and costs €11 - €55.

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The train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale takes 1h 33m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Venice to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Bologna is to train which takes 1h 33m and costs €11 - €55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €10 - €13 and takes 2h.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 130.8 km
  • Duration: 1h 33m

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale hourly. Tickets cost €15 - €55 and the journey takes 1h 33m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Venice to Bologna hourly. Tickets cost €10 - €13 and the journey takes 2h. Itabus also services this route every 4 hours.

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 Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€15 - €21
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€35 - €55
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €22
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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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 Venezia Santa Lucia Station to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€17 - €24
Smart Low Cost
€15 - €21
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
Trenitalia Intercity Night

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
800 90 60 60
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
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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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
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.
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Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Venice Tronchetto Train Station to Bologna Autostazione
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Itabus
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 Venice to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €14
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Venice to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Bologna Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Bologna is 154 km. It takes approximately 1h 34m to drive from Venice to Bologna.

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

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