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There are 4 ways to get from Venice to Imola by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, line 101 bus  •  3h 3m

  1. Take the train from Venezia Santa Lucia Station to Bologna Centrale 8919
  2. Take the line 101 bus from Bologna Autostazione to Imola Autostazione 101 / ...

18€ - 49€

Cheapest option

Bus, line 101 bus  •  5h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Venezia to Stazione Padova 53E
  2. Take the bus from Padova - Autostazione Via Della Pace Stallo 12 to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs 63
  3. Take the line 101 bus from Bologna Autostazione to Imola Autostazione 101 / ...

7€ - 21€

2 alternative options

Train  •  3h 26m

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

13€ - 61€

Drive  •  1h 51m

  1. Drive from Venice to Imola 188.6 km

23€ - 35€

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The most affordable way to get from Venice to Imola is to bus and line 101 bus, which costs 7€ - 21€ and takes 5h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Imola is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 1h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Imola. However, there are services departing from Venezia and arriving at Imola Autostazione via Padova - Autostazione Via Della Pace Stallo 12 and Bologna Autostazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Venice to Imola. However, there are services departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Imola via Bologna Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 26m.

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The distance between Venice and Imola is 129 km. The road distance is 188.6 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Imola without a car is to train and line 101 bus which takes 3h 3m and costs 18€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 3h 3m to get from Venice to Imola, including transfers.

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Venice to Imola bus services, operated by ACTV S.p.a, depart from Venezia station.

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

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The best way to get from Venice to Imola is to train which takes 3h 26m and costs 13€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus and line 101 bus, which costs 7€ - 21€ and takes 5h 1m.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Imola.
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  • Distance: 129.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 3m

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

Trenitalia operates a train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale hourly. Tickets cost 11€ - 22€ and the journey takes 2h 6m. Trenitalia Frecce also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Venice to Imola via Stazione Padova, Padova - Autostazione Via Della Pace Stallo 12, and Bologna Autostazione in around 5h 1m.

Train operators
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
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 45€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
17€ - 24€
Smart Low Cost
15€ - 21€
Smart Flex
30€ - 45€
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 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 22€
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
15€ - 21€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Bus operators
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Padova - Autostazione Via Della Pace Stallo 12 to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Baltour
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Padua, Autostaz. VIALE della Pace to Bologna, Autostaz.Piazza XX Settembre
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
RegioJet
InterSaj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Padova to Bologna - Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
9€ - 15€
Schedules at
saj.it
Book at
intersajticket.it

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Venice to Imola bus services, operated by TPER spa, arrive at Imola Autostazione station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Imola is 189 km. It takes approximately 1h 51m to drive from Venice to Imola.

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