There are 3 ways to get from Venice to Imola by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 3m

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

13€ - 61€

2 alternative options

Bus, line 101 bus  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Venice, Venice to Bologna, Bologna 536 / ...
  2. Take the line 101 bus from Bologna Autostazione to Imola Palestra 101

13€ - 18€

Drive  •  1h 51m

  1. Drive from Venice to Imola 188.6 km

25€ - 40€

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Imola is to bus and line 101 bus which costs 13€ - 19€ and takes 3h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Imola is to drive which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 1h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Imola. However, there are services departing from Venice, Venice and arriving at Imola Palestra via Bologna Autostazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 45m.

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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 3m.

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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 which takes 3h 3m and costs 13€ - 65€.

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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 FlixBus, depart from Venice, Venice station.

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Venice to Imola train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, 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 3m and costs 13€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus and line 101 bus, which costs 13€ - 19€ and takes 3h 45m.

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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?

You can take a train from Venice to Imola via Bologna Centrale in around 3h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Venice to Imola via Bologna Autostazione in around 3h 45m.

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 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 55€
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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 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
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Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 22€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Imola
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
2€ - 6€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
5€ - 6€
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 to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 45€
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Italo Treno
Smart Economy
17€ - 24€
Smart Low Cost
15€ - 21€
Smart Flex
30€ - 45€
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice, Venice to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Venice to Imola train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Imola 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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