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Train  •  52 min

  1. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale Fr / ...

€8 - €50

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Rideshare  •  1h 58m

  1. Take the rideshare from Verona to Bologna 143.7 km

€6 - €8

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Bus  •  1h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Verona to Bologna 486 / ...

€9 - €12

Drive  •  1h 27m

  1. Drive from Verona to Bologna 143.8 km

€17 - €26

Verona to Bologna by train

The train journey time between Verona and Bologna is around 1h 11m and covers a distance of around 115 km. The fastest train normally takes 50 min. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, Trenitalia, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and others, the Verona to Bologna train service departs from Verona Porta Nuova and arrives in Bologna Centrale. Typically 174 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 11m
Fastest train time:
50 min
Trains per week:
174
Cheapest price:
€8
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:18
Last train departs at:
21:04

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Verona to Bologna train schedules

Verona → Bologna
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Verona to Bologna is to rideshare which costs €6 - €8 and takes 1h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Verona to Bologna is to train which costs €8 - €50 and takes 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Verona and arriving at Bologna. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Verona Porta Nuova and arriving at Bologna Centrale. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 52 min.

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The distance between Verona and Bologna is 108 km. The road distance is 143.8 km.

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The best way to get from Verona to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 52 min and costs €8 - €50.

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The train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale takes 52 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Verona to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Verona Porta Nuova station.

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The best way to get from Verona to Bologna is to train which takes 52 min and costs €8 - €50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €9 - €12 and takes 1h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Verona to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 107.8 km
  • Duration: 52 min

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale every 4 hours. Tickets cost €12 - €50 and the journey takes 52 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Verona to Bologna every 4 hours. Tickets cost €9 - €12 and the journey takes 1h 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 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
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €17
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€15 - €22
Smart Low Cost
€13 - €19
Smart Flex
€28 - €40
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 Verona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Verona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Verona to Bologna is 144 km. It takes approximately 1h 27m to drive from Verona to Bologna.

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Book your Verona to Bologna bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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

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