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Rome to Bologna by bus

The journey from Rome to Bologna by bus is 188.82 mi and takes 5 hr 23 min. There are 55 connections per day, with the first departure at 1:20 AM and the last at 11:59 PM. It is possible to travel from Rome to Bologna by bus for as little as $2.04 or as much as $58.63. The best price for this journey is $2.04.

Lowest Price$2.04
Journey Duration5 hr 23 min
Connection per Day55
Lowest Price$2.04
Highest Price$58.63
First Departure1:20 AM
Last Departure11:59 PM
Distance188.82 mi
DepartureRome
ArrivalBologna
CarriersBlaBlaCar Bus, Autoservizi SalemiMore

Rome to Bologna Bus Times

Departure date
Friday, Mar 1, 2024

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How much do bus tickets from Rome to Bologna cost?

The prices for bus tickets from Rome to Bologna vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest bus tickets from Rome to Bologna will cost $2.04. The average bus ticket price is approximately $19.33. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Rome to Bologna. On average, though, you'll pay about $19.33 for a bus ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.

How long does it take to get from Rome to Bologna by bus?

Traveling from Rome to Bologna by bus will usually take 5 hr 23 min. This journey covers a distance of 188.82 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 5 hr 23 min is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The journey from Rome to Bologna covers a distance of 188.82 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 5 hr 23 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 4 hr 30 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Rome to Bologna faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

How many daily journeys are there from Rome to Bologna?

The exact number of journeys from Rome to Bologna can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 55 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Rome to Bologna. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Rome to Bologna varies, but in general, you can expect to find 50 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 5 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Rome to Bologna. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Rome to Bologna
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Rome to Bologna.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Rome to Bologna, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Rome to Bologna.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $6.71 to $20.43 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 67% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Rome to Bologna

The cheapest Rome - Bologna bus tickets can be found for as low as $9.13 if you’re lucky, or $11.21 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $13.64.

Find the best day to travel to Bologna by bus

When travelling to Bologna by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Autoservizi Salemi is a bus company based in Sicily, Italy. It was founded in 1972 and has since grown to become one of the leading bus operators in the region. The company offers a wide range of services, including local and long-distance bus transportation, airport transfers, and private tours. Autoservizi Salemi operates a modern fleet of buses equipped with air conditioning, comfortable seating, and other amenities. The company is committed to providing safe, reliable, and affordable transportation services to its customers. With a team of experienced drivers and a strong focus on customer satisfaction, Autoservizi Salemi has become a trusted name in the transportation industry.

Established in 2018, BlaBlaCar Bus was born out of BlaBlaCar's acquisition of OUIBUS in November of that same year. The company officially launched in June 2019 and has since been offering long-distance bus services across Europe. Initially known as BlaBlaBus, the company went on to adopt the name Ouibus, before finally deciding on its present name, BlaBlaCar Bus. BlaBlaCar Bus operates a network of routes that link several cities, including Aix-en-Provence, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Genoa, Lille, London, Lyon, Marseille, Milan, Nice, Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, San Sebastián, and Turin.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Frecciarossa, operated by Trenitalia, the national railway company, is a renowned high-speed train service in Italy. FRECCIAROSSA trains, reaching speeds of up to 300 km/h, connect major cities including Rome, Milan, Naples, Florence, and Turin.

Itabus is a bus company that operates in Italy, offering long-distance bus services between major cities and airports. It provides service to Milan, Rome, Bologna, Venice, and other key cities in Italy. Itabus aims to provide affordable and sustainable travel options for passengers, with a focus on reducing carbon emissions and promoting eco-friendly practices.

Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane is the owner of Trenitalia, which serves as the main train operator in Italy. The high-speed Frecciarossa trains link Milan, Rome, Naples, Florence, and Turin at speeds of up to 300 km/h (186 mph). Frecciargento and Frecciabianca are two other high-speed services that operate at slightly slower rates but provide connectivity to smaller cities and towns. Trenitalia operates regional and intercity train, and provides international connections to neighboring countries through EuroCity trains.

Ticket types and facilities from Rome to Bologna

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Frecciarossa when traveling from Rome to Bologna.

Premium

Premium service includes a wider seat, more legroom, and access to additional amenities such as a welcome drink and a choice of newspapers. Coach 4 on the Frecciarossa 1000 train is reserved for the Premium level.
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Standard

Standard is the basic level of service and includes a comfortable seat and access to basic onboard services. Coaches 5-8 are for the Standard level with seats covered in gray eco-leather.
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Executive

Executive is the highest level of service and includes all of the amenities of the Business level, as well as a personal entertainment system, and gourmet meals served by a dedicated onboard chef.
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Business

Business service is designed for business travelers and includes all of the amenities of the Premium level, as well as access to a dedicated Business Lounge and priority boarding. Coaches 2 and 3 of Frecciarossa 1000 are reserved for the Business level of service.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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On Frecciarossa trains, free WiFi is available. Use their Portale FRECCE service to watch movies, TV, and catch up on news. It also provides travel updates and additional booking options.
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Seek serenity? Frecciarossa offers designated quiet zones for Business Class to ensure a peaceful journey, free from distractions.
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No matter the model – be it ETR 500, ETR 600, ETR 700, or ETR 1000 – every seat comes with its power socket to keep your devices charged.
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On Frecciarossa trains, you won't face any restrictions on the amount of luggage you can bring on board. You can easily stow small bags and items in overhead racks or under your seat, while larger suitcases can be placed in the luggage racks situated in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Special assistance is a call away for those who require it. Dial the toll-free 800 90 60 60 from Italian landlines or the international number +3902323232 from any phone, including from abroad.
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Satiate your hunger at the FrecciaBistrò, stationed at the train's center. Or, for added convenience, order directly to your seat through the Portale FRECCE's EasyBistrò. Premium and Business Class travelers receive complimentary snacks and drinks, while Executive Class passengers delight in gourmet meals curated by chef Carlo Cracc.
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No matter the weather outside, stay comfortably cool with onboard air-conditioning.
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Folding bikes are allowed as hand luggage, while non-folding bikes need to be disassembled and placed in travel cases shown to the conductor or platform staff before boarding, and stowed in a specific part of the train.
Services on board BlaBlaCar Bus, Autoservizi Salemi and Itabus from Rome to Bologna
Compare services on board when travelling from Rome to Bologna by bus.
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Rome to Bologna CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
21.27kg
Bus
22.79kg
Flight
60.78kg
Car
48.62kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Rome to Bologna?
A bus ticket from Rome to Bologna is $19.33. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $2.04.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Rome to Bologna?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Rome to Bologna is $2.04. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Rome and Bologna by bus?
Rome to Bologna is 188.82 mi.
How long does the bus between Rome and Bologna take?
Rome to Bologna is on average 5 hr 23 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hr 30 min.
Which companies operate from Rome to Bologna?
The bus journey from Rome to Bologna is covered by 6 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: BlaBlaCar Bus, Autoservizi Salemi, Itabus, FlixBus, Frecciarossa, Trenitalia and Marino Bus.
How many bus connections per day go from Rome to Bologna?
Rome to Bologna has 55 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Rome to Bologna leave?
The earliest bus from Rome to Bologna departs at 1:20 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Rome to Bologna depart?
The latest bus from Rome to Bologna departs at 11:59 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Rome to Bologna in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $2.04 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Rome to Bologna?
There are 11 station(s) that you can depart from Rome to go to Bologna. You can go from Rome Tiburtina, Fiumicino Aeroporto Internazionale, Rome S. Pietro, Rome Tuscolana, Roma Monte Mario, Rome Nomentana, Rome Trastevere, Rome Ostiense, Rome Ciampino Airport, Rome Balduina and Rome Termini and you can arrive at Casalecchio di Reno Stazione Casalecchio Garibaldi, Bologna Centrale, Bologna Piazza Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Bologna Airport.
How many direct connections depart from Rome to Bologna?
There are on average 50 direct connection(s) from Rome to go to Bologna.
What's the fastest journey time between Rome to Bologna by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Rome and Bologna is 4 hr 30 min.
Is there a direct bus from Rome to Bologna?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Rome and Bologna.
What are the CO2 emissions for Rome to Bologna by bus?
The bus journey from Rome to Bologna creates 22.79kg of CO2 emissions.

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