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Bologna - Florence Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 41 intercity buses per day from Bologna to Florence. Traveling by bus from Bologna to Florence usually takes around one hour and 25 minutes, but the fastest Simet Bus S.P.A. bus can make the trip in just one hour and 10 minutes.

Distance50 mi (81 km)
Shortest duration1h 10m
Cheapest price$2.86
Trips per day41
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines6

How much is a bus ticket from Bologna to Florence?

$11.90 is the average price of a bus ticket from Bologna to Florence. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Bologna to Florence are usually around $18 and prices do not fluctuate very much throughout the year.

What bus companies travel from Bologna to Florence?

There are 6 bus lines from Bologna to Florence available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 22 daily trips, FlixBus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Appennino Shuttle101h 26m$29.29
Autolinee Federico11h 30m$23.46
FlixBus221h 26m$13.50
Itabus91h 21m$13.79
Marino21h 33m$19.73
Simet Bus S.P.A.11h 11m$17.57
  • Appennino Shuttle is a bus company operating in central Italy, providing transportation services to Florence, Bologna, and Calenzano. Their coaches offer comfortable seating with extra legroom and air conditioning. Although there is no onboard WiFi, passengers can enjoy the scenic Tuscan countryside or bring along their reading material.

  • Autolinee Federico is an Italian bus company based in Reggio Calabria with service across the Italian peninsula to cities like Turin, Rimini, Florence, and Bari. Autolinee has the latest generation of buses, which provide spacious seats, legroom, USB charging outlets, and onboard restrooms.

  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 22 trips from Bologna to Florence, and usually makes the trip in about 1 hours and 26 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Itabus is an Italian bus company servicing the whole peninsula, including major tourist hotspots like Rome, Trieste, and Catania. The company has both single and double-decker buses with clean, comfortable seats, complimentary WiFi, power outlets, restrooms, and air conditioning. Upgrade to a premium ticket for even larger seats and extendable armchairs.

  • Marino buses travel across Italy to cities such as Naples, Padua, and Lecce, and into neighboring countries including France, Switzerland, and Germany. Their fleet features comfortable reclining seats, air conditioning, complimentary WiFi connectivity, a restroom, and even a minibar!

  • Simet Bus S.P.A. is a bus company in the relatively small town of Rossano with service across Italy. The Simet Bus fleet of modern buses gives passengers more space and comfort than many of its rival bus companies, with complimentary onboard WiFi as standard and a second item of luggage at no extra cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 25 minutes to cover the 81 kilometers from Bologna to Florence. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 10 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Because many passengers travel from Bologna to Florence at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Bologna to Florence, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 41 scheduled buses that travel from Bologna to Florence every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Bologna to Florence without transferring.

City Information

Florence

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Florence is located in Central-Northern Italy, in the lush Tuscany region. Regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance, this city is an art lover's idea of heaven. The city’s plethora of museums, palaces, churches, and artistic treasures landed Florence the #1 spot in our ranking of the most cultured cities in Europe.

Visit the Uffizi Gallery to see many of the world's greatest Renaissance masterpieces, including work by Raphael, da Vinci, Botticelli, and Michelangelo. Michelangelo's famous sculpture of David in his birthday suit is on view at the Accademia Galleria. The Institute and Museum of the History of Science is another must-see attraction to learn about the scientific instruments vital to some of the 13th century's world-changing discoveries.

After you have finished exploring Florence's many museums and galleries, head outside to enjoy a relaxing stroll through the Boboli Gardens and appreciate this stunning example of "green architecture."

The city is also home to almost every high-end designer label you can bring to mind, as well as museums dedicated to Gucci and Ferragamo. For a less expensive shopping experience, visit one of the many affordable boutiques and local clothing stores for a more authentic taste of the city.

Florence is a top-rated destination, meaning it has well-established international and national travel connections. Florence's Amerigo Vespucci International Airport makes air travel simple. Fast and modern trains also connect the city to numerous European cities, and many bus carriers offer frequent services to Florence.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Bologna?

Main departure station: Piazza XX Settembre 6

Buses to Florence leave from 4 stations in Bologna.

All bus stations in Bologna:

  • Piazza XX Settembre 6

  • Guglielmo Marconi Airport

  • Bus Stop

  • Piazza XX Settembre 6

Where does the bus arrive in Florence?

Main arrival station: Viale Filippo Strozzi

Florence Piazzale Montelungo is Florence's central bus terminal located directly next to the main railway station, Firenze SMN. FlixBus, MarinoBus, and Itabus buses depart regularly for cities across Italy, including Pisa, Milan, and Rome. The bus terminal area does not have any amenities, as it relies on those in the main railway station for shops, restaurants and cafes, ticket offices, and waiting areas. The bus terminal is located in the city center and is within walking distance from Florence's main attractions.

Bus stations in Florence:

  • Viale Filippo Strozzi

  • Villa Constanza Bus Station

  • Firenze S.M.N.

  • Florence Park Villa Constanza

  • Viale XI Agosto

  • Villa Costanza

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