Florence to Bologna bus
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There are 42 intercity buses per day from Florence to Bologna. Traveling by bus from Florence to Bologna usually takes around one hour and 26 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 10 minutes.
|Distance||50 mi (81 km)|
|Shortest duration||1h 10m|
|Trips per day||42|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus|
How much is a bus ticket from Florence to Bologna?
Typically $10.28 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Bologna. This one of the best deals on bus tickets we have seen recently on Wanderu, we recommend booking your travel as prices tend to go up quickly. 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
What bus companies travel from Florence to Bologna?
There are 6 bus lines from Florence to Bologna available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 24 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:
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Appennino Shuttle||10||1h 24m||$29.07|
|Autolinee Federico||1||1h 15m||$22.61|
|Simet Bus S.P.A.||1||1h 30m||$17.44|
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 24 trips from Florence to Bologna, and usually makes the trip in about 1 hours and 29 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.
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.
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The bus takes an average of one hour and 26 minutes to cover the 81 kilometers from Florence to Bologna. 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.
"Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."
The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Florence to Bologna, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
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Image credit: Unsplash
Image credit: Unsplash
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.
Where does the bus leave from in Florence?
Main departure 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.
All bus stations in Florence:
Viale Filippo Strozzi
Villa Constanza Bus Station
Florence Park Villa Constanza
Viale XI Agosto
Where does the bus arrive in Bologna?
Main arrival station: Piazza XX Settembre 6
Buses arrive in Bologna at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.
Bus stations in Bologna:
Piazza XX Settembre 6
Guglielmo Marconi Airport
Piazza XX Settembre 6
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