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Journey Information

There are 45 intercity coaches per day from Florence to Bologna. Traveling by coach from Florence to Bologna usually takes around one hour and 26 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus coach can make the trip in just one hour and 10 minutes.

Distance50 mi (81 km)
Shortest duration1h 10m
Cheapest price£1.67
Trips per day45
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Coach lines6

How much is a coach ticket from Florence to Bologna?

£7.51 is the average price of a bus ticket from Florence to Bologna. 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 Florence to Bologna are at their cheapest average price in February. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around £9. On the other hand, traveling on this route during April might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for April trips cost £11, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

What coach 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 26 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:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Appennino Shuttle101h 24m£17.13
Autolinee Federico11h 20m£13.56
FlixBus261h 27m£8.38
Itabus91h 21m£7.76
Marino21h 30m£12.74
Simet Bus S.P.A.11h 30m£10.28
  • 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 26 trips from Florence to Bologna, and usually makes the trip in about 1 hours and 27 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 coach takes an average of one hour and 26 minutes to cover the 50 miles from Florence to Bologna. However, the fastest coach only takes an hour and 10 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short coach trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach to Bologna at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Florence to Bologna, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 45 scheduled coaches that travel from Florence to Bologna every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct coaches which you can take the entire route from Florence to Bologna without transferring.

City Information

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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 coach carriers offer frequent services to Florence.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Florence?

Main departure station: Viale Filippo Strozzi

Florence Piazzale Montelungo is Florence's central coach 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 coach 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 coach terminal is located in the city centre and is within walking distance from Florence's main attractions.

All coach stations in Florence:

  • Viale Filippo Strozzi

  • Villa Constanza Bus Station

  • Firenze S.M.N.

  • Viale XI Agosto

  • Florence Park Villa Constanza

  • Villa Costanza

Where does the coach arrive in Bologna?

Main arrival station: Piazza XX Settembre 6

Coaches arrive in Bologna at 4 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Bologna:

  • Piazza XX Settembre 6

  • Guglielmo Marconi Airport

  • Bus Stop

  • Piazza XX Settembre 6

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