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Journey Information

There are 37 intercity buses per day from Bologna to Milan. Traveling by bus from Bologna to Milan usually takes around 2 hours and 59 minutes, but the fastest Marino bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance125 mi (201 km)
Shortest duration2h 15m
Cheapest price€0.59
Trips per day37
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines6

How much is a bus ticket from Bologna to Milan?

€7.21 is the average price of a bus ticket from Bologna to Milan. 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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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Bologna to Milan, mark your calendar for February. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just €9. However, taking the bus from Bologna to Milan during April is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of €14. The best way to find deals on a trip in April is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

What bus companies travel from Bologna to Milan?

There are 6 bus lines from Bologna to Milan 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:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Autolinee Federico13h 20m€20.57
FlixBus242h 55m€9.21
GoOpti22h 42m€320.91
Itabus73h 22m€7.65
Marino62h 57m€5.30
Simet Bus S.P.A.23h 20m€17.14
  • 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 Bologna to Milan, and usually makes the trip in about 2 hours and 55 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • GoOpti is a bus company based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, that specializes in airport transfers to and from cities with limited or no public transportation. It has expanded its services to several countries in central Europe, including Croatia, Italy, Germany, Hungary, and Austria, providing convenient airport transportation options for passengers in these regions.

  • 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 2 hours and 59 minutes to cover the 201 kilometers from Bologna to Milan. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 15 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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 Milan 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, 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 01:00 and the last bus leaves at 22:00. To see the times for all buses from Bologna to Milan, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 37 scheduled buses that travel from Bologna to Milan 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 Milan without transferring.

City Information

Milan

The fashion capital of the world, Milan, is a busy city brimming with activities and lavish nightlife. In spite of its frenetic modern lifestyle, Milan is also blessed with some amazing landmarks, of which the Milan Cathedral should be given special attention. Considered the largest and most unique Gothic structure in Italy, the cathedral took about 600 years to build, and its impressive gothic details will amaze all fans of architecture. The roof of the cathedral itself is accessible, so visitors can climb up to marvel at the city’s skyline and see the cathedral’s details up close. Another spot to consider is the Santa Maria delle Grazie, which currently houses “The Last Supper,” a masterpiece by the legendary artist Leonardo da Vinci. For those who enjoy old books, the Ambrosiana Library & Picture Gallery houses a vast collection of artworks, as well as rare ancient manuscripts.

For a taste of the unique Milanese cuisine, you could consider the Gente di Mare in Darsena, which offers superb seafood. If you wish to enjoy great local pizzas, Pizzium - Via Vigevano offers great dishes.

Milano Centrale is the city’s main train station, offering access to international destinations such as Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich. The main bus station in Milan is Lampugnano, serving as the local hub for bus carriers like FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus and Union Ivkoni. The main airport in Milan is Malpensa Airport located about 32 miles northwest of the city center.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Bologna?

Main departure station: Piazza XX Settembre 6

Buses to Milan leave from 4 stations in Bologna.

All bus stations in Bologna:

  • Piazza XX Settembre 6

  • Bus Stop

  • Piazza XX Settembre 6

  • Piazza XX Settembre 411

Where does the bus arrive in Milan?

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Main arrival station: Lampugnano

The Lampugnano Bus Station is a major station in Milan. It is located on Via Giulio Natta, at the base of Monte Stella, and close to amenities such as coffee shops and restaurants. There is an indoor space to wait for your bus, but there is also outdoor seating under a wide covered area where buses board. The station is usually busy, as it welcomes many buses; FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, RegioJet, Union Ivkoni, and Itabus are just a few. Though the station is located northwest of Milan's city center in the Lampugnano district, it is easy to reach other areas thanks to the metro stop right next door to the bus station.

Bus stations in Milan:

  • Lampugnano

  • Milan (San Donato M3)

  • Lampugnano

  • Milan Via Giuseppe Impastato

  • Centrale Piazza Duca D'Aosta

  • Milan San Donato

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