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Milan to Bologna bus

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Journey Information

There are 40 intercity buses per day from Milan to Bologna. Traveling by bus from Milan to Bologna usually takes around 2 hours and 56 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€1.57
Trips per day40
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines5

What bus companies travel from Milan to Bologna?

There are 5 bus lines from Milan 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:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus262h 55m€10.83
GoOpti12h 41m€304.48
Itabus113h 7m€9.16
Marino62h 52m€5.39
Simet Bus S.P.A.23h 9m€16.95
  • 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 Milan to Bologna, 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 56 minutes to cover the 201 kilometers from Milan to Bologna. 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.

"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 02:00 and the last bus leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all buses from Milan to Bologna, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 40 scheduled buses that travel from Milan to Bologna 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 Milan to Bologna 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 Milan?

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Main departure 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.

All bus stations in Milan:

  • Lampugnano

  • Milan (San Donato M3)

  • Lampugnano

  • Milan Via Giuseppe Impastato

  • Centrale Piazza Duca D'Aosta

  • Milan San Donato

Where does the bus arrive in Bologna?

Main arrival station: Piazza XX Settembre 6

Buses arrive in Bologna at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Bologna:

  • Piazza XX Settembre 6

  • Bus Stop

  • Piazza XX Settembre 411

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