Buses from Geneva to Bologna

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Geneva - Bologna Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Geneva to Bologna. Traveling by bus from Geneva to Bologna usually takes around 8 hours and 21 minutes, but the fastest BlaBlaCar Bus bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance279 mi (448 km)
Shortest duration8h 20m
Cheapest price$27.55
Most frequent serviceBlaBlaCar Bus
Bus lines2

What bus companies travel from Geneva to Bologna?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Geneva to Bologna that you can compare and book on Wanderu. However, each company only runs one bus per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BlaBlaCar Bus18h 21m$51.10
FlixBus212h 20m$82.65
  • BlaBlaCar Bus

    BlaBlaCar Bus

    BlaBlaCar Bus is a bus service provider focused on reducing carbon emissions without breaking the bank. With rides to cities and towns across Europe, including Geneva and Bologna, BlaBlaCar Bus has a variety of routes to get you to your chosen destination. Coaches in the BlaBlaCar Bus fleet are equipped with extra legroom, free Wi-Fi, clean toilets, and power outlets throughout.

  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    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 2 trips from Geneva to Bologna, and usually makes the trip in about 12 hours and 20 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Geneva to Bologna during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Geneva to Bologna?

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 21 minutes to cover the 279 miles from Geneva to Bologna. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 20 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Bologna. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Geneva?

There is usually only one bus per day from Geneva to Bologna. It leaves the station in Geneva at 12:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Geneva to Bologna. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

City Information

Geneva

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On the banks of Lake Geneva at the foot of the Alps, discover the polished and cosmopolitan city of Geneva. As the headquarters of many of the world's biggest organizations, including the World Health Organization and World Trade Organization, Geneva can look a little businesslike on the exterior. Still, once you scratch the surface, you'll find there's a lot more to this city than it seems.

Start in the Old Town, often regarded as the most scenic part of the city. The Old Town encompasses the area around the Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, and it's filled with many local boutiques and cafes. Then, to see just how old Geneva is, visit the archaeological remains of a 4th-century basilica beneath the cathedral. Next, walk along the Rue du Rhone or the Rue du Marche to see the expensive side of Geneva, home to many high-end shops and watchmakers; just remember, the price tags are not for the faint of heart!

As Lake Geneva is one of the largest bodies of water in Western Europe, it has naturally attracted the attention of watersports enthusiasts. Water skiing and sailing are some of the more popular activities, but you can also swim in the crystal clear waters of the lake. If traditional skiing is more your style, take a bus across the French border to Chamonix, where you can take a cable car up Mont-Blanc.

Bus service connects Geneva to more than the Alps, though. Carriers like FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus offer routes to Geneva from cities like Paris and Milan. Plus, Geneva is well-connected by its large international airport and train station, so you really have no reason to skip a visit to this gem.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Geneva?

Main departure station: Place Dorcière

Most buses depart from the main station in Geneva.

All bus stations in Geneva:

  • Place Dorcière

Where does the bus arrive in Bologna?

Main arrival station: Bologna Stazione Autolinee

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Bologna.

All bus stations in Bologna:

  • Bologna Stazione Autolinee

  • Piazza XX Settembre 6

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