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Bologna - Milan Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 39 intercity buses per day from Bologna to Milan. Traveling by bus from Bologna to Milan usually takes around 3 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest Marino bus can make the trip in 2 hours,

Distance125 mi (201 km)
Shortest duration2h 0m
Cheapest price$4.02
Trips per day39
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines7

How much is a bus ticket from Bologna to Milan?

$8.99 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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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $14 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Bologna to Milan in August, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $22 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Bologna to Milan?

There are 7 bus lines from Bologna to Milan available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 20 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 10m$19.94
FlixBus203h 2m$10.75
GoOpti22h 45m$313.91
Itabus133h 12m$7.95
Marino62h 51m$18.09
Simet Bus S.P.A.23h 18m$21.45
Union Ivkoni115h 30m$67.35
  • Autolinee Federico

    Autolinee Federico

    Book Autolinee Federico from Bologna to Milan from $18. Typically there is one Autolinee Federico schedule per day from Bologna to Milan and you can expect on average to pay for a Autolinee Federico ticket to Milan. In Bologna, Autolinee Federico departs to Milan from Piazza XX Settembre 6 and one other station. In Milan, Autolinee Federico arrives at Lampugnano and one other station.

    An average trip on Autolinee Federico from Bologna to Milan takes 3 hours and 10 minutes , while the fastest available Autolinee Federico trip will get you to Milan in 2 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Autolinee Federico offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Milan.

  • 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 20 trips from Bologna to Milan, and usually makes the trip in about 3 hours and 2 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • GoOpti

    GoOpti

    Book GoOpti from Bologna to Milan from $97. There are 2 trips per day offered by GoOpti from Bologna to Milan and you can expect on average to pay for a GoOpti ticket to Milan. In Bologna, GoOpti departs to Milan from Piazza XX Settembre 411 . In Milan, GoOpti arrives at Centrale Piazza Duca D'Aosta .

    An average trip on GoOpti from Bologna to Milan takes 2 hours and 45 minutes , while the fastest available GoOpti trip will get you to Milan in 2 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, GoOpti offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Milan.

  • Itabus

    Itabus

    Book Itabus from Bologna to Milan from $4. There are 13 trips per day offered by Itabus from Bologna to Milan and you can expect on average to pay for a Itabus ticket to Milan. In Bologna, Itabus departs to Milan from Bus Stop . In Milan, Itabus arrives at Lampugnano and one other station.

    An average trip on Itabus from Bologna to Milan takes 3 hours and 12 minutes , while the fastest available Itabus trip will get you to Milan in 2 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Itabus offers 15 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Milan.

  • Marino

    Marino

    Book Marino from Bologna to Milan from $12. There are 6 trips per day offered by Marino from Bologna to Milan and you can expect on average to pay for a Marino ticket to Milan. In Bologna, Marino departs to Milan from Piazza XX Settembre 6 . In Milan, Marino arrives at Lampugnano and one other station.

    An average trip on Marino from Bologna to Milan takes 2 hours and 51 minutes , while the fastest available Marino trip will get you to Milan in 2 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Marino offers 7 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Milan.

  • Simet Bus S.P.A.

    Simet Bus S.P.A.

    Book Simet Bus S.P.A. from Bologna to Milan from $20. There are 2 trips per day offered by Simet Bus S.P.A. from Bologna to Milan and you can expect on average to pay for a Simet Bus S.P.A. ticket to Milan. In Bologna, Simet Bus S.P.A. departs to Milan from Bus Stop . In Milan, Simet Bus S.P.A. arrives at Lampugnano and one other station.

    An average trip on Simet Bus S.P.A. from Bologna to Milan takes 3 hours and 18 minutes , while the fastest available Simet Bus S.P.A. trip will get you to Milan in 2 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Simet Bus S.P.A. offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Milan.

  • Union Ivkoni

    Union Ivkoni

    Union Ivkoni was founded in Bulgaria in 1992 and quickly expanded its operations throughout Europe. Popular routes include both shorter travels within one country and long-haul international trips. Their reliable buses offer amenities to make your trip comfortable, including air conditioning, extra legroom, and power outlets. Union Ivkoni usually operates 1 trips per day on the route from Bologna to Milan, and the trip usually takes 15 hours and 30 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Bologna to Milan 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 Bologna to Milan?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 3 minutes to cover the 125 miles from Bologna to Milan. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours. 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.

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 Milan. 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Bologna?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Bologna to Milan, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Milan each day?

There are 39 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 411

  • Piazza XX Settembre 6

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.

All bus stations in Milan:

  • Lampugnano

  • Lampugnano

  • Via Giuseppe Impastato 18D

  • San Donato

  • Centrale Piazza Duca D'Aosta

  • Milan San Donato

  • Milan Lampugnano Autostazione

  • Milan Subway Cascina Gobba

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