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Buses from Florence to Bologna

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Journey Information

There are 31 intercity buses per day from Florence to Bologna. Traveling by bus from Florence to Bologna usually takes around one hour and 25 minutes, but the fastest Autolinee Federico bus can make the trip in just one hour and 5 minutes.

Distance50 mi (81 km)
Shortest duration1h 5m
Cheapest price$2.25
Trips per day31
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines6

How much is a bus ticket from Florence to Bologna?

Typically $9.51 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Bologna. This one of the best deals on bus tickets we have seen recently on Wanderu, we recommend booking your travel as prices tend to go up quickly. 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 June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $13 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Florence to Bologna in January, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $20 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 14 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $6.66 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus 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 15 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
Appennino Shuttle101h 24m$22.74
Autolinee Federico11h 20m$19.57
Consorzio Autolinee11h 30m$13.59
FlixBus151h 28m$10.55
Itabus101h 24m$8.06
Marino21h 29m$20.69
  • Appennino Shuttle

    Appennino Shuttle

    Book Appennino Shuttle from Florence to Bologna from $23. There are 10 trips per day offered by Appennino Shuttle from Florence to Bologna and you can expect on average to pay for a Appennino Shuttle ticket to Bologna. In Florence, Appennino Shuttle departs to Bologna from Viale Filippo Strozzi . In Bologna, Appennino Shuttle arrives at Guglielmo Marconi Airport .

    An average trip on Appennino Shuttle from Florence to Bologna takes 1 hours and 24 minutes , while the fastest available Appennino Shuttle trip will get you to Bologna in 1 hours and 5 minutes .

    On weekends, Appennino Shuttle offers 10 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Bologna.

  • Autolinee Federico

    Autolinee Federico

    Book Autolinee Federico from Florence to Bologna from $16. Typically there is one Autolinee Federico schedule per day from Florence to Bologna and you can expect on average to pay for a Autolinee Federico ticket to Bologna. In Florence, Autolinee Federico departs to Bologna from Florence Via Sette Regole . In Bologna, Autolinee Federico arrives at Piazza XX Settembre 6 and one other station.

    An average trip on Autolinee Federico from Florence to Bologna takes 1 hours and 20 minutes , while the fastest available Autolinee Federico trip will get you to Bologna in 1 hours and 5 minutes .

    On weekends, Autolinee Federico offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Bologna.

  • Consorzio Autolinee

    Consorzio Autolinee

    Book Consorzio Autolinee from Florence to Bologna from $14. Typically there is one Consorzio Autolinee schedule per day from Florence to Bologna and you can expect on average to pay for a Consorzio Autolinee ticket to Bologna. In Florence, Consorzio Autolinee departs to Bologna from Florence Fortezza Da Basso . In Bologna, Consorzio Autolinee arrives at Piazza XX Settembre 6 .

    An average trip on Consorzio Autolinee from Florence to Bologna takes 1 hours and 30 minutes , while the fastest available Consorzio Autolinee trip will get you to Bologna in 1 hours and 5 minutes .

  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    Book FlixBus from Florence to Bologna from $8. There are 15 trips per day offered by FlixBus from Florence to Bologna and you can expect on average to pay for a FlixBus ticket to Bologna. In Florence, FlixBus departs to Bologna from Viale Filippo Strozzi and 2 other stations. In Bologna, FlixBus arrives at Piazza XX Settembre 6 .

    An average trip on FlixBus from Florence to Bologna takes 1 hours and 28 minutes , while the fastest available FlixBus trip will get you to Bologna in 1 hours and 5 minutes .

    On weekends, FlixBus offers 18 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Bologna.

  • Itabus

    Itabus

    Book Itabus from Florence to Bologna from $2. There are 10 trips per day offered by Itabus from Florence to Bologna and you can expect on average to pay for a Itabus ticket to Bologna. In Florence, Itabus departs to Bologna from Villa Constanza Bus Station and one other station. In Bologna, Itabus arrives at Bus Stop .

    An average trip on Itabus from Florence to Bologna takes 1 hours and 24 minutes , while the fastest available Itabus trip will get you to Bologna in 1 hours and 5 minutes .

    On weekends, Itabus offers 11 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Bologna.

  • Marino

    Marino

    Book Marino from Florence to Bologna from $17. There are 2 trips per day offered by Marino from Florence to Bologna and you can expect on average to pay for a Marino ticket to Bologna. In Florence, Marino departs to Bologna from Villa Constanza Bus Station . In Bologna, Marino arrives at Piazza XX Settembre 6 .

    An average trip on Marino from Florence to Bologna takes 1 hours and 29 minutes , while the fastest available Marino trip will get you to Bologna in 1 hours and 5 minutes .

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Florence 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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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 Florence to Bologna?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 25 minutes to cover the 50 miles from Florence to Bologna. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 5 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Florence to Bologna for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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 Florence?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Florence to Bologna, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Bologna each day?

There are 31 scheduled buses 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 buses which you can take the entire route from Florence to Bologna without transferring.

City Information

Florence

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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 bus carriers offer frequent services to Florence.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Florence?

Main departure station: Viale Filippo Strozzi

Buses to Bologna leave from 6 stations in Florence.

All bus stations in Florence:

  • Viale Filippo Strozzi

  • Villa Constanza Bus Station

  • Firenze S.M.N.

  • Florence Via Sette Regole

  • Viale XI Agosto

  • Florence Fortezza Da Basso

Where does the bus arrive in Bologna?

Main arrival station: Piazza XX Settembre 6

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

All bus stations in Bologna:

  • Piazza XX Settembre 6

  • Bus Stop

  • Guglielmo Marconi Airport

  • Piazza XX Settembre 6

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