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There are 39 intercity buses per day from Milan to Bologna. Traveling by bus from Milan to Bologna usually takes around 2 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest Marino bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 15 minutes.
|Distance||125 mi (201 km)|
|Shortest duration||2h 15m|
|Trips per day||39|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus|
How much is a bus ticket from Milan to Bologna?
The average price for a bus ticket to Bologna is $5.98. This is a superb deal on a bus trip, one of the best that we have seen. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.
Monthly average prices
The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in September. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $12 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Milan to Bologna in December, 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.
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 25 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:
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Autolinee Federico||1||3h 30m||$20.82|
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 25 trips from Milan to Bologna, and usually makes the trip in about 2 hours and 54 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.
Book GoOpti from Milan to Bologna from $95. There are 2 trips per day offered by GoOpti from Milan to Bologna and you can expect on average to pay for a GoOpti ticket to Bologna. In Milan, GoOpti departs to Bologna from Centrale Piazza Duca D'Aosta . In Bologna, GoOpti arrives at Piazza XX Settembre 411 .
An average trip on GoOpti from Milan to Bologna takes 2 hours and 44 minutes , while the fastest available GoOpti trip will get you to Bologna in 2 hours and 15 minutes .
On weekends, GoOpti offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Bologna.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Milan 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 Milan to Bologna?
The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 125 miles 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.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday 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, 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.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Milan?
The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Milan to Bologna, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
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.
Where does the bus leave from in Milan?
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:
Via Giuseppe Impastato 18D
Centrale Piazza Duca D'Aosta
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
Piazza XX Settembre 6
Piazza XX Settembre 411
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