Buses from Naples to Bologna

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Naples - Bologna Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 28 intercity buses per day from Naples to Bologna. Traveling by bus from Naples to Bologna usually takes around 9 hours and 24 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance292 mi (470 km)
Shortest duration7h 15m
Cheapest price$10.87
Trips per day12
Most frequent serviceItabus
Bus lines4

How much is a bus ticket from Naples to Bologna?

$27.66 is the average price of a bus ticket from Naples to Bologna. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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 $33 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Naples to Bologna in August, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $62 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 Naples to Bologna?

There are 4 bus lines from Naples to Bologna available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 24 daily trips, Itabus 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
FlixBus139h 44m$36.80
Itabus248h 52m$24.35
Marino17h 44m$32.62
Union Ivkoni13d 4h 45m$165.96
  • 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 13 trips from Naples to Bologna, and usually makes the trip in about 9 hours and 44 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Itabus

    Itabus

    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 extenable armchairs.

  • Marino

    Marino

    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!

  • 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 Naples to Bologna, and the trip usually takes 76 hours and 45 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 24 minutes to cover the 292 miles from Naples to Bologna. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 15 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?

Because many passengers travel from Naples to Bologna at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 Naples?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Naples to Bologna, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 28 scheduled buses that travel from Naples to Bologna every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 12 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Naples

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Founded by the Greeks in the second millennium BC, Naples is one of the oldest cities in Europe. As Southern Italy's largest city, here you'll find an authentic flavor of Italy in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. If that mountain sounds familiar, you may know it as the volcano that destroyed the nearby Roman town of Pompeii. One of the best day trips from Naples is traveling to Pompeii and walking through this town preserved in ash.

With its over 2,500 years of history, Naples is naturally home to a diverse range of architectural styles. As you walk around, see if you can identify the influences of different eras and foreign rulers.

If the city's singular style isn't enough to tempt you, then perhaps learning that Naples is famous as the birthplace of pizza will. Visit any of the many local restaurants to try an authentic Neapolitan pizza with pillowy sourdough crust, buffalo mozzarella, and fresh tomato sauce. Finish your meal at a local cafe to experience Neapolitan coffee culture, complete with elaborate barista performance and scientific preparation techniques.

Get to Naples from many major European cities and even global travel hubs via the city's international airport. Alternatively, travel by rail into Napoli Centrale - Piazza Garibaldi Station from cities across the country. Many national and international bus services also provide access to Naples, often stopping at the central train station for easy transfers.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Naples?

Main departure station: Metropark Central Parking

Buses to Bologna leave from 4 stations in Naples.

All bus stations in Naples:

  • Metropark Central Parking

  • Corso Arnaldo Lucci 156

  • Viale Fulco Ruffo di Calabria, 10

  • Corso Arnaldo Lucci 156

Where does the bus arrive in Bologna?

Main arrival station: Piazza XX Settembre 6

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

All bus stations in Bologna:

  • Piazza XX Settembre 6

  • Bus Stop

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