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Cheapest price$10.78
Shortest Duration4h 25m
Trips per day15
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How much does a bus ticket from Rome to Bologna cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Rome to Bologna were $16.69.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Rome to Bologna is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 29 days out, tickets are on average $9.57 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Rome to Bologna?

The distance between Rome and Bologna is approximately 188.39 miles, or 303.11 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 5 hours and 24 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 25 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Rome to Bologna?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Rome to Bologna by bus is usually on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Wednesday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Rome to Bologna?

On average there are 15 scheduled bus trips per day. FlixBus has the most regularly scheduled departures from Rome to Bologna, with an average of 14 trips per day and 295 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers serve the route from Rome to Bologna. Of the 15 trips there are 13 trips that are direct connections to Bologna.

3 carriers offer Rome to Bologna bus trips

FlixBus

Book FlixBus from Rome to Bologna from $10.78. There are 14 trips per day offered by FlixBus from Rome to Bologna and you can expect on average to pay $17.62 for a FlixBus ticket to Bologna. In Rome, FlixBus departs to Bologna from Largo Guido Mazzoni and one other station. In Bologna, FlixBus arrives at Piazza XX Settembre 6,

An average trip on FlixBus from Rome to Bologna takes 5 hours and 25 minutes, while the fastest available FlixBus trip will get you to Bologna in 4 hours and 25 minutes,

On weekends, FlixBus offers 17 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $17.67 for a weekend trip to Bologna.

Restroom
WiFi
Meal
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Beverage
Avg. Time
5h 25m
Avg. Price
$17.62

BusCenter

Book BusCenter from Rome to Bologna from $13.24. There are 3 trips per day offered by BusCenter from Rome to Bologna and you can expect on average to pay $15.64 for a BusCenter ticket to Bologna. In Rome, BusCenter departs to Bologna from Largo Guido Mazzoni, In Bologna, BusCenter arrives at Piazza XX Settembre 6,

An average trip on BusCenter from Rome to Bologna takes 4 hours and 44 minutes, while the fastest available BusCenter trip will get you to Bologna in 4 hours and 25 minutes,

On weekends, BusCenter offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $15.57 for a weekend trip to Bologna.

WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 44m
Avg. Price
$15.64

Marino

Book Marino from Rome to Bologna from $25.40. Typically there is one Marino schedule per day from Rome to Bologna and you can expect on average to pay $28.78 for a Marino ticket to Bologna. In Rome, Marino departs to Bologna from Largo Guido Mazzoni, In Bologna, Marino arrives at Piazza XX Settembre 6,

An average trip on Marino from Rome to Bologna takes 5 hours and 9 minutes, while the fastest available Marino trip will get you to Bologna in 4 hours and 25 minutes,

On weekends, Marino offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $27.48 for a weekend trip to Bologna.

Restroom
WiFi
Satellite TV
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 9m
Avg. Price
$28.78
There are 2 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Bologna will depart from these stations in Rome:
  • Largo Guido Mazzoni
  • Via Vincenzo Giudice
Buses arrive in Bologna at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Bologna for trips arriving from Rome:
  • Piazza XX Settembre 6
  • Piazza XX Settembre 6