Bologna from Genoa

How to get to Bologna from Genoa?

The distance from Genoa (Genova) to Bologna (Bologna) is 300 kilometers, and the fastest way to get there is by train in 3 hours. The road by car or bus will take from 3.5 hours.

Consider all the ways to get to Bologna from Genoa in detail:

By train

From Genoa, from the Genova Piazza Principe station, the Thello train leaves once an hour in the direction of Milan, the journey time is 1 hour 34 minutes. At Milano Centrale, you need to change to the Frecciarossa high-speed train to Bologna, which takes only 59 minutes.

In this case, the total travel time will be 3 hours – this is the fastest way to get to Bologna from Genoa. Tickets for two trains will cost 45-47 euros.

The direct regional train to Bologna from Genoa runs only once a day, the journey time is 3 hours 20 minutes.

Travel in the first class costs 37.75 euros, and in the second – 23.55 euros.

By bus

Most of the direct buses from Genoa to Bologna are night buses, which is inconvenient as you arrive at the station at 4 or 6 am. The only convenient bus leaves Genoa from the Fanti d`Italia stop at 17:05, arriving in Bologna at 20:40.

A bus ticket will cost from 14 euros.

By Car

Traveling by car in the region of Liguria (Liguria) and Emilia-Romagna (Emilia-Romagna) is a great idea. Liguria is famous for its beaches, and Emilia Romagna for the production of parmesan (Parmigiano Reggiano), supercars, balsamic vinegar (Aceto balsamico).

The shortest road by car from Genoa to Bologna runs along the A21 / E70 and A1 / E35 highways through the cities – Tortona (Tortona), Piacenza (Piacenza), Parma (Parma), Modena (Modena). Travel time, without stops, will be 3 hours. 

The toll highway will cost 23 euros, fuel costs will be about 30 euros.