Making your way from Bologna to Verona is a quick trip that takes you from the Emilia-Romagna region into the Veneto. With only 90 miles (145 km) to travel, it is an easy journey that can be done as a day trip from Bologna or perhaps as a stop along the way to the Italian Lake District or before going on to Venice. Taking the train is the quickest and easiest option, with driving a rental car or hiring a car and driver being the other viable alternatives. Catching the bus will make for a longer trip, but is the least-expensive option for the journey.
If hiring a car and driver to take you the distance is your preferred way to travel, be sure to consult with our local specialists, who can guide you to a company that offers vehicles in the size that suits your needs.
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Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours
Trains run regularly from Bologna's Centrale Station to Verona's Porta Nuova Station, via a number of different railway companies. You can book a first-class ticket for an extra fee for extra comfort, or simply get a second-class ticket for the easy one-hour ride. Booking in advance guarantees you an assigned seat, so that's the best option.
By Rental Car
Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours
You'll find all the major rental car companies in Bologna, offering cars that have either automatic transmissions or standard, stick-shift versions (which are substantially less expensive to rent in Italy). Choose the route that goes through Modena and sample the famed balsamic vinegar made there, or stop further north in Mantua as you pass through the Lombardy region, where the Te Palace and its Chamber of the Giants make for a fascinating side trip.
By Private Car Transfer
Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours
To book a bespoke car and driver, contact one of our local specialists, who can assist you with choosing the perfect vehicle and operator for your needs. You'll find every size and level of luxury, so if you're traveling with a partner, a group of friends or a large family, the right car or van or bus to transport everyone in your party (and their luggage, too). Choose an hourly rate option to have the flexibility of stopping along the way or a simple flat rate for door-to-door service.
Duration: 1.45 to 3 hours
Various bus companies run the route from Bologna to Verona, most taking almost two hours to drive the distance. Most offer well-appointed buses, usually tricked out with WiFi, power outlets, restrooms and more. Be sure to check the baggage policy before you buy your ticket, for some bus lines restrict the number of bags you can bring along. Catch most buses at Bologna's Central Bus Station and you'll be dropped off at Verona's Porta Nuova Station.