There are 8 ways to get from Salzburg to Bologna by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train Trenitalia  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf. to Bologna C.Le En

$40 - $85

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Bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg, Salzburg South to Bologna, Bologna N538

$30 - $60

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Train Austrian Railways (ÖBB)  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bologna Centrale Ec

$58 - $108

Night train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the night train from Salzburg Hbf to Bologna Centrale Nj

$55 - $100

Drive  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Bologna 365.2 miles

$85 - $130

Fly from Salzburg  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Bologna (BLQ) SZG - BLQ

$112 - $450

Train to Munich, fly  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Bologna (BLQ) MUC - BLQ

$104 - $305

Train to Vienna, fly  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Flughafen Wien
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Bologna (BLQ) VIE - BLQ

$130 - $392

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salzburg, Salzburg South and arriving at Bologna, Bologna. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Salzburg Hbf. and arriving at Bologna C.Le. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

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The distance between Salzburg and Bologna is 390 km. The road distance is 584.3 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 7 h 15 min and costs .

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The train from Salzburg Hbf. to Bologna C.Le takes 7 h 15 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Salzburg to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Salzburg, Salzburg South station.

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Salzburg to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Salzburg Hbf. station.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Bologna is to train which takes 7 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 51 min.

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There is no direct flight from Salzburg Airport to Bologna Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Salzburg to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bologna, Bologna station.

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 243.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 15 min

What companies run services between Salzburg, Austria and Bologna, Italy?

Trenitalia operates a train from Salzburg to Bologna once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $85 and the journey takes 7 h 15 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Salzburg to Bologna 5 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 8 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Salzburg to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Munich to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Flights from Vienna to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $300
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Salzburg to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Munich to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Salzburg to Bologna via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Salzburg to Bologna via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Salzburg to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Salzburg to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf. to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$70 - $85
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Night train from Salzburg Hbf to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Salzburg, Salzburg South to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Salzburg to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Bologna C.Le station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Bologna is 584 km. It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to drive from Salzburg to Bologna.

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Transavia Holland, KLM, Eurowings and four other airlines offer flights from Salzburg Airport to Bologna Airport.

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Book your Salzburg to Bologna train tickets online with Loco2.

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Book your Salzburg to Bologna bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 1526+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Salzburg Airport is to line 2 shuttle which takes 7 min and costs .

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