There are 10 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bologna by plane, train, bus, car train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Bologna  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bologna (BLQ) FRA - BLQ

$87 - $329

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Bus  •  14 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Bologna, Bologna N77 / ...

$55 - $90

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Fly to Florence, train  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Florence (FLR) FRA - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le

$104 - $383

Fly to Verona, train  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Verona (VRN) FRA - VRN
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le

$126 - $400

Fly to Venice, train  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Venice (VCE) FRA - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le

$98 - $367

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Linate (LIN) FRA - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le

$111 - $347

Train  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$163 - $312

Bus, train  •  10 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Verona
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le Fa / ...

$66 - $95

Cartrain, train  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take the cartrain from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Verona Porta Nuova UEX 1385
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le Fa / ...

$86 - $162

Drive  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Bologna 555.3 miles

$130 - $200

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station and arriving at Bologna, Bologna. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Bologna C.Le via Basel SBB and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Bologna is 656 km. The road distance is 888.4 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 9 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bologna, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Bologna train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bologna is to fly which takes 3 h 47 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9 h 15 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 14 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Bologna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Frankfurt am Main to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bologna, Bologna station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 410.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 47 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Bologna, Italy?

Lufthansa and Air Dolomiti fly from Frankfurt am Main to Bologna every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Bologna via Basel SBB and Milano Centrale in around 9 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $340
Flights from Frankfurt to Verona
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Verona via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $330
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Frankfurt to Verona
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Verona Porta Nuova Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
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 Firenze Smn to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
10 h 58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
$68
Motorcycle
$114
Vehicle
$126
Bus operators
Busitalia Simet S.p.A.
Phone
+39 098 3520 315
Email
info@fsbusitaliafast.it
Website
fsbusitaliafast.it
Bus from Frankfurt to Verona
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
simetspa.it
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Frankfurt am Main to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Bologna C.Le station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Bologna is 888 km. It takes approximately 8 h 32 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Bologna.

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Air Dolomiti and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Bologna Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Bologna train tickets online with Loco2, Rome2rio and four other operators.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Bologna bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs .

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