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There are 14 ways to get from Ashford to Bologna by train, plane, bus, car train, car, night train or car ferry

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Train to London Heathrow, fly to Bologna  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Bologna (BLQ) LHR - BLQ

$127 - $356

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Train, bus to London Stansted, fly to Bologna  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to Stratford International
  2. Take the bus from London Stratford also for Westfield to Stansted Airport London
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Bologna (BLQ) STN - BLQ

$71 - $356

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Bologna  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to Tonbridge
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bologna (BLQ) LGW - BLQ

$91 - $341

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Bologna  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Bologna (BLQ) LTN - BLQ

$88 - $312

Train to London City, fly to Florence, train  •  6h 34m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to Stratford International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Florence (FLR) LCY - FLR
  3. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale

$142 - $408

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Venice, train  •  8h 40m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to Tonbridge
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Venice (VCE) LGW - VCE
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le

$77 - $259

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Florence, train  •  7h 38m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to Tonbridge
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Florence (FLR) LGW - FLR
  3. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale

$133 - $455

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Verona, train  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to Tonbridge
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Verona (VRN) LGW - VRN
  3. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le

$95 - $351

Train  •  11h 44m

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$236 - $309

Eurotunnel, train, drive  •  14h 57m

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Verona Porta Nuova Fr
  5. Drive from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna

$463 - $535

Train, bus Eurolines FR  •  20h 12m

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Paris Nord Eurostar Eurostar
  2. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Bologna

$159 - $275

Train, bus FlixBus  •  20h 25m

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Paris, Paris 757 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Bologna, Bologna

$115 - $224

Train, Thello  •  17h 12m

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the Thello from Gare de Lyon to Verona 221 / ...
  3. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le Fa / ...

$169 - $280

Car ferry, drive  •  13h 34m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  2. Drive from Calais to Bologna

$219 - $333

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ashford to Bologna is to train and fly which costs £55 - £200 and takes 8h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Ashford to Bologna is to train and fly which costs £95 - £280 and takes 5h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ashford to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Ashford(Kent) Int. and arriving at Bologna C.Le via Paris Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 44m.

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The distance between Ashford and Bologna is 671 miles.

The best way to get from Ashford to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 11h 44m and costs £180 - £240.

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It takes approximately 5h 44m to get from Ashford to Bologna, including transfers.

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Ashford to Bologna train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Ashford(Kent) Int. station.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Bologna Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Bologna is 1h ahead of Ashford. It is currently 1:35 AM in Ashford and 2:35 AM in Bologna.

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

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Map of how to get from Ashford to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 671.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 44m

What companies run services between Ashford, England and Bologna, Italy?

You can take a train from Ashford to Bologna via Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 11h 44m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice via Basel
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from London Gatwick to Verona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from London City to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from London Gatwick to Verona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from London Gatwick to Verona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from London City to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $490
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $490
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $490
Flights from London Luton to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from London City to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Ashford International to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Train from Ashford International to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Train from Ashford International to Tonbridge
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $22
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
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 Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Ashford(Kent) Int. to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Gare de Lyon to Verona
Ave. Duration
12h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thello.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Night train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
12h 44m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Stratford also for Westfield to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
National Express
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Bologna
Ave. Duration
16h 38m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $180
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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