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There are 9 ways to get from Berlin to Bologna by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bologna  •  4h 55m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Bologna (BLQ) BER - BLQ

49€ - 303€

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Fly Berlin Tegel to Bologna  •  10h 5m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Bologna (BLQ) TXL - BLQ

27€ - 142€

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Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Florence, train  •  8h 21m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Florence (FLR) BER - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale

107€ - 1549€

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Verona, train  •  7h 21m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Verona (VRN) BER - VRN
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale

77€ - 293€

Train  •  12h 26m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Bologna Centrale Ecb

161€ - 259€

Bus via Munich  •  16h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin - Central Bus Station to Munich - Bus station Berlin - Bus station > Nuremberg > Munich - Bus station / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich central bus station to Bologna 486

45€ - 69€

Bus  •  20h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Bologna, Autostaz.Piazza XX Settembre RegioJet

41€ - 138€

Train, night train  •  18h

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice
  2. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Bologna Centrale Nj

219€ - 298€

Drive  •  10h 6m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Bologna 1141 km

140€ - 210€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bologna is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bologna is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bologna is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Bologna is to bus which costs 40€ - 140€ and takes 20h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Bologna is to fly which costs 45€ - 310€ and takes 4h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin station to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Berlin - Central Bus Station and arriving at Bologna via Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Bologna Centrale via Nuernberg Hbf and Muenchen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 26m.

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The distance between Berlin and Bologna is 906 km. The road distance is 1141 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 12h 26m and costs 160€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 4h 55m to get from Berlin to Bologna, including transfers.

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Berlin to Bologna bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Berlin - Central Bus Station.

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Berlin to Bologna train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Bologna is to fly which takes 4h 55m and costs 45€ - 310€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 160€ - 260€ and takes 12h 26m, you could also bus via Munich, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 16h 40m.

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  • Distance: 905.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 55m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Bologna, Italy?

Ryanair, Lufthansa and four other airlines fly from Berlin to Bologna 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Bologna via Nuernberg Hbf and Muenchen Hbf in around 12h 26m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 470€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 470€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Bologna via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 340€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 310€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 270€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 290€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Florence via Vienna, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 420€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
24€ - 260€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Verona via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 440€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
5€ - 130€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Bologna via Munich, Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
17€ - 110€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Bologna via Munich, Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
23€ - 120€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bologna via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
65€ - 240€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bologna via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
65€ - 240€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Bologna via Munich, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 220€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 360€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 410€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Bologna via Munich, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 250€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Bologna via Munich, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 250€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Florence via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 250€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Bologna via Munich, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 350€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Bologna via Munich, Sofia
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 420€
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Bologna via Munich, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 420€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 340€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
24€ - 260€
Train operators
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 17€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
15€ - 17€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 50€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
12€ - 17€
Base Standard
27€ - 40€
Base Premium
30€ - 50€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
160€ - 230€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Berlin - Central Bus Station to Munich - Bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 23€
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich central bus station to Bologna
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Bologna, Autostaz.Piazza XX Settembre
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
RegioJet
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
80€ - 95€
Website
Comati PSG

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Bologna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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

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Berlin to Bologna train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Bologna Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Bologna is 1141 km. It takes approximately 10h 6m to drive from Berlin to Bologna.

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Ryanair, Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Bologna Airport.

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There are 1121+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs 2€ - 8€.

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