There are 9 ways to get from Bern to Bologna by train, bus and ferry, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Brig 8 / ...
  2. Take the train from Brig to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$85 - $146

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Bus  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Milan, Milan 417
  2. Take the bus from Milano to Bologna Marozzi-Marino / ...

$36 - $64

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Train, bus and ferry  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Luzern 15
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Luzern to Bologna

$74 - $119

Drive  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Bologna 360 miles

$85 - $130

Train to Basel, fly to Bologna  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Bologna (BLQ) BSL - BLQ

$130 - $432

Train to Zurich, fly to Florence, train  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Florence (FLR) ZRH - FLR
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le

$127 - $454

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le

$107 - $346

Train to Basel, fly to Venice, train  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Venice (VCE) BSL - VCE
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le

$101 - $420

Train to Zurich, fly to Venice, train  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Venice (VCE) ZRH - VCE
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le

$111 - $408

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Bern to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Bologna via Milano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bern to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Bologna C.Le via Brig and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 51 min.

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The distance between Bern and Bologna is 407 km. The road distance is 575.9 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 4 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from Bern to Bologna, including transfers.

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

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Bern to Bologna train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Bern station.

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The best way to get from Bern to Bologna is to train which takes 4 h 51 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 2 min.

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There is no direct flight from Basel Airport to Bologna Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Bern to Bologna bus services, operated by Marozzi VT, arrive at Bologna station.

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Map of how to get from Bern to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 254.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 51 min

What companies run services between Bern, Switzerland and Bologna, Italy?

You can take a train from Bern to Bologna via Brig and Milano Centrale in around 4 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bern to Bologna via Milan, Milan and Milano in around 9 h 2 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $350
Flights from Basel to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $6,000
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Train operators
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 Bern to Brig
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
orario.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
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
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
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 Venezia Mestre Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
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 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
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Luzern to Bologna
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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eurolines.ch
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 Bern to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Bern P+R Neufeld to Mailand Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
globtour.com
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Milano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
http://www.baltour.it/

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

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Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Turkish Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Basel Airport to Bologna Airport.

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