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

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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Train  •  5 h 7 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 - $150

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Bern P+R Neufeld to Mailand Lampugnano
  2. Take the night bus from Milan to Bologna Ouibus / ...

$36 - $61

6 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Bologna 360 miles

$85 - $130

Train to Zurich, fly to Florence, train  •  5 h 26 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

$136 - $459

Train to Basel, fly to Venice, train  •  6 h 44 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

$111 - $459

Train to Zurich, fly to Venice, train  •  6 h 35 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

$121 - $447

Train to Zurich, fly to Lugano, train  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le

$164 - $389

Fly Berne to Bologna  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Berne (BRN) to Bologna (BLQ) BRN - BLQ

$250 - $518

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bern to Bologna is to bus and night bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 65 and takes 8 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Bologna is to train which costs SFr 85 - SFr 150 and takes 5 h 7 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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It takes approximately 5 h 7 min to get from Bern to Bologna, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bern to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Bern P+R Neufeld and arriving at Bologna via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 10 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 5 h 7 min.

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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 5 h 7 min. Alternatively, Sky Work Airlines, Air Dolomiti and four other airlines fly from Bern to Bologna every 4 hours.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Berne to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Berne to Bologna via Basel, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Berne to Bologna via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
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 Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Berne to Bologna via Basel, Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
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 and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Berne to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berne to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berne to Bologna via Munich, Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 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 Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
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
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $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
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Bern P+R Neufeld to Mailand Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
globtour.com
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Night bus from Milan to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Milan, Milan to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Night bus from Milano Lampugnano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
marinobus.it

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