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There are 9 ways to get from Bologna to Brussels by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, 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 Bologna to Brussels  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Brussels (BRU) BLQ - BRU

$65 - $284

Cheapest option

Fly Bologna to Charleroi  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Charleroi (CRL) BLQ - CRL

$39 - $313

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Train to Venice, fly to Brussels  •  6 h 23 min

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

$52 - $310

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Brussels  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale Station
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Brussels (BRU) LIN - BRU

$66 - $299

Train  •  11 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery-Challes-E Tgv
  3. Take the train from Chambery to Brussel-Zuid/Midi

$282 - $365

Bus  •  17 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Milan, Milan 421 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Brussels, Brussels-North station N836

$58 - $105

Bus and ferry, bus  •  18 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Zurich
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Brussels North

$97 - $125

Train, car train  •  18 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Verona Porta Nuova Rv / ...
  2. Take the car train from Verona Porta Nuova to Köln Hbf
  3. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord Ice

$119 - $229

Drive  •  10 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Brussels 687.3 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Brussels is to fly which costs 30€ - 280€ and takes 5 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Brussels is to fly which costs 55€ - 250€ and takes 4 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bologna to Brussels station. However, there are services departing from Bologna, Bologna and arriving at Brussels, Brussels-North station via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Bologna Centrale and arriving at Brussel-Zuid/Midi via Torino Porta Susa and Chambery. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 13 min.

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The distance between Bologna and Brussels is 879 km. The road distance is 1099.7 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 11 h 13 min and costs 240€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Bologna to Brussels, including transfers.

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

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Bologna to Brussels train services, operated by ItaloTreno, depart from Bologna Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Brussels is to fly which takes 4 h 26 min and costs 55€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 240€ - 320€ and takes 11 h 13 min, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 95€ and takes 17 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 549.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 26 min

What companies run services between Bologna, Italy and Brussels, Belgium?

Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and five other airlines fly from Bologna to Brussels every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bologna to Brussels via Torino Porta Susa, Chambery-Challes-E, and Chambery in around 11 h 13 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Bologna to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Venice to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Venice to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bologna to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Venice to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $500
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bologna to Brussels via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Venice to Brussels via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $470
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Bologna to Brussels via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,400
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Bologna to Brussels via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bologna to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $480
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Venice to Brussels via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,700
Train operators
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 Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Train from Bologna C.Le to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $19
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Chambery to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$210 - $270
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$210 - $270
1st Class
$280 - $390
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Verona Porta Nuova to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
$68
Motorcycle
$114
Vehicle
$126
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 Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
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 Bologna, Bologna to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
flixbus.it
Bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Baltour
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Bologna to Milan
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Bologna to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Website
Marino Autolinee
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Brussels North
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Bologna Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Bologna to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Bologna to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Brussels is 1100 km. It takes approximately 10 h 57 min to drive from Bologna to Brussels.

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Brussels Airlines, Alitalia, CSA and four other airlines offer flights from Bologna Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Bologna to Brussels bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 1000+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Bologna Airport is to line 40 bus which takes 13 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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