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There are 7 ways to get from Bologna to Checkpoint Charlie by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Bologna

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

Train to Venice, fly

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER)

Train

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Muenchen Hbf
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to S Südkreuz Bhf

Train via Bamberg

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Muenchen Hbf
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Bamberg
  3. Take the train from Bamberg to Berlin Suedkreuz

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Bologna to Trento
  2. Take the bus from Trento to Berlin central bus station

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Bologna Stazione Autolinee to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
  2. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Berlin Suedkreuz

Drive

  1. Drive from Bologna to Checkpoint Charlie
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International entry into Germany from Italy

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
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  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Checkpoint Charlie is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Checkpoint Charlie is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Checkpoint Charlie is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Germany.

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Last updated: 15 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Checkpoint Charlie is to bus and train which costs €45 - €75 and takes 20h 28m.

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The fastest way to get from Bologna to Checkpoint Charlie is to fly which takes 4h 37m and costs €24 - €170.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bologna to Checkpoint Charlie. However, there are services departing from Bologna and arriving at U Stadtmitte via Trento, S Messe Nord/ICC and S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna to Checkpoint Charlie. However, there are services departing from Bologna Centrale and arriving at S Anhalter Bahnhof via Muenchen Hbf, Bamberg and S Südkreuz Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 20m.

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The distance between Bologna and Checkpoint Charlie is 904 km. The road distance is 1142.7 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Checkpoint Charlie without a car is to train which takes 11h 53m and costs €80 - €230.

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It takes approximately 4h 37m to get from Bologna to Checkpoint Charlie, including transfers.

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

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Bologna to Checkpoint Charlie train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, depart from Bologna Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Checkpoint Charlie is to fly which takes 4h 37m and costs €24 - €170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €80 - €230 and takes 11h 53m, you could also bus, which costs €55 - €80 and takes 18h 5m.

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  • Distance: 903.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 37m

What companies run services between Bologna, Italy and Checkpoint Charlie, Germany?

Ryanair, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines fly from Bologna to Checkpoint Charlie 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bologna to Checkpoint Charlie via München Hbf, S Südkreuz Bhf, S Südkreuz Bhf/Ostseite, and Jüdisches Museum in around 11h 53m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Flights from Bologna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Flights from Venice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €430
Flights from Venice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €430
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bologna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €410
Flights from Venice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €470
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €440
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €190
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €270
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Venice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €440
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Train operators
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 Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €20
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€35 - €55
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 Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €21
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€19 - €21
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 Bologna Centrale to Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€17 - €24
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €21
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€10 - €15
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 Bologna Centrale to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from München Hbf to S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from München Hbf to Bamberg
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Bamberg to S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Muenchen Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Bamberg
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bamberg to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Bamberg
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Bamberg central station to Berlin Südkreuz station
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €26
Website
Flixtrain
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Bamberg to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €29
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€17 - €21
Business
€23 - €28
1st Class
€24 - €29
Bus operators
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 Bologna to Trento
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Trento to Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Bologna to Trento
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Trento to Berlin ZOB [Fernbus]
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bologna Stazione Autolinee to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
RegioJet

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The quickest flight from Bologna Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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

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Bologna to Checkpoint Charlie train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin Suedkreuz station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Checkpoint Charlie is 1143 km. It takes approximately 10h 13m to drive from Bologna to Checkpoint Charlie.

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

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There are 1362+ hotels available in Checkpoint Charlie. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Bologna Airport is to shuttle which takes 7 min and costs €5 - €26.

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