There are 12 ways to get from Bologna to Düsseldorf by plane, train, bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly Bologna to Dusseldorf  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BLQ - DUS

$62 - $195

Cheapest option

Fly Bologna to Eindhoven, train  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Eindhoven (EIN) BLQ - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven to Venlo
  3. Take the train from Venlo to Dusseldorf Hbf

$48 - $283

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Fly Bologna to Cologne/Bonn Apt, train  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) BLQ - CGN
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf

$65 - $297

Train to Venice, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5 h 45 min

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

$74 - $309

Fly Bologna to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Frankfurt (FRA) BLQ - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Düsseldorf Hbf

$121 - $383

Train to Verona, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Fly from Verona (VRN) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) VRN - CGN

$96 - $339

Train via Basel SBB  •  11 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale Fr
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Basel SBB Ece / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Ice

$230 - $381

Train  •  12 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to München Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Ice

$184 - $286

Bus  •  16 h

  1. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Düsseldorf N537

$65 - $120

Bus, train  •  18 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna to Liege
  2. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Düsseldorf

$116 - $163

Drive, train  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Augsburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Augsburg Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Ice

$197 - $286

Drive  •  10 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Düsseldorf 678.5 miles

$160 - $240

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Düsseldorf is to fly which costs 50€ - 170€ and takes 5 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Düsseldorf is to fly and train which costs 55€ - 260€ and takes 4 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bologna, Bologna and arriving at Düsseldorf. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna to Düsseldorf. However, there are services departing from Bologna C.Le and arriving at Düsseldorf Hbf via Milano Centrale, Basel SBB and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 25 min.

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The distance between Bologna and Düsseldorf is 822 km. The road distance is 1085.7 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Düsseldorf without a car is to train which takes 11 h 25 min and costs 190€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to get from Bologna to Düsseldorf, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Düsseldorf.
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  • Distance: 513.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 44 min

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

Lufthansa, Air France and 11 other airlines fly from Bologna to Düsseldorf hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bologna to Düsseldorf via Milano Centrale, Basel SBB, and Mannheim Hbf in around 11 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Bologna to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Bologna to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Venice to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Venice to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Bologna to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Bologna to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $260
Flights from Verona to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bologna to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bologna to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bologna to Dusseldorf via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Dusseldorf via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Flights from Bologna to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Bologna to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $350
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Bologna to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Venice to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Verona to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bologna to Dusseldorf via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Bologna to Dusseldorf via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bologna to Dusseldorf via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Venice to Dusseldorf via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Bologna to Dusseldorf via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Bologna to Dusseldorf via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bologna to Dusseldorf via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bologna to Dusseldorf via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Venice to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Bologna to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $400
Train operators
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 Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Augsburg Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.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 Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Verona Porta Nuova Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Eindhoven to Venlo
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Venlo to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
eurobahn.de
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 Milano Centrale to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 München Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bologna, Bologna to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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