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There are 9 ways to get from Bologna to Frankfurt am Main by plane, train, bus, car or car train

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 from Bologna  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Frankfurt (FRA) BLQ - FRA

$87 - $329

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Train, bus  •  11 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Verona Porta Nuova Rv / ...
  2. Take the bus from Verona to Frankfurt

$54 - $84

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Train to Florence, fly  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Frankfurt (FRA) FLR - FRA

$113 - $384

Train to Verona, fly  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Fly from Verona (VRN) to Frankfurt (FRA) VRN - FRA

$117 - $392

Train to Venice, fly  •  6 h 11 min

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

$99 - $395

Train  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale Station
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Basel SBB Ece / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$130 - $274

Drive, car train  •  11 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Take the car train from Verona Porta Nuova to Frankfurt(Main)Süd Uex 1384

$87 - $171

Bus  •  13 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station N422 / ...

$55 - $95

Drive  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Frankfurt am Main 555.3 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Frankfurt am Main is to train and bus which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 11 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 75€ - 290€ and takes 4 h 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bologna, Bologna and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Bologna Centrale and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Milano Centrale and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 52 min.

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The distance between Bologna and Frankfurt am Main is 656 km. The road distance is 888.5 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 9 h 52 min and costs 110€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Bologna to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Bologna to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bologna, Bologna station.

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Bologna to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by ItaloTreno, depart from Bologna Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which takes 4 h 9 min and costs 75€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 240€ and takes 9 h 52 min, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 80€ and takes 13 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 410.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 9 min

What companies run services between Bologna, Italy and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines fly from Bologna to Frankfurt am Main every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bologna to Frankfurt am Main via Milano Centrale Station, Milano Centrale, and Basel SBB in around 9 h 52 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Bologna to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $260
Flights from Florence to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Florence to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Flights from Verona to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Flights from Verona to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Venice to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Venice to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $220
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Verona to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Venice to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bologna to Frankfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Frankfurt via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Train operators
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 Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
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
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 Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $19
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
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
$30 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$30 - $120
First
$75 - $190
Train from Basel Sbb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Frankfurt(Main)Süd
Ave. Duration
10 h 18 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
$68
Motorcycle
$114
Vehicle
$126
Bus operators
Busitalia Simet S.p.A.
Phone
+39 098 3520 315
Email
info@fsbusitaliafast.it
Website
fsbusitaliafast.it
Bus from Verona to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
simetspa.it
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Bologna Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Bologna to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Bologna to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Frankfurt am Main is 888 km. It takes approximately 8 h 28 min to drive from Bologna to Frankfurt am Main.

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Austrian Airlines, Air Dolomiti and Lufthansa offer flights from Bologna Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Bologna to Frankfurt am Main bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 664+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $55 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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