There are 10 ways to get from Bologna to Frankfurt am Main 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 from Bologna  •  4 h 5 min

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

$87 - $329

Cheapest option

Bus Busitalia Simet S.p.A.  •  11 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to VERONA - Staz. FS P. NUOVA Autostaz. stallo 141/143 DIETRO CHIESA Baltour
  2. Take the bus from Verona to Frankfurt

$54 - $82

8 alternative options

Train to Verona, fly  •  5 h 10 min

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

$127 - $400

Train to Florence, fly  •  5 h 20 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 - $382

Train to Venice, fly  •  5 h 42 min

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

$109 - $403

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Frankfurt (FRA) LIN - FRA

$112 - $343

Train  •  10 h 5 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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

$130 - $281

Train Trenitalia  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to München Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

$143 - $225

Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station N537 / ...

$50 - $90

Drive  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Frankfurt am Main 555.3 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 11 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 70€ - 290€ and takes 4 h 5 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 twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Bologna C.Le and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Milano Centrale and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 5 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 10 h 5 min and costs 110€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 5 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 Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Bologna C.Le station.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which takes 4 h 5 min and costs 70€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 240€ and takes 10 h 5 min, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 11 h 56 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 5 min

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

Lufthansa and Air Dolomiti fly from Bologna to Frankfurt am Main every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bologna to Frankfurt am Main via Milano Centrale and Basel SBB in around 10 h 5 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Flights from Verona to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Florence to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Florence to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Flights from Venice to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Venice to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $220
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Verona to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Frankfurt via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Frankfurt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Venice to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
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 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 Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.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 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 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 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 Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
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
$80 - $200
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
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
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 München Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to VERONA - Staz. FS P. NUOVA Autostaz. stallo 141/143 DIETRO CHIESA
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
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 - $70
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.

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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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