There are 8 ways to get from Bologna to Linz by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Innsbruck Hbf  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Innsbruck Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Linz Hbf Rj

$71 - $130

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Bus  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Linz, Linz Industriezeile N538

$40 - $70

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Train  •  12 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Verona Porta Nuova Rv / ...
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Linz Hbf R

$79 - $146

Drive  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Linz 450.8 miles

$100 - $160

Fly to Linz  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Linz (LNZ) BLQ - LNZ

$146 - $662

Fly to Vienna, train  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Vienna (VIE) BLQ - VIE
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Wien to Linz Hbf

$115 - $368

Fly to Munich, train  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Munich (MUC) BLQ - MUC
  2. Take the train from Freising to Plattling
  3. Take the train from Plattling to Linz Hbf

$112 - $333

Fly to Prague, train  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Prague (PRG) BLQ - PRG
  2. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Linz Hbf

$97 - $256

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bologna, Bologna and arriving at Linz, Linz Industriezeile. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna to Linz. However, there are services departing from Bologna Centrale and arriving at Linz Hbf via Innsbruck Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 29 min.

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The distance between Bologna and Linz is 480 km. The road distance is 721.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Linz without a car is to train which takes 8 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 29 min to get from Bologna to Linz, including transfers.

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

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Bologna to Linz train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Bologna Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Linz is to train which takes 8 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 15 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 7 h 16 min.

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There is no direct flight from Bologna Airport to Linz Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Bologna to Linz bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Linz, Linz Industriezeile station.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Linz.
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  • Distance: 300.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 29 min

What companies run services between Bologna, Italy and Linz, Austria?

You can take a train from Bologna to Linz via Innsbruck Hbf in around 8 h 29 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bologna to Linz 5 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $70 and the journey takes 10 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Linz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Bologna to Linz via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Bologna to Linz via Frankfurt, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Bologna to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $270
Flights from Bologna to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Flights from Bologna to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Bologna to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bologna to Linz via Vienna, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Bologna to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Bologna to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Bologna to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $100
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Bologna to Prague
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
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 Centrale to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $19
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Flughafen Wien to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Verona Porta Nuova Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
italotreno.it
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 Freising to Plattling
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Plattling to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
cd.cz
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 Linz, Linz Industriezeile
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Bologna to Linz train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Linz Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Linz is 721 km. It takes approximately 6 h 45 min to drive from Bologna to Linz.

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

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Book your Bologna to Linz train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Bologna to Linz bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 161+ hotels available in Linz. Prices start at $61 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 .

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