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There are 7 ways to get from Bologna to Samos by plane, ferry, train or bus

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Fly Bologna to Samos

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Samos (SMI)

6 alternative options

Fly Bologna to Izmir, ferry

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Izmir (ADB)
  2. Take the ferry from Kusadasis to Vathy, Samos

Train to Venice, fly to Samos

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Samos (SMI)

Train, bus, ferry

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
  2. Take the bus from Mestre to Skopje
  3. Take the train from Skopje to Gevgelija
  4. Take the bus from Polýkastro to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the ferry from Thessaloniki to Vathy Samou

Bus, train, ferry

  1. Take the Bus from Bologna to Larissa
  2. Take the train from Larissa to Athens
  3. Take the ferry from Piraeus to Vathy Samou

Bus, ferry via Bursa

  1. Take the bus from Bologna to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Bursa Terminal Bus
  3. Take the bus from Bursa to Kuşadası
  4. Take the ferry from Kusadasis to Vathy, Samos

Bus, ferry

  1. Take the Bus from Bologna to Drama
  2. Take the ferry from Kavala to Vathy Samou

Bologna to Samos by bus, train and ferry

1 Weekly Services
42h 33m Average Duration
€178 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Samos is to fly which costs €30 - €200 and takes 10h 13m.

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The fastest way to get from Bologna to Samos is to fly. Taking this option will cost €30 - €200 and takes 10h 13m.

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The distance between Bologna and Samos is 1505 km.

The best way to get from Bologna to Samos without a car is to Bus and train and ferry which takes 42h 33m and costs €170 - €330.

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It takes approximately 10h 13m to get from Bologna to Samos, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Bologna Airport to Samos Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 40m and has one stopover.

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Samos is 1h ahead of Bologna. It is currently 6:43 PM in Bologna and 7:43 PM in Samos.

Swiss, Edelweiss Air, Air Dolomiti and six other airlines offer flights from Bologna Airport to Samos Airport.

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There are 84+ hotels available in Samos. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Bologna Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs €7 - €19.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Samos.
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  • Distance: 1505 km
  • Duration: 10h 13m

What companies run services between Bologna, Italy and Samos, Greece?

Austrian Airlines, Swiss and seven other airlines fly from Bologna to Samos once daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Samos via Munich
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€140 - €340
Flights from Bologna to Izmir via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €330
Flights from Venice to Samos via Munich
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€140 - €350
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bologna to Samos via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€130 - €460
Flights from Venice to Samos via Vienna
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€130 - €480
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bologna to Samos via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€180 - €450
Flights from Bologna to Izmir via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €310
Flights from Venice to Samos via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€190 - €470
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Samos via Athens
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€26 - €180
Flights from Bologna to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €350
Flights from Venice to Samos via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €270
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Bologna to Samos via Athens
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€26 - €180
Flights from Venice to Samos via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €270
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bologna to Izmir via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €750
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Bologna to Samos via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€95 - €360
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Bologna to Izmir via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Samos via Brussels
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €600
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 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €20
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€35 - €55
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 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€17 - €24
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €21
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
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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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
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€10 - €15
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Greek Railways (OSE)
Phone
+302130121451
Website
hellenictrain.gr
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €22
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Airport
€10
Bus operators
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus from Mestre to Skopje
Ave. Duration
15h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€40 - €70
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
KTEL Macedonia
Phone
2310 595400
Email
info@ktelmacedonia.gr
Website
ktelmacedonia.gr
Bus from Polýkastro to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Schedules at
ktelmacedonia.gr
KTEL Kilkis
Phone
+30 23410 28960
Email
ktelkilk@otenet.gr
Website
ktelkilkis.gr
Bus from Polýkastro to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
ktelkilkis.gr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus from Bologna to Larissa
Ave. Duration
27h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€120 - €190
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus from Bologna to Drama
Ave. Duration
34h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€190 - €280
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Bologna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Bursa to Kusadası
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €26
Website
MetroTurizm
Ferry operators
Meander Travel
Website
meandertravel.com
Ferry from Kusadasis to Vathy, Samos
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Schedules at
meandertravel.com
Barel Travel
Website
bareltravel.com
Ferry from Kusadasis to Samos Vathy
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€31 - €36
Schedules at
bareltravel.com
Adult One Way
€31
Adult Same Day Return
€36
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Ferry from Thessaloniki to Vathy Samou
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €130
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
€65 - €70
2 Bed Inside Cabin
€80 - €100
Economy
€50 - €70
4 Bed Outside Cabin
€80 - €100
2 Bed Lux Cabin
€100 - €130
Ferry from Piraeus to Vathy Samou
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €110
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
€59 - €63
2 Bed Inside Cabin
€70 - €90
Economy
€40 - €60
4 Bed Outside Cabin
€65 - €85
2 Bed Lux Cabin
€90 - €110
Ferry from Kavala to Vathy Samou
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €120
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
€62 - €67
2 Bed Inside Cabin
€75 - €95
Economy
€50 - €65
4 Bed Outside Cabin
€75 - €90
2 Bed Lux Cabin
€95 - €120

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