There are 7 ways to get from Bologna to Switzerland by train, bus and ferry, bus, car or plane

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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Train  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb Ec

$63 - $107

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Bus  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Zurich 421 / ...

$31 - $52

5 alternative options

Bus and ferry  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Zurich

$52 - $68

Drive  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Zürich 313.7 miles

$75 - $110

Train to Florence, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 7 min

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

$103 - $397

Train to Venice, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 29 min

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

$89 - $388

Fly Bologna to Lyon, train  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Lyon (LYS) BLQ - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève

$112 - $371

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The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Switzerland is to bus which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 7 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Switzerland is to train and fly which costs 85€ - 340€ and takes 5 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Bologna C.Le and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Milano Centrale and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 32 min.

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The distance between Bologna and Switzerland is 352 km. The road distance is 502 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 5 h 32 min and costs 50€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to get from Bologna to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Bologna to Switzerland train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Bologna C.Le station.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Switzerland is to train which takes 5 h 32 min and costs 50€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 7 h 16 min.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 220.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 32 min

What companies run services between Bologna, Italy and Switzerland?

You can take a train from Bologna to Zürich via Milano Centrale, Zuerich Hb, and Zürich HB in around 5 h 32 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bologna to Zürich 4 times a day. Tickets cost $29 - $50 and the journey takes 7 h.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Bologna to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
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
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
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
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
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 Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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