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There are 11 ways to get from Bologna to The Louvre by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Bologna to Paris CDG  •  5h 4m

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Paris CDG (CDG) BLQ - CDG

€61 - €185

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Fly Bologna to Beauvais, bus  •  6h 38m

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Beauvais (BVA) BLQ - BVA
  2. Take the bus from Paris Beauvais Airport to Paris Porte Maillot

€41 - €134

9 alternative options

Train to Florence, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 51m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Paris CDG (CDG) FLR - CDG

€69 - €255

Train to Florence, fly to Paris Orly  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Paris Orly (ORY) FLR - ORY

€65 - €338

Train to Venice, fly to Paris CDG  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Paris CDG (CDG) VCE - CDG

€62 - €227

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Paris Orly  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Rogoredo
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Paris Orly (ORY) LIN - ORY

€108 - €271

Train  •  9h 4m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv

€130 - €238

Train via Milan  •  10h 18m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv

€136 - €239

Bus  •  15h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Bologna to Paris N521

€51 - €63

Bus via Genoa  •  25h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Bologna to Genova Barcelona - Bologna
  2. Take the bus from Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine BlaBlaCar Bus

Drive  •  10h 16m

  1. Drive from Bologna to The Louvre 1061.2 km

€130 - €190

Bologna to The Louvre by train, subway and walk

The journey time between Bologna and The Louvre is around 12h 29m and covers a distance of around 1073 km. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 51m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, TGV inOui and Paris Metro, the Bologna to The Louvre service departs from Bologna Centrale and arrives in The Louvre. Typically 13 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
12h 29m
Fastest journey time:
8h 51m
Journey distance:
1073 km
Services per week:
13
Cheapest price:
€130
Carbon emissions:
56 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
13:36
Last service departs at:
20:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bologna to The Louvre train, subway and walk schedules

Italy → France
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International entry into France from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Conditions of entry into France from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Italy
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in The Louvre is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in The Louvre is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in The Louvre is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from France.

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The cheapest way to get from Bologna to The Louvre is to bus which costs €50 - €65 and takes 15h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to The Louvre is to fly which costs €60 - €190 and takes 5h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bologna to The Louvre. However, there are services departing from Bologna and arriving at Pont Des Arts - Quai De Conti via Gare De Bercy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna to The Louvre. However, there are services departing from Bologna Centrale and arriving at Palais-Royal via Torino Porta Susa and Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 4m.

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The distance between Bologna and The Louvre is 840 km. The road distance is 1061.2 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to The Louvre without a car is to train which takes 9h 4m and costs €130 - €240.

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It takes approximately 5h 4m to get from Bologna to The Louvre, including transfers.

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

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Bologna to The Louvre train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Bologna Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Bologna to The Louvre is to fly which takes 5h 4m and costs €60 - €190. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €130 - €240 and takes 9h 4m, you could also bus, which costs €50 - €65 and takes 15h 53m.

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  • Distance: 840.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 4m

What companies run services between Bologna, Italy and The Louvre, France?

Air France, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Bologna to The Louvre every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bologna to The Louvre via Torino Porta Susa, Paris Gare De Lyon, Gare de Lyon, and Palais-Royal in around 9h 4m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bologna to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €440
Flights from Florence to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €650
Flights from Venice to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bologna to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Flights from Florence to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €650
Flights from Venice to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €420
Flights from Florence to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €170
Flights from Venice to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €330
Flights from Venice to Paris CDG via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €330
Flights from Milan Linate to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €190
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bologna to Paris CDG via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€140 - €360
Flights from Venice to Paris CDG via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €430
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €450
Flights from Venice to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €440
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Paris CDG via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €370
Flights from Milan Linate to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €340
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Beauvais
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€17 - €110
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 Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €20
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Rogoredo
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€18 - €25
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
Train from Bologna Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €90
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€27 - €40
Base Standard
€50 - €70
Base Premium
€60 - €90
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€18 - €25
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
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 Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Train from Bologna Centrale to Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€17 - €24
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €21
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Rogoredo
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €27
Smart Low Cost
€16 - €24
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €27
Smart Low Cost
€17 - €24
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
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 Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €21
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€19 - €21
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
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€10 - €15
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Rogoredo
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€13 - €19
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Rogoredo
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€100 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
Train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€120 - €170
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€120 - €150
1st Class
€140 - €170
Bus operators
Aéroport Paris Beauvais
Phone
0892 68 20 66
Website
aeroportparisbeauvais.com
Bus from Paris Beauvais Airport to Paris Porte Maillot
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16
Website
Aéroport Paris Beauvais
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bologna to Paris
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Bologna to Genova
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Bologna Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Bologna to The Louvre bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris station.

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Bologna to The Louvre train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Paris Gare De Lyon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to The Louvre is 1061 km. It takes approximately 10h 16m to drive from Bologna to The Louvre.

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Austrian Airlines, Air France, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Bologna Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 2409+ hotels available in The Louvre. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Bologna Airport is to line 944 bus which takes 15 min and costs €6.

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