There are 11 ways to get from Brussels to Bologna by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry 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.

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Fly Brussels to Bologna  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Bologna (BLQ) BRU - BLQ

$81 - $285

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Fly Charleroi to Bologna  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Bologna (BLQ) CRL - BLQ

$39 - $314

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Fly Brussels to Florence, train  •  5 h 3 min

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

$117 - $425

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Bologna  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Bologna (BLQ) AMS - BLQ

$134 - $394

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Bologna  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Bologna (BLQ) CGN - BLQ

$116 - $332

Fly Brussels to Venice, train  •  6 h 3 min

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

$77 - $321

Train TGV  •  11 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna C.Le Fr

$271 - $345

Train via Strasbourg  •  15 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Luxembourg Ic
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville Ter
  3. Take the train from Metz Ville to Strasbourg
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  5. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Ec
  6. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le Fr

$198 - $331

Bus  •  17 h

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Milan, Milan N836
  2. Take the bus from Milano to Bologna Marozzi-Marino / ...

$67 - $114

Bus, bus and ferry  •  18 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels North to Zurich
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Zurich to Bologna

$97 - $132

Drive  •  11 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Bologna 688.4 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Bologna is to fly which costs 30€ - 270€ and takes 4 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Bologna is to fly which costs 65€ - 250€ and takes 4 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Bologna via Milano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Bologna C.Le via Paris Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 27 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Bologna is 879 km. The road distance is 1101.5 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 11 h 27 min and costs 230€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from Brussels to Bologna, including transfers.

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Brussels to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Bologna train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Bologna is to fly which takes 4 h 11 min and costs 65€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 230€ - 300€ and takes 11 h 27 min, you could also bus, which costs 55€ - 100€ and takes 17 h.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 549.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 11 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Bologna, Italy?

Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and six other airlines fly from Brussels to Bologna every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Bologna via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 11 h 27 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Venice via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Brussels to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,400
Flights from Amsterdam to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $480
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $430
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 Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le
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 Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$85 - $110
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
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 Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Metz Ville to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Milano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
saj.it
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Brussels North to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Zurich to Bologna
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Bologna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Brussels to Bologna bus services, operated by Marozzi VT, arrive at Bologna station.

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Brussels to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Bologna C.Le station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Bologna is 1101 km. It takes approximately 11 h 2 min to drive from Brussels to Bologna.

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Brussels Airlines, Hop!, Alitalia and five other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Bologna Airport.

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There are 1531+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 16€ - 18€.

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