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There are 10 ways to get from Brussels to Bologna by plane, train, bus, car train, bus and ferry or car

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Fly Brussels to Bologna  •  4 h 24 min

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

$66 - $284

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Fly Charleroi to Bologna  •  4 h 54 min

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

$39 - $313

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Bologna  •  5 h 32 min

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

$132 - $391

Fly Brussels to Venice, train  •  6 h 26 min

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

$52 - $282

Fly Brussels to Milan Linate, train  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Milan Linate (LIN) BRU - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le

$66 - $310

Train  •  11 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Chambery
  2. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$296 - $378

Bus  •  16 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Milan, Milan N836
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Bologna, Bologna N524 / ...

$59 - $108

Train, car train  •  17 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the car train from Köln Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
  3. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le Fa / ...

$131 - $235

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

$95 - $124

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€ - 280€ and takes 4 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Bologna is to fly which costs 55€ - 250€ and takes 4 h 24 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, Bologna via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 35 min.

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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 Chambery-Challes-E and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 9 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 9 min and costs 250€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 24 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 24 min and costs 55€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 250€ - 330€ and takes 11 h 9 min, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 95€ and takes 16 h 35 min.

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  • Distance: 549.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 24 min

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

Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and four other airlines fly from Brussels to Bologna every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Bologna via Chambery, Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 11 h 9 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Brussels to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $500
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $480
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Venice via Basel
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$80 - $110
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Chambery
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$210 - $270
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$210 - $270
1st Class
$280 - $390
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 Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
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 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Verona Porta Nuova Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
italotreno.it
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 Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
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 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Köln Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
13 h 44 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
$68
Motorcycle
$114
Vehicle
$126
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
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
marinobus.it
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Milan to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $25
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
$17
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
$50 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Zurich to Bologna
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
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 45 min.

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Brussels to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bologna, 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, Alitalia, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Bologna Airport.

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Book your Brussels to Bologna bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 1556+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs 4€ - 18€.

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