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There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Bologna by plane, train, bus, night train, car or shuttle

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Fly from Budapest  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Bologna (BLQ) BUD - BLQ

$47 - $254

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Train to Vienna, fly  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Bologna (BLQ) VIE - BLQ

$142 - $405

Train  •  12 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Mestre Rj
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le Rv / ...

$126 - $221

Bus  •  13 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Bologna, Bologna N536

$51 - $86

Train, night train  •  13 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Déli to Sopron Ic
  2. Take the night train from Wiener Neustadt to Bologna Centrale Station Nj 1237

$84 - $115

Drive  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Bologna 527.2 miles

$120 - $190

Shuttle, train  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Venezia Eurobusways
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le Rv / ...

$92 - $211

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Bologna is to bus which costs 14 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft and takes 13 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Bologna is to fly which costs 13 000 Ft - 75 000 Ft and takes 4 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Bologna, Bologna via Budapest, Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Kelenföld and arriving at Bologna C.Le via Wien Hbf and Venezia Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 59 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Bologna is 682 km. The road distance is 843.5 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 12 h 59 min and costs 35 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to get from Budapest to Bologna, including transfers.

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Budapest to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest, Budapest Népliget station.

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Budapest to Bologna train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Kelenföld station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Bologna is to fly which takes 4 h 17 min and costs 13 000 Ft - 75 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft and takes 12 h 59 min, you could also bus, which costs 14 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft and takes 13 h 48 min.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 426.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 17 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Bologna, Italy?

Wizz Air, Lufthansa and Air Dolomiti fly from Budapest to Bologna twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Bologna via Wien Hbf and Venezia Mestre in around 12 h 59 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Vienna to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $300
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $310
Train operators
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 Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Wiener Neustadt to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Schedules at
nightjet.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 Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Venezia
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$80 - $180
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Bologna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Budapest to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bologna, Bologna station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Bologna is 844 km. It takes approximately 7 h 58 min to drive from Budapest to Bologna.

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Wizz Air, Lufthansa and Air Dolomiti offer flights from Budapest Airport to Bologna Airport.

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There are 1554+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs 350 Ft.

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