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There are 7 ways to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Bologna by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen to Zürich HB 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$89 - $157

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Bus  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse to Milan, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Bologna, Bologna N524 / ...

$20 - $40

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen to Chur 78-Y
  2. Take the bus from Chur, Chur PostAutostation to Bologna, Bologna N77

$63 - $112

Drive  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Sankt Gallen to Bologna 342 miles

$80 - $120

Train to Zurich, fly to Florence, train  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Rapperswil to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Florence (FLR) ZRH - FLR
  3. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale

$122 - $431

Train to Zurich, fly to Venice, train  •  6 h 35 min

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

$96 - $385

Train to Munich, fly to Bologna  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from St. Margrethen to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Bologna (BLQ) MUC - BLQ

$116 - $353

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Bologna is to bus which costs SFr 20 - SFr 45 and takes 8 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Bologna is to train and fly which costs SFr 120 - SFr 430 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canton of St. Gallen to Bologna. However, there are services departing from St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse and arriving at Bologna, Bologna via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canton of St. Gallen to Bologna. However, there are services departing from St. Gallen and arriving at Bologna C.Le via Zuerich Hb and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 26 min.

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The distance between Canton of St. Gallen and Bologna is 334 km. The road distance is 547.3 km.

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The best way to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 6 h 26 min and costs SFr 85 - SFr 160.

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It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Bologna, including transfers.

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Canton of St. Gallen to Bologna bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse station.

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Canton of St. Gallen to Bologna train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from St. Gallen station.

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The best way to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Bologna is to train which takes 6 h 26 min and costs SFr 85 - SFr 160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 20 - SFr 45 and takes 8 h 14 min.

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Map of how to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 208.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 26 min

What companies run services between Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland and Bologna, Italy?

You can take a train from Sankt Gallen to Bologna via Zürich HB, Zuerich Hb, and Milano Centrale in around 6 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sankt Gallen to Bologna via Milan, Milan in around 8 h 14 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Flights from Munich to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Munich to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Train operators
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 St. Gallen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Chur
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Rapperswil to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from St. Margrethen to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $80
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 Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
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
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse to Milan, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
regiojet.com
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 Milan, Milan to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Chur, Chur PostAutostation to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
flixbus.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
Baltour
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
Website
Marino Autolinee
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
Website
Marozzi VT
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

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Canton of St. Gallen to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bologna, Bologna station.

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Canton of St. Gallen to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Bologna C.Le station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Canton of St. Gallen to Bologna is 547 km. It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to drive from Canton of St. Gallen to Bologna.

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