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There are 11 ways to get from Cheltenham to Bologna by train, plane, car, car train, bus, night bus, night train, bus and ferry or car ferry

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Train to Birmingham, fly to Bologna  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Bologna (BLQ) BHX - BLQ

$126 - $398

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Train to Bristol, fly to Venice, train  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Venice (VCE) BRS - VCE
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le

$91 - $366

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Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Bologna  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to London Paddington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Bologna (BLQ) LHR - BLQ

$178 - $475

Train, train to London Stansted, fly to Bologna  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Bologna (BLQ) STN - BLQ

$145 - $497

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Bologna  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bologna (BLQ) LGW - BLQ

$135 - $424

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  17 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Porta Garibaldi Tgv
  5. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova Fr
  6. Drive from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna

$480 - $567

Bus, train  •  21 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$215 - $284

Bus, night bus, night train, train  •  27 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the night bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
  3. Take the night train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Centrale En
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale

$143 - $220

Bus, Thello, train  •  28 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
  3. Take the Thello from Gare de Lyon to Verona 221 / ...
  4. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le Fa / ...

$136 - $230

Bus, bus and ferry  •  30 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Paris Gallieni
  4. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Bologna

$163 - $296

Drive, car ferry  •  16 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Bologna

$254 - $372

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Bologna is to train and fly which costs £70 - £290 and takes 7 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Bologna is to train and fly which costs £130 - £370 and takes 7 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Bologna via London Victoria, Lille and Paris Gallieni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 20 min.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Bologna is 805 miles.

The best way to get from Cheltenham to Bologna without a car is to bus and train which takes 21 h 56 min and costs £160 - £220.

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It takes approximately 7 h 24 min to get from Cheltenham to Bologna, including transfers.

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Cheltenham to Bologna bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cheltenham station.

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There is no direct flight from Birmingham Airport to Bologna Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h and has one stopover.

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Cheltenham to Bologna bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Bologna station.

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Bologna is 1 h ahead of Cheltenham. It is currently 3:19 AM in Cheltenham and 4:19 AM in Bologna.

Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 804.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 24 min

What companies run services between Cheltenham, England and Bologna, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Cheltenham to Bologna. However, you can take the train to Birmingham New Street, take the train to Birmingham International, take the walk to Birmingham airport, fly to Bologna, take the walk to Aeroporto, then take the line 40 bus to Bologna. Alternatively, you can take the train to Bristol Temple Meads, take the walk to Bristol Temple Meads, take the shuttle to Bristol Airport, take the walk to Bristol airport, fly to Venice, take the walk to Venice Airport, Venice, take the bus to Venice, Venice Mestre, take the walk to Venezia Mestre, then take the train to Bologna.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Bristol to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Bristol to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Birmingham to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Birmingham to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Bologna via Corfu
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Flights from Bristol to Venice
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $490
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $490
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $490
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Birmingham to Bologna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Venice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Birmingham to Bologna via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Venice
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from London Gatwick to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Birmingham to Bologna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Bologna via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Birmingham to Bologna via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Bristol Parkway to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $110
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $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 Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 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 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Virgin West Coast Trains
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$160 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $320
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $270
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 Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
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
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 Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
Night train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
Night train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
12 h 44 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Gare de Lyon to Verona
Ave. Duration
12 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thello.com
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cheltenham to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
National Express
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 London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Night bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Bologna
Ave. Duration
16 h 38 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $180
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lille to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $20
Schedules at
isilines.com
Ferry operators

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