There are 9 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bologna by plane, train, bus, car train 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Bologna  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bologna (BLQ) FRA - BLQ

$87 - $330

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  14 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Bologna, Bologna N77 / ...

$55 - $95

7 alternative options

Fly to Florence, train  •  4 h 47 min

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

$113 - $389

Fly to Venice, train  •  5 h 39 min

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

$109 - $375

Fly to Verona, train  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Verona (VRN) FRA - VRN
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le

$116 - $400

Train  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le Fr

$188 - $314

Bus Simet SPA  •  12 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Verona
  2. Take the bus from VERONA-Autostazione P.Nuova to BOLOGNA-Terminal Bus Baltour

$57 - $83

Car train, train  •  13 h 45 min

  1. Take the car train from Darmstadt Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le Fa / ...

$132 - $187

Drive  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Bologna 555.3 miles

$130 - $200

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Bologna, Italy?

Lufthansa and Air Dolomiti fly from Frankfurt am Main to Bologna every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Bologna via Basel SBB and Milano Centrale in around 9 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $340
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Flights from Frankfurt to Verona
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Verona via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $330
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Frankfurt to Verona
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $27
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
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Verona Porta Nuova Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $20
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Darmstadt Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Bus operators
Simet SPA
Phone
+39.0983.520315
Email
simetspa@simetspa.it
Website
simetspa.it
Bus from Frankfurt to Verona
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
simetspa.it
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from VERONA-Autostazione P.Nuova to BOLOGNA-Terminal Bus
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Bologna is 656 km. The road distance is 888 km.

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bologna is to bus which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 12 h 21 min.

The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bologna is to fly which takes 3 h 49 min and costs 70€ - 290€.

No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Bologna C.Le via Basel SBB and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 30 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and arriving at Bologna, Bologna. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bologna, including transfers.