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There are 10 ways to get from Gare du Nord to Bologna by plane, train, bus 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.

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Fly Paris CDG to Bologna

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Bologna (BLQ)

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Train to Beauvais, fly to Bologna

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Beauvais
  2. Fly from Beauvais (BVA) to Bologna (BLQ)

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Fly Paris Orly to Bologna

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Bologna (BLQ)

Fly Paris CDG to Florence, train

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Florence (FLR)
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale

Fly Paris Orly to Florence, train

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Florence (FLR)
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale

Fly Paris CDG to Venice, train

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Venice (VCE)
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna Centrale

Fly Paris Orly to Venice, train

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Venice (VCE)
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna Centrale

Train

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna Centrale

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Bologna

Drive

  1. Drive from Gare du Nord to Bologna

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The cheapest way to get from Gare du Nord to Bologna is to bus which costs €50 - €70 and takes 16h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Gare du Nord to Bologna is to fly which costs €65 - €260 and takes 4h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gare du Nord to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Gare du Nord and arriving at Bologna Centrale via Paris Gare De Lyon and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 48m.

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The distance between Gare du Nord and Bologna is 840 km. The road distance is 1076.2 km.

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The best way to get from Gare du Nord to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 9h 48m and costs €130 - €250.

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It takes approximately 4h 54m to get from Gare du Nord to Bologna, including transfers.

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Gare du Nord to Bologna train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris Gare De Lyon station.

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The best way to get from Gare du Nord to Bologna is to fly which takes 4h 54m and costs €65 - €260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €130 - €250 and takes 9h 48m, you could also bus, which costs €50 - €70 and takes 16h 28m.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Bologna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Gare du Nord to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Bologna Centrale station.

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Map of how to get from Gare du Nord to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 840.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 54m

What companies run services between Gare du Nord, Île-de-France, France and Bologna, Italy?

Air France, Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines fly from Gare du Nord to Bologna every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gare du Nord to Bologna via Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Torino Porta Susa in around 9h 48m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €460
Flights from Paris CDG to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €460
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €440
Flights from Paris CDG to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €470
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €380
Flights from Paris Orly to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €1300
Flights from Paris Orly to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €600
Flights from Paris CDG to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €430
Flights from Paris CDG to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €430
Flights from Paris Orly to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €290
Flights from Paris Orly to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €360
Flights from Paris Orly to Venice via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €440
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €460
Flights from Paris CDG to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Flights from Paris CDG to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €1000
Flights from Paris Orly to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €340
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bologna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €460
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Beauvais to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €170
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €20
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €90
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€27 - €40
Base Standard
€50 - €70
Base Premium
€60 - €90
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Train from Mestre to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€17 - €24
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €21
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €21
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€19 - €21
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€10 - €15
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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
Train from Paris Nord to Beauvais
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€11 - €16
Rail 1st Class
€18 - €27
Ter
Website
navitia.io
Train from Gare du Nord to Beauvais
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
navitia.io
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€100 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Bologna
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Yes, the driving distance between Gare du Nord to Bologna is 1076 km. It takes approximately 10h 20m to drive from Gare du Nord to Bologna.

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Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and Air France offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Bologna Airport.

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