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There are 9 ways to get from Gare du Nord to Bologna Centrale Station 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  •  4h 59m

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

€86 - €222

Cheapest option

Train to Beauvais, fly to Bologna  •  6h 24m

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

€39 - €182

7 alternative options

Fly Paris CDG to Florence, train  •  5h 39m

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

€83 - €473

Fly Paris Orly to Florence, train  •  5h 39m

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

€65 - €240

Fly Paris CDG to Venice, train  •  6h 36m

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

€81 - €285

Train  •  10h 8m

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

€139 - €243

Train via Zürich  •  12h 14m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB Tgv
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bologna Centrale Ec

€282 - €503

Bus  •  17h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Bologna N410 / ...

€53 - €69

Drive  •  10h 20m

  1. Drive from Gare du Nord to Bologna Centrale Station 1077.1 km

€130 - €200

Gare du Nord to Bologna Centrale Station by walk and train

The journey time between Gare du Nord and Bologna Centrale Station is around 12h 58m and covers a distance of around 1084 km. The fastest journey normally takes 9h 3m. Operated by Transilien, TGV inOui and Trenitalia Frecce, the Gare du Nord to Bologna Centrale Station service departs from Gare du Nord and arrives in Bologna Centrale. Typically 14 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
12h 58m
Fastest journey time:
9h 3m
Journey distance:
1084 km
Services per week:
14
Cheapest price:
€139
Carbon emissions:
57 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:06
Last service departs at:
14:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gare du Nord to Bologna Centrale Station walk and train schedules

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This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bologna Centrale Station is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bologna Centrale Station is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bologna Centrale Station is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Italy.

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Last updated: 20 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Gare du Nord to Bologna Centrale Station is to bus which costs €50 - €70 and takes 17h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Gare du Nord to Bologna Centrale Station is to fly which costs €85 - €230 and takes 4h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gare du Nord to Bologna Centrale Station. However, there are services departing from Valenciennes and arriving at Bologna via Gare De Lyon - Van Gogh and Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gare du Nord to Bologna Centrale Station. However, there are services departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Bologna Centrale via Paris Gare De Lyon and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 8m.

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The distance between Gare du Nord and Bologna Centrale Station is 840 km. The road distance is 1077.1 km.

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The best way to get from Gare du Nord to Bologna Centrale Station without a car is to train which takes 10h 8m and costs €130 - €250.

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It takes approximately 4h 59m to get from Gare du Nord to Bologna Centrale Station, including transfers.

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Gare du Nord to Bologna Centrale Station bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris station.

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Gare du Nord to Bologna Centrale Station 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 Centrale Station is to fly which takes 4h 59m and costs €85 - €230. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €130 - €250 and takes 10h 8m, you could also bus, which costs €50 - €70 and takes 17h 1m.

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Map of how to get from Gare du Nord to Bologna Centrale Station.
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  • Distance: 839.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 59m

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

Air France, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Gare du Nord to Bologna Centrale Station 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gare du Nord to Bologna Centrale Station via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Torino Porta Susa in around 10h 8m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €700
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €440
Flights from Paris CDG to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €440
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €280
Flights from Paris CDG to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €490
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €360
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €1600
Flights from Paris CDG to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €430
Flights from Paris CDG to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €330
Flights from Paris CDG to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €420
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €240
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €460
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Beauvais to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €130
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
Hourly
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
Every 2 hours
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
Every 2 hours
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
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
4 times a day
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 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
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
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 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€11 - €16
Rail 1st Class
€18 - €27
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 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€160 - €290
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€120 - €210
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Bologna
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Bologna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Gare du Nord to Bologna Centrale Station bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bologna station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Gare du Nord to Bologna Centrale Station is 1077 km. It takes approximately 10h 20m to drive from Gare du Nord to Bologna Centrale Station.

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KLM, Lufthansa, Alitalia and Air France offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Bologna Airport.

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