There are 9 ways to get from Geneva to Bologna by train, bus, car or plane

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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Train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$109 - $183

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Bus Marozzi VT  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Torino
  2. Take the bus from Torino to Bologna Marozzi-Marino / ...

$39 - $79

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Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Bologna, Bologna N504 / ...

$40 - $70

Drive  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Bologna 340.5 miles

$80 - $120

Fly Geneva to Bologna  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Bologna (BLQ) GVA - BLQ

$91 - $301

Fly Geneva to Milan Linate, train  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le

$65 - $279

Fly Geneva to Florence, train  •  4 h 53 min

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

$63 - $285

Train to Lyon, fly to Bologna  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Bologna (BLQ) LYS - BLQ

$114 - $367

Fly Geneva to Venice, train  •  6 h 9 min

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

$57 - $289

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva and arriving at Bologna, Bologna. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Geneve and arriving at Bologna C.Le via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 7 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Bologna is 448 km. The road distance is 544.8 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 5 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 7 min to get from Geneva to Bologna, including transfers.

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Geneva to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva station.

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Geneva to Bologna train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Geneve station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Bologna is to train which takes 5 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 20 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 46 min.

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There is no direct flight from Geneva Airport to Bologna Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Geneva to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bologna, Bologna station.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 280 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 7 min

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Bologna, Italy?

You can take a train from Geneva to Bologna via Milano Centrale in around 5 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Bologna via Torino in around 10 h 20 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Geneva to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
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 Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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 Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
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
$28 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 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 Firenze Smn to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $25
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Torino
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
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eurolines.ch
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Torino to Bologna
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
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 Torino - Bus station to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
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 Geneva to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Geneva to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Bologna C.Le station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Bologna is 545 km. It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to drive from Geneva to Bologna.

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Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Wizz Air and nine other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Bologna Airport.

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Book your Geneva to Bologna bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7 min and costs .

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