There are 8 ways to get from Hamburg to Bologna by plane, train, car train, bus or car

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Fly to Bologna  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Bologna (BLQ) HAM - BLQ

$34 - $228

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Fly to Florence, train  •  6 h 45 min

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

$110 - $368

Fly to Venice, train  •  6 h 15 min

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

$80 - $354

Fly to Verona, train  •  6 h 19 min

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

$89 - $389

Train  •  13 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg 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

$293 - $472

Car train, train  •  17 h 26 min

  1. Take the car train from Hamburg to Verona Porta Nuova Uex 13475
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le Fa / ...

$143 - $171

Bus  •  21 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Milan, Milan N24
  2. Take the bus from Milano to Bologna Marozzi-Marino / ...

$85 - $143

Drive  •  12 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Bologna 817.4 miles

$190 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Bologna is to fly which costs 28€ - 200€ and takes 5 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Bologna is to fly which costs 28€ - 200€ and takes 5 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hamburg to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Hamburg and arriving at Bologna via Milano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Hamburg to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Bologna C.Le via Basel SBB and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 4 min.

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The distance between Hamburg and Bologna is 1014 km. The road distance is 1307.8 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 13 h 4 min and costs 240€ - 410€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 43 min to get from Hamburg to Bologna, including transfers.

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

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Hamburg to Bologna train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Hamburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Bologna is to fly which takes 5 h 43 min and costs 28€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 240€ - 410€ and takes 13 h 4 min, you could also bus, which costs 70€ - 130€ and takes 21 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 634 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 43 min

What companies run services between Hamburg, Germany and Bologna, Italy?

Eurowings, Lufthansa and 11 other airlines fly from Hamburg to Bologna hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Hamburg to Bologna via Basel SBB and Milano Centrale in around 13 h 4 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Hamburg to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Hamburg to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Hamburg to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Hamburg to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Hamburg to Verona via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Hamburg to Verona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Florence via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Hamburg to Venice via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Hamburg to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Bologna via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $380
Flights from Hamburg to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Hamburg to Venice via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Hamburg to Venice via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Hamburg to Verona via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Hamburg to Bologna via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Hamburg to Bologna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from Hamburg to Verona
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Hamburg to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Hamburg to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Hamburg to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Hamburg to Bologna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Florence via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Hamburg to Venice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Hamburg to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Hamburg to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Hamburg to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Bologna via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Hamburg to Bologna via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Hamburg to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$500 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Hamburg to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $700
Train operators
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 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 4 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
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
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
Train from Verona Porta Nuova Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
bahn.de
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 Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $160
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 Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Hamburg to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
15 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Bus operators
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 Hamburg to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Milano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
saj.it

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

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Hamburg to Bologna bus services, operated by Marozzi VT, arrive at Bologna station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Bologna is 1308 km. It takes approximately 12 h 7 min to drive from Hamburg to Bologna.

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Eurowings, Austrian Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines and nine other airlines offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Bologna Airport.

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There are 1531+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Hamburg Airport is to line 39 bus which takes 14 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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