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There are 4 ways to get from Innsbruck to Bologna by train, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bologna Centrale Ecb

35€ - 55€

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Fly  •  6h 16m

  1. Fly from Innsbruck (INN) to Bologna (BLQ) INN - BLQ

29€ - 189€

2 alternative options

Train via Sterzing  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Vipiteno Val Vizze/Sterzing Pfitsch Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Vipiteno Val Vizze/Sterzing Pfitsch to Bologna Centrale Re

32€ - 58€

Drive  •  3h 49m

  1. Drive from Innsbruck to Bologna 398.4 km

45€ - 75€

Austria → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Austria

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Cyprus, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, Israel and United Kingdom

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Austria

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 5 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from Austria
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 5 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra and Monaco
  • Health declaration required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican
  • 10 day mandatory monitored quarantine
This applies to arrivals from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

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Considerations leaving from Austria

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Austria.

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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 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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

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

The social distance requirement in Bologna is 1 metre.

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 Austria from Italy.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 4 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Innsbruck to Bologna is to train, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 4h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Innsbruck to Bologna is to drive which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 3h 49m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Innsbruck Hbf and arriving at Bologna Centrale. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 52m.

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The distance between Innsbruck and Bologna is 308 km. The road distance is 398.4 km.

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The best way to get from Innsbruck to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 4h 52m and costs 35€ - 55€.

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The train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bologna Centrale takes 4h 52m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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The best way to get from Innsbruck to Bologna is to train which takes 4h 52m and costs 35€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 29€ - 190€ and takes 6h 16m.

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There is no direct flight from Innsbruck Airport to Bologna Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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Innsbruck to Bologna train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Bologna Centrale station.

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Map of how to get from Innsbruck to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 307.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 52m

What companies run services between Innsbruck, Austria and Bologna, Italy?

Deutsche Bahn Eurocity operates a train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bologna Centrale 3 times a day. Tickets cost 35€ - 55€ and the journey takes 4h 52m. Alternatively, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and Ryanair fly from Innsbruck to Bologna 3 times a day.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
20€ - 160€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Vipiteno Val Vizze/Sterzing Pfitsch
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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 Vipiteno Val Vizze/Sterzing Pfitsch to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
22€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
39€ - 43€

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Yes, the driving distance between Innsbruck to Bologna is 398 km. It takes approximately 3h 49m to drive from Innsbruck to Bologna.

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Ryanair, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Innsbruck Airport to Bologna Airport.

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There are 1121+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Innsbruck to Innsbruck Airport is to line 4162 bus which takes 6 min and costs 3€.

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