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

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Train  •  4 h 31 min

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

$94 - $157

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Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Milan, Milan 405
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Bologna, Bologna N524 / ...

$30 - $60

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Bus Domo Reisen  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Lainate - Villoresi
  2. Take the bus from Lainate to Bologna Casalecchio

$88 - $115

Drive  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Bologna 345.7 miles

$80 - $120

Train to Geneva, fly to Bologna  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Bologna (BLQ) GVA - BLQ

$107 - $328

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  4 h 54 min

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

$82 - $304

Train to Geneva, fly to Venice, train  •  6 h 49 min

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

$73 - $319

Train to Zurich, fly to Florence, train  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Florence (FLR) ZRH - FLR
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le

$156 - $505

Train, train to Lyon, fly to Bologna  •  7 h 44 min

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

$130 - $399

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The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Bologna is to bus which costs SFr 29 - SFr 60 and takes 9 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Bologna is to train which costs SFr 90 - SFr 160 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Bologna, Bologna via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Bologna C.Le via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 31 min.

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The distance between Lausanne and Bologna is 430 km. The road distance is 553.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 4 h 31 min and costs SFr 90 - SFr 160.

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It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Lausanne to Bologna, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Bologna is to train which takes 4 h 31 min and costs SFr 90 - SFr 160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 29 - SFr 60 and takes 9 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 268.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

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

You can take a train from Lausanne to Bologna via Milano Centrale in around 4 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Bologna via Milan, Milan in around 9 h 31 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
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 28 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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
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
3 h 50 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 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $340
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 Lausanne to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Genève
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
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
$23 - $35
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 Lausanne to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lausanne to Geneve
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
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 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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 Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
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 Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
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
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $32
1st Class
$35 - $60
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 Lausanne to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
http://www.baltour.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 Milan to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $25
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
$17
Schedules at
saj.it
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Lausanne to Lainate - Villoresi
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
Calanda Viaggi
Website
calandaviaggi.com
Bus from Lainate to Bologna Casalecchio
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
calandaviaggi.com

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Bologna is 553 km. It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to drive from Lausanne to Bologna.

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Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Iberia and seven other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Bologna Airport.

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