There are 7 ways to get from Lausanne to Bologna by train, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 47 min

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

$94 - $152

Cheapest option

Train to Geneva, fly to Venice, train  •  6 h 28 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

$83 - $356

5 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Bologna 345.7 miles

$80 - $120

Train to Geneva, fly to Bologna  •  6 h 19 min

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

$107 - $329

Train to Geneva, fly to Florence, train  •  5 h 11 min

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

$87 - $318

Train to Zurich, fly to Florence, train  •  6 h 50 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

$164 - $510

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Bologna is to drive which costs SFr 80 - SFr 120 and takes 5 h 44 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 47 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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It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Lausanne to Bologna, including transfers.

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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 47 min.

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There are 1446+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 268.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 47 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 47 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 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
Flights from Lyon to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Friday 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
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 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 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
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
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
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Geneva to Bologna via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to 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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
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
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 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
4 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
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
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
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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 - $29
Website
italotreno.it
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
$29 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $32
1st Class
$35 - $60

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