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There are 13 ways to get from London to Bologna by plane, train, car, car train, bus, bus and ferry, night train or car ferry

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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Fly London Heathrow to Bologna  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Bologna (BLQ) LHR - BLQ

$98 - $310

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Fly London Stansted to Bologna  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Bologna (BLQ) STN - BLQ

$61 - $328

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Fly London City to Florence, train  •  5 h 46 min

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

$107 - $372

Fly London Gatwick to Bologna  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bologna (BLQ) LGW - BLQ

$77 - $328

Fly London Gatwick to Florence, train  •  5 h 53 min

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

$109 - $442

Fly London City to Milan Linate, train  •  6 h 15 min

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

$85 - $364

Fly London Gatwick to Verona, train  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Verona (VRN) LGW - VRN
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le

$81 - $339

Train  •  12 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$251 - $456

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  16 h 5 min

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Porta Garibaldi Tgv
  5. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova Fr / ...
  6. Drive from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna

$473 - $554

Bus  •  23 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Massy to Bologna, Bologna N521

$96 - $168

Bus and ferry, bus  •  26 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Paris Gallieni
  3. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Bologna

$151 - $278

Train, Thello  •  17 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the Thello from Gare de Lyon to Verona 221 / ...
  3. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le Fa / ...

$184 - $428

Drive, car ferry  •  14 h 38 min

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Bologna

$231 - $340

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The cheapest way to get from London to Bologna is to fly which costs £45 - £260 and takes 5 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Bologna is to fly which costs £75 - £240 and takes 4 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Bologna. However, there are services departing from London Victoria and arriving at Bologna via Lille and Paris Gallieni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Bologna. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Bologna C.Le via Paris Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 11 min.

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The distance between London and Bologna is 721 miles.

The best way to get from London to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 12 h 11 min and costs £190 - £350.

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It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from London to Bologna, including transfers.

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London to Bologna bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from London Victoria station.

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London to Bologna train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St. Pancras International station.

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The best way to get from London to Bologna is to fly which takes 4 h 38 min and costs £75 - £240. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £190 - £350 and takes 12 h 11 min, you could also bus, which costs £70 - £130 and takes 23 h 37 min.

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Map of how to get from London to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 720.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 38 min

What companies run services between London, England and Bologna, Italy?

British Airways, Air France and six other airlines fly from London to Bologna hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from London to Bologna via Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 12 h 11 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from London City to Florence
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $1,200
Flights from London Gatwick to Verona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from London City to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from London City to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $490
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $490
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $490
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $490
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from London Gatwick to Verona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Florence
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
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
$15 - $23
Website
orario.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 Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
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
$17 - $25
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 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 Verona Porta Nuova Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $29
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
Eurostar
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$160 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $320
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
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 Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Gare de Lyon to Verona
Ave. Duration
12 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thello.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Night train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
12 h 44 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Massy to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Bologna
Ave. Duration
16 h 38 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $180
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lille to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $20
Schedules at
isilines.com
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Bologna Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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London to Bologna bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Bologna station.

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Bologna is 1 h ahead of London. It is currently 11:00 PM in London and 12:00 AM in Bologna.

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

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British Airways, Alitalia, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Bologna Airport.

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There are 1551+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £20 - £29.

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