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

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Fly London Heathrow to Bologna, train

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Bologna (BLQ)
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Ferrara

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Fly London Stansted to Bologna, train

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Bologna (BLQ)
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Ferrara

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Bologna, train

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bologna (BLQ)
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Ferrara

Fly London Heathrow to Venice, train

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Venice (VCE)
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Ferrara

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Venice, train

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Venice (VCE)
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Ferrara

Fly London Stansted to Venice, train

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Venice (VCE)
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Ferrara

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Verona, train

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Verona (VRN)
  3. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Padova
  4. Take the train from Padova to Ferrara

Train

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna Centrale
  4. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Ferrara

Train via Turin

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna Centrale
  4. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Ferrara

Bus

  1. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Bologna
  3. Take the bus from Bologna Autostazione to Kennedy

Bus, night train, train

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Munich Central Bus Station
  2. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Padova
  3. Take the train from Padova to Ferrara

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Ferrara

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Ferrara

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The cheapest way to get from London to Ferrara is to fly and train which costs £30 - £150 and takes 5h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Ferrara is to fly and train which costs £50 - £240 and takes 5h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Ferrara. However, there are services departing from London - Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Kennedy via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and Bologna Autostazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Ferrara. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Intl and arriving at Ferrara via Gare du Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Milano Centrale and Bologna Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 29m.

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The distance between London and Ferrara is 1142 km.

The best way to get from London to Ferrara without a car is to train which takes 12h 29m and costs £150 - £460.

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It takes approximately 5h 22m to get from London to Ferrara, including transfers.

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London to Ferrara bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from London - Victoria Coach Station.

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London to Ferrara train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Intl station.

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The best way to get from London to Ferrara is to train which takes 12h 29m and costs £150 - £460. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £90 and takes 28h 10m.

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Map of how to get from London to Ferrara.
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  • Distance: 1141.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 22m

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

You can take a train from London King's Cross to Ferrara via Paris Nord, Gare du Nord, Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, Milano Centrale, and Bologna Centrale in around 12h 29m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Victoria to Ferrara via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and Bologna Autostazione in around 28h 10m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €600
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €490
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €430
Flights from London Gatwick to Verona
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€25 - €110
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €240
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €240
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€28 - €240
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€28 - €240
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€28 - €240
Flights from London Gatwick to Verona
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€13 - €120
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€13 - €120
Flights from London Gatwick to Bologna via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €240
Flights from London Stansted to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€19 - €150
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €470
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €700
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €800
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €150
Ryanair UK
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€45 - €380
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Ferrara
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €40
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€8 - €11
Base Standard
€20 - €28
Base Premium
€26 - €40
Train from Venezia Mestre to Ferrara
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €16
Base Standard
€26 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €50
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Padova
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€10 - €14
Base Standard
€24 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Padova to Ferrara
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €12
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€4 - €7
Base Standard
€7 - €10
Base Premium
€8 - €12
Train from Milano Centrale to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€18 - €25
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €90
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€27 - €40
Base Standard
€50 - €70
Base Premium
€60 - €90
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 Bologna Centrale to Ferrara
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €8
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€7 - €8
Train from Venezia Mestre to Ferrara
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €15
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€13 - €15
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Padova
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€11 - €12
Train from Padova to Ferrara
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €10
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€8 - €10
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €120
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€100 - €115
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €95
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€85 - €95
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Ferrara
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €35
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€12 - €18
Smart Low Cost
€10 - €15
Smart Flex
€22 - €35
Train from Venezia Mestre to Ferrara
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€15 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €18
Smart Flex
€27 - €40
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Padova
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €35
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €20
Smart Low Cost
€11 - €17
Smart Flex
€25 - €35
Train from Padova to Ferrara
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €9
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€3 - €5
Smart Low Cost
€3 - €5
Smart Flex
€6 - €9
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €27
Smart Low Cost
€17 - €24
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Ferrara
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€4 - €7
Train from Venezia Mestre to Ferrara
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Train from Padova to Ferrara
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€4 - €6
Train from Milano Centrale to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Padova
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€100 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Bologna
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
RegioJet
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Bologna
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Munich Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Union Ivkoni
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €160
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€100
Standard Car - Premium
€159

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Bologna Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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London to Ferrara bus services, operated by TPER spa, arrive at Kennedy station.

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Ferrara is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 11:58 PM in London and 12:58 AM in Ferrara.

London to Ferrara train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Ferrara station.

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British Airways, KLM, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Bologna Airport.

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There are 90+ hotels available in Ferrara. Prices start at €87 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 £4 - £35.

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