There are 7 ways to get from Lyon to Bologna by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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 to Bologna  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Bologna (BLQ) LYS - BLQ

$82 - $320

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Night bus, bus  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the night bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Torino - Bus station Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Torino to Bologna Marozzi-Marino / ...

$25 - $56

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Fly to Venice, train  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Venice (VCE) LYS - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le

$63 - $338

Train via Chambery-Challes-E  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery-Challes-E
  2. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$102 - $145

Bus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Bologna, Bologna N521 / ...

$35 - $120

Train  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Station to Torino Porta Susa Tgv 9247
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$121 - $162

Drive  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Bologna 392.9 miles

$90 - $140

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon, Lyon Perrache and arriving at Bologna, Bologna. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Bologna C.Le via Chambery-Challes-E and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 7 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Bologna is 528 km. The road distance is 628.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 8 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Lyon to Bologna, including transfers.

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

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Lyon to Bologna train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Bologna is to fly which takes 3 h 58 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 7 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 8 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Bologna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 330 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Bologna, Italy?

Hop! flies from Lyon to Bologna twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Bologna via Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 8 h 7 min.

Airlines
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
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Train operators
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 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $25
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
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
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
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Station to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $80
1st Class
$100 - $140
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 Torino Porta Susa to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Bologna
Ave. Duration
11 h 34 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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
Night bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Torino - Bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Torino - Bus station to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Torino to Bologna
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
marozzivt.it

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Bologna is 629 km. It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to drive from Lyon to Bologna.

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Hop! offers flights from Lyon Airport to Bologna Airport.

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Book your Lyon to Bologna bus tickets online with FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 1526+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lyon Airport is to Rhonexpress which takes 29 min and costs .

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