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There are 7 ways to get from Munich to Bologna by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from München Ost to Bologna Centrale Ec / ...

$40 - $100

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Bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Bologna, Bologna 454 / ...

$30 - $55

5 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Bologna 350.1 miles

$80 - $130

Subway, fly to Bologna  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Bologna (BLQ) MUC - BLQ

$58 - $245

Subway, fly to Florence, train  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Florence (FLR) MUC - FLR
  3. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale

$85 - $279

Fly to Venice, train  •  6 h 34 min

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

$64 - $323

Fly to Verona, train  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Verona (VRN) MUC - VRN
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le

$72 - $305

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Bologna is to bus which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Bologna is to subway and fly which costs 50€ - 220€ and takes 4 h 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich, Munich central bus station station and arriving at Bologna, Bologna. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from München Ost and arriving at Bologna Centrale. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 23 min.

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The distance between Munich and Bologna is 406 km. The road distance is 560.1 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 6 h 23 min and costs 35€ - 90€.

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The train from München Ost to Bologna Centrale takes 6 h 23 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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Munich to Bologna train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from München Ost station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Bologna is to train which takes 6 h 23 min and costs 35€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 7 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 253.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 23 min

What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Bologna, Italy?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Munich to Bologna once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $100 and the journey takes 6 h 23 min. Trenitalia also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich to Bologna 4 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Munich to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Flights from Munich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Munich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from Munich to Verona
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Munich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Ost to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
bahn.de
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 Muenchen Hbf to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$70 - $85
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
MVV
Phone
+49 89 41 42 43 44
Website
mvv-muenchen.de
Subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mvv-muenchen.de
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Bologna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Munich to Bologna train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Bologna Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Bologna is 560 km. It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to drive from Munich to Bologna.

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Air Dolomiti offers flights from Munich Airport to Bologna Airport.

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There are 1626+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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