There are 10 ways to get from Rotterdam to Bologna by train, plane, bus, car train, bus and ferry 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.

Recommended option

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Bologna  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Bologna (BLQ) AMS - BLQ

$88 - $352

Cheapest option

Train to Eindhoven, fly to Bologna  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
  2. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Bologna (BLQ) EIN - BLQ

$51 - $286

8 alternative options

Train to Brussels, fly to Bologna  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Bologna (BLQ) BRU - BLQ

$114 - $339

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Florence, train  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Florence (FLR) AMS - FLR
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le

$94 - $343

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Venice, train  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Venice (VCE) AMS - VCE
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le

$87 - $338

Train  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa Station to Bologna Centrale Station Fr

$309 - $411

Bus  •  20 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Milan, Milan
  3. Take the bus from Milano to Bologna 421 / ...

$72 - $128

Train, car train  •  20 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Venlo
  2. Take the train from Venlo to Düsseldorf Hbf
  3. Take the car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
  4. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le Fa / ...

$156 - $224

Bus, bus and ferry  •  21 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Zurich
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Zurich to Bologna

$106 - $132

Drive  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Bologna 805.7 miles

$190 - $290

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Bologna, Italy?

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Bologna via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa Station in around 12 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Bologna via Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station, Brussels, Brussels-North station, Milan, Milan, and Milano in around 20 h 19 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Amsterdam to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Amsterdam to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Amsterdam to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $350
Flights from Eindhoven to Bologna via Alghero
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$27 - $350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Amsterdam to Venice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Amsterdam to Bologna via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Florence
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Venice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$20 - $40
1st Class
$40 - $50
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$130 - $170
1st Class
$170 - $240
Trenitalia Frecce
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
$16 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Torino Porta Susa Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
italotreno.it
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $170
1st Class
$190 - $290
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Venlo to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
eurobahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
14 h 29 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$17 - $21
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Rotterdam to Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Milano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
saj.it
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Rotterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Zurich to Bologna
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Rotterdam to Bologna?

The distance between Rotterdam and Bologna is 969 km. The road distance is 1289 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Bologna?

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Bologna is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 85€ - 110€ and takes 21 h 5 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Rotterdam to Bologna?

The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Bologna is to train and fly which takes 4 h 30 min and costs 70€ - 290€.

Is there a direct train between Rotterdam and Bologna?

No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Bologna Centrale Station via Paris Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Torino Porta Susa Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 25 min.

Is there a direct bus between Rotterdam and Bologna?

No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Bologna via Brussels, Brussels-North station and Milano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 19 min.

How long does it take to get from Rotterdam to Bologna?

It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to get from Rotterdam to Bologna, including transfers.