There are 11 ways to get from Rotterdam to Bologna by train, plane, car train, bus, bus and ferry or car

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Train to Amsterdam, fly to Bologna  •  4 h 23 min

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

$87 - $332

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Train to Eindhoven, fly to Bologna  •  5 h 29 min

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

$49 - $285

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

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

$80 - $296

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Florence, train  •  5 h 45 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

$84 - $316

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Venice, train  •  6 h 40 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

$73 - $310

Train  •  12 h 31 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 to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$294 - $373

Train, cartrain  •  20 h 26 min

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

$111 - $217

Bus  •  20 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Düsseldorf 268 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Bologna, Bologna N537 / ...

$73 - $131

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

$104 - $126

Drive, train  •  12 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Augsburg Hbf Ice
  3. Drive from Augsburg Hbf to Bologna

$229 - $339

Drive  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Bologna 805.7 miles

$190 - $290

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Bologna, Bologna via Düsseldorf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Bologna C.Le via Paris Nord RER, Paris Gare de Lyon and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 31 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Bologna is 969 km. The road distance is 1289.1 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 12 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Rotterdam to Bologna, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS station.

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Rotterdam to Bologna train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Bologna is to train which takes 12 h 31 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 20 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Bologna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 605.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 23 min

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Bologna via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris Gare de Lyon, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 12 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Bologna via Düsseldorf in around 20 h 50 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
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 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Amsterdam to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Amsterdam to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Amsterdam to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Amsterdam to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 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 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,400
Flights from Amsterdam to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 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 10 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
Every day
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
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
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 London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,400
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $350
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
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Venice via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Eindhoven to Venlo
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 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 Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
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 Venezia Mestre Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
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
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
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
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$120 - $160
1st Class
$160 - $230
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
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Venlo to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 16 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
$68
Motorcycle
$115
Vehicle
$126
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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Augsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
bahn.de
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Düsseldorf to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena to Düsseldorf, Hbf., Worringer Str.
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
regiojet.com
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
$60 - $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 - $50
Book at
eurolines.ch

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Bologna is 1289 km. It takes approximately 12 h 5 min to drive from Rotterdam to Bologna.

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Austrian Airlines, Air Dolomiti, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Airport to Bologna Airport.

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