There are 12 ways to get from Rotterdam to Bologna by train, plane, car, car train, bus or night bus

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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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Bologna  •  4h 24m

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

81€ - 356€

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Train to Eindhoven, fly to Bologna  •  5h 24m

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

45€ - 268€

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Train to Brussels, fly to Bologna  •  5h 21m

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

115€ - 349€

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Florence, train  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Florence (FLR) AMS - FLR
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale

78€ - 360€

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Venice, train  •  6h 2m

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

64€ - 385€

Train to Charleroi, fly to Bologna  •  6h 22m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Bologna (BLQ) CRL - BLQ

89€ - 608€

Train via Paris  •  12h 24m

  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 Centrale Fr

238€ - 444€

Drive, car train  •  17h 52m

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
  3. Drive from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna

105€ - 203€

Bus  •  20h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Milano - Lampugnano 890 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Bologna, Bologna N524 / ...

58€ - 94€

Night bus, bus  •  21h 5m

  1. Take the night bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport N93
  2. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Bologna, Bologna N537

67€ - 85€

Train  •  22h 24m

  1. Take the train from Den Haag Hs to Innsbruck Hbf 1381 / ...
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bologna Centrale Ecb

Drive  •  12h 8m

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Bologna 1293 km

170€ - 260€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Bologna is to bus which costs 55€ - 95€ and takes 20h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Bologna is to train and fly which costs 80€ - 360€ and takes 4h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Bologna, Bologna via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 42m.

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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 Centrale via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 24m.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Bologna is 969 km. The road distance is 1293 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Bologna without a car is to train via Paris which takes 12h 24m and costs 230€ - 450€.

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It takes approximately 4h 24m to get from Rotterdam to Bologna, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Bologna bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Rotterdam 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 via Paris which takes 12h 24m and costs 230€ - 450€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 95€ and takes 20h 42m.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 968.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 24m

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, and Torino Porta Susa in around 12h 24m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Bologna via Milan, Milan in around 20h 42m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 850€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 850€
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 750€
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 750€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
380€ - 850€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 750€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 800€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 600€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 600€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 650€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Venice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Flights from Eindhoven to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
24€ - 320€
Flights from Charleroi to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
25€ - 430€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 750€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 800€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 310€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Venice via Basel
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 310€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Venice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 310€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 500€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 500€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 470€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 290€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 800€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
40€ - 360€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Venice via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 650€
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
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 21€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
1st Class
16€ - 21€
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
13€ - 35€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
1st Class
23€ - 35€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Thalys
Standard
40€ - 55€
Comfort
50€ - 70€
Premium
50€ - 75€
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Thalys
Standard
45€ - 65€
Comfort
55€ - 75€
Premium
60€ - 90€
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 85€
Premium
75€ - 110€
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
95€ - 210€
Website
Thalys
Standard
95€ - 140€
Comfort
110€ - 150€
Premium
140€ - 210€
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.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 15€
Base Standard
25€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 20€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 21€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
19€ - 21€
Trenitalia Intercity

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.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 25€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
7€ - 9€
Base 2nd Class
13€ - 16€
Base 1st Class
22€ - 25€
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
8€ - 11€
Base 2nd Class
18€ - 22€
Base 1st Class
28€ - 32€
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
65€ - 80€
Standard Premier
110€ - 140€
TGV inOui
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
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
14h 16m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 130€
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
59€
Motorcycle
99€
Vehicle
109€
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Den Haag Hs to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
15h 7m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Rotterdam to Milano - Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Milano - Lampugnano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Eurolines FR
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 65€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Baltour
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€
Schedules at
saj.it
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Milan to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€
Website
Marino Autolinee
Autolinee Federico
Phone
+39 0965 630 028
Email
prenotazioni@autolineefederico.it
Website
autolineefederico.it
Bus from Milan Lampugnano Station to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Schedules at
autolineefederico.it
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Milano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
Marozzi VT
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Milano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Bologna is 1293 km. It takes approximately 12h 8m to drive from Rotterdam to Bologna.

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Air Dolomiti, Air France, British Airways and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Bologna Airport.

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