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

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 from Southampton  •  6h 44m

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Bologna (BLQ) SOU - BLQ

$58 - $309

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Train, train to London Heathrow, fly  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Bologna (BLQ) LHR - BLQ

$125 - $358

Train to London Stansted, fly  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Bologna (BLQ) STN - BLQ

$91 - $376

Train, train to London Luton, fly  •  6h 57m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Bologna (BLQ) LTN - BLQ

$89 - $318

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bologna (BLQ) LGW - BLQ

$100 - $394

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  16h 58m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Porta Garibaldi Tgv
  5. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova Fr
  6. Drive from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna

$473 - $557

Train, bus via Torino Porta Susa  •  21h 11m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$216 - $312

Train, car ferry  •  22h 17m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Poole
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
  3. Take the train from Cherbourg to Paris St Lazare Ic
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  5. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$265 - $393

Train, bus FlixBus  •  27h 38m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Verona, Verona
  4. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le Fa / ...

$135 - $245

Bus, bus and ferry  •  29h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station 032
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Paris Gallieni
  4. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Bologna

$160 - $293

Bus, night bus, Thello  •  30h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station 032
  2. Take the night bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
  3. Take the Thello from Gare de Lyon to Verona 221 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Verona to Bologna

$133 - $219

Drive, car ferry  •  15h 42m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Bologna

$247 - $362

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Bologna is to train and fly which costs £70 - £290 and takes 6h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Bologna is to train and fly which costs £75 - £310 and takes 6h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Bologna via London Victoria, Lille and Paris Gallieni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 30m.

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The distance between Southampton and Bologna is 742 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Bologna without a car is to train and bus which takes 21h 11m and costs £160 - £240.

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It takes approximately 6h 44m to get from Southampton to Bologna, including transfers.

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Southampton to Bologna bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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There is no direct flight from Southampton Airport to Bologna Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 50m and has one stopover.

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Southampton to Bologna bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Bologna station.

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Bologna is 1h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 4:22 AM in Southampton and 5:22 AM in Bologna.

Map of how to get from Southampton to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 742.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 44m

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Bologna, Italy?

KLM, Flybe and three other airlines fly from Southampton to Bologna 5 times a day.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Southampton to Bologna via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $490
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $490
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $490
Flights from London Luton to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southampton to Bologna via Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Poole
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$160 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $320
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $270
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 Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Cherbourg to Paris St Lazare
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $75
1st Class
$75 - $120
Night train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
12h 44m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Gare de Lyon to Verona
Ave. Duration
12h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thello.com
Bus operators
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
Bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
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 London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Verona, Verona
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Bologna
Ave. Duration
16h 38m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $180
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lille to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $20
Schedules at
isilines.com
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Verona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
ventrebus.com
Ferry operators

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Aer Lingus, Ryanair, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Southampton Airport to Bologna Airport.

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There are 1656+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 10m and costs £1 - £28.

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