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

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 Southampton to Bologna  •  6 h 29 min

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

$123 - $689

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Train to London Stansted, fly to Bologna  •  6 h 49 min

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

$91 - $376

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Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Bologna  •  6 h 30 min

  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 Gatwick, fly to Bologna  •  6 h 13 min

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

$100 - $352

Train to London City, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Milan Linate (LIN) LCY - LIN
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le

$111 - $404

Train  •  14 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  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 / ...

$274 - $501

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  17 h 10 min

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

$469 - $552

Train, bus  •  21 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris 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 - $284

Train, bus via Frankfurt  •  25 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$187 - $391

Bus, bus and ferry  •  29 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 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  •  31 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 032
  2. Take the bus from London to Düsseldorf 080
  3. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Bologna, Bologna

$110 - $183

Drive, carferry  •  16 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Newhaven Ferry Port
  2. Take the carferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
  3. Drive from Dieppe to Bologna

$221 - $384

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station and arriving at Bologna via London Victoria, Lille and Paris Gallieni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 10 min.

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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 which takes 14 h 32 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 29 min to get from Southampton to Bologna, including transfers.

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Southampton to Bologna bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton City Centre, Coach Station.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Bologna is to fly which takes 6 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 14 h 32 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 31 h 55 min.

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There is no direct flight from Southampton Airport to Bologna Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 5 min 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 1 h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 9:44 PM in Southampton and 10:44 PM in Bologna.

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

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 742.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 29 min

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

KLM, Flybe and three other airlines fly from Southampton to Bologna every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Southampton to Bologna via London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris Gare de Lyon, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 14 h 32 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Southampton to Bologna via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Bologna via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $490
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $490
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $490
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $490
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna via Bari
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $490
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $1,200
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southampton to Bologna via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36 min
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 Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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 Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
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 Torino Porta Susa to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Eurostar
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 - $260
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$140 - $250
Website
bahn.de
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
orario.trenitalia.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 Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
elines.cz
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 City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Bologna
Ave. Duration
16 h 38 min
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
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $20
Schedules at
isilines.com
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 London to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
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
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $80
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$33
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$15
2-bed inside cabin
$55 - $80

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs .

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