There are 7 ways to get from Strasbourg to Bologna by train, bus, bus and ferry, car or plane

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  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le Fr

$145 - $250

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  11 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Zurich N11 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Zurich to Bologna

$54 - $77

5 alternative options

Bus  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Bologna

$80 - $140

Drive  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Strasbourg to Bologna 440.7 miles

$100 - $160

Fly from Strasbourg  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Bologna (BLQ) SXB - BLQ

$171 - $718

Train to Saarbrucken, fly  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Sarreguemines
  2. Fly from Saarbrucken (SCN) to Bologna (BLQ) SCN - BLQ

$304 - $637

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  4. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bologna (BLQ) FRA - BLQ

$129 - $411

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Strasbourg to Bologna is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 11 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Strasbourg to Bologna is to fly which costs 140€ - 650€ and takes 5 h 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Strasbourg and arriving at Bologna. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 11 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Strasbourg to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Strasbourg and arriving at Bologna C.Le via Basel SBB and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 52 min.

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The distance between Strasbourg and Bologna is 531 km. The road distance is 705.2 km.

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The best way to get from Strasbourg to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 7 h 52 min and costs 120€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 52 min to get from Strasbourg to Bologna, including transfers.

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Strasbourg to Bologna bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Strasbourg station.

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Map of how to get from Strasbourg to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 332 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 52 min

What companies run services between Strasbourg, France and Bologna, Italy?

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Bologna via Basel SBB and Milano Centrale in around 7 h 52 min. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Strasbourg to Bologna 4 times a week. Tickets cost $80 - $140 and the journey takes 11 h 42 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Saarbrucken to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from Saarbrucken to Bologna via Hamburg, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $750
Flights from Strasbourg to Bologna via Marseille, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $750
Flights from Strasbourg to Bologna via Nice, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $750
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Saarbrucken to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Saarbrucken to Bologna via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Train operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Strasbourg to Sarreguemines
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $45
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.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 Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$38 - $40
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$31 - $35
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 Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Strasbourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Strasbourg to Zürich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $30
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
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Bologna
Ave. Duration
11 h 42 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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