There are 5 ways to get from Stresa to Bologna by train, bus, 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.

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Train  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Stresa to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$22 - $55

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Stresa to Milano Centrale Re_4
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Bologna, Bologna N420 / ...

$18 - $48

3 alternative options

STN, bus  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the STN from Stresa to Novara Station Domodossola
  2. Take the bus from Novara to Bologna

$23 - $27

Drive  •  3 h

  1. Drive from Stresa to Bologna 189.4 miles

$45 - $70

Train, fly  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Stresa to Gallarate
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Bologna (BLQ) MXP - BLQ

$57 - $229

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stresa to Bologna is to STN and bus which costs 19€ - 23€ and takes 6 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stresa to Bologna is to train which costs 18€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stresa to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Stresa and arriving at Bologna via Novara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Stresa to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Stresa and arriving at Bologna C.Le via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 25 min.

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The distance between Stresa and Bologna is 268 km. The road distance is 303.1 km.

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The best way to get from Stresa to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 2 h 25 min and costs 18€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to get from Stresa to Bologna, including transfers.

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Stresa to Bologna bus services, operated by STN, depart from Stresa station.

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Stresa to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Stresa station.

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The best way to get from Stresa to Bologna is to train which takes 2 h 25 min and costs 18€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can STN and bus, which costs 19€ - 23€ and takes 6 h 33 min.

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Map of how to get from Stresa to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 167.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 25 min

What companies run services between Stresa, Italy and Bologna, Italy?

You can take a train from Stresa to Bologna via Milano Centrale in around 2 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stresa to Bologna via Novara Station and Novara in around 6 h 33 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $290
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $490
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $490
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Catania
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $290
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Ernest
Website
flyernest.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Tirana
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Train operators
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 Stresa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$10 - $20
First
$11 - $29
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
$22 - $35
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
$12 - $17
Website
italotreno.it
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Stresa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $25
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Stresa to Gallarate
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $14
Schedules at
trenord.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 Stresa to Gallarate
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
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 Milan, Milan to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Milano - Autostazione San Donato to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
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 Milan San Donato to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
STN
Phone
0321 472647
Email
info@stnnet.it
Website
stnnet.it
Bus from Stresa to Novara Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stnnet.it
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Novara to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com

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There is no direct flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Bologna Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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Stresa to Bologna bus services, operated by Lirosi Linee, arrive at Bologna station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Stresa to Bologna is 303 km. It takes approximately 3 h to drive from Stresa to Bologna.

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Eurowings, Wizz Air, CSA and 12 other airlines offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Bologna Airport.

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