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There are 7 ways to get from Stuttgart to Bologna by plane, train, bus or car

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 Stuttgart to Bologna  •  4h 1m

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Bologna (BLQ) STR - BLQ

$73 - $248

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Bus  •  10h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Fellbach to Verona
  2. Take the bus from Verona, Verona to Bologna, Bologna 454 / ...

$44 - $73

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Train to Frankfurt, fly to Bologna  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bologna (BLQ) FRA - BLQ

$117 - $371

Fly Stuttgart to Venice, train  •  6h 30m

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Venice (VCE) STR - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le

$74 - $326

Train  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zürich HB Ic
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$112 - $186

Train, bus  •  14h 13m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Schaffhausen Ic
  2. Take the bus from Schaffhausen Landhaus to Bologna Casalecchio Schaffhausen - CHIARAVALLE C.LE 12:30 / ...

$97 - $135

Drive  •  7h 9m

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Bologna 449.1 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart to Bologna is to bus which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 10h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart to Bologna is to fly which costs 60€ - 220€ and takes 4h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Stuttgart to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Stuttgart Hbf and arriving at Bologna C.Le via Zuerich Hb and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 10m.

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The distance between Stuttgart and Bologna is 505 km. The road distance is 718.5 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 8h 10m and costs 95€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 4h 1m to get from Stuttgart to Bologna, including transfers.

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Stuttgart to Bologna train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Stuttgart Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Bologna is to fly which takes 4h 1m and costs 60€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 95€ - 170€ and takes 8h 10m, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 10h 57m.

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Bologna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Map of how to get from Stuttgart to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 315.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 1m

What companies run services between Stuttgart, Germany and Bologna, Italy?

Cairo Aviation, Lufthansa and Air Dolomiti fly from Stuttgart to Bologna 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Stuttgart to Bologna via Zürich HB, Zuerich Hb, and Milano Centrale in around 8h 10m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Stuttgart to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $310
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Flights from Stuttgart to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Stuttgart to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Stuttgart to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $390
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
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 Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
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 Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Zürich HB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Busitalia Simet S.p.A.
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 Verona, Verona to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Calanda Viaggi
Phone
0041 (0)81 284 62 32
Email
info@calandareisen.com
Website
calandaviaggi.com
Bus from Schaffhausen Landhaus to Bologna Casalecchio
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
Calanda Viaggi

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Yes, the driving distance between Stuttgart to Bologna is 719 km. It takes approximately 7h 9m to drive from Stuttgart to Bologna.

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Cairo Aviation, Air Dolomiti and Lufthansa offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Bologna Airport.

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There are 1626+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Stuttgart Airport is to train which takes 27m and costs 2€ - 5€.

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