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There are 9 ways to get from Varaždin to Bologna by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus, train  •  9h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Maribor 950
  2. Take the bus from Maribor bus station to Trieste
  3. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre Re / ...
  4. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna Centrale Fr / ...

40€ - 134€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Zagreb 936a / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Bologna N482 / ...

34€ - 103€

7 alternative options

Drive  •  5h 34m

  1. Drive from Varaždin to Bologna 553.5 km

65€ - 100€

Bus to Graz, fly to Bologna  •  8h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Maribor
  2. Fly from Graz (GRZ) to Bologna (BLQ) GRZ - BLQ

70€ - 449€

Bus, shuttle to Zagreb, fly to Bologna  •  9h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Maribor
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Maribor to Zagreb Airport
  3. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Bologna (BLQ) ZAG - BLQ

123€ - 474€

Bus, shuttle to Vienna, fly to Bologna  •  8h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Maribor
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Maribor to Vienna Airport
  3. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Bologna (BLQ) VIE - BLQ

73€ - 554€

Bus, shuttle to Vienna, fly to Florence, train  •  9h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Maribor
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Maribor to Vienna Airport
  3. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Florence (FLR) VIE - FLR
  4. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale

90€ - 1345€

Bus, shuttle to Vienna, fly to Venice, train  •  10h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Maribor
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Maribor to Vienna Airport
  3. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Venice (VCE) VIE - VCE
  4. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna Centrale

93€ - 672€

Bus, shuttle  •  11h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Rijeka
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Rijeka to Bologna

65€ - 581€

Varaždin to Bologna by buses

The bus journey time between Varaždin and Bologna is around 11h 32m and covers a distance of around 633 km. The fastest bus normally takes 9h 10m. Services are operated by Autobusni Promet, Vincek Autobusi ltd., FlixBus and others. Typically 21 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
11h 32m
Fastest bus time:
9h 10m
Buses per week:
21
Cheapest price:
33€
Carbon emissions:
79 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
05:50
Last bus departs at:
22:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Varaždin to Bologna bus schedules

Croatia → Italy
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bologna is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bologna is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bologna is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Croatia from Italy.

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Last updated: 9 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Varaždin to Bologna is to bus and train which costs 300 kn - 1.100 kn and takes 9h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Varaždin to Bologna is to drive which costs 500 kn - 750 kn and takes 5h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Varaždin to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Varaždin and arriving at Bologna via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 35m.

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The distance between Varaždin and Bologna is 439 km. The road distance is 553.5 km.

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The best way to get from Varaždin to Bologna without a car is to bus and train which takes 9h 36m and costs 300 kn - 1.100 kn.

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It takes approximately 9h 36m to get from Varaždin to Bologna, including transfers.

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Varaždin to Bologna bus services, operated by Autobusni Promet, depart from Varaždin station.

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There is no direct flight from Graz Airport to Bologna Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 50m and has one stopover.

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Varaždin to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bologna station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Varaždin to Bologna is 554 km. It takes approximately 5h 34m to drive from Varaždin to Bologna.

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  • Distance: 439.1 km
  • Duration: 9h 36m

What companies run services between Varaždin, Croatia and Bologna, Italy?

You can take a bus from Varaždin to Bologna via Zagreb in around 11h 35m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Graz to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 330€
Flights from Graz to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from Graz to Bologna via Stuttgart, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Graz to Bologna via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Zagreb to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 380€
Flights from Zagreb to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 300€
Flights from Vienna to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
25€ - 230€
Flights from Vienna to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 260€
Flights from Vienna to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 260€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Graz to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 470€
Flights from Zagreb to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 350€
Flights from Vienna to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 310€
Flights from Vienna to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 220€
Flights from Vienna to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 260€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Graz to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 410€
Flights from Zagreb to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 300€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Graz to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 330€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Graz to Bologna via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
95€ - 340€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zagreb to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 280€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Bologna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 240€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Vienna to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
27€ - 140€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Vienna to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 190€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 500€
Train operators
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 Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
18€ - 20€
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 21€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
19€ - 21€
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 20€
Base Standard
30€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 20€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 15€
Base Standard
25€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Trieste to Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 45€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
16€ - 23€
Smart Low Cost
14€ - 20€
Smart Flex
30€ - 45€
Train from Mestre to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 45€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
17€ - 24€
Smart Low Cost
14€ - 21€
Smart Flex
30€ - 45€
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 21€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
Bus operators
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Varaždin to Maribor
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Varaždin bus station to Maribor bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Maribor bus station to Trieste
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Varaždin bus station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Bologna
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Varazdin to Maribor
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Varaždin to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Zagreb to Bologna
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Varaždin to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
Schedules at
ap.hr
Bus from Varaždin to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Varaždin to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Zagreb to Bologna
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Maribor to Zagreb Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
30€ - 200€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
32€ - 35€
Private
100€ - 200€
Shuttle from Maribor to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
30€ - 390€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
30€ - 45€
Private
150€ - 390€
Shuttle from Rijeka to Bologna
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
45€ - 550€
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
46€ - 50€
Private
290€ - 550€

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