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There are 5 ways to get from Zermatt 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  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz 5-Y
  2. Take the train from Brig to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$85 - $154

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Bus  •  10 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Chatillon to Lampugnano Milan 216 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Bologna, Bologna N524 / ...

$53 - $100

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz 5-Y
  2. Take the bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
  3. Take the bus from Milan Malpensa Airport, Malpensa Terminal 1 to Bologna, Bologna

$81 - $164

Drive  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Zermatt to Bologna 276.3 miles

$65 - $100

Train, bus, fly  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz
  2. Take the bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Bologna (BLQ) MXP - BLQ

$107 - $341

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The cheapest way to get from Zermatt to Bologna is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 100 and takes 10 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zermatt to Bologna is to drive which costs SFr 65 - SFr 100 and takes 5 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zermatt to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Zermatt and arriving at Bologna C.Le via Brig and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

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The distance between Zermatt and Bologna is 328 km. The road distance is 442.1 km.

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The best way to get from Zermatt to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 5 h 10 min and costs SFr 85 - SFr 160.

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It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to get from Zermatt to Bologna, including transfers.

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Zermatt to Bologna train services, operated by MGB, depart from Zermatt station.

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The best way to get from Zermatt to Bologna is to train which takes 5 h 10 min and costs SFr 85 - SFr 160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 100 and takes 10 h 57 min.

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There is no direct flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Bologna Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Zermatt to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 205.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 10 min

What companies run services between Zermatt, Switzerland and Bologna, Italy?

You can take a train from Zermatt to Bologna via Brig Bahnhofplatz, Brig, and Milano Centrale in around 5 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zermatt to Bologna via Valtournenche Breuil - Chiesa, Chatillon Autostazione, Chatillon, Lampugnano Milan, and Milan, Milan in around 10 h 57 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $490
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
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
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Catania
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 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
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Ernest
Website
flyernest.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via Tirana
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Train operators
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Zermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$26 - $31
1st Class Ticket
$45 - $55
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 Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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 Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $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 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Savda
Phone
+39 0165 36 70 11
Email
savda@savda.it
Website
savda.it
Bus from Chatillon to Lampugnano Milan
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
savda.it
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 Chatillon to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan Malpensa Airport, Malpensa Terminal 1 to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 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 to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Milano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
saj.it
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Domodossola to Malpensa Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com

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