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$112Deutsche Bahn
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$74Deutsche Bahn
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$58Deutsche Bahn
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$87Deutsche Bahn
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Bus Information between Cologne and Bologna

distanceDistance488 miles (787 km)
durationAverage bus duration16 h 15 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$58 (€47)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersFlixbus

Buses from Cologne to Bologna cover the 488 miles (787 km) long trip taking on average 16 h 15 min with our travel partners like Flixbus. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $58 (€47), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $50 (€40). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Bologna, Autostazione.

FlixBus

Flixbus is one of Europe's biggest bus companies which was created in Germany and offers bus services around Europe and US. Flixbus offers only one ticket type called Standard for your upcoming bus trip from Cologne to Bologna.

If you’re looking for a smooth and easy bus between Cologne and Bologna, check Omio for FlixBus buses offering this route. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest bus to take for this 488 miles (787 km) route from Cologne to Bologna, Omio makes it easier than ever to find FlixBus buses at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book bus tickets online. Check the current FlixBus bus schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from Cologne to Bologna as well as relevant ticket information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), and book your FlixBus bus on Omio. If you search for buses between Cologne and Bologna in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the FlixBus tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. With prices for FlixBus buses between Cologne and Bologna starting at $50 (€40), buy your official FlixBus tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

These are FlixBus' ticket policies for COVID-19 for the bus between Cologne and Bologna:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Buses from Cologne to Bologna
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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel by bus from Cologne, Germany to Bologna, Italy?

Travel by bus between Cologne, Germany and Bologna, Italy is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Bologna from Cologne restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Italy from Cologne?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Bologna, Italy?

The government of Italy has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 9/17/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus from Cologne to Bologna closer to your date of departure here

Are there restrictions on returning to Germany from Italy by bus?

The restriction level for your return bus to Cologne, Germany from Bologna is: Partially open.

Is my return bus into Cologne from Bologna restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Bologna?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 9/18/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Cologne from Bologna closer to your date of departure here here.

How much do cheap bus tickets between Cologne and Bologna cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Cologne to Bologna buses for as little as $50 (€40)  in the next 7 days.
How much is the bus from Cologne to Bologna on average?
The Cologne to Bologna bus ticket price is on average $58 (€47)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next week.
How many miles is it from Cologne to Bologna by bus?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Cologne and Bologna by bus to be approximately 488 miles (787 km).
How long is a bus between Cologne and Bologna on average?
While the time it takes to travel 488 miles (787 km) between Cologne and Bologna can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Cologne to Bologna bus journey time is on average 16 h 15 min.
Which bus station from Cologne to Bologna do I depart from? Which Bologna bus station from Cologne do I arrive in?

When departing from Cologne, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). When arriving in Bologna, you can end your journey in bus stations like Bologna, Autostazione, Bologna, Piaza XX Settembre and Bologna, Imola highway exit.

Omio customers book a bus from Köln Hbf   to Bologna, Autostazione   most frequently for this route.

Where is the bus station in Cologne? Where is the bus station in Bologna?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their buses from Köln Hbf and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to get to this bus station.

Passengers arriving in Bologna most often arrive at Bologna, Autostazione and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from this bus station to the city center.

Which bus providers can get me from Cologne to Bologna?
For the best Cologne to Bologna bus to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Flixbus. However, it's always good to check all possible bus companies with services from Cologne to Bologna to compare what amenities they may offer.
When is the earliest bus from Cologne to Bologna? When is the last bus from Cologne to Bologna?
You can take the first bus from Cologne to Bologna at 10: 15 AM. The last bus from Cologne to Bologna that you can take departs at 8: 50 PM. Omio shows you the latest bus from Cologne to Bologna schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How far in advance should I purchase a bus ticket from Cologne to Bologna to get the best deals?
If you buy the Cologne to Bologna bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $58 (€47). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses from Cologne to Bologna. Look out for bus tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Bologna
P.za XX Settembre
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