The cheapest buses from Zurich to Bologna

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Cheapest

$42

Average

$42

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Zurich to Bologna will cost around $ 42 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 42.

05:50PMZurich6h40 12:30AMBologna
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$421One-way

Timetable Zurich to Bologna

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Oct 19
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$425Eurowings
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Oct 20
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$297Swiss
Thu
Oct 21
$87Trenitalia
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Oct 22
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$380Swiss
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Oct 23
$78Trenitalia
$64Marino Autolinee
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Oct 24
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$380Swiss
Mon
Oct 25
$67Trenitalia
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$370Swiss
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Oct 26
$67Trenitalia
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$356Eurowings
Wed
Oct 27
$67Trenitalia
$52Flixbus
$117Eurowings
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Oct 29
$77Trenitalia
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$292Swiss
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Oct 30
$77Trenitalia
$62Marino Autolinee
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Oct 31
$67Trenitalia
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$247Austrian Airlines
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Nov 1
$77Trenitalia
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Nov 2
$67Trenitalia
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$129Eurowings
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Nov 3
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$154Eurowings
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Nov 4
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Nov 5
$67Trenitalia
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The fastest buses from Zurich to Bologna

Showing times and prices for Oct 19

Fastest Journey

6 h 40 m

Average

6 h 40 m

Buses per day

1

Distance

385 km

Of the 1 buses that leave Zurich for Bologna every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 385 km distance in an average of 6 h 40 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 6 h 40 m .

The slowest buses will take 6 h 40 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

05:50PMZurich6h40 12:30AMBologna
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$421One-way

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Bus Information to Bologna from Zurich

distanceDistance239 miles (385 km)
durationAverage bus duration8 h 10 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$57 (€46)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesFlixbus, BlaBlaCar or Marino Autolinee

Buses from Zurich to Bologna cover the 239 miles (385 km) long route taking on average 8 h 10 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Marino Autolinee. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $57 (€46), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $42 (€34). Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Bologna, Autostazione.

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Zurich to Bologna with FlixBus

FlixBus buses will get you between Zurich and Bologna from $42 (€34). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

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Book your FlixBus Zurich to Bologna bus with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check FlixBus’s up-to-date bus schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Zurich to Bologna routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable FlixBus bus tickets online that fit your budget. The distance between Zurich and Bologna is 239 miles (385 km), and the best price for a one-way Zurich - Bologna FlixBus bus ticket starts at $42 (€34) if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your FlixBus ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by bus. Waiting in a line at the bus station to purchase your bus ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your bus tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with FlixBus!

When you buy your FlixBus bus tickets from Zurich to Bologna don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • 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

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Buses from Zurich to Bologna
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FAQs
Is travel by bus currently allowed from Zurich, Switzerland to Bologna, Italy?

Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Bologna, Italy by bus is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Italy from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Italy from Zurich?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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?

When traveling in Italy, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 10/18/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus from Zurich to Bologna before traveling.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Switzerland from Bologna, Italy?

The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Bologna to Zurich is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Switzerland from Italy?

Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

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

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

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

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

Last checked on 10/15/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your bus to Zurich from Bologna here.

How much do cheap buses to Bologna from Zurich cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest buses from Zurich to Bologna to cost as little as $42 (€34)  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a bus between Zurich and Bologna?
The Zurich to Bologna bus ticket price is on average $57 (€46)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.
What is the distance to Bologna from Zurich by bus?
The bus distance from Zurich to Bologna is around 239 miles (385 km).
How many hours is the bus time to Bologna from Zurich?
The bus time from Zurich to Bologna is on average 8 h 10 min  for the 239 miles (385 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Zurich to Bologna by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by bus from Zurich to Bologna, which bus station in Zurich do I depart from and which bus station in Bologna do I arrive in?

There are a few bus stations in Zurich to start your trip from including Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai, Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai and Zurich, Main Station. In Bologna you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Bologna, Autostazione, Bologna, Piaza XX Settembre and Bologna, Imola highway exit.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Zürich HB   and arrive in Bologna, Autostazione.

Where is the bus station in Zurich to go to Bologna? Where is the bus station in Bologna located?

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Zürich HB, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Bologna, Autostazione, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center.

What bus providers offer a service to Bologna from Zurich?
Take the Zurich to Bologna bus with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Marino Autolinee. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the journey between Zurich and Bologna as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When does the first bus depart from Zurich to Bologna? When does the last bus depart from Zurich to Bologna?
The earliest bus for this journey departs from Zurich at 1: 20 PM. The last bus leaves from Zurich at 2: 55 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from Zurich to Bologna and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book Zurich to Bologna bus tickets to get the best deals?
If you book a bus ticket from Zurich to Bologna within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $57 (€46) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets to Bologna from Zurich are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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