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Travel Information to Geneva from Bologna

distanceDistance277 miles (447 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$46 - $289
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $46 (€40) • 11 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $120 (€104) • 7 h 46 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Air France or Trenitalia

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 277 miles (447 km) to Geneva from Bologna. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 7 h 46 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $46 (€40). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Air France or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Bologna to Geneva.

Travel Tips: Travel from Bologna to Geneva

Travel Tips: Travel to Geneva easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Bologna to Geneva.
FAQs

Travel between Bologna, Italy and Geneva, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Italy enter Switzerland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Geneva from Bologna?

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Geneva, Switzerland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information was last checked on 1/24/23. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Bologna and Geneva.

The current restriction level for returning to Bologna, Italy from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Bologna, Italy from Geneva, Switzerland?

Reentering Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Bologna from Geneva?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Bologna, Italy regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Italy must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 1/9/23. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Bologna from Geneva here.

There are 4 travel options from Bologna to Geneva: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Geneva is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $46 (€40) compared to other travel options to Geneva:

A bus is generally $242 (€208) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $289 (€248) from Bologna to Geneva.

Taking a bus is usually $74 (€64) less than taking a train to Geneva, which costs on average $120 (€104) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Bologna to Geneva is by train with an average journey time of 7 h 46 min.

There are alternative travel options to Geneva that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 11 h 40 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by flight can take you on average 8 h 10 min.

You should expect to travel around 277 miles (447 km) between Bologna and Geneva.

The average frequency per day from Bologna to Geneva is:

  • Around 3 buses per day.
  • 3 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Geneva from Bologna as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Bologna to Geneva:

  • Buses mostly depart from Bologna, Piaza XX Settembre and arrive in Geneva, Eaux-Vives.
  • Flights most often depart from Bologna at Bologna Airport and arrive in Geneva at Geneva International Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Bologna Centrale and tend to arrive in Genève.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Bologna to Geneva:

  • You can travel by bus from Bologna to Geneva with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Bologna to Geneva tickets for $46 (€40) on Omio.
  • You can go to Geneva from Bologna by plane with Air France. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $289 (€248) with Air France from Bologna to Geneva on Omio.
  • You can travel by train to Geneva from Bologna with Trenitalia, and you can find Trenitalia Bologna to Geneva tickets for $120 (€104) on Omio.
Your trip from Bologna to Geneva doesn't have to end in Geneva. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Lyon or Milan. If you’d like to add Paris, Lyon or Milan to your Bologna to Geneva tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Geneva today!

Before traveling from Bologna to Geneva, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $46 (€40) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $289 (€248) one way.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $120 (€104) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Bologna to Geneva tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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