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from Düsseldorf to Bologna

You can get from Düsseldorf to Bologna by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Düsseldorf to Bologna on Sep 18 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:20AMDüsseldorf Hbf11h56 08:16PMBologna Centrale
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08:20AMDüsseldorf Hbf11h56 08:16PMBologna Centrale
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03:39AMDüsseldorf Hbf12h40 04:19PMBologna Centrale
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Sep 17
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Sep 18
$174Deutsche Bahn
Sep 19
$87Deutsche Bahn
Sep 20
$112Deutsche Bahn
Sep 22
$58Deutsche Bahn
Sep 23
$99Deutsche Bahn
Sep 25
$71Deutsche Bahn
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Sep 28
$58Deutsche Bahn
Sep 29
$58Deutsche Bahn
Sep 30
$58Deutsche Bahn
Oct 1
$87Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 2
$99Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 5
$58Deutsche Bahn
Oct 7
$58Deutsche Bahn

Travel Information between Düsseldorf and Bologna

distanceDistance509 miles (821 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$69 - $263
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $69 (€55) • 17 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $183 (€146) • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Air Dolomiti or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 509 miles (821 km) by bus, flight or train from Düsseldorf to Bologna. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $69 (€55). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Air Dolomiti or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Düsseldorf to Bologna.

Travel Tips

Travel from Düsseldorf to Bologna
Travel to Bologna 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 Düsseldorf to Bologna.
Is cross-border travel to Bologna, Italy from Düsseldorf, Germany currently allowed?

International travel from Düsseldorf, Germany to Bologna, Italy is: Partially open.

Can I enter Italy if coming from Germany?

Entry into Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Bologna if traveling from Düsseldorf?

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 measures do I need to follow in Bologna, Italy due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Italy must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/17/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Düsseldorf to Bologna.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Düsseldorf, Germany from Bologna, Italy due to COVID-19?

The restriction level for your return to Düsseldorf, Germany from Italy is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Düsseldorf from Bologna restricted?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Düsseldorf from Bologna?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Düsseldorf, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 9/16/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Düsseldorf from Bologna closer to your date of departure here.

How do I travel from Düsseldorf to Bologna?

You can travel from Düsseldorf to Bologna 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Düsseldorf to Bologna?

The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Bologna is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $69 (€55) compared to other travel options to Bologna:

Taking a bus is about $114 (€91) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $183 (€146) for this trip.

Taking a bus is about $194 (€155) less than taking a train, which costs on average $263 (€210) for this route.

What is the fastest way to travel to Bologna from Düsseldorf?

The fastest way to get to Bologna from Düsseldorf is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 35 min.

Other travel options to Bologna can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 17 h 30 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Bologna by train can take on average 11 h 56 min.

How far is it from Düsseldorf to Bologna?

Bologna is approximately 509 miles (821 km) away from Düsseldorf.

How many services a day are there between Düsseldorf and Bologna?

The average frequency per day from Düsseldorf to Bologna is:

  • Around 3 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Düsseldorf? Where do I arrive in Bologna?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Düsseldorf to Bologna:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Düsseldorf, ZOB am Hbf and arrive in Bologna, Autostazione.
  • Most travelers take a flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Bologna Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Düsseldorf Hbf and arrive in Bologna Centrale.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Düsseldorf to Bologna?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Düsseldorf to Bologna, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Bologna by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Düsseldorf to Bologna for $69 (€55) on Omio.
  • Travel with Air Dolomiti for flights to Bologna. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Air Dolomiti Düsseldorf to Bologna tickets on Omio for $183 (€146).
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Bologna by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Düsseldorf to Bologna for $263 (€210).
Is it possible to travel directly between Düsseldorf and Bologna?

Yes, there are direct services available from Düsseldorf to Bologna with the following travel companies:

  • You can book a direct flight with Eurowings.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Bologna as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Düsseldorf and Bologna.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Düsseldorf to Bologna?
Your trip from Düsseldorf to Bologna doesn't have to end in Bologna. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Milan, Rome or Florence. If you’d like to add Milan, Rome or Florence to your Düsseldorf to Bologna tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bologna today!
How early should I purchase Düsseldorf to Bologna tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $69 (€55) one way for this journey.
  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $183 (€146) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $263 (€210) one way on average for this trip.

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


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Düsseldorf ZOB
Düsseldorf Hbf