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from Essen to Bologna

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Travel Information to Bologna from Essen

distanceDistance520 miles (838 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range$26 - $120
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $26 (€22) • 1 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $26 (€22) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMalta Air or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight or train to travel 520 miles (838 km) to Bologna from Essen. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Malta Air or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Essen to Bologna.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel to Bologna, Italy from Essen, Germany currently allowed?

Travel between Essen, Germany and Bologna, Italy is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Germany enter Italy?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

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

Conditions of entry into Italy:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 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

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 12/1/21. 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 to Bologna from Essen.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Essen, Germany from Bologna, Italy?

The current restriction level for returning to Essen, Germany from Italy is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Essen, Germany from Bologna, Italy?

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

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

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

Which rules do I need to follow in Essen, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Germany 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: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 12/1/21. 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 Essen from Bologna here.

How do I go from Essen to Bologna?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Essen and Bologna. You can take a flight or train.

How do I get from Essen to Bologna the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to travel to Bologna from Essen is by taking a flight with an average price of $26 (€22).

This is compared to other travel options to Bologna:

Taking a flight is usually $94 (€79) less than taking a train to Bologna, which costs on average $120 (€100) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Essen to Bologna?

The quickest way to travel from Essen to Bologna is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 30 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 12 h 24 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Essen to Bologna?

The distance is approximately 520 miles (838 km) from Essen to Bologna.

How many services a day are there from Essen to Bologna?

The average frequency per day from Essen to Bologna is:

  • Around 2 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Essen and Bologna as scheduled services by flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling from Essen to Bologna, where do I depart from Essen and where do I arrive in Bologna?

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

  • Trains from Essen to Bologna most often leave from Essen Hbf and arrive in Bologna Centrale.
Which travel companies can take me from Essen to Bologna?

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

  • You can travel between Essen and Bologna by flight with Malta Air. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $26 (€22) with Malta Air from Essen to Bologna.
  • You can travel to Bologna from Essen by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $120 (€100) with Deutsche Bahn from Essen to Bologna.
Where else should I travel to after my journey from Essen to Bologna ends?
Omio customers who travel from Essen to Bologna often also extend their vacation to go to Milan, Rome or Florence. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Bologna and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I book tickets to Bologna from Essen online to get the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $26 (€22) one way on average.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $120 (€100) one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Essen to Bologna 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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