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from Salzburg to Bologna

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Mon
Oct 25
$74Deutsche Bahn with connection
$47Flixbus
Tue
Oct 26
$62Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Wed
Oct 27
$62Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Thu
Oct 28
$62Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Fri
Oct 29
$74Deutsche Bahn with connection
$78Flixbus
Sat
Oct 30
$99Deutsche Bahn with connection
$53Flixbus
Sun
Oct 31
$55Deutsche Bahn with connection
$51Flixbus
Mon
Nov 1
$86ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
$57Flixbus
Tue
Nov 2
$43ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
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Thu
Nov 4
$49Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Fri
Nov 5
$49Deutsche Bahn with connection
$47Flixbus
Sat
Nov 6
$55Deutsche Bahn with connection
$42Flixbus
Sun
Nov 7
$43ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
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Travel Information from Salzburg to Bologna

distanceDistance242 miles (390 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$61 - $110
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $61 (€50) • 11 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $110 (€90) • 7 h 14 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Travel 242 miles (390 km) by bus or train between Salzburg and Bologna. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 7 h 14 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $61 (€50). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Salzburg to Bologna.

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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Bologna, Italy if I’m coming from Salzburg, Austria?

International travel from Salzburg, Austria to Bologna, Italy is: Partially open.

Can I enter Italy if coming from Austria?

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

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

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 10/24/21; 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 between Salzburg and Bologna.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Salzburg, Austria from Bologna, Italy?

The current restriction level for returning to Salzburg, Austria from Italy is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Salzburg, Austria from Bologna, Italy?

Reentering Austria 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 Salzburg from Bologna?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Salzburg, Austria regarding COVID-19?

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

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 10/24/21. 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 Salzburg from Bologna here.

How do I reach Bologna from Salzburg?

There are 2 travel options from Salzburg to Bologna: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Salzburg to Bologna?

The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Bologna is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $61 (€50) compared to other travel options to Bologna:

Taking a bus is about $49 (€40) less than taking a train, which costs on average $110 (€90) for this journey.

What is the quickest way from Salzburg to Bologna?

The fastest way from Salzburg to Bologna is by train with an average journey time of 7 h 14 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 11 h 55 min.

How far is it from Salzburg to Bologna?

The distance is approximately 242 miles (390 km) from Salzburg to Bologna.

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

The average frequency per day from Salzburg to Bologna is:

  • Around 2 trains per day.

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

When traveling between Salzburg and Bologna, what are the departure and arrival points in Salzburg and Bologna?

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Salzburg, Lastenstrasse and tend to arrive in Bologna, Autostazione.
  • Trains most often depart from Salzburg at Salzburg Hbf and arrive in Bologna at Bologna Centrale.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Salzburg to Bologna?

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

  • You can go to Bologna from Salzburg by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $61 (€50) with Flixbus from Salzburg to Bologna on Omio.
  • You can go to Bologna from Salzburg by train with Deutsche Bahn with connection. You'll see cheap train tickets for $110 (€90) with Deutsche Bahn with connection from Salzburg to Bologna on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Salzburg to Bologna?

Yes, there are direct routes from Salzburg to Bologna with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 2 direct trains per day to take to Bologna with.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Salzburg to Bologna?
Many of our customers traveling from Salzburg to Bologna don't make Bologna their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Bologna are Milan, Rome or Florence, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Bologna to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book tickets to Bologna from Salzburg online to get the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket costs $61 (€50) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $110 (€90) one way.

But we recommend booking Salzburg 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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