How to travel from Zurich to Bologna

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from Zurich to Bologna

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

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To get from Zurich to Bologna on Dec 04 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:33AMZürich HB6h37 04:10PMBologna Centrale
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09:33AMZürich HB6h37 04:10PMBologna Centrale
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07:33AMZürich HB6h37 02:10PMBologna Centrale
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11:33AMZürich HB6h17 05:50PMBologna Centrale
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03:33PMZürich HB6h41 10:14PMBologna Centrale
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Travel Information between Zurich and Bologna

distanceDistance239 miles (385 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$103 - $287
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $103 (€93) • 4 h 51 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $287 (€258) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Vueling or Trenitalia

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 239 miles (385 km) between Zurich and Bologna. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $103 (€93). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Alsa, Vueling or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Zurich to Bologna.

Travel Tips: Travel from Zurich to Bologna

Travel Tips: 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 Zurich to Bologna.
FAQs

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

Can travelers from Switzerland enter Italy?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Italy:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

This information was last checked on 11/17/22. 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 from Zurich to Bologna.

Return travel to Zurich, Switzerland from Italy is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Italy?

Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Switzerland from Italy?

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Switzerland?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to Zurich, Switzerland was last verified on 11/6/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Zurich from Bologna.

You can travel to Bologna from Zurich 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Bologna from Zurich is by taking a train, which costs on average $103 (€93).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bologna:

A train is $20 (€18) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Zurich to Bologna costing on average $124 (€111).

A train is $184 (€165) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Zurich to Bologna costing on average $287 (€258).

The quickest way to travel between Zurich and Bologna is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Bologna by bus can take on average 4 h 15 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 51 min   of travel time.

The distance from Zurich to Bologna is approximately 239 miles (385 km).

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Bologna is:

  • 10 buses a day.
  • 7 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Zurich to 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 when traveling from Zurich to Bologna:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai) and arrive in Bologna, Piaza XX Settembre.
  • Most travelers board their plane from Zurich Airport and arrive in Bologna Airport.
  • Most travelers board their train from Zürich HB and arrive in Bologna Centrale.

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

  • You can travel by bus from Zurich to Bologna with Alsa, and you can find Alsa Zurich to Bologna tickets for $124 (€111) on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Zurich to Bologna with Vueling. Cheap tickets can be found for $287 (€258) with Vueling from Zurich to Bologna.
  • You can travel by train to Bologna from Zurich with Trenitalia, and you can find Trenitalia Zurich to Bologna tickets for $103 (€93) on Omio.

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

  • You'll find 1 direct train per day with Trenitalia.

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 Zurich and Bologna.

Many of our customers traveling from Zurich 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!

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

  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $124 (€111) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $287 (€258) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $103 (€93) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Zurich 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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