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Trip Zurich Bologna

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Zurich to Bologna

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1 suggested route to go from Zurich to Bologna by flight, train, car, bus

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How to get from Zurich to Bologna?

We are suggesting 1 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Zurich Bologna. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Zurich-Bologna

For your trip from Zurich (Switzerland) to Bologna (Emilia-Romagna, Italy) with a distance of 240 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Zurich-Bologna that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of Eurolines CH in Zurich. The bus will drop you off at Bologna bus station (0.7 mi from Bologna, Italy). Please make sure to show up on time at Zurich bus station (1.2 mi from Zurich) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Bologna.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Zurich-Bologna.
No flight allows you to fly directly to Bologna from Zurich but it is possible to make this trip only by plane with the flight routes Zurich-Milan and Milan-Bologna.
Leave Zurich and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Zurich ZRH airport, 5.7 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Milan (Linate airport, IATA code: LIN) operated by Swiss International Airlines. From Milan, take another plane with Meridiana that will carry you to Guglielmo Marconi airport (Bologna, Italy).
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Zurich to Bologna without changing trains. You can take the train Verona-Bologna and travel by plane to get to your final destination.
Trains of Italo (NTV) to Bologna leave from Verona Porta Nuova railway station in Verona. Arrival in Bologna will take place at Bologna Centrale station (0.8 mi from the city centre).

Which carriers to travel between Zurich and Bologna?

Bus companies
FlixBus operates the intercity bus services from the bus station of Zurich in Zurich and to the one of Milan autostazione (Lombardy Italy) and between the city of Milan (serving Milan autostazione bus station at 3.4 mi from centre) and the city of Bologna where the coach will drop you off at Bologna station situated at about 0.7 mi from Bologna city centre.
Eurolines CH is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line from the bus station of Zurich in Zurich and to the one of Bologna (Emilia-Romagna Italy)
Meridiana carries out a flight from Malpensa MXP airport situated 25.5 mi away from the city centre of Milan to Bologna (arrival at Guglielmo Marconi BLQ airport)
Swiss International Airlines flies on the route from Zurich ZRH airport (located 5.7 mi from Zurich, Switzerland) to Milan (serving Linate LIN airport)
Darwin Airline schedules the flight from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Verona (arrival at Verona VRN airport)
Railway companies
SBB CFF FFS provides a rail connection Zurich-Chur with the train InterCity (IC) from Zurich HB railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Chur at arrival (1.9 mi from centre)
Trenitalia transports passengers on a rail line from Parma to Bologna with the train Frecciargento which leaves Parma station to arrive at Bologna Centrale railway station (Emilia-Romagna Italy)
Italo (NTV) operates the train journey Verona-Bologna with the train from Verona Porta Nuova railway station (0.8 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Bologna Centrale at arrival (0.8 mi from centre)
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Zurich-Bologna (240.5 mi)

Stop cities from Zurich or cities to visit near Bologna

When travelling from Bologna to Zurich by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Verona located at 68 mi from Bologna, Milan 136 mi away from Zurich and situated at 126 mi from Bologna, Parma at approximately 55 mi from Bologna (Italy) Chur located at 59 mi from Zurich (Switzerland). If you have some time on your way to Bologna or back to Zurich, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
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