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Cologne to Bologna by bus

The journey from Cologne to Bologna by bus is 489.81 mi and takes 22 hr 13 min. There are 14 connections per day, with the first departure at 9:55 AM and the last at 11:15 PM. It is possible to travel from Cologne to Bologna by bus for as little as $57.46 or as much as $209.36. The best price for this journey is $57.46.

Lowest Price$57.46
Journey Duration22 hr 13 min
Connection per Day14
Lowest Price$57.46
Highest Price$209.36
First Departure9:55 AM
Last Departure11:15 PM
Distance489.81 mi
DepartureCologne
ArrivalBologna
CarriersTrenitalia, FlixBusMore

Cologne to Bologna Bus Times

Departure date
Sunday, Apr 21, 2024

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How can I find the cheapest bus tickets to get from Cologne to Bologna?

When you're traveling from Cologne to Bologna, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $113.37. You might be able to find prices as low as $57.46, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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The prices for bus tickets from Cologne to Bologna vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average bus ticket price is approximately $113.37. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How long will it take me to travel from Cologne to Bologna by bus?

Traveling from Cologne to Bologna by bus will usually take 22 hr 13 min. This journey covers a distance of 489.81 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 22 hr 13 min is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The journey between Cologne and Bologna runs for about 489.81 mi and usually takes approximately 22 hr 13 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 15 hr 0 min. If you are trying to get from Cologne to Bologna as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

What time are the departures from Cologne to Bologna?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Cologne at 9:55 AM, and the last departure will leave at 11:15 PM. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Cologne to Bologna can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change. The first departure of the night from Cologne to Bologna leaves at 9:55 AM, while the last journey sets out at 11:15 PM. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Cologne and Bologna. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

How many journeys from Cologne to Bologna are there every day?

You will be able to travel from Cologne to Bologna using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 14 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Cologne to Bologna using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 1 direct connections from Cologne to Bologna each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 13 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Cologne to Bologna. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Bologna
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Cologne to Bologna.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Cologne to Bologna, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Cologne to Bologna.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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The cheapest Cologne - Bologna bus tickets can be found for as low as $45.14 if you’re lucky, or $77.41 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $113.90.

Find the best day to travel to Bologna by bus

When travelling to Bologna by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Established in 2018, BlaBlaCar Bus was born out of BlaBlaCar's acquisition of OUIBUS in November of that same year. The company officially launched in June 2019 and has since been offering long-distance bus services across Europe. Initially known as BlaBlaBus, the company went on to adopt the name Ouibus, before finally deciding on its present name, BlaBlaCar Bus. BlaBlaCar Bus operates a network of routes that link several cities, including Aix-en-Provence, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Genoa, Lille, London, Lyon, Marseille, Milan, Nice, Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, San Sebastián, and Turin.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

RegioJet is a private railway company that operates in several European countries, including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Austria. The company was founded in 2009 and started operating in the Czech Republic in 2011. RegioJet offers various types of train services, including long-distance trains, regional trains, and buses.

Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane is the owner of Trenitalia, which serves as the main train operator in Italy. The high-speed Frecciarossa trains link Milan, Rome, Naples, Florence, and Turin at speeds of up to 300 km/h (186 mph). Frecciargento and Frecciabianca are two other high-speed services that operate at slightly slower rates but provide connectivity to smaller cities and towns. Trenitalia operates regional and intercity train, and provides international connections to neighboring countries through EuroCity trains.

Ticket types and facilities from Cologne to Bologna

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by RegioJet when traveling from Cologne to Bologna.

Standard

Standard ticket offers a balance between affordability and comfort. Passengers can expect plush seating and free Wi-Fi, making it a great choice for budget-conscious travellers.
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Low cost

Low cost is the most affordable option for those who want to travel without any additional amenities. However, passengers can still enjoy free Wi-Fi and a peaceful journey.
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Relax

Passengers who want to travel in luxury can opt for the Relax ticket, which offers spacious leather seats and a relaxing atmosphere. This is a great option for those who want to unwind during their journey.
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accessibility Accessibility
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air_con Air conditioning
bicycle Bicycle

Business

Business ticket guarantees privacy and comfort, with priority service and helpful on-board staff. This is an ideal choice for those who want a seamless and stress-free journey.
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luggage Luggage
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air_con Air conditioning
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Stay connected with onboard free WiFi. Use the Regiojet app or the screens in newer trains for entertainment..
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Business class passengers can benefit from a quiet compartment for a peaceful journey.
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Every seat is equipped with its own power socket.
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Feel free to bring along luggage that's easy to load. If your bags don't fit under or above your seat, no worries! The crew is here to help find a spot that won't hinder others. Just a heads up, please ensure none of your items are hazardous for everyone's safety.
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Regiojet trains have designated spaces for wheelchair users.
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Onboard, a diverse menu of drinks and snacks is accessible via the Regiojet app. All passengers receive a complimentary water bottle, while those in Relax or Business Class are treated to a free Italian coffee or mint tea.
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All coaches come equipped with air conditioning.
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RegioJet allows the transport of bicycles, small scooters, and prams on their trains with prior reservation and restrictions. Bicycles and small scooters must be placed on racks or in reserved compartments, while prams that cannot be folded can be transported at the beginning or end of the train set or in specially reserved places. However, the crew can refuse transport for safety or space reasons.
Services on board Trenitalia, FlixBus and RegioJet from Cologne to Bologna
Compare services on board when travelling from Cologne to Bologna by bus.
Facilities Trenitalia FlixBus RegioJet BlaBlaCar Bus Autrostrasdale Terravission Frecciarossa
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Cologne to Bologna CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
55.18kg
Bus
59.12kg
Flight
157.65kg
Car
126.12kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Cologne to Bologna?
A bus ticket from Cologne to Bologna is $113.37. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $57.46.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Cologne to Bologna?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Cologne to Bologna is $57.46. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Cologne and Bologna by bus?
Cologne to Bologna is 489.81 mi.
How long does the bus between Cologne and Bologna take?
Cologne to Bologna is on average 22 hr 13 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 15 hr 0 min.
Which companies operate from Cologne to Bologna?
The bus journey from Cologne to Bologna is covered by 6 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Trenitalia, FlixBus, RegioJet, BlaBlaCar Bus, Autrostrasdale, Terravission and Frecciarossa.
How many bus connections per day go from Cologne to Bologna?
Cologne to Bologna has 14 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Cologne to Bologna leave?
The earliest bus from Cologne to Bologna departs at 9:55 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Cologne to Bologna depart?
The latest bus from Cologne to Bologna departs at 11:15 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Cologne to Bologna in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $57.46 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Cologne to Bologna?
There are on average 1 direct connection(s) from Cologne to go to Bologna.
What's the fastest journey time between Cologne to Bologna by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Cologne and Bologna is 15 hr 0 min.
Is there a direct bus from Cologne to Bologna?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Cologne and Bologna.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cologne to Bologna by bus?
The bus journey from Cologne to Bologna creates 59.12kg of CO2 emissions.

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