The average price of a 7-day trip to Bologna is $1,343 for a solo traveler, $2,412 for a couple, and $4,522 for a family of 4. Bologna hotels range from $61 to $346 per night with an average of $87, while most vacation rentals will cost $140 to $400 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Bologna Airport (BLQ) are between $676 and $1,074 per person for economy flights and $2,121 to $3,370 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $34 to $94 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Bologna, IT

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to BLQ and stay in a Bologna hotel:

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • October 1st to December 16th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Bologna is usually late January and early February.

 

Average Bologna Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Bologna for a week is $1,009-$2,039($144-$291 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $34 to $94 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $387 to $913 for economy

Lodging: $69 to $75 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $64 to $78 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Bologna for a week is $2,212-$3,932($316-$562 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $68 to $188 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $774 to $1,826 for economy

Lodging: $69 to $75 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $64 to $78 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Bologna for a week is $3,112-$7,184($445-$1,026 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $136 to $376 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,548 to $3,652 for economy

Lodging: $138 to $150 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $102 to $125 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Bologna

How cheap can you make a vacation to Bologna? The cheapest trip to Bologna is about $92 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $54.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Bologna for a week is $647-$1,552($92-$222 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $20 to $39 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $387 to $913 for economy

Lodging: $54 to $61 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Bologna for a week is $1,174-$2,738($168-$391 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $40 to $78 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $774 to $1,826 for economy

Lodging: $54 to $61 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Bologna for a week is $2,276-$5,476($325-$782 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $80 to $156 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,548 to $3,652 for economy

Lodging: $108 to $122 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $28 to $90 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is possible but not easy to travel to Bologna cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Bologna Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Bologna.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Bologna for a week is $2,046-$8,246($292-$1,178 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $61 to $207 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $983 to $2,237 for first class

Lodging: $106 to $346 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $400 to $760 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Bologna for a week is $3,456-$11,932($494-$1,705 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $122 to $414 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,966 to $4,474 for first class

Lodging: $106 to $346 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $400 to $760 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Bologna for a week is $6,912-$22,040($987-$3,149 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $244 to $828 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,932 to $8,948 for first class

Lodging: $212 to $692 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $640 to $1,216 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Bologna Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Bologna is about average than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Bologna due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Bologna Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Bologna hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Bologna.

 

Flight Costs to Bologna

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,074 average in early August to a low of $676 in late January and early February. Median flight price is $848. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Bologna our data includes 231 originating airports, and 112 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Bologna from an airport like Stewart International (SWF) in Newburgh/Poughkeepsie, NY (the United States) for an average $16,482 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Barcelona (BCN) in Barcelona (Spain) at an average of just $98.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Bologna, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $398, so you can easily save about 59% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Bologna can easily cost $290 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $20 per person. Private tours can cost $587 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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