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Overview: Train from Berlin to Bologna

distanceDistance561 miles (905 km)
durationAverage train duration11 h 46 min
priceAverage train ticket price$98 (€81)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Berlin to Bologna cover the 561 miles (905 km) long trip taking on average 11 h 46 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $72 (€60), but the average price of train tickets is $98 (€81). Travelers depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Bologna Centrale.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn from Berlin to Bologna trains

For as little as $72 (€60) you can travel by train to Bologna from Berlin with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Berlin to Bologna train.

Train information from Berlin to Bologna with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 15 h 2 min
  • Average Price: $72
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 1 a day

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Deutsche Bahn when booking your train tickets to Bologna from Berlin due to the coronavirus:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply


Deutsche Bahn trains from Berlin to Bologna

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Deutsche Bahn is the main railroad company in Germany. On average, about 40,000 train journeys are made in Germany every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types—make savings with offers such as the Sparpreis ticket or apply discount cards with the BahnCard. Check whether you can also use them on the DB route from Berlin to Bologna. You can find information on ticket cancelation in our Help Center.

DB has different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its railroads, which differ in terms of comfort and travel time. While restrooms, for example, are part of the standard equipment, other offers such as an on-board restaurant or Wi-Fi access are only available on certain trains. With Omio you can easily check the Deutsche Bahn timetable for your journey from Berlin to Bologna and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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Travel Tips: Trains from Berlin to Bologna

Travel by train 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 Berlin to Bologna.
FAQs

What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train from Berlin to Bologna?

Travel by train between Berlin, Germany and Bologna, Italy is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Bologna from Berlin restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Italy from Berlin?

Entry Requirements:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 48 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Bologna, Italy?

The government of Italy has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 1/23/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Berlin and Bologna closer to your date of departure here

Are there restrictions on returning to Germany from Italy by train?

Return travel from Italy to Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Berlin from Bologna?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Bologna?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the safety rules to follow in Berlin, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/23/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Berlin from Bologna.

How much are cheap trains from Berlin to Bologna?

Train tickets from Berlin to Bologna for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $72 (€60)  one way in the next 7 days.

How much does it cost to take a train between Berlin and Bologna?

If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Berlin to Bologna train price to come in at an average of $98 (€81)  one way.

What is the distance between Berlin and Bologna by train?

The train distance from Berlin to Bologna is around 561 miles (905 km).

How many hours is the train time to Bologna from Berlin?

While the time it takes to travel 561 miles (905 km) to Bologna from Berlin can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Berlin to Bologna train journey time is on average 11 h 46 min.

What train station in Berlin goes to Bologna? What train station do I come into Bologna from Berlin?

When departing from Berlin, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau and Berlin Südkreuz. When arriving in Bologna, you can end your route in train stations like Bologna Centrale and Bologna Borgo Panigale.

Omio customers book a train from Berlin Hbf   to Bologna Centrale   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Berlin to go to Bologna? Where is the train station in Bologna located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Berlin Hbf, which is located around 1.7 miles (2.8 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Bologna Centrale, located 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from the city center.

Which train companies should I travel with from Berlin to Bologna?

For the best Berlin to Bologna train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Berlin and Bologna to compare what amenities they may offer.

How many train services are there from Berlin to Bologna a day?

On average, there is 1 train a day from Berlin to Bologna. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When is the earliest train from Berlin to Bologna? When is the last train from Berlin to Bologna?

The first Berlin to Bologna train departs at 7: 30 AM   and the last train from Berlin to Bologna leaves at 9: 29 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Berlin to Bologna on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How early should I buy train tickets from Berlin to Bologna to score the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Berlin to Bologna is on average $98 (€81) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets to Bologna from Berlin available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Berlin
Bologna
Berlin Hbf is the most popular Berlin railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Berlin for your trip to Bologna.
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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TaxisTaxis
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Public transit options for Berlin Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5
S-Bahn lines: S3, S5, S7, S9
Bus lines: 120, 123, 142, 147, 245, M41, M85, N20, N40, N5
Tram lines: M5, M6, M8, M10
Train lines: ICE, EC, IC, FEX, HBX, IRE, RB10, RB14, RB21, RB22, RE1, RE2, RE3, RE4, RE5, RE7