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Train Information to La Spezia from Bologna

distanceDistance78 miles (126 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 6 min
priceAverage train ticket price$23 (€19)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersRegionale Veloce, Regionale, Intercity, Trenitalia or Frecciarossa

Trains from Bologna to La Spezia cover the 78 miles (126 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 6 min with our travel partners like Regionale Veloce, Regionale, Intercity, Trenitalia or Frecciarossa. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $23 (€19), but the average price of train tickets is $23 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Bologna Centrale and arrive in La Spezia Centrale.

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Frecciarossa and Trenitalia trains between Bologna and La Spezia

Find the best trains between Bologna and La Spezia with Omio's travel partners Frecciarossa and Trenitalia from $23 (€19). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

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Find cheap tickets for Trenitalia trains from Bologna to La Spezia on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date Bologna to La Spezia train schedule from Trenitalia, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 78 miles (126 km) route between Bologna and La Spezia, including information on baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains between Bologna and La Spezia in the Omio app, you can check to see if the Trenitalia trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. Check the Trenitalia train schedule for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to La Spezia from Bologna and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train between Bologna and La Spezia with Trenitalia!

Bologna to La Spezia train information with Trenitalia:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 58 min
  • Trenitalia frequency: 12 a day

Trenitalia has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Trenitalia tickets between Bologna and La Spezia and when traveling by train:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Refund or voucher policy
  • In the case of Trenitalia cancellations, the customer will be contacted directly. If the customer does not intend to travel, they can still obtain a full refund by submitting a cancellation request (relevant special conditions might apply) by filling in a request form for an electronic credit here: https://reclami-e-suggerimenti.trenitalia.com/rimborsi/en/Anagrafica.aspx
  • Alternatively, the customer can request a refund for the payment method they used at the time of purchase by contacting a Trenitalia ticket office and presenting the communication received. Find the refund request form for regional trains here: https://www.trenitalia.com/content/dam/tcom/allegati/trenitalia/in_regione/Modulo_Indennit%C3%A0_Rimborsi_Coronavirus_posta_mail.pdf.
  • For further information and cancellation procedures go to the Trenitalia website: https://www.trenitalia.com/en/info_contacts/refund-for-journey-cancellation.html Or in Italian here: https://www.trenitalia.com/it/informazioni/rimborso-per-rinuncia-al-viaggio-febbraio-2020.html

Trains from Bologna to La Spezia

When looking for cheap trains from Bologna to La Spezia you'll find anywhere between 65 and 70 per day and that schedule is fairly consistent across all days of the week including holidays. The distance that you will cover all these trains is around 78 miles (126 km) although that can vary depending on what your departure and arrival stations are plus where the train may make stops and transfers along the way. The average trip time on this route is around 3h 45min with the fastest trip taking around 3h. This route does not contain any direct trains and all the trips along this route will require at least one or two transfers to different trains. These transfers occur and places like Pisa, Florence, and Parma.

Bologna to La Spezia Train Times: Departures per day

With about 65 Bologna to La Spezia trains per day, you will find a train departing at almost any time between the early morning hours in the early evening hours. The first train of the day leaves at around 5:00 a.m. while the final train of the day leaves just after 8:00 p.m. During that time frame, you will find anywhere from 2 to 6 departures per hour.

 

How long is the trip from Bologna to La Spezia?

There are a number of factors that can affect the amount of time it takes to make this trip on cheap trains from Bologna to La Spezia. This includes things like the type of train that is making the journey, the cities where transfers will occur, and the number of transfers involved. The fastest journey on this route takes just about 3h while the slowest journey will take about 6h 30min. Some of the quicker trips on this route occur on Trenitalia's high-speed offering, the Frecciarossa. Even when this type of train makes two different transfers along the route, trips on this train usually occur in the 3h to 3h 30min range.

 

On trains from Bologna to La Spezia where are the stations where I will depart and arrive?

Departure train station: Quite a few of the trips on this route will depart from the Bologna Centrale train station. The station is just north of the city center about 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away. Some of the amenities of this large station include a pharmacy, an office for luggage storage, and even a facility where you can rent a bicycle. There are also a number of bars and cafés, some fast-food restaurants and a sundry shop. The restrooms for the station sit on the central underpass. Several of the cities bus lines will make a stop at the Piazza that sits just outside of the Station and many of these buses will get you to the center of the city in just a couple of minutes. If you prefer to walk it is only a 20 or 25-minute walk to the center of the city. There is also a single train per day that leaves from Bologna San Ruffillo station. This is a small commuter station located southeast of the city center that offers minimal amenities such as a ticket office and restrooms.

Arrival train stations: The stations that your train may arrive at vary. La Spezia Centrale is one of the station that trains arrive at and it sits right in the heart of town just about 1 mile (1.9 km) from the center of the city. This is a small station with limited amenities inside of the station with just restrooms, a ticket office, and some eating options. There are several places to eat just outside of the Station. La Spezia Migliarina is another small station where trains arrive that is about 2 miles (3 km) to the east of the center of the city. There are not many amenities at the station other than automated ticket machines and restrooms. Ca' Di Boschetti station is farther down the line about 3 miles (4.8 km) to the southeast of the town and is another station where trains will arrive. Once again this is a small commuter station that will offer limited amenities such as an automated ticket machine and restroom facilities.

 

On trains from Bologna to La Spezia which companies operate the trains?

Trenitalia operates all of the trains on the route from Bologna to La Spezia by train. As one of the largest train companies in Italy, they operate trains in a huge number of cities throughout Italy. On this route from Bologna to La Spezia they offer both their normal-speed Regionale trains as well they're high-speed train offerings such as the Frecciarossa. No matter which type of train is in use on your route it will require transfer to at least one if not two different trains en route.

 

Trenitalia trains from Bologna to La Spezia

Because this is such a popular route you can expect quite a few cheap trains from Bologna to La Spezia to operate on a daily basis. In fact between around 5:00 a.m. until after about 8:00 p.m., there are generally about 65 trains per day with that service occurring seven days a week including holidays. With that amount of trains operating in that short amount of time, there are literally trains departing almost all the time during that time period with roughly 2 to 6 trains departing per hour. The trip time can be anywhere from around 3h to around 6h and that is mostly depending on how many transfers you will need to make and what type of train is making the trip. The faster trips generally occur on the high-speed train offerings.

 

Train Siena to Rome: Services on Board

When traveling on Bologna to La Spezia trains you are generally going to find two classes of seating, a second-class and a first-class. The names of the seating classes may vary depending on the train that is in use. As an example, the high-speed offerings can sometimes have three and four different classes of seating. No matter which train you are traveling on, there is always a very generous luggage allowance. You may bring your luggage aboard the train free of charge with ample storage for the luggage either at the end of the car or above your seat. You may bring a collapsible bicycle on board and treat it as you would any other piece of luggage by storing it at the end of the car or above your seat if possible. If you want to bring your pet on board with you they can ride for free and the only stipulation is that they be on a leash or travel in an approved pet container. Any dog that is on a leash must also have a muzzle. Passengers that have limited mobility or disabilities can visit the Sale Blu offices with locations in many of the stations on Trenitalia routes where they will find a number of services and amenities that are available to them to make their travel easier and more enjoyable.

 

What is a great way to find lower fares on trains from La Spezia to Rome?

There are some very good tips to help you save money on your train fares when traveling from Bologna to La Spezia by train. The first is to book as far in advance as possible. When you book in advance you are more likely to find specials and discounts offered by the train provider on this route. Another good option is to be flexible in the days and times that you travel. As you search for tickets you will often find days and times that are cheaper than others and these are generally slow times that offer cheaper rates. One last tip is to keep an eye out for the trips that operate with normal-speed trains and have more transfers. Even though your trip time may be longer on these routes, your journal will save money on your ticket fares.

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FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets between Bologna and La Spezia cost?
Train tickets to La Spezia from Bologna for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $23 (€19)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is the train between Bologna and La Spezia on average?
The Bologna to La Spezia train ticket price is on average $23 (€19)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How far is La Spezia from Bologna by train?
The train distance from Bologna to La Spezia is around 78 miles (126 km).
How long is a train to La Spezia from Bologna on average?
While the time it takes to travel 78 miles (126 km) between Bologna and La Spezia can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Bologna to La Spezia train journey time is on average 3 h 6 min.
What train station in Bologna goes to La Spezia? What train station do I come into La Spezia from Bologna?

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Bologna Centrale   and arriving in La Spezia Centrale.

Where is the Bologna train station located? Where is the La Spezia train station located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Bologna Centrale, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Bologna. The most popular arrival train station in La Spezia, called La Spezia Centrale, is located around 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from its city center.

Which train providers should I travel with from Bologna to La Spezia?
If you're looking for trains from Bologna to La Spezia, you can rely on Regionale Veloce, Regionale, Intercity, Trenitalia or Frecciarossa to get you to La Spezia. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Bologna to La Spezia journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services per day are there from Bologna to La Spezia?
On average, there are 16 trains a day from Bologna to La Spezia. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What time is the earliest train from Bologna to La Spezia? What time is the last train from Bologna to La Spezia?
You can take the first train from Bologna to La Spezia at 4: 33 AM. The last train from Bologna to La Spezia that you can take departs at 7: 33 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Bologna to La Spezia schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How early should I buy Bologna to La Spezia train tickets to get the best deals?
If you book a train ticket from Bologna to La Spezia within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $23 (€19) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to La Spezia from Bologna are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Bologna
La Spezia
The major railway station for departures from Bologna is Bologna Centrale. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Bologna Centrale for your journey to La Spezia from Bologna.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 21: 00
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 21, 25, 30, 36, 61, 62, 77, BLQ
Monorail lines: Marconi Express
Train lines: FR, FA, FB, IC, ICN, R, Italo, ÖBB EC, EN