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Train Information from Ferrara to Bologna

distanceDistance27 miles (43 km)
durationAverage train duration28 min
priceAverage train ticket price$13 (€11)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesRegionale Veloce, Regionale, Italo, Trenitalia, Intercity or Intercity Notte

Trains from Ferrara to Bologna cover the 27 miles (43 km) long route taking on average 28 min with our travel partners like Regionale Veloce, Regionale, Italo, Trenitalia, Intercity or Intercity Notte. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $13 (€11), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $6 (€5). Travelers depart most frequently from Ferrara and arrive in Bologna Centrale.

Trains from Ferrara to Bologna

Ferrara Bologna trains are direct and cover a distance of about 50 km. The route is served daily by railway companies that provide frequent trains, including night trains such as Intercity Night. The stations used are Ferrara and Bologna Centrale, both located near the city centre.

Which train companies travel from Ferrara to Bologna?

The trip Ferrara Bologna is organized by Trenitalia and Italo. Trenitalia makes Intercity and regional trains available, but also Frecciargento and Frecciabianca. The carriers Ferrara Bologna of Italo are high-speed trains that provide quick connections.

How long is the train from Ferrara to Bologna?

Italo's Ferrara Bologna trains take about 28 minutes to reach their destination. The situation is similar in the case of journeys made on board of Frecciabianca and Frecciargento, for which it takes from 27 to 32 minutes. The Intercity of Trenitalia also takes 24 to 26 minutes. With the regional, the travel time is 45-60 minutes, while the regional fast arrives in Bologna in just 30 minutes.

How many trains are there from Ferrara to Bologna?

Each day you can choose from 40 direct trains to Bologna station, which however drop to 30 on Sunday. The frequency is one train every 15-40 minutes during the day, while in the evening it is one train every hour. The most numerous trains are regional and regional fast trains.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Ferrara to Bologna?

Ferrara railway station: in Piazzale della Stazione stop the buses that lead to the city center, just 2 km away. The airport has an automatic ticket machine and counters; the latter are accessible to the disabled. In the station there are toilets, a cafeteria and a luggage room; in the area there are also parking lots for travellers and their companions.

Bologna railway station:Bologna Centrale is located a few minutes from the center, which is reached by buses 21 and 30. There is no subway. The services that can be used in the station are the ATM, the pharmacy, the bar, various restaurants and the ticket office. Wi-Fi is free. External car parks are also available, just a few minutes from the station.

Train tickets from Ferrara to Bologna: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 7 €
2 weeks earlier 5 €40%
3 weeks earlier 6 €17%
2 months earlier 5 €40%
3 months earlier 7 €0%

Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Ferrara - Bologna. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Ferrara - Bologna 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 17% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Ferrara - Bologna with 2 months in advance you save up to about 40% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 0%.
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Travel Tips

Trains from Ferrara 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 Ferrara to Bologna.
How much does a cheap train to Bologna from Ferrara cost?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Ferrara to Bologna for the next 7 days starting from $6 (€5)  one way.
How much does it cost to take a train between Ferrara and Bologna?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Ferrara to Bologna train price to come in at an average of $13 (€11)  one way.
How far is Ferrara to Bologna by train?
The Ferrara to Bologna train distance is approximately 27 miles (43 km).
How long is a train between Ferrara and Bologna on average?
While the time it takes to travel 27 miles (43 km) to Bologna from Ferrara can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Ferrara to Bologna train journey time is on average 28 min.
What is the departure train station in Ferrara and arrival train station in Bologna?

When taking the train between Ferrara and Bologna, you can choose to depart from train stations like Ferrara, Ferrara, Citta' Del Ragazzo and Ferrara, Cona Ospedale. Your journey can end in train stations such as Bologna Centrale and Bologna Borgo Panigale.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Ferrara   and arrive in Bologna Centrale.

Where is the departure train station in Ferrara located? Where is the arrival train station in Bologna located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Ferrara, located approximately 1.4 miles (2.3 km) from the city center of Ferrara. The most popular arrival train station in Bologna, called Bologna Centrale, is located around 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from its city center.

Which train providers can take me from Ferrara to Bologna?
If you're looking for trains from Ferrara to Bologna, you can rely on Regionale Veloce, Regionale, Italo, Trenitalia, Intercity or Intercity Notte to get you to Bologna. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Ferrara to Bologna journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services are there to Bologna from Ferrara a day?
On average, there are 12 trains a day from Ferrara to Bologna. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from Ferrara to Bologna? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train departing from Ferrara to Bologna leaves at 7: 11 AM. The last train departing from Ferrara to Bologna leaves at 5: 11 PM. You can find the latest Ferrara to Bologna train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
When should I buy the Ferrara to Bologna train for the best deals on tickets?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this route and save money. If you buy train tickets from Ferrara to Bologna within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $13 (€11) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Ferrara to Bologna a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Ferrara is the most popular Ferrara 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 Ferrara for your trip to Bologna.