The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Munich to Bologna is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 6 trains that leave Munich for Bologna every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||251 miles (405 km)|
|Average train duration||6 h 36 min|
|Average train ticket price||$57 (€50)|
|Train companies||Trenitalia, ÖBB | Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection, Frecciarossa, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or Frecciargento|
Trains from Munich to Bologna cover the 251 miles (405 km) long route taking on average 6 h 36 min with our travel partners like Trenitalia, ÖBB | Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection, Frecciarossa, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or Frecciargento. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $32 (€28), but the average price of train tickets is $57 (€50). Travelers depart most frequently from München Hbf and arrive in Bologna Centrale.
Travel from Munich to Bologna from $32 (€28) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn, Frecciarossa and Trenitalia! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train from Munich to Bologna. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Trenitalia is not only Italy's national railroad company but also the country's largest train operator with an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and speed at which they travel. The company's flagship trains are the high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca. Trenitalia also operates intercity, regional and night trains. Bathrooms and WiFi access are standard on long-distance train routes. In most cases, the trains also provide barrier-free access.
Find the perfect train to cover the 251 miles (405 km) long route between Munich and Bologna with Trenitalia. Trenitalia offers different fares like the Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria tickets. You can even use Trenitalia discount cards on Omio. Make sure to look out for the latest offers from Trenitalia on Omio to score special deals! Check out the current Trenitalia schedule and book a cheap train to Bologna from Munich in just a few steps. On Omio you can find all the information you need for the Munich to Bologna route, such as departure and arrival times, train stations, number of stops, journey times and more.
Step on board a Frecciarossa train and relax as you travel across Italy. Trenitalia’s Frecciarossa high-speed trains make about 200 connections across Italy per day, including major destinations like Rome, Florence, Milan, Venice and Naples. These trains reach speeds up to 186 mph (300 kmh), so you can travel 251 miles (405 km) from Munich to Bologna quickly on a Frecciarossa high-speed train. There are four different classes to choose from: Standard, Premium, Business, and Executive. All Frecciarossa classes provide free WiFi access, power outlets, air conditioning, bathrooms, luggage storage, onboard entertainment, and restaurant and bar services to passengers.
We show you the latest Frecciarossa train schedule for the Munich to Bologna route, so you can select the best times for your upcoming trip. You can find other travel information on Omio for this route, such as departure and arrival train stations, journey times, number of stops, and cheap fares. You can select from three ticket types: Super Economy, Economy, and Base. Once you’ve picked your ticket, book a cheap train between Munich and Bologna with us today and enjoy your journey with Trenitalia’s Frecciarossa!
It takes an average journey time of 6-7 hours with Munich-Bologna-Bologna trains to move from the German city to the Italian city. At least 8 trains, between direct and indirect, cover the distance with a variable frequency in the various time slots of the day. The first train leaves Munich station at 07:34 and the last leaves at 13:35.
The railway companies that organise the Munich-Bavaria-Bologna train route are OBB, DB and DB associated with Italo. Departure is always from Munich Hbf station and arrival at Bologna Central Station. The DB company organizes both direct and exchange trips and OBB only direct trips with EuroCity.
The fastest arriving Munich-Bologna train takes 6 hours and 36 minutes, the company that organises it is DB. The one that requires a longer journey time takes 8 hours and 52 minutes: in this case the route is organized by DB and Italo associate. The maximum concentration of departures is at 11:35 when 5 options are available: the fastest takes 7 hours and 21 minutes to make the trip.
The route is run by 8 trains per day. There are five direct journeys and three involve a change. On weekends departures increase by a few units: in total there are about 70 weekly departures. In indirect transfers, the change can take place at the railway station of Verona Porta Nuova or at that of Padua.
Munich railway station: the main airport of the city is a modern five-storey structure, two of which are used as parking. The station is served by bus 58, metro lines such as U1 and U2 and trams 16 and 22. Snacks, toilets and shops are available.
Bologna train station: Buses 27 and 25 take you to the city centre in 10 minutes. In the airport elevators and escalators connect the different levels. Ticket machines and counters, lost property office, information office, first aid, shops and toilets are available.
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:
Travel between Munich, Germany and Bologna, Italy by train is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Italy must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 1/9/23. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Munich and Bologna as this information can change.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Bologna to Munich is: Unrestricted
Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
What are the requirements?
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 1/24/23. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Munich from Bologna here.
Some of the Munich train stations to Bologna you can start your journey from include München Hbf, München Hackerbrücke and München Marienplatz. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Bologna include Bologna Centrale, Bologna Borgo Panigale and Bologna Mazzini.
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from München Hbf and arriving in Bologna Centrale.
Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from München Hbf and need to travel around 2.3 miles (3.7 km) from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Bologna most often arrive at Bologna Centrale and need to travel around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) from this train station to the city center.
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