The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Naples to Bologna will cost around $ 93 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 47.
This is the last train of the day.
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3 h 15 m
4 h 21 m
Trains per day
Of the 63 train that leave Naples for Bologna every day 51 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 471 km distance in an average of 4 h 21 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 3 h 15 m .
The slowest train will take 11 h 6 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
5 hours 22 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$32|
|Trains depart from:||Naples|
|Trains arrive in:||Bologna|
|Train Companies:||Intercity, Italo, Intercity Notte, Regionale Veloce|
The train route from Naples to Bologna is managed by both Trenitalia and Italo with direct trains. The two cities are about 600 km from each other: Napoli Bologna trains leave from Napoli Centrale station and arrive at Bologna Centrale station.
Trenitalia offers more than 30 direct daily connections between the two cities. The connections in train from Naples to Bologna are carried out both with Frecciarossa, Frecciarossa 1000 and Frecciargento trains, and with Intercity and Intercity Notte. The fastest connections are undoubtedly those covered by the high-speed trains Frecciarossa Naples - Bologna. With a Frecciarossa you can reach the capital of Emilia from the Campania region in about 3 hours and 30 minutes, while traveling with an intercity, the journey takes up to about 6 or 7 hours.
Traveling on the Arrows you can take advantage of the special offers of Trenitalia: Children Free, round trip on the day, round trip Weekend and Special 2X1 Saturday.
The first of the Napoli Bologna direct trains leaves at about 4:21 from Napoli Centrale, while the last direct train of the day leaves the station at about 19:00.
The train from Naples to Bologna by train is covered by 17 Italo high-speed trains distributed throughout the day. The journey by train Italo Napoli Bologna takes an average of 3 hours and 35 minutes starting from Napoli Centrale and arriving at Bologna Centrale station. The first direct train leaves at about 5:50 from Napoli Centrale, while the last of the Italian trains of the day leaves the station around 19:18.
For this route Italo also offers promotional daily return fares, Italo Famiglia and Italo Special.
Trains to Bologna leave from Napoli Centrale station.
Napoli Centrale: the main railway station of the Neapolitan city and the seventh largest in Italy for number of passengers, is located in Piazza Garibaldi and can be reached by:
Trains coming from Napoli Centrale and bound for the capital of Emilia, arrive at the station of Bologna Centrale.
Bologna Centrale: this is the fifth railway station in Italy, and is served by multiple city bus lines. Generally, the tracks used by high-speed trains, such as the Italo or Frecciarossa Napoli Bologna sections, are located in the new part of the station, i.e. the underground ones, while the others depart and arrive exclusively on the traditional tracks.