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Overview: Train from Paris to Bologna

distanceDistance520 miles (839 km)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersFrecciarossa, Thello or Trenitalia

Trains from Paris to Bologna cover the 520 miles (839 km) long journey taking on average 13 h 42 min with our travel partners like Frecciarossa, Thello or Trenitalia. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Bologna Centrale.

Train companies: Frecciarossa and Trenitalia from Paris to Bologna trains

Find the best route between Paris and Bologna with Frecciarossa and Trenitalia. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most convenient trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Trenitalia
Frecciarossa

Trenitalia is Italy’s national railroad company providing services across the whole country, giving you ample opportunity to discover the beauty and culture of Italy. Trenitalia’s fleet of trains include its high-speed trains Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca as well as intercity, regional and night trains. Bathrooms and WiFi access are standard services on long-distance routes, and, in most cases, there is barrier-free access on Trenitalia trains.

Taking a train with Trenitalia is a great way to travel from Paris to Bologna, and Omio can show you the best times and tickets available for the 520 miles (839 km) long train trip. Trenitalia offers different fares for the Paris to Bologna journey with ticket options like Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria. You can even apply Trenitalia discount cards on Omio at the time of purchasing tickets. Simply check the current Trenitalia train schedule, compare the cheapest, fastest, or earliest routes from Paris to Bologna, and buy your cheap Trenitalia train ticket on Omio easily and securely today.

    Trenitalia has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Trenitalia tickets to Bologna from Paris 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

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

    Time Price Savings
    1 week earlier 89 €
    2 weeks earlier 74 €20%
    3 weeks earlier 67 €33%
    1 month before 72 €24%
    2 months earlier 67 €33%
    3 months earlier 67 €33%


    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 Paris - 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 Paris - Bologna 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 33% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
    • If you book a ticket Paris - Bologna with 2 months in advance you save up to about 33% compared to the initial price.
    • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 33%.
    • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Paris 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 Paris to Bologna.
    FAQs

    Is cross-border travel by train between Paris, France and Bologna, Italy allowed?

    Travel by train between Paris, France and Bologna, Italy is: Partially open.

    Is international entry into Bologna from Paris restricted?

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

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

    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 1/28/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Paris and Bologna closer to your date of departure here

    What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Paris, France from Bologna, Italy?

    The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Bologna to Paris is: Partially open

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to France from Italy?

    Reentry to France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

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

    What are the requirements?

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Health declaration required
    • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

    What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

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

    • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask: Mandatory

    Last checked on 1/27/22. 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 Paris from Bologna here.

    How far is Paris to Bologna by train?

    The Paris to Bologna train distance is approximately 520 miles (839 km).

    What is the Paris to Bologna train travel time?

    On average the Paris to Bologna train travel time is 13 h 42 min  for the 520 miles (839 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

    When traveling by train from Paris to Bologna, which train station in Paris do I depart from and which train station in Bologna do I arrive in?

    When departing from Paris, you have various train station options to start your route from including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. When arriving in Bologna, you can end your trip in train stations like Bologna Centrale and Bologna Borgo Panigale.

    Omio customers book a train from Paris Gare de Lyon   to Bologna Centrale   most frequently for this route.

    Where is the train station in Paris? Where is the train station in Bologna?

    Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Paris Gare de Lyon and need to travel around 1.3 miles (2.1 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 0.9 miles (1.4 km) from this train station to the city center.

    Which train providers should I travel with from Paris to Bologna?

    If you're looking for trains from Paris to Bologna, you can rely on Frecciarossa, Thello or Trenitalia to get you to Bologna. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Paris to Bologna journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    How many trains per day are there between Paris and Bologna?

    On average, there are 2 trains a day from Paris to Bologna. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Paris
    Bologna
    Paris Gare de Lyon is the most popular Paris 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 Paris for your trip to Bologna.
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    +33 184943635
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    Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
    Public transit options for Paris Gare de Lyon
    Metro lines: 1, 14
    Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
    Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
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    +33 890640650
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    Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
    Public transit options for Paris Gare du Nord
    Metro lines: 4, 5
    Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
    Train lines: RER B, D, E
    Amenities at station
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    ParkingParking
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    +33 184943635
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    Mon - Fri: 06: 45 - 20: 30 | Sat: 09: 00 - 20: 00 | Sun: 09: 00 - 20: 30
    Public transit options for Paris Gare de l'Est
    Metro lines: 4, 5, 7
    Bus lines: 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 46, 54, 56, 91
    Train lines: RER B, TGV, TGV/ICE, TER, Intercités, OUIGO, Transilien, Russian Railways
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
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    +33 892353535
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    Mon - Fri: 08: 00 - 19: 30 | Sat: 10: 00 - 18: 00
    Public transit options for Paris Gare Saint-Lazare
    Metro lines: 3, 9, 12, 13, 14
    Bus lines: 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 42, 43, 66, 80, 94, 95, 528, RoissyB
    Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
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    Phone Number
    +33 892353535
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 10: 45 - 18: 00
    Public transit options for Gare de Paris Bercy
    Metro lines: 6, 14
    Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
    Train lines: TER, Intercités
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    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +33 892353535
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 00
    Public transit options for Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
    Metro lines: 5, 10
    Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
    Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C