The cheapest trains from Rome to Bologna

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Cheapest

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$69

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Rome to Bologna will cost around $ 69 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 35.

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03:02PMRome Termini7h09 10:11PMBologna San Ruffillo
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$351One-way
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11:11AMRome Tiburtina7h16 06:27PMBologna Centrale
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$361One-way
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06:06AMRome Termini6h21 12:27PMBologna Centrale
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09:02AMRome Termini7h25 04:27PMBologna Centrale
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03:02PMRome Termini7h27 10:29PMBologna Centrale
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Timetable Rome to Bologna

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05:35AMRome Termini2h23 07:58AMBologna Centrale
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06:06AMRome Termini6h21 12:27PMBologna Centrale
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06:09AMRome Tiburtina6h18 12:27PMBologna Centrale
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06:30AMRome Termini2h08 08:38AMBologna Centrale
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09:28AMRome Termini7h58 05:26PMBologna Centrale
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10:05AMRome Termini2h03 12:08PMBologna Centrale
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10:10AMRome Termini5h37 03:47PMBologna Centrale
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10:10AMRome Termini2h23 12:33PMBologna Centrale
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10:12AMRome Termini7h59 06:11PMBologna San Ruffillo
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10:20AMRome Termini2h03 12:23PMBologna Centrale
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10:25AMRome Termini2h23 12:48PMBologna Centrale
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11:11AMRome Tiburtina7h16 06:27PMBologna Centrale
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11:35AMRome Termini2h23 01:58PMBologna Centrale
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12:40PMRome Tiburtina4h22 05:02PMBologna Centrale
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12:50PMRome Termini2h03 02:53PMBologna Centrale
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03:02PMRome Termini7h27 10:29PMBologna Centrale
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03:02PMRome Termini7h09 10:11PMBologna San Ruffillo
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03:05PMRome Termini2h03 05:08PMBologna Centrale
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03:10PMRome Termini2h23 05:33PMBologna Centrale
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03:30PMRome Termini4h26 07:56PMBologna Centrale
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04:00PMRome Termini7h21 11:21PMBologna Centrale
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04:10PMRome Termini2h23 06:33PMBologna Centrale
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04:10PMRome Tiburtina7h59 12:09AMBologna Corticella
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04:30PMRome Termini2h08 06:38PMBologna Centrale
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04:31PMRome Tiburtina4h31 09:02PMBologna Centrale
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04:35PMRome Termini2h23 06:58PMBologna Centrale
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06:20PMRome Termini2h23 08:43PMBologna Centrale
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06:36PMRome Termini2h42 09:18PMBologna Centrale
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06:50PMRome Termini2h23 09:13PMBologna Centrale
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08:10PMRome Termini2h36 10:46PMBologna Centrale
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08:20PMRome Tiburtina3h49 12:09AMBologna Corticella
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08:40PMRome Termini2h23 11:03PMBologna Centrale
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10:35PMRome Termini4h53 03:28AMBologna Centrale
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Sat
Sep 18
$35Regionale
$25Flixbus
$214Alitalia Cityliner
Sun
Sep 19
$36Regionale
$29Flixbus
$214Alitalia Cityliner
Mon
Sep 20
$36Regionale
$20Flixbus
$214Alitalia Cityliner
Tue
Sep 21
$25Intercity
$22Itabus
$117Alitalia Cityliner
Wed
Sep 22
$31Intercity
$19Itabus
$117Alitalia Cityliner
Thu
Sep 23
$31Intercity
$19Itabus
$117Alitalia Cityliner
Fri
Sep 24
$36Regionale
$22Itabus
$163Alitalia Cityliner
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Sep 25
$25Intercity
$20Flixbus
$97Alitalia Cityliner
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Sep 26
$36Regionale
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$163Alitalia Cityliner
Mon
Sep 27
$31Intercity
$9Itabus
$117Alitalia Cityliner
Tue
Sep 28
$25Intercity
$9Itabus
$97Alitalia Cityliner
Wed
Sep 29
$25Intercity
$12Itabus
$97Alitalia Cityliner
Thu
Sep 30
$25Intercity
$9Itabus
$97Alitalia Cityliner
Fri
Oct 1
$28Intercity Notte
$9Itabus
$117Alitalia Cityliner
Sat
Oct 2
$19Intercity
$9Itabus
$117Alitalia Cityliner
Sun
Oct 3
$31Intercity
$12Itabus
$117Alitalia Cityliner
Mon
Oct 4
$28Intercity Notte
$9Itabus
$117Alitalia Cityliner
Tue
Oct 5
$19Intercity
$9Itabus
$117Alitalia Cityliner
Wed
Oct 6
$16Intercity Notte
$9Itabus
$117Alitalia Cityliner
Thu
Oct 7
$16Intercity Notte
$9Itabus
$117Alitalia Cityliner

The fastest trains from Rome to Bologna

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08:10AMRome Termini2h00 10:10AMBologna Centrale
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$721One-way
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05:50PMRome Termini2h03 07:53PMBologna Centrale
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$771One-way
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08:50AMRome Termini2h03 10:53AMBologna Centrale
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06:50PMRome Termini2h03 08:53PMBologna Centrale
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07:05AMRome Termini2h03 09:08AMBologna Centrale
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Train Information to Bologna from Rome

distanceDistance188 miles (303 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 31 min
priceAverage train ticket price$34 (€28)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesItalo, Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Intercity, Trenitalia, Intercity Notte, Regionale Veloce or Regionale

Trains from Rome to Bologna cover the 188 miles (303 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 31 min with our travel partners like Italo, Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Intercity, Trenitalia, Intercity Notte, Regionale Veloce or Regionale. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $34 (€28), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $25 (€20). Travelers depart most frequently from Roma Termini and arrive in Bologna Centrale.

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Enjoy traveling between Rome and Bologna by taking a train with Italo! The Italian high-speed train covers around 9, 900 miles (16, 000 km) of railroad lines in Italy and travels at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 kmh). There are four different train classes to choose from: Smart, Comfort, Prima, and Club Executive. The modern train cars are equipped with a high level of comfort and even offer cinema screens in the Smart class. Standard services in all Italo trains include bathrooms, free WiFi, power outlets, reclining leather seats, and footrests.

Italo trains offer value for money on routes from Rome to Bologna, and we can help you find the best deals available. Check out the latest Italo train schedule and tickets available for the Rome to Bologna route on Omio to book the best ticket. Italo offers three types of fares with different prices and flexibility: Low Cost, Economy, and Flex. When you ride with Italo, you can expect to travel 188 miles (303 km) between Rome and Bologna. Once you’ve picked the perfect Italo ticket, book your cheap train between Rome and Bologna on Omio today!

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Italo when booking your train tickets from Rome to Bologna due to the coronavirus:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID

Trains from Rome to Bologna

The 189 mile (304 km) journey by train from Rome to Bologna is a long but popular route, available all day with both high-speed and traditional services. You can make the journey in just over 2h using Italy’s latest high-speed trains, but the average trip duration is well over 3h from the Eternal City to the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region.

   

Rome to Bologna Train Time: Daily Departures

There are typically more than 50 total train routes operating seven days a week. The first trains are available as early as around 6 a.m. and run at least four times per hour until the middle of the evening. The various train companies spread their routes out over the day, so both high speed and slower trains should be available throughout the day. Departure time from Rome is typically only available up until the 7 p.m. hour, so no overnight trains are running.

   

How long is the journey by train from Rome to Bologna?

The fastest of the high speed trains can make the direct 189 mile (304 km) journey in about 2h. The Intercity line has trip itineraries that make the journey in around 4h, also a direct trip with no transfers. Finally, you can opt for a long ride that requires transferring in Florence to save yourself some cash; but these tickets may take over 7h in total travel time.

   

What is/are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Rome to Bologna?

Departure train station: The vast majority of routes will depart from the Rome Termini station in central Rome. The station is located right in central Rome, where you can also catch the Metro or local bus lines. It’s a big station to give yourself time to navigate it. There are a handful of itineraries available for you to depart from the Rome Tiburtina station, to the East of central Rome. If you need to travel from Tiburtina, you can filter routes by that station on Omio. There are scooter and rental car services at the station as well as a parking lot. There is a full mall attached to this station so you should be able to grab anything you need for your train from Rome to Bologna.

 

Arrival train station: Trains will arrive at the Bologna Centrale station, which is North of the city center by about a mile (1.5 km) The sister city of Bolognina is immediately to the North. The Stazione Centrale bus station and stops are right outside of the train station, so you can easily hop one to your destination. This is a small station compared to Rome, but you may find a grocery store as well as the typical small food and drink vendors. Parking, hotels and restaurants are all located near the station.

   

Which train companies travel from Rome to Bologna?

Italo and Trenitalia’s Frecciarossa and Frecciargento lines are all high speed trains that run direct, and have departures available throughout the day. Trenitalia Intercity also offer direct trains from Rome to Bologna, but take more than 4h and multiple stops. Trenitalia Regionale trains will most likely require a transfer at Florence or San Marino and could take up to 7h and have many more stops.

 

Italo trains from Rome to Bologna

Italo is the newer high speed train line that serves all of Italy. Their routes from Rome to Bologna offer only direct, high speed trains, usually at least 10 per day that depart all throughout the day. Their average journey duration is 2h 20min.

 

Trenitalia trains from Rome to Bologna

Trenitalia, Italy’s national train service, has a variety of train lines and carriage types, including three that run long distance routes throughout Italy. The Frecce services have an average duration of 2h 20min. Trenitalia's Regionale trains are local trains that typically serve smaller routes between small cities or within larger cities. They will offer longer distance itineraries, but they take up to 8h and usually require transferring.

Train Rome to Bologna: Services on Board

Italo high speed trains are new and comfortable, with all classes offering free WiFi, in-seat power, footrests and reclining seats.In addition to their standard "Smart" ticket, there are three additional first class tickets which offer a variety of additional amenities such as meal services, private lounge cars, and freebies. Italo offers wheelchair services for persons with disabilities, but you may need to contact the train company or the station ahead of time to schedule assistance. Seeing eye or guard dogs are allowed at any size, but if you want to bring a pet on board it has to weigh under 22lbs (10kg). The Trenitalia Frecciarossa high speed lines also offer WiFi, reclining seats, air conditioned cars and food and beverage cars. They offer three classes of ticket on most trains, from Super Economy to Economy and up to Standard. Luggage is included for free but must fit in the designated luggage areas and not block aisles or exit routes. Pets are allowed with heavy restrictions to where they may sit and what cars they may access. The ‘Sala Blu’ service for persons with disabilities is affiliated with Trenitalia and can be made available by appointment. The Trenitalia Intercity trains are equipped with both first and second class cars. All cars are air conditioned and have restrooms on board. Bikes are allowed onboard at no extra charge, but you may need to store non-folding bikes in a specific spot as specified by the conductor. The local trains under Trenitalia Regionale are all second class cars, with some first class cars available on their longer trips. You may bring a fold up bike free of charge, but a regular bike may require an additional fee. Almost all the train carriages will be air conditioned and offer low-entry steps for persons with disabilities.

   

How to find cheap train tickets from Rome to Bologna?

If you want to find a deal amongst all the trains from Rome to Bologna, use the filters on the Omio search results to remove the high speed train line options, either by duration or by company. The results page should also highlight the cheapest and fastest routes automatically. Of course you should always try booking in advance and checking with flexible days, as some routes are cheaper depending on the day of the week and time.

   

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

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 30 €
2 weeks earlier 27 €11%
3 weeks earlier 26 €15%
1 month before 20 €50%
2 months earlier 25 €20%
3 months earlier 21 €43%


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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 Rome - Bologna 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 15% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Rome - Bologna with 2 months in advance you save up to about 20% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 43%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

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Trains from Rome 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 Rome to Bologna.
FAQs
How much does a cheap train between Rome and Bologna cost?
Train tickets from Rome to Bologna for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $25 (€20)  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train from Rome to Bologna?
The train price from Rome to Bologna is on average $34 (€28)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
What is the distance from Rome to Bologna by train?
The train distance from Rome to Bologna is around 188 miles (303 km).
How long is the train ride between Rome and Bologna?
While the time it takes to travel 188 miles (303 km) to Bologna from Rome can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Rome to Bologna train journey time is on average 4 h 31 min.
What is the departure train station in Rome and arrival train station in Bologna?

Omio customers book a train from Roma Termini   to Bologna Centrale   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Rome to go to Bologna? Where is the train station in Bologna located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Roma Termini, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Rome.

The most popular arrival train station, Bologna Centrale, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center of Bologna.

Which train companies should I travel with from Rome to Bologna?
For the route from Rome to Bologna you can take a train with Italo, Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Intercity, Trenitalia, Intercity Notte, Regionale Veloce or Regionale. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Rome and Bologna on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Can I find a direct train from Rome to Bologna?
Yes, there are direct trains from Rome to Bologna, and you can find a direct train for this route with Italo  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
When does the first train depart from Rome to Bologna? When does the last train depart from Rome to Bologna?
You can take the first train from Rome to Bologna at 7: 02 AM. The last train from Rome to Bologna that you can take departs at 8: 35 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Rome to Bologna schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
When should I book the Rome to Bologna train for the best deals on tickets?
You can find trains from Rome to Bologna to cost on average $34 (€28) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Rome to Bologna train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Bologna
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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
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