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Journey Summary

Rome to Bologna Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
5 hours 11 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $33
Trains depart from:Rome
Trains arrive in:Bologna
Distance:304 km
Train Companies:Intercity, Italo, Regionale, Intercity Notte
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Train from Rome to Bologna with Italo, Frecciarossa and Trenitalia

Travel between Rome and Bologna from $25 (€20) with Omio’s train partners Italo, Frecciarossa and Trenitalia! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

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Italo is an Italian high-speed train that 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 class options 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 of cars. On Italo trains standard services include bathrooms, free WiFi, power outlets, reclining leather seats and footrests. Italo offers three types of fares with different prices and flexibility: Low Cost, Economy, and Flex.

Booking Italo tickets on Omio is very easy, with prices starting as low as $63 (€50) for the 188 miles (303 km) route between Rome and Bologna. Find your perfect train ride with Italo from Rome to Bologna today by checking out the current Italo train schedule for the trip and finding cheap ticket options. Once you’re ready, book your Rome to Bologna train ticket on Omio, then enjoy your upcoming trip with Italo!

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

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

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%


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 Rome - 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 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.

Travel Tips

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 do cheap train tickets from Rome to Bologna cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Rome to Bologna to cost as little as $25 (€20)  in the next 7 days.
How much is the train between Rome and Bologna on average?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Rome to Bologna train to cost on average $38 (€30)  one way.
How far is it from Rome to Bologna by train?
The train distance from Rome to Bologna is around 188 miles (303 km).
How long is the train between Rome and Bologna?
While the time it takes to travel 188 miles (303 km) between Rome and Bologna can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Rome to Bologna train journey time is on average 4 h 53 min.
What station does the train from Rome to Bologna depart from? Which Bologna train station do I come into from Rome?

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Roma Termini   and arrive in Bologna Centrale.

Where do I find the Rome train station to Bologna? Where is the Bologna train station?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Roma Termini, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Rome.

The most popular arrival train station, Bologna Centrale, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Bologna.

Which train providers can take me between Rome and Bologna?
Take the Rome to Bologna train with Italo, Frecciarossa, Frecciargento or Trenitalia. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route to Bologna from Rome as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any nonstop train services from Rome to Bologna?
Yes, you can search for direct trains from Rome to Bologna on Omio with Italo, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your train ticket.
When can I take the first train from Rome to Bologna? When can I take the last train for the day?
The first Rome to Bologna train departs at 7: 02 AM   and the last train from Rome to Bologna leaves at 8: 35 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Rome to Bologna on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket from Rome to Bologna to get the best deals?
If you buy the Rome to Bologna train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $38 (€30). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Bologna from Rome. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Rome
Bologna
Roma Ostiense
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Roma Termini
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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.
Roma Tiburtina
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