Cheap train tickets from Rome to Bologna

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$59

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$66

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 $ 66 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 59.

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Train schedule from Rome to Bologna

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07:25AMRome Termini2h18 09:43AMBologna Centrale
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07:40AMRome Termini2h23 10:03AMBologna Centrale
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Jan 30
$34Regionale
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Jan 31
$29Intercity
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Feb 1
$24Intercity
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Feb 2
$24Intercity
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Feb 3
$20Intercity
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Feb 4
$27Intercity Notte
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Feb 5
$20Intercity
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Feb 6
$27Intercity Notte
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Feb 7
$24Intercity Notte
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Feb 8
$15Intercity Notte
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Feb 9
$18Intercity
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Feb 10
$18Intercity Notte
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Feb 11
$24Intercity
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Feb 12
$18Intercity Notte
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Feb 13
$24Intercity
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Feb 14
$20Intercity
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Feb 15
$18Intercity Notte
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Feb 16
$18Intercity Notte
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Feb 17
$18Intercity
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Feb 18
$18Intercity Notte
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Fastest train times from Rome to Bologna

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Fastest Journey

2 h 3 m

Average

2 h 18 m

Trains per day

30

Distance

304 km

Of the 30 trains that leave Rome for Bologna every day 30 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 304 km distance in an average of 2 h 18 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 3 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 23 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.

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09:05AMRome Termini2h03 11:08AMBologna Centrale
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$591One-way
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03:05PMRome Termini2h03 05:08PMBologna Centrale
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07:05PMRome Termini2h03 09:08PMBologna Centrale
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05:05PMRome Termini2h03 07:08PMBologna Centrale
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$651One-way

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Overview: Train from Rome to Bologna

distanceDistance188 miles (303 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 7 min
priceAverage train ticket price$27 (€23)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersItalo, Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Intercity, Trenitalia, Intercity Notte, Regionale Veloce or Regionale

Trains from Rome to Bologna cover the 188 miles (303 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 7 min with our travel partners like Italo, Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Intercity, Trenitalia, Intercity Notte, Regionale Veloce or Regionale. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $20 (€17), but the average price of train tickets is $27 (€23). Travelers depart most frequently from Roma Termini and arrive in Bologna Centrale.

Train providers: Italo, Frecciarossa and Trenitalia from Rome to Bologna trains

Italo, Frecciarossa and Trenitalia trains will get you between Rome and Bologna from $20 (€17). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

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Italo is a brand of high-speed trains from the Italian train company Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV) offering regular services to popular cities around Italy, such as Rome, Naples, Florence and Milan. Among its fleet of trains are the Italo AGV 575, the premier high-speed service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), and the Italo EVO, an eco-friendly train that can reach speeds up to 150 mph (250 km/h). You can choose from the following Italo ticket types when purchasing tickets from Rome to Bologna: Low Cost, Economy, and Flex. Italo offers four different class options: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Standard services in all Italo trains include bathrooms, free WiFi, power outlets, reclining leather seats, footrests, snack machines and Italo Live (free onboard entertainment featuring a selection of films, music and games). While some amenities may differ based on the class option booked, each train car is modernly equipped with a high level of comfort.

    When purchasing your Italo train tickets between Rome and Bologna, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

    • 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%


    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 are cheap trains to Bologna from Rome?

    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Rome to Bologna trains for as little as $20 (€17)  in the next 7 days.

    How much is the train between Rome and Bologna on average?

    If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Rome to Bologna train price to come in at an average of $27 (€23)  one way.

    What is the distance from Rome to Bologna by train?

    You should expect to travel around 188 miles (303 km)  to Bologna from Rome by train.

    How long is the train ride from Rome to 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 7 min.

    What is the departure train station in Rome and arrival train station in Bologna?

    When departing from Rome, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Roma Termini, Roma Tiburtina and Roma Ostiense. When arriving in Bologna, you can end your journey in train stations like Bologna Centrale and Bologna Borgo Panigale.

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

    Where is the departure train station in Rome located? Where is the arrival train station in Bologna located?

    Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Roma Termini and need to travel around 1 mile (1.6 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 companies can get me 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 companies that offer services between Rome and Bologna on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

    Is there a direct train from Rome to Bologna?

    If you’re looking for a direct train, consider traveling with Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Intercity or Intercity Notte. Nonstop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.

    When can I take the first train from Rome to Bologna? When can I take the last train for the day?

    You can take the first train from Rome to Bologna at 5: 06 AM. The last train from Rome to Bologna that you can take departs at 9: 35 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Rome to Bologna schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.

    How early should I book train tickets to Bologna from Rome to score the best deals?

    You can find trains from Rome to Bologna to cost on average $27 (€23) 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.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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    Bologna
    Roma Termini is the most popular Rome 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 Rome for your trip to Bologna.
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    Phone Number
    +39 064745421
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    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 06: 30 - 22: 00
    Public transit options for Roma Termini
    Metro lines: A (red), B (blue)
    Bus lines: 5, H, 38, 40 Express, 50 Express, 64, 66, 70, 75, 82, 90 Express, 92, 105, 150F, 223, 310, 590, 714, 910, C2, C3
    Tram lines: 5, 14
    Train lines: Italo, FR, FA, FB, IC, ICN, EN, CNL, R, Leonardo Express
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    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
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    Phone Number
    +39 892021
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    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 06: 35 - 20: 20
    Public transit options for Roma Tiburtina
    Metro lines: LB
    Bus lines: 62, 71, 111, 111F, 120F, 135, 163, 168, 211, 309, 409, n409, n041, C2, C3, Airport Shuttle
    Train lines: FR, FA, IC, REG, FL1, FL2, FL3