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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|Distance||188 miles (303 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 31 min|
|Average train ticket price||$34 (€28)|
|Train companies||Italo, 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.
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 trip for you.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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, 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.
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.
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.
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:
Omio customers book a train from Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale most frequently for this route.
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.
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