The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Salzburg to Bologna is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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7 h 20 m
7 h 40 m
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It's difficult to get from Salzburg to Bologna without transferring at least once.
|Distance||242 miles (390 km)|
|Average train duration||7 h 20 min|
|Average train ticket price||$89 (€79)|
|Train frequency||1 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there is 1 direct train a day|
|Train providers||ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn with connection, ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet or Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from Salzburg to Bologna cover the 242 miles (390 km) long journey taking on average 7 h 20 min with our travel partners like ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn with connection, ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $89 (€79), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $55 (€48). Travelers depart most frequently from Salzburg Hbf and arrive in Bologna Centrale.
You can travel by train from Salzburg to Bologna with ÖBB Nightjet, ÖBB and Deutsche Bahn for as low as $55 (€48). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train from Salzburg to Bologna. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
ÖBB is Austria's main train company and offers the following different ticket types for your next trip from Salzburg to Bologna by train: Standard Ticket, Comfort-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene Comfort-Ticket.
Looking for trains to Bologna from Salzburg? ÖBB Nightjet is one of the best companies to travel with on the 242 miles (390 km) journey from Salzburg to Bologna. As an official travel partner of ÖBB Nightjet, Omio quickly shows you the latest ÖBB Nightjet train schedules and timetables, tickets and offers (such as baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Salzburg to Bologna routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable ÖBB Nightjet train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains between Salzburg and Bologna, you can quickly see if the ÖBB Nightjet ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Salzburg - Bologna train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with ÖBB Nightjet!
ÖBB Nightjet from Salzburg to Bologna train information:
Travel by train between Salzburg, Austria and Bologna, Italy is: Unrestricted.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
The government of Italy has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 5/17/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Salzburg and Bologna closer to your date of departure here
Return travel from Italy to Austria is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Austria is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Austria has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 5/17/23. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Salzburg from Bologna.
When taking the train to Bologna from Salzburg, you can choose to depart from train stations like Salzburg Hbf, Salzburg Aigen and Salzburg Aiglhof. Your journey can end in train stations such as Bologna Centrale, Bologna Corticella and Bologna Mazzini.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Salzburg Hbf and arrive in Bologna Centrale.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Salzburg Hbf and travel around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Bologna Centrale and need to travel approximately 1.6 miles (2.5 km) from the train station to the city center in Bologna.
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