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Train Information between Berlin and Bologna

distanceDistance561 miles (905 km)
durationAverage train duration11 h 46 min
priceAverage train ticket price£63 (€71)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Berlin to Bologna cover the 561 miles (905 km) long trip taking on average 11 h 46 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £44, but the average price of train tickets is £63. Travellers depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Bologna Centrale.

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Deutsche Bahn Berlin – Bologna

Travel from Berlin to Bologna from £44 with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

Deutsche Bahn

Find your perfect journey from Berlin to Bologna with Deutsche Bahn (DB)! Check out the DB train timetables between Berlin and Bologna and then book cheap DB tickets with Omio. The distance between Berlin and Bologna by DB is 561 miles (905 km) and the cheapest price for a DB ticket between Berlin and Bologna is £44.

DB is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 train journeys per day. A special feature of DB 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 at Omio.

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 WCs are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Deutsche Bahn Trains from Berlin to Bologna


Deutsche Bahn is Germany's leading train company, running 40,000 train journeys every day. Deutsche Bahn has a wide range of tickets, offers and discount cards such as the BahnCard. Check if you can use it on the Deutsche Bahn trains from Berlin to Bologna. For more information on ticket cancellation, please visit our customer service centre.

Deutsche Bahn has different types of trains such as ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regional Rail) based on travel time and comfort. Toilets are available on all trains and some of them have an onboard restaurant or access to Wi-Fi.

At Omio, you can easily check the train schedule from Berlin to Bologna and book cheap Deutsche Bahn tickets.

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Travel Tips

Trains from Berlin 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 Berlin to Bologna.
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train from Berlin to Bologna?

Travel between Berlin, Germany and Bologna, Italy by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Italy from Germany?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Italy from Berlin?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Bologna, Italy?

When travelling in Italy, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 20/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Berlin to Bologna before travelling.

What restrictions are there on reentering Germany from Bologna, Italy?

The restriction level for your return train to Berlin, Germany from Bologna is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Berlin from Bologna restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Bologna?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Berlin, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 20/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Berlin from Bologna closer to your date of departure here.

How much do cheap trains from Berlin to Bologna cost?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Bologna from Berlin for the next 7 days starting from £44  one way.
What is the average cost of a train from Berlin to Bologna?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket between Berlin and Bologna is £63  one way.
What is the distance to Bologna from Berlin via train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Berlin and Bologna via train to be approximately 561 miles (905 km).
How long is the train to Bologna from Berlin?
While the time it takes to travel 561 miles (905 km) to Bologna from Berlin can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Berlin to Bologna is on average 11 h 46 min.
Which train station from Berlin to Bologna do I depart from? Which Bologna train station from Berlin do I arrive in?

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Berlin Hbf   to Bologna Centrale.

Where is the Berlin train station located? Where is the Bologna train station located?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Berlin Hbf and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Bologna most often arrive at Bologna Centrale and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from this train station to the city centre.

Which train companies can get me from Berlin to Bologna?
For the best Berlin to Bologna train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Berlin to Bologna to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many train services per day are there to Bologna from Berlin?
The average number of trains departing Berlin for Bologna is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What time is the earliest train from Berlin to Bologna? What time is the last train from Berlin to Bologna?
The earliest train departing from Berlin to Bologna leaves at 06: 30. The last train departing from Berlin to Bologna leaves at 21: 29. You can find the latest Berlin to Bologna train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy train tickets to Bologna from Berlin to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets to Bologna from Berlin within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £63 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Berlin to Bologna a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Berlin is Berlin Hbf. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Berlin Hbf for your trip from Berlin to Bologna.
Amenities at station
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sat: 07: 00 - 22: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 00
Connections to/from station
U-Bahn lines: U5
Train lines: ICE, EC, IC, FEX, HBX, IRE, RB10, RB14, RB21, RB22, RE1, RE2, RE3, RE4, RE5, RE7
Bus lines: 120, 123, 142, 147, 245, M41, M85, N20, N40, N5
S-Bahn lines: S3, S5, S7, S9
Tram lines: M5, M6, M8, M10