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Train Information between Bologna and Paris

distanceDistance520 miles (839 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersFrecciarossa, Thello or Trenitalia

Trains from Bologna to Paris cover the 520 miles (839 km) long journey taking on average 11 h 25 min with our travel partners like Frecciarossa, Thello or Trenitalia. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Bologna Centrale and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Train companies

Frecciarossa and Trenitalia Bologna – Paris

Find the best route between Bologna and Paris with Frecciarossa and Trenitalia. Comparing timetables and prices and booking the most popular journey has never been easier with over 1000 travel operators on Omio.


Enjoy the train ride between Bologna and Paris with Trenitalia, Italy’s main operator of train services throughout the country with an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The company's flagship trains are the high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca that can travel at speeds up to 186 mph (300 kmh). Trenitalia also operates intercity, regional and sleeper trains. Toilets and WiFi access are standard on long-distance train routes. In many cases, Trenitalia trains also provide barrier-free access.

Trenitalia tickets between Bologna and Paris are available on Omio, and you can find the best deals for them in just a few steps. Trenitalia offers three different ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria tickets. Trenitalia also has discount and loyalty cards for qualified travellers, which you can use on Omio. When travelling on a Trenitalia train between Bologna and Paris, you can expect to travel 520 miles (839 km). Check Trenitalia’s train times and tickets for the Bologna to Paris route and buy your cheap ticket on Omio today!

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Refund or voucher policy
  • In the case of Trenitalia cancellations, the customer will be contacted directly. If the customer does not intend to travel, they can still obtain a full refund by submitting a cancellation request (relevant special conditions might apply) by filling in a request form for an electronic credit here:
  • Alternatively, the customer can request a refund for the payment method they used at the time of purchase by contacting a Trenitalia ticket office and presenting the communication received. Find the refund request form for regional trains here:
  • For further information and cancellation procedures go to the Trenitalia website: Or in Italian here:

Travel Tips

Trains from Bologna to Paris
Travel by train to Paris 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 Bologna to Paris.
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Bologna and Paris?

Travel between Bologna, Italy and Paris, France by train is: Partially open.

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

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

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in France from Bologna?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 28/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Bologna and Paris before travelling.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Italy from Paris, France?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Paris to Bologna is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Italy from France?

Reentry to Italy is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Italy from Paris?

What are the entry requirements?

  • 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?

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

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

Last verified on 27/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Paris to Bologna train here.

How far is it from Bologna to Paris by train?
The train distance from Bologna to Paris is around 520 miles (839 km).
How many hours does it take from Bologna to Paris by train?
The train time from Bologna to Paris is on average 11 h 25 min  for the 520 miles (839 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Bologna to Paris by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the Bologna to Paris train leave from? Which Paris train station do I come into from Bologna?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Bologna Centrale   and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Bologna Centrale, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Paris Gare de Lyon, located 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city centre.

Which train providers should I travel with from Bologna to Paris?
If you're looking for trains from Bologna to Paris, you can rely on Frecciarossa, Thello or Trenitalia to get you to Paris. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Bologna to Paris route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services are there from Bologna to Paris a day?
On average, there is 1 train a day from Bologna to Paris. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Bologna is Bologna Centrale. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Bologna Centrale for your trip from Bologna to Paris.
Amenities at station
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 21: 00
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 21, 25, 30, 36, 61, 62, 77, BLQ
Monorail lines: Marconi Express
Train lines: FR, FA, FB, IC, ICN, R, Italo, ÖBB EC, EN