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Train Information between Paris and Bologna

distanceDistance520 miles (839 km)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesFrecciarossa, Thello or Trenitalia

Trains from Paris to Bologna cover the 520 miles (839 km) long journey taking on average 13 h 42 min with our travel partners like Frecciarossa, Thello or Trenitalia. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Bologna Centrale.

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Frecciarossa and Trenitalia trains between Paris and Bologna

Frecciarossa and Trenitalia will get you from Paris to Bologna at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Trenitalia
Frecciarossa

Looking to travel by train between Paris and Bologna? Omio can help you find that perfect journey with Trenitalia. Check Omio to see current Trenitalia train timetables, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Paris to Bologna train and book Trenitalia tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train between Paris and Bologna, you can expect to travel 520 miles (839 km) one-way with Trenitalia. If you search for trains from Paris to Bologna in the Omio app, you can check if the Trenitalia ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with Trenitalia, we do the work for you to get you safely to Bologna from Paris. Book that perfect Paris to Bologna train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with Trenitalia!

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by Trenitalia when booking your train tickets between Paris and Bologna due to the coronavirus:

    • 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: https://reclami-e-suggerimenti.trenitalia.com/rimborsi/en/Anagrafica.aspx
    • 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: https://www.trenitalia.com/content/dam/tcom/allegati/trenitalia/in_regione/Modulo_Indennit%C3%A0_Rimborsi_Coronavirus_posta_mail.pdf.
    • For further information and cancellation procedures go to the Trenitalia website: https://www.trenitalia.com/en/info_contacts/refund-for-journey-cancellation.html Or in Italian here: https://www.trenitalia.com/it/informazioni/rimborso-per-rinuncia-al-viaggio-febbraio-2020.html

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    Trains from Paris 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 Paris to Bologna.
    FAQs
    Is cross-border travel by train between Paris, France and Bologna, Italy allowed?

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

    Is international entry into Bologna from Paris restricted?

    International entry 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?

    Entry Requirements:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 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 required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask required: Mandatory

    The above information was last checked on 02/12/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Bologna from Paris closer to your date of departure here.

    Do I need to quarantine when I return to France from Bologna, Italy?

    Return travel from Italy to France is: Partially open.

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Paris from Bologna?

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

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

    Requirements for reentering:

    • 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
    • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

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

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

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

    Last checked on 03/12/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Paris from Bologna.

    What is the distance to Bologna from Paris via train?
    The distance to Bologna from Paris by train is approximately 520 miles (839 km).
    How long is the train journey from Paris to Bologna?
    On average the train from Paris to Bologna duration is 13 h 42 min  for the 520 miles (839 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
    What station does the Paris to Bologna train leave from? Which Bologna train station do I come into from Paris?

    When taking a train from Paris, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. When you arrive in Bologna, your train can arrive in train stations including Bologna Centrale and Bologna Borgo Panigale.

    Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Paris Gare de Lyon   to Bologna Centrale.

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

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon, which is located around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Bologna Centrale, located 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from the city centre.

    Which train providers can take me to Bologna from Paris?
    When taking a train from Paris to Bologna, you can count on Frecciarossa, Thello or Trenitalia for the best way to get you to Bologna. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Paris to Bologna and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    How many trains are there between Paris and Bologna a day?
    On average, there are 2 trains a day from Paris to Bologna. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Paris
    Bologna
    Paris Gare de Lyon is the most popular Paris railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Paris for your journey to Bologna.
    Amenities at station
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    +33 184943635
    ticketOfficeHours
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    Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
    Public transport options for Paris Gare de Lyon
    Metro lines: 1, 14
    Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
    Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
    Amenities at station
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    ParkingParking
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    +33 890640650
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    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
    Public transport options for Paris Gare du Nord
    Metro lines: 4, 5
    Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
    Train lines: RER B, D, E
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    ParkingParking
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    +33 184943635
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    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Fri: 06: 45 - 20: 30 | Sat: 09: 00 - 20: 00 | Sun: 09: 00 - 20: 30
    Public transport options for Paris Gare de l'Est
    Metro lines: 4, 5, 7
    Bus lines: 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 46, 54, 56, 91
    Train lines: RER B, TGV, TGV/ICE, TER, Intercités, OUIGO, Transilien, Russian Railways
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
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    Phone Number
    +33 892353535
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    Mon - Fri: 08: 00 - 19: 30 | Sat: 10: 00 - 18: 00
    Public transport options for Paris Gare Saint-Lazare
    Metro lines: 3, 9, 12, 13, 14
    Bus lines: 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 42, 43, 66, 80, 94, 95, 528, RoissyB
    Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
    Amenities at station
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    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
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    Phone Number
    +33 892353535
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 10: 45 - 18: 00
    Public transport options for Gare de Paris Bercy
    Metro lines: 6, 14
    Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
    Train lines: TER, Intercités
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    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
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    AccessibilityAccessibility
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    Phone Number
    +33 892353535
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 00
    Public transport options for Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
    Metro lines: 5, 10
    Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
    Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C