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 £ 42 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 20.
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2 h 3 m
3 h 9 m
Trains per day
Of the 100 trains that leave Rome for Bologna every day 84 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 304 km distance in an average of 3 h 9 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 3 m .
The slowest trains will take 10 h 9 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||188 miles (303 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 7 min|
|Average train ticket price||£20 (€23)|
|Train frequency||50 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 50 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||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 7 min with our travel partners like Italo, Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Intercity, Trenitalia, Intercity Notte, Regionale Veloce or Regionale. Normally, there are 50 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £20, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £15. Travellers depart most frequently from Roma Termini and arrive in Bologna Centrale.
Buy your official Italo, Frecciarossa and Trenitalia train tickets to Bologna from Rome from £15 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient journey.
Italo is a brand of high-speed trains operated by the Italian train company Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV). Its fleet of trains includes the Italo AGV 575, the premier high-speed service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), and the Italo EVO, an eco-friendly train that can reach a maximum speed of 150 mph (250 km/h). Italo offers four different class options, but each train carriage is modernly equipped with a high level of comfort. You can choose between the Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive classes. Standard services in all Italo trains include toilets, free WiFi, power outlets, reclining leather seats, footrests, snack machines and Italo Live (free onboard entertainment featuring a selection of movies, music and games). Italo offers three types of fares with different prices and flexibility: Low Cost, Economy, and Flex.
Please follow the recommendations outlined by Italo when booking your train tickets between Rome and Bologna due to the coronavirus:
When departing from Rome, you have various train station options to start your route from including Roma Termini, Roma Tiburtina and Roma Ostiense. When arriving in Bologna, you can end your trip in train stations like Bologna Centrale and Bologna Borgo Panigale.
Omio customers book a train from Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale most frequently for this route.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Roma Termini and need to travel around 1 mile (1.6 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 0.9 miles (1.4 km) from this train station to the city centre.
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