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Bologna to Ferrara by train

The journey from Bologna to Ferrara by train is 26.89 mi and takes 0 hr 50 min. There are 22 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:35 AM and the last at 7:35 PM. It is possible to travel from Bologna to Ferrara by train for as little as $5.34 or as much as $22.58. The best price for this journey is $5.34.

Lowest Price$5.34
Journey Duration0 hr 50 min
Connection per Day22
Lowest Price$5.34
Highest Price$22.58
First Departure6:35 AM
Last Departure7:35 PM
Distance26.89 mi
DepartureBologna
ArrivalFerrara
CarriersAutobus, FrecciarossaMore

Bologna to Ferrara Train Times

Departure date
Monday, Feb 26, 2024

Travel by train from Bologna to Ferrara

The average journey from Bologna to Ferrara takes on average 0 hr 50 min. Around 22 trains depart a day from Bologna to Ferrara. The average price is $10.23, and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around $5.34. If you travel from Bologna to Ferrara by train you will leave from Bologna Centrale train station.

Frecciarossa and Italo trains depart daily from Bologna to Ferrara. If you are looking for a slower and often cheaper alternative, the route is also served by Intercity and regional trains. 
Here's what you need to know before you book.

  • Frecciarossa: You can enjoy the high-speed journey with wi-fi, a smartphone or laptop always charged, enough luggage space, and snacks available thanks to the catering service. The price varies depending on the class you choose and how far in advance you book your trip.
  • Italo: high-speed train, depending on the class you choose in addition to electrical outlets and wi-fi, you can enjoy catering and welcome service. Remember that if you select Smart class, luggage larger than 75x53x30 cm is not allowed.
  • Intercity: equipped with power and light sockets at the seat, a bathroom with changing table, coat hooks near the window, ample space for large luggage, bike and e-bike charging sockets, wheelchair disabled seat and companion seat (equipped toilet).
  • Regional fast train: this is the cheapest, fixed-price alternative. You will not have WiFi service or seat choice options.

Ferrara is a medieval city that has been declared a UNESCO heritage site. Its historic center is a plunge into the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Not to be missed are the Castello Estense, the Romanesque cathedral and the Jewish Ghetto. To make the most of a day in the beautiful city of Ferrara, book a guided tour through the historic center.

If you are planning to visit Ferrara from Bologna by train, let Virail advise you. We compare thousands of train, bus, and flight destinations to help you find the best price. Check our convenient price calendar below and find the best prices among all available transportation between Bologna and Ferrara.

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Cheap train tickets from Bologna to Ferrara
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Bologna to Ferrara.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Bologna to Ferrara, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Bologna to Ferrara.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $5.10 to $9.29 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 45% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Bologna to Ferrara

The cheapest Bologna - Ferrara train tickets can be found for as low as $4.86 if you’re lucky, or $5.39 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $6.13.

Find the best day to travel to Ferrara by train

When travelling to Ferrara by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Frecciarossa, operated by Trenitalia, the national railway company, is a renowned high-speed train service in Italy. FRECCIAROSSA trains, reaching speeds of up to 300 km/h, connect major cities including Rome, Milan, Naples, Florence, and Turin.

Italo, a subsidiary of the Italian railway company Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV), operates a high-speed train service throughout Italy. The 2012 launch of Italo trains, which are both conventional and high-speed, provides travelers with speedy and comfortable travel across Italy. The 300 km/h speed ensures regular and comfortable transportation to major cities like Rome, Naples, Florence, and Milan.

Ticket types and facilities from Bologna to Ferrara

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Frecciarossa and Italo when traveling from Bologna to Ferrara.

Premium

Premium service includes a wider seat, more legroom, and access to additional amenities such as a welcome drink and a choice of newspapers. Coach 4 on the Frecciarossa 1000 train is reserved for the Premium level.
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Standard

Standard is the basic level of service and includes a comfortable seat and access to basic onboard services. Coaches 5-8 are for the Standard level with seats covered in gray eco-leather.
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Executive

Executive is the highest level of service and includes all of the amenities of the Business level, as well as a personal entertainment system, and gourmet meals served by a dedicated onboard chef.
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Business

Business service is designed for business travelers and includes all of the amenities of the Premium level, as well as access to a dedicated Business Lounge and priority boarding. Coaches 2 and 3 of Frecciarossa 1000 are reserved for the Business level of service.
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Smart

With the Smart ambiance, experience all the comforts and services of Italo at an affordable price.
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Prima

Experience the best of Italo with the Prima ambiance, providing you with maximum comfort and top-notch services for your entire journey.
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Club Executive

For an even more luxurious and relaxing trip, opt for the Club Ambiance. Here, you'll delight in ultimate comfort and pampering with spacious individual seating arrangements.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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On Frecciarossa trains, free WiFi is available. Use their Portale FRECCE service to watch movies, TV, and catch up on news. It also provides travel updates and additional booking options.
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Seek serenity? Frecciarossa offers designated quiet zones for Business Class to ensure a peaceful journey, free from distractions.
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No matter the model – be it ETR 500, ETR 600, ETR 700, or ETR 1000 – every seat comes with its power socket to keep your devices charged.
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On Frecciarossa trains, you won't face any restrictions on the amount of luggage you can bring on board. You can easily stow small bags and items in overhead racks or under your seat, while larger suitcases can be placed in the luggage racks situated in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Special assistance is a call away for those who require it. Dial the toll-free 800 90 60 60 from Italian landlines or the international number +3902323232 from any phone, including from abroad.
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Satiate your hunger at the FrecciaBistrò, stationed at the train's center. Or, for added convenience, order directly to your seat through the Portale FRECCE's EasyBistrò. Premium and Business Class travelers receive complimentary snacks and drinks, while Executive Class passengers delight in gourmet meals curated by chef Carlo Cracc.
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No matter the weather outside, stay comfortably cool with onboard air-conditioning.
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Folding bikes are allowed as hand luggage, while non-folding bikes need to be disassembled and placed in travel cases shown to the conductor or platform staff before boarding, and stowed in a specific part of the train.
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Italo trains come equipped with free WiFi and the ItaloLive entertainment portal, featuring an array of movies, shows, news, and more.
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All Italo trains provide power sockets at each seat.
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Your train ticket comes with a luggage allowance, which you need to store in specified areas on Italo trains. In Smart ambience coaches, there's a size limit, so ensure your luggage doesn't exceed 75 x 53 x 30 cm. Adhering to these guidelines helps you avoid any penalties.
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For travelers with reduced mobility, Italo trains have priority seating located near an accessible restroom, which includes tactile and Braille signage.
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On Italo trains, while there's no dedicated dining carriage, vending machines in Coaches 3 and 7 (AGV trains) or Coaches 3 and 6 (EVO trains) offer snacks and drinks. Prima Ambience passengers receive a complimentary Welcome Service with a variety of snacks and beverages served at their seat. For an even more luxurious experience, Club Executive Ambience travelers enjoy an exclusive onboard catering service with espresso, pastries, and drinks delivered by attentive staff.
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All Italo trains are equipped with air-conditioning.
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Prams, pushchairs, and folding bicycles are considered standard luggage and should be stored in designated spaces on Italo trains. Oversized luggage and standard bicycles are not allowed. We recommend protecting your bicycle with a cover.
Services on board Autobus, Frecciarossa and Italo from Bologna to Ferrara
Compare services on board when travelling from Bologna to Ferrara by train.
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Bologna to Ferrara CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
3.03kg
Bus
3.25kg
Flight
8.65kg
Car
6.92kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Bologna to Ferrara by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Bologna and Ferrara are 3.03kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Bologna and Ferrara? By taking the train between Bologna and Ferrara you will save 5.62kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.22kg compared to a bus and 3.89kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Bologna to Ferrara?
A train ticket from Bologna to Ferrara is $10.23. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $5.34.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Bologna to Ferrara?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Bologna to Ferrara is $5.34. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Bologna and Ferrara by train?
Bologna to Ferrara is 26.89 mi.
How long does the train between Bologna and Ferrara take?
Bologna to Ferrara is on average 0 hr 50 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hr 26 min.
Which companies operate from Bologna to Ferrara?
The train journey from Bologna to Ferrara is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Autobus, Frecciarossa, Regionale Veloce, Italo and DB - Intercity.
How many train connections per day go from Bologna to Ferrara?
Bologna to Ferrara has 22 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Bologna to Ferrara leave?
The earliest train from Bologna to Ferrara departs at 6:35 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Bologna to Ferrara depart?
The latest train from Bologna to Ferrara departs at 7:35 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Bologna to Ferrara in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $5.34 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Bologna to Ferrara?
There are 4 station(s) that you can depart from Bologna to go to Ferrara. You can go from Bologna Centrale, Casalecchio di Reno Stazione Casalecchio Garibaldi, Bologna Airport and Bologna Piazza Franklin Delano Roosevelt and you can arrive at Stazione di Ferrara and Ferrara Via Boschetto station.
How many direct connections depart from Bologna to Ferrara?
There are on average 10 direct connection(s) from Bologna to go to Ferrara.
What's the fastest journey time between Bologna to Ferrara by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Bologna and Ferrara is 0 hr 26 min.
Is there a direct train from Bologna to Ferrara?
Yes, there is a direct train between Bologna and Ferrara.
What are the CO2 emissions for Bologna to Ferrara by train?
The train journey from Bologna to Ferrara creates 3.03kg of CO2 emissions.

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