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Bologna to Rome by train

The journey from Bologna to Rome by train is 188.82 mi and takes 3 hr 7 min. There are 168 connections per day, with the first departure at 1:35 AM and the last at 9:57 PM. It is possible to travel from Bologna to Rome by train for as little as $16.32 or as much as $75.95. The best price for this journey is $16.32.

Lowest Price$16.32
Journey Duration3 hr 7 min
Connection per Day168
Lowest Price$16.32
Highest Price$75.95
First Departure1:35 AM
Last Departure9:57 PM
Distance188.82 mi
DepartureBologna
ArrivalRome
CarriersItalo, Regionale VeloceMore

Bologna to Rome Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Travel by train from Bologna to Rome

The average journey from Bologna to Rome takes on average 3 hr 7 min. Around 168 trains depart a day from Bologna to Rome. The average price is $42.53, and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around $16.32. If you travel from Bologna to Rome by train you will leave from Bologna Centrale station.

The quickest and most convenient way to reach the Eternal City from Bologna is with Italo trains to Roma Tiburtina, or with Trenitalia's Frecciarossa trains.

On the Italo train you'll have free Wi-Fi, and when it comes to your choice of seats, you can choose from the following alternatives, listed from cheapest to most expensive:

  • Smart: you will find a snack area, where you will find convenient vending machines to buy espresso coffee, cold drinks and snacks.
  • Prima: the seats are wider and more comfortable and you can take advantage of the free Italo welcome service with snacks, coffee and drinks, served directly to your seat.
  • Club Executive: you have a dedicated entrance to the train, to skip the lines, you can sit in comfortable seats and if you choose the Lounge, you will travel in a private environment. Food service is always available to you, items are served directly to your seat. Personal 9" screens available at your seat to enjoy all the exclusive entertainment content of the on-board portal and surf the internet for free.

The Frecciarossa train offers wi-fi, smartphones or laptops that are always charged, sufficient luggage space, and snacks available thanks to the catering service. As with Italo, the price varies depending on the class you choose and how far in advance you book your trip. As for seats, you can choose from the following alternatives, listed from cheapest to most expensive:

  • Standard Class
  • Premium Class
  • Business Class
  • Executive Class

You can, of course, also choose the cheapest alternative with the fast regional train: keep in mind that in this case two changes will be necessary, consequently the travel time is considerably longer. The regional train, however, is fixed-price and does not need to be booked in advance. No WiFi or seat choice options are available.

From Bologna to Rome, the train is one of the best options for environmentally friendly travel. Once you reach the Eternal City, there are many sites and monuments to visit. If this is your first trip to Rome a ride to the Colosseum and in front of the Trevi fountain to throw the famous coin is a must. Don't miss Piazza Navona, the ancient stadium of Domitian, visit Piazza del Popolo and admire the incredible architecture of the Pantheon. Take time to enjoy Roman food, stroll through Trastevere or relax at Villa Borghese.

Rome always has a new wonder to show you, so book your next trip now. If you're planning to visit Rome 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 Rome.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Bologna to Rome, 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 Rome.

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 $19.30 to $42.63 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 55% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Bologna to Rome

The cheapest Bologna - Rome train tickets can be found for as low as $25.72 if you’re lucky, or $30.33 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $40.97.

Find the best day to travel to Rome by train

When travelling to Rome 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.

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.

While not as swift as the high-speed ICE trains, Deutsche Bahn’s InterCity trains boast speeds up to 200km/h, offering spacious carriages and dining options. Operating across numerous German routes, such as Cologne-Hamburg, these trains also extend to international destinations, including Amsterdam and Luxembourg. Some routes even feature double-deck trains.

Ticket types and facilities from Bologna to Rome

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Italo and DB - Intercity when traveling from Bologna to Rome.

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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Second Class

On SBB Intercity trains, in addition to basic amenities for Second Class ticket, there's a Family Zone specially designed to offer comfort for families with children. If you get hungry during the journey, you can enjoy tasty meals in the restaurant carriage.
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First Class

On Deutsche Bahn IC trains, if you have a Flexpreis First Class ticket in addition to the standard second class offerings, you can access Fast Track and DB lounges at some German stations for free and enjoy the complimentary refreshments. Plus, experience a quieter travel environment and savor the view.

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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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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.
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Deutsche Bahn is rolling out free WiFi on their IC trains, with some already offering the service.
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All seats in both classes have power sockets on DB IC trains.
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On IC trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Deutsche Bahn's Mobility Service provides assistance for boarding, disembarking, and train transfers. Staff are on hand to address questions and ensure a smooth trip.
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On the DB IC trains, there's a restaurant for meals or a bistro for snacks. You can eat at the bistro or in your seat. First Class passengers get free food at their seat. The menu changes but always has local food, including vegetarian and vegan choices.
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Intercity trains have air-conditioned sections.
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For IC trains, a ticket and reservation are required for bicycles, with the reservation cost included. Bikes are typically stored in second class carriages, though your seat may be elsewhere.
Services on board Italo, DB - Intercity and Autobus from Bologna to Rome
Compare services on board when travelling from Bologna to Rome by train.
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Bologna to Rome CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
21.27kg
Bus
22.79kg
Flight
60.78kg
Car
48.62kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Bologna to Rome by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Bologna and Rome are 21.27kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Bologna and Rome? By taking the train between Bologna and Rome you will save 39.51kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.52kg compared to a bus and 27.35kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Bologna to Rome?
A train ticket from Bologna to Rome is $42.53. 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 $16.32.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Bologna to Rome?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Bologna to Rome is $16.32. 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 Rome by train?
Bologna to Rome is 188.82 mi.
How long does the train between Bologna and Rome take?
Bologna to Rome is on average 3 hr 7 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 57 min.
Which companies operate from Bologna to Rome?
The train journey from Bologna to Rome is covered by 6 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Italo, Regionale Veloce, DB - Intercity, Autobus, Italo Treno, InterCityNotte and Frecciarossa.
How many train connections per day go from Bologna to Rome?
Bologna to Rome has 168 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Bologna to Rome leave?
The earliest train from Bologna to Rome departs at 1:35 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 Rome depart?
The latest train from Bologna to Rome departs at 9:57 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 Rome 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 $16.32 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.
How many direct connections depart from Bologna to Rome?
There are on average 163 direct connection(s) from Bologna to go to Rome.
What's the fastest journey time between Bologna to Rome by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Bologna and Rome is 1 hr 57 min.
Is there a direct train from Bologna to Rome?
Yes, there is a direct train between Bologna and Rome.
What are the CO2 emissions for Bologna to Rome by train?
The train journey from Bologna to Rome creates 21.27kg of CO2 emissions.

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