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Genoa to Bologna by train

The journey from Genoa to Bologna by train is 118.9 mi and takes 4 hr 2 min. There are 36 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:02 AM and the last at 9:22 PM. It is possible to travel from Genoa to Bologna by train for as little as $24.07 or as much as $85.60. The best price for this journey is $24.07.

Lowest Price$24.07
Journey Duration4 hr 2 min
Connection per Day36
Lowest Price$24.07
Highest Price$85.60
First Departure12:02 AM
Last Departure9:22 PM
Distance118.9 mi
DepartureGenoa
ArrivalBologna
CarriersFrecciabianca, InterCityNotteMore

Genoa to Bologna Train Times

Departure date
Sunday, May 26, 2024

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How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from Genoa to Bologna?

When you're traveling from Genoa to Bologna, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $46.66. You might be able to find prices as low as $24.07, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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When you're traveling from Genoa to Bologna, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $46.66. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

How long will it take me to travel from Genoa to Bologna by train?

Traveling from Genoa to Bologna by train will usually take 4 hr 2 min. This journey covers a distance of 118.9 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 4 hr 2 min is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. In order to get from Genoa to Bologna faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Genoa and Bologna will complete the journey in 2 hr 40 min. On average, it will take you about 4 hr 2 min to travel the 118.9 mi between Genoa and Bologna.

Which stations can I use on the Genoa to Bologna route?

You can depart from Genoa at stations such as Genoa Nervi,Genova - Brignole,Genoa Airport,GENOVA,Genoa, Piazza Principe. At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Bologna at the following stations: Bologna / Borgo Panigale Airport,Casalecchio - Garibaldi,Bologna Central Station,BOLONIA. Some of these stations may only be served by particular travel providers. Because of this, there may not be a direct connection between all the stations in Genoa and Bologna. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many times a day do departures from Genoa leave for Bologna?

The route from Genoa to Bologna is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Genoa 36 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Genoa to Bologna, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 0 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 36 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Genoa to Bologna. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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

Book in advance and save

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

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 $23.29 to $41.57 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 44% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Genoa to Bologna

The cheapest Genoa - Bologna train tickets can be found for as low as $22.51 if you’re lucky, or $27.12 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $41.77.

Find the best day to travel to Bologna by train

When travelling to Bologna 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.

Frecciabianca, operated by Trenitalia, Italy's national railway company, is a high-speed train service that links prominent cities and towns in Italy, such as Milan, Venice, Bologna, Florence, Rome, and Lecce. Operating at a top speed of 200 km/h, Frecciabianca trains provide passengers with first and second-class seating choices. This service belongs to the Frecciarossa family of high-speed trains in Italy.

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.

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 Genoa to Bologna

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

Second Class

In Frecciabianca's Second Class, you'll enjoy your journey with adjustable seats arranged in rows of four (2+2), foldable tables, reading lights, and ample luggage space. If you get hungry during your journey, don't forget to grab a bite from the FrecciaBistrò cafe-bar!
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First Class

In Frecciabianca's First Class, you'll find seats that are more spacious compared to the second class. Plus, you can pamper yourself right from the start of your trip with a welcome drink, snack, and newspapers.
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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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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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Currently, Frecciabianca trains don't have an onboard entertainment portal. But, you can use your own data.
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Every seat comes with its power socket to keep your devices charged.
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On Frecciabianca 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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You can visit the FrecciaBistrò café-bar for a selection of snacks and meals. Additionally, through the Portale FRECCE portal, you can conveniently order from your seat. Bringing your own refreshments is also an option.
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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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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.
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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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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 Frecciabianca, Italo and DB - Intercity from Genoa to Bologna
Compare services on board when travelling from Genoa to Bologna by train.
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Genoa to Bologna CO2 Emissions by Train

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13.39kg
Bus
14.35kg
Flight
38.27kg
Car
30.62kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Genoa to Bologna by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Genoa and Bologna are 13.39kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Genoa and Bologna? By taking the train between Genoa and Bologna you will save 24.88kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.96kg compared to a bus and 17.23kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Genoa to Bologna?
A train ticket from Genoa to Bologna is $46.66. 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 $24.07.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Genoa to Bologna?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Genoa to Bologna is $24.07. 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 Genoa and Bologna by train?
Genoa to Bologna is 118.9 mi.
How long does the train between Genoa and Bologna take?
Genoa to Bologna is on average 4 hr 2 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 40 min.
Which companies operate from Genoa to Bologna?
The train journey from Genoa to Bologna is covered by 7 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Frecciabianca, InterCityNotte, Italo, DB - Intercity, Frecciarossa, Regionale Veloce, Autobus and Frecciargento.
How many train connections per day go from Genoa to Bologna?
Genoa to Bologna has 36 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Genoa to Bologna leave?
The earliest train from Genoa to Bologna departs at 12:02 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 Genoa to Bologna depart?
The latest train from Genoa to Bologna departs at 9:22 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 Genoa to Bologna 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 $24.07 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.
What's the fastest journey time between Genoa to Bologna by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Genoa and Bologna is 2 hr 40 min.
Is there a direct train from Genoa to Bologna?
Yes, there is a direct train between Genoa and Bologna.
What are the CO2 emissions for Genoa to Bologna by train?
The train journey from Genoa to Bologna creates 13.39kg of CO2 emissions.

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