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Naples to Bologna by train

The journey from Naples to Bologna by train is 293.27 mi and takes 4 hr 25 min. There are 70 connections per day, with the first departure at 4:57 AM and the last at 7:20 PM. It is possible to travel from Naples to Bologna by train for as little as $28.64 or as much as $112.80. The best price for this journey is $28.64.

Lowest Price$28.64
Journey Duration4 hr 25 min
Connection per Day70
Lowest Price$28.64
Highest Price$112.80
First Departure4:57 AM
Last Departure7:20 PM
Distance293.27 mi
DepartureNaples
ArrivalBologna
CarriersRegionale Veloce, ItaloMore

Naples to Bologna Train Times

Departure date
Monday, Feb 26, 2024

Travel by train from Naples to Bologna

From one food capital to another, the journey from Naples to Bologna takes an average of 4 hr 25 min. About 70 trains connect Naples to Bologna every day and the basic fare starts from $28.64.
If you travel from Naples to Bologna by train, you will leave from the Napoli Centrale station.

The Naples-Bologna section is covered every hour by high-speed trains.
Trenitalia offers direct travel on the Frecciarossa train: at high speed, with wi-fi, smartphone or laptop always charged, enough space for luggage and snacks available thanks to the catering service. The price varies according to the class chosen and how far in advance you book the trip

Italo also offers you a direct journey with all the comforts. Choose the class that best suits your needs, among Smart, Prima, Club Executive and Lounge. Remember that the earlier you book the more you save!

If you are looking for a slower alternative, Intercity trains take you from Naples to Bologna with a change in Rome. These are fixed-price trains, equipped with power sockets and lights in place, a bathroom with changing table, clothes hooks near the window, ample space for large luggage, bicycle parking spaces and e-bike charging sockets, disabled person in wheelchair and accompanying person (equipped toilet).

Bologna is a truly welcoming city, which offers culture, excellent food and plenty of opportunities for shopping. The Salaborsa library and the historic Asinelli tower delimit the area most frequented by tourists, but we at virail advise you to get lost in its arcades, declared a Unesco heritage site, and walk from the Montagnola park to the splendid Margherita Gardens.

If you don't know how to get to Bologna from Naples, let yourself be guided by virail. We compare thousands of train, bus and flight destinations to help you find the best price. Check out our convenient price calendar below and find the best prices on all the available modes of transport between Naples and Bologna.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Naples 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 Naples 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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Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

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 $27.23 to $66.51 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 59% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Naples to Bologna

The cheapest Naples - Bologna train tickets can be found for as low as $33.72 if you’re lucky, or $37.94 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $40.46.

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.

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 Naples to Bologna

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

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

In the First Class of SBB Intercity, you can benefit from personal power socket, more comfortable seats, and larger luggage space. Some IC trains also offer quiet zones and business areas.
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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 Naples to Bologna
Compare services on board when travelling from Naples to Bologna by train.
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Naples to Bologna CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
33.04kg
Bus
35.4kg
Flight
94.39kg
Car
75.52kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Naples to Bologna by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Naples and Bologna are 33.04kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Naples and Bologna? By taking the train between Naples and Bologna you will save 61.35kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 2.36kg compared to a bus and 42.48kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Naples to Bologna?
A train ticket from Naples to Bologna is $53.62. 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 $28.64.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Naples to Bologna?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Naples to Bologna is $28.64. 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 Naples and Bologna by train?
Naples to Bologna is 293.27 mi.
How long does the train between Naples and Bologna take?
Naples to Bologna is on average 4 hr 25 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hr 11 min.
Which companies operate from Naples to Bologna?
The train journey from Naples to Bologna is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Regionale Veloce, Italo, DB - Intercity, Autobus and Frecciarossa.
How many train connections per day go from Naples to Bologna?
Naples to Bologna has 70 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Naples to Bologna leave?
The earliest train from Naples to Bologna departs at 4:57 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 Naples to Bologna depart?
The latest train from Naples to Bologna departs at 7:20 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 Naples 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 $28.64 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 Naples to Bologna?
There are 1 station(s) that you can depart from Naples to go to Bologna. You can go from Naples Centrale and you can arrive at Bologna Piazza Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Bologna Airport, Bologna Centrale and Casalecchio di Reno Stazione Casalecchio Garibaldi.
How many direct connections depart from Naples to Bologna?
There are on average 63 direct connection(s) from Naples to go to Bologna.
What's the fastest journey time between Naples to Bologna by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Naples and Bologna is 3 hr 11 min.
Is there a direct train from Naples to Bologna?
Yes, there is a direct train between Naples and Bologna.
What are the CO2 emissions for Naples to Bologna by train?
The train journey from Naples to Bologna creates 33.04kg of CO2 emissions.

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