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Rimini to Bologna by train

The journey from Rimini to Bologna by train is 68.34 mi and takes 1 hr 32 min. There are 40 connections per day, with the first departure at 3:59 AM and the last at 10:04 PM. It is possible to travel from Rimini to Bologna by train for as little as $8.21 or as much as $123.16. The best price for this journey is $8.21.

Lowest Price$8.21
Journey Duration1 hr 32 min
Connection per Day40
Lowest Price$8.21
Highest Price$123.16
First Departure3:59 AM
Last Departure10:04 PM
Distance68.34 mi
DepartureRimini
ArrivalBologna
CarriersRegionale Veloce, Intercity NotteMore

Rimini to Bologna Train Times

Departure date
Thursday, Feb 29, 2024

Travel by train from Rimini to Bologna

The average journey from Rimini to Bologna takes on average 1 hr 32 min. Around 40 trains depart a day from Rimini to Bologna. The average price is $15.30, and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around $8.21.

If you travel from Rimini to Bologna by train you will leave from the Rimini train station, which is a few minutes' walk from the heart of the city. 

Transportation is provided by the Trenitalia train company and there are several possible trains to take. 

  • Frecciarossa: the fastest and most expensive train.
  • Regional Train: the slowest train.
  • Regional Fast Train: is a faster alternative to the Regional Train, at the same price.
  • Intercity: in this train you can select your seat for free.

Within the No. 2 and No. 3 train types, you will not have WiFi service or seat selection. These are the cheapest and most selected alternatives for this trip, as the two cities are not very far from each other.

Inside the Frecciarossa train you will have free Wi-Fi, choice of seats and places to store your luggage. Starting with Premium Class, there is an on-board welcome service with snacks and hot and cold drinks offered and served at your seat.

As for seating, you can choose from the following alternatives, listed from cheapest to most expensive:

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

Transportation can also be provided by the Italo train company, however, check if this option is available on the day of your departure.

Inside the Italo train you will have free Wi-Fi, and as for seats, you can choose from the following alternatives, listed from the cheapest to the 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 queues, 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.

From Rimini to Bologna, the train is one of the best ways to travel/move. Once you reach Bologna Centrale (Central Station), you won't run out of things to do or see. A short walk from the train station is Piazza Maggiore where you have Palazzo d'Accursio, Palazzo dei Notai, Palazzo del Podestà and many other historic buildings to visit. Just a 15-minute walk from Bologna Centrale you are at the Ghirlandina and Asinelli towers, the symbols of the city. If you want to experience the most intense excitement in Bologna, climb the 498 steps and enjoy the city from above.

If you are planning to visit Bologna from Rimini 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 public transportation between Rimini and Bologna.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Rimini 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 Rimini 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 $9.75 to $11.08 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 12% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Rimini to Bologna

The cheapest Rimini - Bologna train tickets can be found for as low as $10.04 if you’re lucky, or $10.65 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $11.11.

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

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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.

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 Rimini to Bologna

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

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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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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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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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 DB - Intercity, Frecciarossa and Autobus from Rimini to Bologna
Compare services on board when travelling from Rimini to Bologna by train.
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Rimini to Bologna CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
7.7kg
Bus
8.25kg
Flight
22kg
Car
17.6kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Rimini to Bologna by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Rimini and Bologna are 7.7kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Rimini and Bologna? By taking the train between Rimini and Bologna you will save 14.3kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.55kg compared to a bus and 9.9kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Rimini to Bologna?
A train ticket from Rimini to Bologna is $15.30. 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 $8.21.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Rimini to Bologna?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Rimini to Bologna is $8.21. 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 Rimini and Bologna by train?
Rimini to Bologna is 68.34 mi.
How long does the train between Rimini and Bologna take?
Rimini to Bologna is on average 1 hr 32 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hr 53 min.
Which companies operate from Rimini to Bologna?
The train journey from Rimini to Bologna is covered by 6 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Regionale Veloce, Intercity Notte, DB - Intercity, InterCityNotte, Frecciarossa, Autobus and Trenitalia.
How many train connections per day go from Rimini to Bologna?
Rimini to Bologna has 40 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Rimini to Bologna leave?
The earliest train from Rimini to Bologna departs at 3:59 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 Rimini to Bologna depart?
The latest train from Rimini to Bologna departs at 10:04 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 Rimini 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 $8.21 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 Rimini to Bologna?
There are 5 station(s) that you can depart from Rimini to go to Bologna. You can go from Rimini Centro Studi, Riminifiera, Rimini Miramare, Rimini Torre Pedrera and Rimini Bus Station and you can arrive at Casalecchio di Reno Stazione Casalecchio Garibaldi, Bologna Centrale, Bologna Piazza Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Bologna Airport.
How many direct connections depart from Rimini to Bologna?
There are on average 36 direct connection(s) from Rimini to go to Bologna.
What's the fastest journey time between Rimini to Bologna by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Rimini and Bologna is 0 hr 53 min.
Is there a direct train from Rimini to Bologna?
Yes, there is a direct train between Rimini and Bologna.
What are the CO2 emissions for Rimini to Bologna by train?
The train journey from Rimini to Bologna creates 7.7kg of CO2 emissions.

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