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How to travel from Alba to Bologna by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Alba to Bologna? Look no further.

You'll usually find 31 trains per day running between Alba and Bologna, which usually take 5 hours 12 minutes to complete the 263 km journey. It can take as little as 3 hours 27 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Bologna from Alba, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way.

You can save money on train tickets from Alba to Bologna if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $20.54. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Alba to Bologna by train

It takes an average of 5h 12m to travel from Alba to Bologna by train, over a distance of around 164 miles (263 km). There are normally 31 trains per day traveling from Alba to Bologna and tickets for this journey start from $20.54 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 27m
PriceFrom $20.54
Distance164 miles (263 km)
Frequency31 trains per day
First train06:07
Last train20:07
Departure stationAlba
Arrival stationBologna
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsMarino

Alba to Bologna train times

Check out the next trains departing from Alba to Bologna for Tuesday Oct 4th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:07 13:24 4h 17m, 1 change
10:07 14:24 4h 17m, 1 change
10:07 13:54 3h 47m, 1 change
11:07 15:04 3h 57m, 1 change
11:07 14:34 3h 27m, 2 changes
11:07 14:54 3h 47m, 1 change
12:07 16:04 3h 57m, 1 change
12:07 15:50 3h 43m, 2 changes
12:07 15:54 3h 47m, 1 change
13:07 17:04 3h 57m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Alba to Bologna

The price of train tickets from Alba to Bologna starts at $20.54 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Alba to Bologna by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Alba to Bologna

Want to know more about your journey from Alba to Bologna? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Alba to Bologna take?

The average journey time by train between Alba and Bologna is 5 hours and 12 minutes, with around 31 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Alba and Bologna by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Alba to Bologna is 3 hours and 27 minutes.

How much does the train from Alba to Bologna cost?

Train tickets from Alba to Bologna can start from as little as $20.54 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Alba to Bologna?

No, there are no direct train services from Alba to Bologna. Travelling from Alba to Bologna by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Alba to Bologna leave?

The first train from Alba to Bologna leaves at 06:07. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Alba to Bologna leave?

The last train from Alba to Bologna leaves at 20:07. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Alba and Bologna by train?

Trains travelling from Alba to Bologna cover a distance of around 164 miles (263 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bologna to Alba.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Alba to Bologna for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/04/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 10/06/2022 for travel on 10/06/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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