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Barcelona to Bologna by train

It takes an average of 23h 45m to travel from Barcelona to Bologna by train, over a distance of around 511 miles (822 km). There are normally 4 trains per day travelling from Barcelona to Bologna and tickets for this journey start from $153.73 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 21h 27m
PriceFrom $153.73
Distance511 miles (822 km)
Frequency4 trains per day
Departure stationBarcelona
Arrival stationBologna
Changes3 changes

Barcelona to Bologna train times

Check out the next trains departing from Barcelona to Bologna for Thursday Apr 22nd 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
10:05 Barcelona Sants06:53 Bologna CentraleTGV INOUI 9702 SNCF Get tickets20h 48m, 4 changes
10:05 Barcelona Sants07:16 Bologna CentraleTGV INOUI 9702 SNCF Get tickets21h 11m, 3 changes
11:29 Barcelona Sant Andreu Condal10:24 Bologna CentraleRegional Exprés 15831 Renfe Get tickets22h 55m, 7 changes
15:29 Barcelona Sant Andreu Condal15:24 Bologna CentraleRegional Exprés 15837 Renfe Get tickets23h 55m, 5 changes
15:50 Barcelona Sants15:24 Bologna CentraleAVE 3123 Renfe Get tickets23h 34m, 6 changes
10:05 Barcelona Sants06:53 Bologna CentraleTGV INOUI 9702 SNCF Get tickets20h 48m, 4 changes
10:05 Barcelona Sants07:16 Bologna CentraleTGV INOUI 9702 SNCF Get tickets21h 11m, 3 changes
11:29 Barcelona Sant Andreu Condal11:09 Bologna CentraleRegional Exprés 15831 Renfe Get tickets23h 40m, 8 changes
11:29 Barcelona Sant Andreu Condal13:24 Bologna CentraleRegional Exprés 15831 Renfe Get tickets25h 55m, 5 changes
13:29 Barcelona Sant Andreu Condal15:24 Bologna CentraleRegional Exprés 15833 Renfe Get tickets25h 55m, 5 changes

Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Bologna

The price of train tickets from Barcelona to Bologna starts at $153.73 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 Barcelona 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 Barcelona to Bologna

Want to know more about your journey from Barcelona 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 Barcelona to Bologna take?

The average journey time by train between Barcelona and Bologna is 23 hours and 45 minutes, with around 4 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 Barcelona and Bologna by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Barcelona to Bologna is 21 hours and 27 minutes.

How much does the train from Barcelona to Bologna cost?

Train tickets from Barcelona to Bologna can start from as little as $153.73 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 Barcelona to Bologna?

No, there are no direct train services from Barcelona to Bologna. Travelling from Barcelona to Bologna by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

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

The first train from Barcelona to Bologna leaves at 06:51. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Barcelona to Bologna leaves at 08:36. 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 Barcelona and Bologna by train?

Trains travelling from Barcelona to Bologna cover a distance of around 511 miles (822 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bologna to Barcelona.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Barcelona to Bologna for a typical week day using timetable data for 04/22/2021. 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 03/06/2021 for travel on 03/06/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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