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Bologna to Bari by train

It takes an average of 7h 52m to travel from Bologna to Bari by train, over a distance of around 364 miles (585 km). There are normally 11 trains per day travelling from Bologna to Bari and tickets for this journey start from $13.94 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 42m
Price$13.94 - $252.61
Distance364 miles (585 km)
Frequency11 trains per day
Departure stationBologna
Arrival stationBari
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsMarino, Trenitalia, Flixbus

Bologna to Bari train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bologna to Bari for Friday Jan 22nd 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
22:00 Bologna Centrale06:11 Bari CentraleInterCityNight 765 Trenitalia Get tickets8h 11m, direct
23:10 Bologna Centrale06:44 Bari CentraleInterCityNight 755 Trenitalia Get tickets7h 34m, direct
23:52 Bologna Centrale06:53 Bari CentraleInterCityNight 757 Trenitalia Get tickets7h 1m, direct
01:35 Bologna Centrale14:00 Bari CentraleInterCityNight 1569 Trenitalia Get tickets12h 25m, 1 change
08:45 Bologna Centrale14:27 Bari CentraleFrecciabianca 8801 Trenitalia Get tickets5h 42m, direct
09:58 Bologna Centrale17:05 Bari CentraleIntercity 605 Trenitalia Get tickets7h 7m, direct
12:45 Bologna Centrale18:27 Bari CentraleFrecciargento 8807 Trenitalia Get tickets5h 42m, direct
14:45 Bologna Centrale20:27 Bari CentraleFrecciabianca 8811 Trenitalia Get tickets5h 42m, direct
15:27 Bologna Centrale22:02 Bari CentraleFrecciarossa 9543 Trenitalia Get tickets6h 35m, 1 change
16:00 Bologna Centrale23:08 Bari CentraleIntercity 611 Trenitalia Get tickets7h 8m, direct

Frecciarossa, Trenitalia, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca trains from Bologna to Bari

You can travel from Bologna to Bari on Frecciarossa, Trenitalia, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection and four levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in train selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat).

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

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Frecciargento "silver arrow" high-speed trains connect the main cities of the north-west, central and southern Italy at speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h). All Frecciargento trains are equipped with a food carriage, free WiFi, reclining seats and power sockets. There are two levels of service – First Class and Second Class. First Class travellers can enjoy reclining leather seats, welcome service with drink and a sweet or savoury snack, and a free morning newspaper.

Frecciabianca trains operate outside Trenitalia high-speed lines. Offering more than 40 daily routes, they're capable of reaching a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). Frecciabianca trains connect the centres of northern and southern Italy, running along the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian coasts. All Frecciabianca trains have power sockets and large reclining seats, as well as ample space for luggage. There are two classes of service – First Class and Second Class. In First Class, customers can look forward to a welcome service with snacks and drinks and a morning newspaper.

Cheap train tickets from Bologna to Bari

Train tickets from Bologna to Bari start at $13.94 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $95.40.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price$75.75
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$80.38
on the day
avg. single price$95.40

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 Bologna to Bari 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Bologna to Bari

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

The average journey time by train between Bologna and Bari is 7 hours and 52 minutes, with around 11 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 Bologna and Bari by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bologna to Bari is 5 hours and 42 minutes.

How much does the train from Bologna to Bari cost?

Train tickets from Bologna to Bari can start from as little as $13.94 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 Bologna to Bari?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bologna to Bari without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from Bologna to Bari each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Bologna to Bari leaves at 01:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Bologna to Bari leaves at 23:52. 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 Bologna and Bari by train?

Trains travelling from Bologna to Bari cover a distance of around 364 miles (585 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bari to Bologna.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bologna to Bari for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/22/2021. 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 01/18/2021 for travel on 10/08/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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