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Ferrara to Bologna by train

It takes an average of 40m to travel from Ferrara to Bologna by train, over a distance of around 27 miles (44 km). There are normally 38 trains per day travelling from Ferrara to Bologna and tickets for this journey start from $6.06 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 29m
PriceFrom $6.06
Distance27 miles (44 km)
Frequency38 trains per day
Departure stationFerrara
Arrival stationBologna
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTrenitalia, Italo

Ferrara to Bologna train times

Check out the next trains departing from Ferrara to Bologna for Monday May 17th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
00:32 Ferrara01:09 Bologna CentraleInterCityNight 1569 Trenitalia Get tickets37m, direct
07:11 Ferrara07:46 Bologna CentraleRegionale 3961 Trenitalia Get tickets35m, direct
07:29 Ferrara07:59 Bologna CentraleFrecciarossa 9403 Trenitalia Get tickets30m, direct
08:05 Ferrara08:42 Bologna CentraleFrecciabianca 8801 Trenitalia Get tickets37m, direct
08:18 Ferrara08:55 Bologna CentraleRegionale 3963 Trenitalia Get tickets37m, direct
08:56 Ferrara09:38 Bologna CentraleIntercity 585 Trenitalia Get tickets42m, direct
09:05 Ferrara09:46 Bologna CentraleRegionale 3965 Trenitalia Get tickets41m, direct
09:29 Ferrara09:59 Bologna CentraleFrecciarossa 9409 Trenitalia Get tickets30m, direct
10:18 Ferrara10:48 Bologna CentraleRegionale 3967 Trenitalia Get tickets30m, direct
11:05 Ferrara11:46 Bologna CentraleRegionale 3997 Trenitalia Get tickets41m, direct

Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciargento trains from Ferrara to Bologna

You can travel from Ferrara to Bologna on Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciargento 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).

Italo is a high-speed train operator that runs services between many of the major cities across Italy. All Italo trains are modern, air conditioned, and have free WiFi available for all travellers. There are four comfort classes, or "ambiances", as Italo like to call them – Smart (the cheapest price), Comfort (with wider seats and extra legroom), Prima (with a welcome selection of food and drink, fast track boarding and extra space), and Executive Club (with all Prima services, extra-wide seats, access to Italo Club lounges and personal entertainment screens at 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.

PhotoRob Dammers, under licence CC 2.0

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.

Cheap train tickets from Ferrara to Bologna

The price of train tickets from Ferrara to Bologna starts at $6.06 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 Ferrara 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 Ferrara to Bologna

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

The average journey time by train between Ferrara and Bologna is 40 minutes, with around 38 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 Ferrara and Bologna by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Ferrara to Bologna is 29 minutes.

How much does the train from Ferrara to Bologna cost?

Train tickets from Ferrara to Bologna can start from as little as $6.06 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 Ferrara to Bologna?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Ferrara to Bologna without having to change trains. There are 38 direct trains from Ferrara to Bologna each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Ferrara to Bologna leaves at 23:32. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Ferrara to Bologna leaves at 21:12. 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 Ferrara and Bologna by train?

Trains travelling from Ferrara to Bologna cover a distance of around 27 miles (44 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bologna to Ferrara.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Ferrara to Bologna for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/17/2021. 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 05/16/2021 for travel on 05/16/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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