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Traveling from Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale by train

Looking to travel from Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 8 hours 42 minutes to travel from Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 6 hours 36 minutes though. You'll usually find 21 trains per day running along the 404 km route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Bologna Centrale. Trains on this route are usually operated by either DB or ÖBB. On board you'll find modern comfortable seating and plenty of room for luggage as standard.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale start from $50.64 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Bologna Centrale by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale by train

It takes an average of 8h 42m to travel from Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale by train, over a distance of around 251 miles (404 km). There are normally 21 trains per day traveling from Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale and tickets for this journey start from $50.64 when you book in advance.

First train

7:34 am

Last train

11:51 pm

Departure station

Munich Hbf

Arrival station

Bologna Centrale

Journey time

From 6h 36m

Distance

251 miles (404 km)

Frequency

21 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $50.64

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, Flixbus, Onebus

Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale train times

Check out the next trains departing from Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale for Dienstag Juni 25. 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
8:48 am 4:44 pm 7h 56m, 5 changes
8:48 am 5:03 pm 8h 15m, 4 changes
10:33 am 5:44 pm 7h 11m, 1 change
10:41 am 6:44 pm 8h 3m, 4 changes
10:41 am 7:03 pm 8h 22m, 3 changes
10:45 am 6:44 pm 7h 59m, 5 changes
10:45 am 7:03 pm 8h 18m, 4 changes
12:34 pm 7:16 pm 6h 42m, direct
12:41 pm 9:41 pm 9h 0m, 3 changes
2:34 pm 12:09 am 9h 35m, 2 changes

Deutsche Bahn, EC (Eurocity) and ÖBB trains from Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale

You can travel from Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale on Deutsche Bahn, EC (Eurocity) and ÖBB 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.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

Eurocity (EC) classes from Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale

Compare the different travel classes offered by Eurocity (EC) when traveling from Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale.

Onboard services on Eurocity (EC)

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale.

LuggageLuggageBaggage

You can take as much baggage as you like for free without making a reservation.

Baggage items include briefcases, laptops, rucksacks, trolley bags or suitcases. You can also take pushchairs, folding bikes, scooters, skis and surfboards.

Baggage should be stored under the seat or in the overhead baggage rack. The standard dimensions of baggage racks are 70 x 50 x 30 cm (27.5 x 19.6 x 11.8 inches). Larger items of baggage such as suitcases can be stored in the large baggage racks by the doors.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

With EC, you can enjoy food and drink in the onboard restaurant, or you can grab a snack from the bistro carriage. If you opt for the latter, you can enjoy your food and drink in the bistro or take it back to your seat.

In First Class, you will be served complimentary food and drink at your seat.

DB trains offer a wide variety of locally sourced food and drink, including a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Deutsche Bahn are gradually installing free WiFi on all EC trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

When traveling with EC, children under 5 years old travel free of charge and don’t require a ticket. Also, children up to 14 years old travel for free if they are accompanied by a person who is at least 15 years old.

On board most EC trains, you will find a family compartment or area suitable for families with babies and children up to the age of 3 years old.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

When traveling with EC, you need a bicycle ticket and a reservation to take a bicycle with you. The reservation for your bike is included in the price.

Usually, bike storage spaces are located in second-class carriages. Please note that your seat and bike storage space might be located in different carriages.

PetPetPets

If you’re traveling on an EC train, you can take your pet with you. If you have a small dog or pet, you do not need an additional ticket and they can travel for free in a transport box. If your dog or pet is bigger than the size of a house cat, you will need an extra ticket, which costs 50% less than a standard ticket. Dogs not traveling in a transport box must be on a lead and wear a muzzle.

Assistance dogs travel free of charge and do not have to wear a muzzle on the train.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

The Mobility Service can help you with boarding, disembarking and changing trains. In addition, staff are happy to answer any questions or assist with any queries to make your journey easier.

Cheap train tickets from Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale

The price of train tickets from Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale starts at $50.64 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 Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale 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 Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale

Want to know more about your journey from Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale? 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 Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale take?

The average journey time by train between Munich Hbf and Bologna Centrale is 8 hours and 42 minutes, with around 21 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 Munich Hbf and Bologna Centrale by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale is 6 hours and 36 minutes.

How much does the train from Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale cost?

Train tickets from Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale can start from as little as $50.64 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 Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale leave?

The first train from Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale leaves at 07:34. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale leave?

The last train from Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale leaves at 23:51. 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 Munich Hbf and Bologna Centrale by train?

Trains travelling from Munich Hbf to Bologna Centrale cover a distance of around 251 miles (404 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bologna Centrale to Munich Hbf.


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