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Rotterdam to Bologna by train

It takes an average of 18h 41m to travel from Rotterdam to Bologna by train, over a distance of around 602 miles (970 km). There are normally 33 trains per day travelling from Rotterdam to Bologna and tickets for this journey start from $75.43 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 14h 35m
PriceFrom $75.43
Distance602 miles (970 km)
Frequency33 trains per day
First train23:05
Last train22:14
Departure stationRotterdam
Arrival stationBologna
Changes2 changes

Rotterdam to Bologna train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rotterdam to Bologna for Tuesday May 25th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:14 07:04 18h 50m, 7 changes
12:50 07:34 18h 44m, 6 changes
12:50 08:49 19h 59m, 5 changes
12:51 07:34 18h 43m, 7 changes
13:14 07:34 18h 20m, 8 changes
13:14 08:49 19h 35m, 6 changes
15:50 10:09 18h 19m, 5 changes
16:14 10:09 17h 55m, 6 changes
17:50 12:24 18h 34m, 5 changes
17:50 13:10 19h 20m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Rotterdam to Bologna

The price of train tickets from Rotterdam to Bologna starts at $75.43 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 Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam to Bologna

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

The average journey time by train between Rotterdam and Bologna is 18 hours and 41 minutes, with around 33 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 Rotterdam and Bologna by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rotterdam to Bologna is 14 hours and 35 minutes.

How much does the train from Rotterdam to Bologna cost?

Train tickets from Rotterdam to Bologna can start from as little as $75.43 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 Rotterdam to Bologna?

No, there are no direct train services from Rotterdam to Bologna. Travelling from Rotterdam to Bologna by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from Rotterdam to Bologna leaves at 23:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Rotterdam to Bologna leaves at 22:14. 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 Rotterdam and Bologna by train?

Trains travelling from Rotterdam to Bologna cover a distance of around 602 miles (970 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Rotterdam to Bologna for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/25/2021. 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 05/18/2021 for travel on 05/18/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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