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Taking the train from Toulouse to Bologna in 13 hours 37 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Toulouse to Bologna? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 17 hours 44 minutes to travel the 797 km from Toulouse to Bologna by train, although you can get there in as little as 13 hours 37 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 8 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 3 changes along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You can travel on this route with either TGV, Frecciarossa or SNCF. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from Toulouse to Bologna start from $130.14 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Bologna? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Toulouse to Bologna by train

It takes an average of 17h 44m to travel from Toulouse to Bologna by train, over a distance of around 495 miles (797 km). There are normally 8 trains per day traveling from Toulouse to Bologna and tickets for this journey start from $130.14 when you book in advance.

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Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

13h 37m


797 miles (495 km)


8 trains per day


3 changes


From $130.14

Train and bus operators

Flixbus, Itabus, Trenitalia, SNCF, TGV Lyria, Marino, BlaBlaCar Bus, Italo, Autolinee Federico, ALSA

Toulouse to Bologna train times

Check out the next trains departing from Toulouse to Bologna for Tuesday Feb 14th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:43 23:06 16h 23m, 5 changes
09:45 23:22 13h 37m, 4 changes
10:17 05:24 19h 7m, 4 changes
11:45 08:04 20h 19m, 6 changes
12:17 07:04 18h 47m, 7 changes
14:43 09:04 18h 21m, 5 changes
16:43 12:04 19h 21m, 4 changes
19:45 14:34 18h 49m, 3 changes
21:48 22:35 24h 47m, 6 changes

TGV, Trenitalia, Intercités and TER trains from Toulouse to Bologna

You can travel from Toulouse to Bologna on TGV, Trenitalia, Intercités and TER 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.

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TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

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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Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.

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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

Cheap train tickets from Toulouse to Bologna

The price of train tickets from Toulouse to Bologna starts at $130.14 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 Toulouse 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 Toulouse to Bologna

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

The average journey time by train between Toulouse and Bologna is 17 hours and 44 minutes, with around 8 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 Toulouse and Bologna by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Toulouse to Bologna is 13 hours and 37 minutes.

How much does the train from Toulouse to Bologna cost?

Train tickets from Toulouse to Bologna can start from as little as $130.14 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 Toulouse to Bologna?

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

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

The first train from Toulouse to Bologna leaves at 07:43. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Toulouse to Bologna leaves at 20:45. 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 Toulouse and Bologna by train?

Trains travelling from Toulouse to Bologna cover a distance of around 495 miles (797 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bologna to Toulouse.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Toulouse to Bologna for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/14/2023. 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 03/15/2023 for travel on 03/15/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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