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Bologna to Cesena by train

It takes an average of 1h 06m to travel from Bologna to Cesena by train, over a distance of around 51 miles (82 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Bologna to Cesena and tickets for this journey start from €7.35 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 37m
Price€7.35 - €26
Distance51 miles (82 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
Departure stationBologna
Arrival stationCesena
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTrenitalia

Bologna to Cesena train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bologna to Cesena for Tuesday 24th Nov 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
17:45 Bologna Centrale18:27 CesenaFrecciargento 8819 Trenitalia Get tickets42m, direct
17:58 Bologna Centrale18:49 CesenaIntercity 613 Trenitalia Get tickets51m, direct
20:45 Bologna Centrale21:27 CesenaFrecciargento 8825 Trenitalia Get tickets42m, direct
22:00 Bologna Centrale22:58 CesenaInterCityNight 765 Trenitalia Get tickets58m, direct
23:10 Bologna Centrale00:00 CesenaInterCityNight 755 Trenitalia Get tickets50m, direct
23:52 Bologna Centrale04:08 CesenaInterCityNight 757 Trenitalia Get tickets4h 16m, 1 change
06:32 Bologna Centrale07:40 CesenaRegionale 2121 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 08m, direct
08:00 Bologna Centrale08:49 CesenaIntercity 623 Trenitalia Get tickets49m, direct
09:58 Bologna Centrale10:50 CesenaIntercity 605 Trenitalia Get tickets52m, direct
12:00 Bologna Centrale12:49 CesenaIntercity 607 Trenitalia Get tickets49m, direct

Trenitalia, Frecciargento and Intercity trains from Bologna to Cesena

You can travel from Bologna to Cesena on Trenitalia, Frecciargento and Intercity 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.

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.

PhotoChris0693, under licence CC3.0

Trenitalia's Intercity trains run on standard lines outside the high-speed network, offering more than 90 trains a day that guarantee long and medium distance connections, ensuring wide coverage of the rail network. All Intercity trains are modern and comfortable with plenty of seats, retractable tables, power sockets, air conditioning, courtesy lights and plenty of luggage space. Intercity Night trains allow you to travel overnight in cabins with beds, berths or seating.

Cheap train tickets from Bologna to Cesena

Train tickets from Bologna to Cesena start at €7.35 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 €9.57.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price9.32
on the day
avg. single price9.57

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 Cesena 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Bologna and Cesena is 1 hour and 6 minutes, with around 15 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 Cesena by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bologna to Cesena is 37 minutes.

How much does the train from Bologna to Cesena cost?

Train ticket prices from Bologna to Cesena can start from as little as €7.35 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Bologna to Cesena?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bologna to Cesena without having to change trains. There are 14 direct trains from Bologna to Cesena 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 Cesena leave?

The first train from Bologna to Cesena leaves at 06:32. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Bologna to Cesena 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 Cesena by train?

Trains travelling from Bologna to Cesena cover a distance of around 51 miles (82 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Cesena to Bologna.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in Italy. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / 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 Cesena for a typical week day using timetable data for 24/11/2020. 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 16/11/2020 for travel on 17/11/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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