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Travelling from Bologna to Naples by train

Exchange the landlocked tranquillity of Bologna for the coastal haven of Naples on board Frecciarossa, Italo, Frecciargento and Intercity trains. The average train time from Bologna to Naples is 3h 49m, although it can take 3h 26m on the fastest direct services. There are about 45 trains covering this route every day, 30 of which are direct. The first train leaves Bologna Centrale station at 02:17, while the last train leaves at 21:00.

  • All trains depart from Bologna Centrale station
  • All trains arrive into Napoli Centrale station

Let the train whisk you from Northern to Southern Italy in a bit over three hours, offering speedy and reliable services every time, with lots of onboard comforts too. Frecciarossa and Italo high-speed trains come with wider and more comfortable seats, free WiFi, power sockets, at-seat gourmet meal service and much more - travelling by train has never been more relaxing!

Arriving in Naples, you'll be able to admire the city's stunning Royal Palace and taste the best pizza in the world, or even arrange a day trip out to the ruined city of Pompeii, taking in the awe-inspiring power of Mount Vesuvius on the horizon.

Still not convinced? Scroll down for more details about the train journey from Bologna to Naples, including train times, ticket prices and frequently asked questions.

Bologna to Naples by train

It takes an average of 12h 35m to travel from Bologna to Naples by train, over a distance of around 292 miles (470 km). There are normally 7 trains per day travelling from Bologna to Naples and tickets for this journey start from €25.75 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 53m
Price€25.75 - €373
Distance292 miles (470 km)
Frequency7 trains per day
Departure stationBologna
Arrival stationNaples
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Bologna to Naples train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bologna to Naples for Sunday 31st May 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:25 Bologna Centrale12:12 Napoli CentraleFrecciarossa 9515 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 47m, direct
09:00 Bologna Centrale12:48 Napoli CentraleFrecciarossa 9405 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 48m, direct
09:25 Bologna Centrale13:12 Napoli CentraleFrecciarossa 9519 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 47m, direct
11:10 Bologna Centrale15:03 Napoli CentraleFrecciarossa 9311 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 53m, direct
12:00 Bologna Centrale15:48 Napoli CentraleFrecciarossa 9413 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 48m, direct
15:25 Bologna Centrale19:12 Napoli CentraleFrecciarossa 9543 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 47m, direct
16:00 Bologna Centrale19:48 Napoli CentraleFrecciarossa 9425 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 48m, direct
17:25 Bologna Centrale21:13 Napoli CentraleFrecciarossa 9551 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 48m, direct
19:25 Bologna Centrale23:12 Napoli CentraleFrecciarossa 9559 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 47m, direct
20:10 Bologna Centrale10:36 Napoli CentraleFrecciarossa 9329 Trenitalia Get tickets14h 26m, 3 changes

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

You can travel from Bologna to Naples 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 Bologna to Naples

Train tickets from Bologna to Naples start at €25.75 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 €91.80.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price68.72
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price70.97
on the day
avg. single price91.80

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 Naples 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 Naples? 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 Naples take?

The average journey time by train between Bologna and Naples is 12 hours and 35 minutes, with around 7 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 Naples by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bologna to Naples is 3 hours and 53 minutes.

How much does the train from Bologna to Naples cost?

Train tickets from Bologna to Naples can start from as little as €25.75 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 Bologna to Naples?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bologna to Naples without having to change trains. There are 1 direct train from Bologna to Naples. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Bologna to Naples leaves at 11:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Bologna to Naples leaves at 20:48. 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 Naples by train?

Trains travelling from Bologna to Naples cover a distance of around 292 miles (470 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Naples to Bologna. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Bologna to Naples.
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 Naples for a typical week day using timetable data for 31/05/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 02/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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