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Paris to Bologna by train

It takes an average of 13h 04m to travel from Paris to Bologna by train, over a distance of around 521 miles (839 km). There are normally 11 trains per day travelling from Paris to Bologna and tickets for this journey start from €38.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 8h 53m
Price€38.90 - €422.50
Distance521 miles (839 km)
Frequency11 trains per day
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationBologna
Changes1 change
Train and bus operators

Paris to Bologna train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Bologna for Monday 6th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
10:23 Paris Gare de Lyon19:22 Bologna CentraleTGV Duplex Lyria 9765 SNCF Get tickets8h 59m, 2 changes
12:20 Paris Gare de Lyon05:17 Bologna CentraleTGV Duplex Lyria 9213 SNCF Get tickets16h 57m, 3 changes
14:42 Paris Gare de Lyon06:07 Bologna CentraleTGV INOUI 9249 SNCF Get tickets15h 25m, 1 change
19:15 Paris Gare de Lyon07:32 Bologna CentraleEuroNight 201 Thello Get tickets12h 17m, 1 change
19:43 Paris Gare de Lyon13:22 Bologna CentraleTGV INOUI 6927 SNCF Get tickets17h 39m, 3 changes
20:24 Paris Gare de l’Est12:22 Bologna CentraleTGV INOUI 2465 SNCF Get tickets15h 58m, 4 changes
06:29 Paris Gare de Lyon15:22 Bologna CentraleTGV INOUI 9241 SNCF Get tickets8h 53m, 1 change
07:21 Paris Gare de Lyon17:22 Bologna CentraleTGV Duplex Lyria 9203 SNCF Get tickets10h 01m, 2 changes
07:55 Paris Gare de Lyon18:07 Bologna CentraleTGV Duplex Lyria 9261 SNCF Get tickets10h 12m, 4 changes
10:23 Paris Gare de Lyon19:22 Bologna CentraleTGV Duplex Lyria 9765 SNCF Get tickets8h 59m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Bologna

Train tickets from Paris to Bologna start at €38.90 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 €223.90.
lowest price found
from38.90
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price144.41
on the day
avg. single price223.90

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 Paris 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 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 Paris 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 Paris to Bologna take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Bologna is 13 hours and 4 minutes, with around 11 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 Paris and Bologna by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Bologna is 8 hours and 53 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Bologna cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Bologna can start from as little as €38.90 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 Paris to Bologna?

No, there are no direct train services from Paris to Bologna. Travelling from Paris to Bologna by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Paris to Bologna leaves at 06:29. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Paris to Bologna leaves at 20:33. 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 Paris and Bologna by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Bologna cover a distance of around 521 miles (839 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bologna to Paris. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Paris to Bologna.
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 Paris to Bologna for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/07/2020. 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 29/06/2020 for travel on 04/06/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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