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Taking the train from Turin to Bologna

Why waste time driving when you can get to Bologna from Turin in just two hours on the train? More than a dozen Trenitalia and Italo trains make the journey each day, each offering comfortable seats and unique onboard conveniences like WiFi connection and snacks.

It's a beautiful journey to make, with wonderful views the whole way there, and you'll arrive right in the heart of Bologna at the central station, ready to roam around Piazza Maggiore, grab a cappuccino at a local cafe, and visit the Fountain of Neptune.

Still not sure? Scroll down to learn more about the train journey from Turin to Bologna Centrale, including train times, ticket prices and FAQs.

Turin to Bologna Centrale by train

It takes an average of 2h 41m to travel from Turin to Bologna Centrale by train, over a distance of around 183 miles (295 km). There are normally 18 trains per day travelling from Turin to Bologna Centrale and tickets for this journey start from €9.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 02m
Price€9.90 - €120.60
Distance183 miles (295 km)
Frequency18 trains per day
Departure stationTurin
Arrival stationBologna Centrale
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTrenitalia, Flixbus, Italo, Marino, BlaBlaBus

Turin to Bologna Centrale train times

Check out the next trains departing from Turin to Bologna Centrale for Thursday 1st Oct 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:00 Torino Porta Susa08:12 Bologna CentraleFrecciarossa 9607 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 12m, 1 change
07:00 Torino Porta Susa09:02 Bologna CentraleFrecciarossa 9611 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 02m, direct
07:10 Torino Porta Susa09:22 Bologna CentraleFrecciarossa 9519 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 12m, direct
08:08 Torino Porta Susa10:22 Bologna CentraleFrecciarossa 9523 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 14m, direct
09:00 Torino Porta Susa11:07 Bologna CentraleFrecciarossa 9311 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 07m, direct
09:20 Torino Porta Susa11:42 Bologna CentraleFrecciarossa 9805 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 22m, direct
10:08 Torino Porta Susa12:22 Bologna CentraleFrecciarossa 9531 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 14m, direct
12:00 Torino Porta Susa14:22 Bologna CentraleFrecciarossa 9631 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 22m, 1 change
13:10 Torino Porta Susa15:22 Bologna CentraleFrecciarossa 9543 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 12m, direct
14:00 Torino Porta Susa16:22 Bologna CentraleFrecciarossa 9641 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 22m, 1 change

Frecciarossa, Italo and Trenitalia trains from Turin to Bologna Centrale

You can travel from Turin to Bologna Centrale on Frecciarossa, Italo and Trenitalia 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.

Cheap train tickets from Turin to Bologna Centrale

Train tickets from Turin to Bologna Centrale start at €9.90 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 €46.79.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price49
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avg. single price46.79

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 Turin to Bologna Centrale 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 Turin to Bologna Centrale? 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 Turin to Bologna Centrale take?

The average journey time by train between Turin and Bologna Centrale is 2 hours and 41 minutes, with around 18 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 Turin and Bologna Centrale by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Turin to Bologna Centrale is 2 hours and 2 minutes.

How much does the train from Turin to Bologna Centrale cost?

Train tickets from Turin to Bologna Centrale can start from as little as €9.90 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 Turin to Bologna Centrale?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Turin to Bologna Centrale without having to change trains. There are 10 direct trains from Turin to Bologna Centrale. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Turin to Bologna Centrale leave?

The first train from Turin to Bologna Centrale leaves at 06:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Turin to Bologna Centrale leave?

The last train from Turin to Bologna Centrale leaves at 21:40. 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 Turin and Bologna Centrale by train?

Trains travelling from Turin to Bologna Centrale cover a distance of around 183 miles (295 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bologna Centrale to Turin. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Turin to Bologna Centrale.
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 Turin to Bologna Centrale for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/10/2020. 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 28/09/2020 for travel on 22/09/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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