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Duration 34 min
Distance 48.5 km
Average price 12€
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between Ferrara and Bologna takes 34 min and the fastest train takes 28 min. There is an hourly train service from Ferrara to Bologna. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Ferrara
  2. Bologna
32 min
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3€ - 40€

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ferrara and arriving at Bologna Centrale. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 32 min.

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The distance between Ferrara and Bologna is 44 km. The road distance is 48.5 km.

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Ferrara to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Ferrara station.

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Ferrara to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Bologna Centrale station.

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What companies run services between Ferrara and Bologna?

Trenitalia operates a train from Ferrara to Bologna Centrale hourly. Tickets cost 3€ - 8€ and the journey takes 32 min. Three other operators also service this route.
Train operators
Trenitalia
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 8€

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ferrara to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 8€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
7€ - 8€
Trenitalia Frecce
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 40€

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ferrara to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
8€ - 11€
Base Standard
20€ - 28€
Base Premium
26€ - 40€
Trenitalia Intercity
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
4€ - 7€

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ferrara to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
4€ - 7€
ItaloTreno
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 35€

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Ferrara to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 35€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
12€ - 18€
Smart Low Cost
10€ - 15€
Smart Flex
22€ - 35€

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