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Duration 42 min
Distance 100.3 km
Average price 15€
Frequency 2/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Florence and Bologna takes 42 min and the fastest train takes 39 min. The train runs at least 2 times per hour from Florence 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. Firenze S.M.N.
  2. Bologna
40 min
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6€ - 45€

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Firenze S.M.N. and arriving at Bologna Centrale. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 40 min.

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The distance between Florence and Bologna is 80 km. The road distance is 100.3 km.

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Florence to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Firenze S.M.N. station.

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

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What companies run services between Florence and Bologna?

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale hourly. Tickets cost 11€ - 45€ and the journey takes 40 min. Three other operators also service this route.
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 45€

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 Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 15€
Base Standard
25€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
ItaloTreno
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 40€

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 Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
Trenitalia
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 14€

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 Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
Trenitalia Intercity
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€

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 Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 10€

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