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There are 6 ways to get from Bologna to Alba by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 17m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba Re

€33 - €97

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Bus  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Bologna to Turin N521 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Fermata 161 - NIZZA to Fermata 17659 - ALBA 2014

€18 - €24

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Train, bus  •  4h 26m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa 8134-36 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP to Fermata 17659 - ALBA 2014 / ...

€25 - €70

Night train, line 045 bus  •  4h 47m

  1. Take the night train from Bologna Centrale to Asti Ini
  2. Take the line 045 bus from Asti - Piazzale Antistante F.S. - Piazza Marconi to Alba - Stazione Ferroviaria 045

€35 - €50

Drive  •  3h

  1. Drive from Bologna to Alba 307 km

€35 - €55

Fly, train  •  7h 12m

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Turin (TRN) BLQ - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

€34 - €150

Bologna to Alba by train

The train journey time between Bologna and Alba is around 4h 41m and covers a distance of around 421 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 57m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce and Trenitalia, the Bologna to Alba train service departs from Bologna Centrale and arrives in Alba. Typically 66 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 41m
Fastest train time:
3h 57m
Trains per week:
66
Cheapest price:
€33
Carbon emissions:
22 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:51
Last train departs at:
20:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bologna to Alba train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Alba is to bus which costs €18 - €24 and takes 5h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Alba is to drive which costs €35 - €55 and takes 3h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bologna to Alba. However, there are services departing from Bologna and arriving at Fermata 17659 - ALBA via Fermata 2603 - STAZIONE LINGOTTO and Fermata 161 - NIZZA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna to Alba. However, there are services departing from Bologna Centrale and arriving at Alba via Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 17m.

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The distance between Bologna and Alba is 263 km. The road distance is 307 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Alba without a car is to train which takes 4h 17m and costs €30 - €100.

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It takes approximately 4h 17m to get from Bologna to Alba, including transfers.

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Bologna to Alba bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bologna station.

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Bologna to Alba train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Bologna Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Alba is to train which takes 4h 17m and costs €30 - €100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €18 - €24 and takes 5h 52m.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Alba.
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  • Distance: 262.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 17m

What companies run services between Bologna, Italy and Alba, Piemonte, Italy?

You can take a train from Bologna to Alba via Torino Porta Susa in around 4h 17m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bologna to Alba via Turin, Fermata 2603 - STAZIONE LINGOTTO, and Fermata 161 - NIZZA in around 5h 52m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Turin via Brindisi
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€21 - €110
Flights from Bologna to Turin via Palermo
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €120
Flights from Bologna to Turin via Bari
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€20 - €110
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bologna to Turin via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €210
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bologna to Turin via Bari
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €150
Flights from Bologna to Turin via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bologna to Turin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€85 - €1300
Flights from Bologna to Turin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €470
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Bologna to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€85 - €1300
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bologna to Turin via Olbia
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €170
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bologna to Turin via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Bologna Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €90
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€27 - €40
Base Standard
€50 - €70
Base Premium
€60 - €90
Trenitalia

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 Torino Porta Susa to Alba
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €11
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €11
ItaloTreno

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 Bologna Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €65
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€25 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€23 - €35
Smart Flex
€45 - €65
Trenitalia Intercity Night

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
800 90 60 60
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Bologna Centrale to Asti
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
Schedules at
Bahn DB
Bus operators
Gruppo Torinese Trasporti
Phone
800-019152
Website
gtt.to.it
Bus from Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP to Fermata 17659 - ALBA
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
Gruppo Torinese Trasporti
Bus from Fermata 161 - NIZZA to Fermata 17659 - ALBA
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
Gruppo Torinese Trasporti
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bologna to Turin
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Bologna Airport to Turin Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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Bologna to Alba bus services, operated by Gruppo Torinese Trasporti, arrive at Fermata 17659 - ALBA station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Alba is 307 km. It takes approximately 3h to drive from Bologna to Alba.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Bologna Airport is to shuttle which takes 7 min and costs €5 - €26.

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