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There are 5 ways to get from Rapallo to Bologna by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train

  1. Take the train from Rapallo to Firenze Rifredi
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Rapallo to Genova P.Za Principe
  2. Take the bus from Genoa to Bologna

3 alternative options

Train via Parma

  1. Take the train from Rapallo to Parma
  2. Take the train from Parma to Bologna Centrale

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Anagrafe to Genova V.le Caviglia
  2. Take the bus from Genoa Piazza della Vittoria to Bologna Terminal Bus 200 MT Da Stazione FS

Drive

  1. Drive from Rapallo to Bologna

Rapallo to Bologna by train

The train journey time between Rapallo and Bologna is around 3h 21m and covers a distance of around 300 km. This includes an average layover time of around 25 min. The fastest train normally takes 3h 21m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, Trenitalia and ItaloTreno, the Rapallo to Bologna train service departs from Rapallo and arrives in Bologna Centrale. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2h 56m
Layover time:
25 min
Total time:
3h 21m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
3h 21m
Train distance:
300 km
Trains per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€30
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:37
Last train departs at:
07:37

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rapallo to Bologna train schedules

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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
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  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bologna is 1500.

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The cheapest way to get from Rapallo to Bologna is to train and bus which costs €18 - €55 and takes 5h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Rapallo to Bologna is to drive which costs €35 - €55 and takes 2h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rapallo to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Anagrafe and arriving at Bologna Terminal Bus 200 MT Da Stazione FS via Genoa Piazza della Vittoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rapallo to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Rapallo and arriving at Bologna Centrale via Firenze Rifredi and Firenze S.M.N.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 13m.

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The distance between Rapallo and Bologna is 168 km. The road distance is 269.3 km.

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The best way to get from Rapallo to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 3h 13m and costs €25 - €120.

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It takes approximately 3h 13m to get from Rapallo to Bologna, including transfers.

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Rapallo to Bologna bus services, operated by AMT Genova, depart from Anagrafe station.

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

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The best way to get from Rapallo to Bologna is to train which takes 3h 13m and costs €25 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €28 - €45 and takes 6h 29m.

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Map of how to get from Rapallo to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 168.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 13m

What companies run services between Rapallo, Italy and Bologna, Italy?

You can take a train from Rapallo to Bologna via Firenze Rifredi and Firenze S.M.N. in around 3h 13m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rapallo to Bologna via Genova V.le Caviglia and Genoa Piazza della Vittoria in around 6h 29m.

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 Rapallo to Firenze Rifredi
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€18 - €25
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Parma to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€10 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Rapallo to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €35
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€7 - €10
Base Standard
€19 - €26
Base Premium
€24 - €35
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 Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Rapallo to Parma
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €24
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€22 - €24
Train from Parma to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Rapallo to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €6
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€5 - €6
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Trenitalia Intercity

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 Parma to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Train from Rapallo to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€3 - €5
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Parma to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Genoa to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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AMT Genova
Phone
848 000 030
Email
amt.spa@pec.amt.genova.it
Website
amt.genova.it
Bus from Anagrafe to Genova V.le Caviglia
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€2
Website
AMT Genova
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Genoa Piazza della Vittoria to Bologna Terminal Bus 200 MT Da Stazione FS
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Marino Autolinee

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Rapallo to Bologna bus services, operated by Marino Autolinee, arrive at Bologna Terminal Bus 200 MT Da Stazione FS station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rapallo to Bologna is 269 km. It takes approximately 2h 42m to drive from Rapallo to Bologna.

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