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Zurich to Bologna by train

The journey from Zurich to Bologna by train is 385.81 km and takes 6 hrs 55 mins. There are 216 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:46 am and the last at 5:05 pm. It is possible to travel from Zurich to Bologna by train for as little as $2.11 or as much as $234.16. The best price for this journey is $2.11.

Lowest Price$2.11
Journey Duration6 hrs 55 mins
Connection per Day216
Lowest Price$2.11
Highest Price$234.16
First Departure5:46 am
Last Departure5:05 pm
Distance385.81 km
DepartureZurich
ArrivalBologna
CarriersDB - Regional Express, Regionale VeloceMore

Zurich to Bologna Train Times

Departure date
Thursday, 29 Feb 2024

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How much does it cost to get from Zurich to Bologna by train?

The cheapest train tickets from Zurich to Bologna cost $2.11. On average, you can expect to spend around $108.09 for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Zurich to Bologna.
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The prices for train tickets from Zurich to Bologna vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average train ticket price is approximately $108.09. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How long is the journey from Zurich to Bologna by train?

The average journey time is 6 hrs 55 mins. This is how long it takes to cross the 385.81 km from Zurich to Bologna. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Zurich to Bologna to take longer than 6 hrs 55 mins. In order to get from Zurich to Bologna faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Zurich and Bologna will complete the journey in 5 hrs 10 mins. On average, it will take you about 6 hrs 55 mins to travel the 385.81 km between Zurich and Bologna.

At what time of the day can I travel from Zurich to Bologna?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Zurich to Bologna leaving at 5:46 am. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 5:05 pm.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays. The first departure of the night from Zurich to Bologna leaves at 5:46 am, while the last journey sets out at 5:05 pm. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Zurich and Bologna. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

Which stations can I use on the Zurich to Bologna route?

You will be able to leave Zurich by using stations such as . These connect you to stations including in Bologna. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Zurich or in Bologna, for your convenience while traveling.

How many times a day do departures from Zurich leave for Bologna?

On average, there are 216 daily departures from Zurich to Bologna. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 0 departures from Zurich which travel directly to Bologna. There are 216 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Zurich to Bologna. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Zurich to Bologna
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Zurich to Bologna.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Zurich to Bologna, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Zurich to Bologna.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Find the best day to travel to Bologna by train

When travelling to Bologna by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Eurocity (EC) trains are specifically designed for short and long-distance travel, connecting major cities in various European countries as part of the extensive international train services. Eurocity (EC) trains are operated by a range of national railway companies across Europe, including Deutsche Bahn (Germany), SNCF (France), Trenitalia (Italy), SBB (Switzerland), and ÖBB (Austria). The Eurocity (EC) service offers regular schedules and convenient connections between prominent cities like Paris, Berlin, Milan, and Vienna.

Frecciarossa, operated by Trenitalia, the national railway company, is a renowned high-speed train service in Italy. FRECCIAROSSA trains, reaching speeds of up to 300 km/h, connect major cities including Rome, Milan, Naples, Florence, and Turin.

Railjet Xpress is a high-speed train service operated by Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) that connects major cities in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and Hungary. Railjet Xpress trains have a maximum speed of 230 km/h and offer first and second-class seating options. Starting from December 2018, faster Railjet trains running between Salzburg and Vienna were designated as Railjet Express (RJX). These trains only make stops in Linz and Sankt Pölten, distinguishing them from those that include additional stops in Vöcklabruck, Attnang-Puchheim, Wels, Sankt Valentin, Amstetten, and Tullnerfeld.

Regional Express (Rex) is an Australian airline that operates scheduled regional flights to over 60 destinations across Australia. The airline was founded in 2002 and has its headquarters in Mascot, New South Wales. Rex operates a fleet of over 60 aircraft, including Saab 340 turboprops and Boeing 737-800NG jets. The airline's main focus is on providing affordable air travel to regional communities, with a strong emphasis on safety, reliability, and customer service. Rex also offers a frequent flyer program, Rex Business Flyer, and has partnerships with other airlines such as Qantas and Virgin Australia.

While not as swift as the high-speed ICE trains, Deutsche Bahn’s InterCity trains boast speeds up to 200km/h, offering spacious carriages and dining options. Operating across numerous German routes, such as Cologne-Hamburg, these trains also extend to international destinations, including Amsterdam and Luxembourg. Some routes even feature double-deck trains.

Ticket types and facilities from Zurich to Bologna

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by EuroCity, Frecciarossa and DB - Intercity when traveling from Zurich to Bologna.

Second Class

With Deutsche Bahn's Eurocity trains, a second-class ticket guarantees you a more affordable journey. Throughout your trip, you can access basic facilities like electrical outlets, air conditioning, and a bar carriage.
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First Class

If you wish to elevate your travel experience in a quieter place with additional services such as adjustable seats, more legroom, catering service, and seat selection, you can opt for the first-class tickets on Deutsche Bahn's Eurocity trains.
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Premium

Premium service includes a wider seat, more legroom, and access to additional amenities such as a welcome drink and a choice of newspapers. Coach 4 on the Frecciarossa 1000 train is reserved for the Premium level.
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Standard

Standard is the basic level of service and includes a comfortable seat and access to basic onboard services. Coaches 5-8 are for the Standard level with seats covered in gray eco-leather.
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Executive

Executive is the highest level of service and includes all of the amenities of the Business level, as well as a personal entertainment system, and gourmet meals served by a dedicated onboard chef.
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Business

Business service is designed for business travelers and includes all of the amenities of the Premium level, as well as access to a dedicated Business Lounge and priority boarding. Coaches 2 and 3 of Frecciarossa 1000 are reserved for the Business level of service.
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Second Class

On SBB Intercity trains, in addition to basic amenities for Second Class ticket, there's a Family Zone specially designed to offer comfort for families with children. If you get hungry during the journey, you can enjoy tasty meals in the restaurant carriage.
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First Class

In the First Class of SBB Intercity, you can benefit from personal power socket, more comfortable seats, and larger luggage space. Some IC trains also offer quiet zones and business areas.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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DB's EC trains feature recently updated coaches equipped with power sockets.
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Deutsche Bahn is progressively adding free WiFi to their EC trains.
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On DB Eurocity trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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The Mobility Service assists with boarding, disembarking, and train transitions. Additionally, the staff is ready to address any inquiries or provide support to ensure a smooth journey.
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On EC trains, dine in the onboard restaurant or grab a quick bite from the bistro. First Class passengers receive complimentary meals at their seat. DB provides diverse, locally-sourced food options, including vegetarian and vegan choices.
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DB's EC trains now boast modernized carriages with air conditioning.
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On Frecciarossa trains, free WiFi is available. Use their Portale FRECCE service to watch movies, TV, and catch up on news. It also provides travel updates and additional booking options.
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Seek serenity? Frecciarossa offers designated quiet zones for Business Class to ensure a peaceful journey, free from distractions.
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No matter the model – be it ETR 500, ETR 600, ETR 700, or ETR 1000 – every seat comes with its power socket to keep your devices charged.
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On Frecciarossa trains, you won't face any restrictions on the amount of luggage you can bring on board. You can easily stow small bags and items in overhead racks or under your seat, while larger suitcases can be placed in the luggage racks situated in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Special assistance is a call away for those who require it. Dial the toll-free 800 90 60 60 from Italian landlines or the international number +3902323232 from any phone, including from abroad.
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Satiate your hunger at the FrecciaBistrò, stationed at the train's center. Or, for added convenience, order directly to your seat through the Portale FRECCE's EasyBistrò. Premium and Business Class travelers receive complimentary snacks and drinks, while Executive Class passengers delight in gourmet meals curated by chef Carlo Cracc.
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No matter the weather outside, stay comfortably cool with onboard air-conditioning.
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Folding bikes are allowed as hand luggage, while non-folding bikes need to be disassembled and placed in travel cases shown to the conductor or platform staff before boarding, and stowed in a specific part of the train.
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Deutsche Bahn is rolling out free WiFi on their IC trains, with some already offering the service.
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All seats in both classes have power sockets on DB IC trains.
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On IC trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Deutsche Bahn's Mobility Service provides assistance for boarding, disembarking, and train transfers. Staff are on hand to address questions and ensure a smooth trip.
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On the DB IC trains, there's a restaurant for meals or a bistro for snacks. You can eat at the bistro or in your seat. First Class passengers get free food at their seat. The menu changes but always has local food, including vegetarian and vegan choices.
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Intercity trains have air-conditioned sections.
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For IC trains, a ticket and reservation are required for bicycles, with the reservation cost included. Bikes are typically stored in second class carriages, though your seat may be elsewhere.
Services on board DB - Regional Express, EuroCity and DB - Intercity from Zurich to Bologna
Compare services on board when travelling from Zurich to Bologna by train.
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Zurich to Bologna CO2 Emissions by Train

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27.01kg
Bus
28.94kg
Flight
77.16kg
Car
61.73kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Zurich to Bologna by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Zurich and Bologna are 27.01kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Zurich and Bologna? By taking the train between Zurich and Bologna you will save 50.15kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.93kg compared to a bus and 34.72kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Zurich to Bologna?
A train ticket from Zurich to Bologna is $108.09. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $2.11.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Zurich to Bologna?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Zurich to Bologna is $2.11. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Zurich and Bologna by train?
Zurich to Bologna is 385.81 km.
How long does the train between Zurich and Bologna take?
Zurich to Bologna is on average 6 hrs 55 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hrs 10 mins.
Which companies operate from Zurich to Bologna?
The train journey from Zurich to Bologna is covered by 8 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: DB - Regional Express, Regionale Veloce, EuroCity, DB - Intercity, Frecciarossa, InterCityNotte, TRN, Railjet Xpress and Eurocity Brenner.
How many train connections per day go from Zurich to Bologna?
Zurich to Bologna has 216 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Zurich to Bologna leave?
The earliest train from Zurich to Bologna departs at 5:46 am. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Zurich to Bologna depart?
The latest train from Zurich to Bologna departs at 5:05 pm. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Zurich to Bologna in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $2.11 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Zurich to Bologna?
There are 5 station(s) that you can depart from Zurich to go to Bologna. You can go from Zürich Altstetten, Zürich Oerlikon, Zürich, Zürich Opernhaus and Zürich Enge Bahnhof/Bederstr. and you can arrive at Casalecchio di Reno Stazione Casalecchio Garibaldi, Bologna Centrale, Bologna Piazza Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Bologna Airport.
What's the fastest journey time between Zurich to Bologna by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Zurich and Bologna is 5 hrs 10 mins.
Is there a direct train from Zurich to Bologna?
Yes, there is a direct train between Zurich and Bologna.
What are the CO2 emissions for Zurich to Bologna by train?
The train journey from Zurich to Bologna creates 27.01kg of CO2 emissions.

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