Bologna to Bari by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $13.17
  2. 30 day advance $21.29
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 28m
  • Distance
    587 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 37m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Bologna to Bari by train

Fast trains from Bologna to Bari take around 5 hours and 28 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 587 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bologna and Bari.

1. Are there direct trains from Bologna to Bari?

Direct trains from Bologna to Bari have been found.

We usually find around 28 direct trains on the route from Bologna to Bari every weekday.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

2. How long is the train journey from Bologna to Bari?

The Bologna to Bari train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 28 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Bologna to Bari train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Bari is usually scheduled to depart Bologna around 08:00 and the last train is around 23:52. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bologna around 07:19, and the last at 23:52.

What's the Bologna to Bari train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Bologna to Bari are $13.17.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $21, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.

When to book Bologna to Bari train tickets?

Trains in Italy usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Bologna to Bari by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bologna and Bari?

More than one train company operates on the route from Bologna to Bari, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Frecciabianca
  • Frecciargento
  • Frecciarossa
  • IC Notte
  • InterCity

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Bari to Bologna by train

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Frecciabianca or Intercity

Take a comfortable Frecciabianca train from Bologna to Bari. Occasional Intercity services travel the same route, but they make many more stops, so add at least an hour to the journey time.

From Bologna, the trains to Bari run south-east along a very straight track to reach the coast at Rimini. There you’ll catch a glimpse of the mountainous Republic of San Marino to the right, with the Adriatic to your left. The route then follows the coast south via Ancona to Bari.

Bologna Centrale to Bari Centrale

All Frecciabianca and Intercity trains to Bari leave from Bologna Centrale and arrive at Bari Centrale. Most Frecciabianca services on this route make six intermediate stops. The two most important towns along the way are Rimini and Ancona. If you opt instead for the slower Intercity service, your train will make more than 20 stops on the journey from Bologna to Bari.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.