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Cologne to Bologna by train
Fastest journey10hr 27m
Trains per day23
Avg. journey time17hr 15m
Travelling from Cologne to Bologna by train
Fast trains from Cologne to Bologna take around 10 hours and 27 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 787 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Bologna.
1. Are there direct trains from Cologne to Bologna?
Journeys between Cologne and Bologna usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 30 departures on the route from Cologne to Bologna every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 37 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Cologne to Bologna?
The Cologne to Bologna train travel time is normally about 10 hours and 27 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Cologne to Bologna train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Bologna is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 04:08 and the last train is around 23:53. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 04:18, and the last at 23:59.
What's the Cologne to Bologna train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Cologne to Bologna are $70.64.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $70 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $79. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Cologne to Bologna train tickets?
Trains for this journey 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 Cologne to Bologna by train.
Which train companies operate between Cologne and Bologna?
More than one train company operates on the route from Cologne to Bologna, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Eurocity (EC)
- Frecciarossa 1000
- IC Notte
- Inter City Express
- Intercity-Express (ICE)
- Night Jet
- Railjet Express
- Railjet Xpress
- Regionale Veloce
- S Bahn
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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