Trains from Bologna to Venice

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Bologna to Venice Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:94
Trains arrive in:Venice
Trains depart from:Bologna
Train Ticket Price:12
Distance:131 Kms
Train Companies:Intercity, Italo, Frecciargento, Frecciabianca, Intercity Notte, Regionale Veloce

Trains from Bologna to Venice

Trains in Italy are an efficient way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes. Getting from Bologna to Venice by train is easy and convenient. A regular daily service is provided by both Trenitalia and Italo, who start their schedules as early as 3:18 a.m. There are plenty of departures during rush hour, and then hourly trains for the rest of the day, finishing with a 10:10 p.m. train. High-speed direct trains take just over an hour to make the journey, and services are just as frequent on weekends as during the week. All Bologna to Venice trains depart from Bologna Centrale train station and arrive at either Venice's Santa Lucia or Mestre train station.

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Bologna to Venice Train Cost

Average prices for trains from Bologna to Venice when you book in advance

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Bologna to Venice Trains: General Information

Travelers in Italy can offset some of the cost of Bologna to Venice train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.

  • autobus All Bologna to Venice trains are run by Trenitalia and Italo.
  • autobus All Trenitalia trains are direct, depart from Bologna Centrale train station and arrive at either Venice's Santa Lucia or Mestre train station.
  • autobus The Bologna to Venice train journey takes as little as 1 hour and 11 minutes to arrive in Venice.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Bologna to Venice train tickets approximately 1 day in advance of the travel date.

Based on GoEuro's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Bologna to Venice trains decrease the further you book in advance:

  • It is 10% cheaper to purchase Bologna to Venice train tickets a day ahead rather than purchasing a ticket at the station.
  • It is 31% cheaper to purchase Bologna to Venice train tickets 1 week ahead of when you intend to travel.
  • Bologna to Venice train costs are 38% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

Taking the Train from Bologna

All trains from Bologna to Venice depart from Bologna's Centrale station. As it's name suggests, Centrale is at the heart of Bologna, and is one of Italy's busiest rail hubs. It is also a local bus terminus, and catching buses 30, 35, 39, 61 or 81 will be a good way to make your train. If you are arriving by plane, there is also an Aerobus service which runs from 5:00 a.m., and stops just outside the station. Give yourself 30 minutes if you are coming from the airport, and around 20 minutes from the city center.

Getting into Venice by Train

Venice is a magical city, conjuring up images of gondoliers paddling visitors along the stately canals, and artistic masterpieces around every corner. If you love history and art, there are few better places to visit, but the food and wine of Veneto are also first class. And Venice is also a modern cultural attraction, hosting its famous Biennale and Film Festival, which are great times to visit. Trains from Bologna to Venice arrive at Santa Lucia Station, which is close to the historic center. From there, you can walk into town, or catch Vaporetto water buses to the different islands that make up Venice. There are also private water taxis if you need a more comfortable ride.

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