Bologna to Bergamo by train

Two of northern Italy's most beautiful cities are now linked by a pair of daily direct trains



From Bologna Centrale to Bergamo

Journey Summary

Travel Time
2hr 22min - 2hr 35min
Travel Information

Final Destination: Bergamo

These trains also call at: Verona and Brescia

They will usually depart from binari (platforms/tracks) in the AV part of the station.

There are no direct Regionale/Regionale Veloce trains between Bologna and Bergamo.

If the timings or ticketing for these direct train doesn't suit, there is at least an hourly option for a Bologna to Bergamo train journey, which involves:

(1) Taking a Frecce train from Bologna to Milano Centrale station

(2) Taking a Regionale train from Milano to Bergamo.

Monday to Friday: 3 x direct trains per day
Saturday: 2 x trains
Sunday: 3 x trains


Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings usually open: 4 months ahead of the travel date

These direct trains typically depart from Bologna Centrale at 12:16 (daily) and 19:26 (not Saturday) and 21:16 (daily), so target these times when looking up this journey.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
Italia rail from €29.90

Italia rail Guide

Italiarail lives up to its name by selling tickets for rail journeys within Italy and the core feature of its service is that it is primarily designed to be used by international visitors to Italy.
So the English translations of place names are used when looking up journeys and the terms and conditions for using each type of ticket are clearly explained.
It also clearly points out the additional costs of upgrading to other classes and types of tickets while spelling out the additional benefits of doing so.
Though Italiarail will charge a booking fee, typically of around €3.

The Early Bird service

Italiarail has launched an 'early bird' pre-booking service for journeys by Frecce trains.
Tickets can be booked up to a year ahead of travel at a flat-rate price per route, before the tickets have been released for sale by Trenitalia.
If when they are placed on sale, the price is cheaper than what you have already paid to Italiarail, it will automatically refund the price difference.
Conversely, if the price is more expensive, you won't be charged the price difference.
You can also have the peace of mind of securing your seat(s) on the Frecce train(s) when you are first planning a trip.
If before the tickets are placed on sale, you decide to change your plans, you can request a refund; but once the tickets are released for sale, you will then be bound by the terms and conditions of the ticket(s) you have booked.

Trenitalia from €29.90

Trenitalia Guide

Trenitlalia is the national rail operator in Italy and in addition to its cheaper types of ticket; it also typically offers other discounts available to non-Italians, which include:

  • Group Offers, provides for a discount of up to 50% when 3-5 Adults travel together.
  • Family Offer for when groups of 2 - 5 people are travelling together and at least one of the party is a aged 11 and under.
  • The Children Free Offer is available for journeys by Frecce trains, when groups of 2 - 5 people are travelling together and at least one of the party is a aged 15 and under.
    Those aged 15 and under travel for free, but the Adults will need to purchase full price 'Base' tickets.

On this journey

Journey Features

Not High Speed

Good to Know

The trains which typically depart at 12:16 and 21:16 reverse direction on departure from Verona Porta Nuova, but the train which usually departs at 19:26 takes a different route.
It travels on the high-speed line to Milano and reverses direction in Milano Centrale station.

The first train of the day is the Frecciargento service.

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