How to take a rail journey from Bologna to Padova/Padua

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Bologna to Padova / Padua by train

Despite Padova being comparative close to Bologna, there are multiple options to consider when taking the train on this route; despite the fact all of the trains travel along the same 'classic' railway line between these two cities.
The variances in speed are due to the number of intermediate station calls made by each group of services.

  1. If you're going to be booking tickets last minute at the station, the the typically best option is to hop on board the Regionale Veloce (RGV) trains.
    They'll be (much) cheaper and the lack of the availability of seat reservations won't be a problem, as they commence their journeys in Bologna.

  2. If you can book ahead and won't being committed to a specific departure, you can travel in style on the Frecce or Italo trains despite the lack of a high speed line on this route.
    The cheapest advance tickets can be good value for money, though the Italo trains tend to be cheaper than Frecce trains.

Routes you can take to go from Bologna to Padova / Padua

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

Route Information

Option 1: taking the RGV trains
Travel Time (approx)

1hr 25 min (approx)



Travel Info

1 x train per hour

Route Information

Option 2: taking the Frecce trains
Travel Time (approx)

57min (Frecce trains)



Travel Info

1 - 2 x trains per hour

Route Information

Option 3: taking the Italo trains
Travel Time (approx)

1hr 4 min



Travel Info

7 x trains per day

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