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How to take a rail journey from Bologna to Rome / Roma

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Bologna to Roma / Rome by train

The 'Frecce' trains operated by Trenitalia share the high-speed route between Bologna and Rome, with Italo trains.
They have similar speeds, so the differences between them are to do with the on-board experiences, check out the 'Trains' guides below; and the fact that tickets for the Italo trains and Frecce trains can be purchased from different online booking agents - it's a route on which you can save by booking in advance.

However, the Intercity (IC) trains still take the older 'classic' route, so they're slower, because they don't travel at high speed and also make more station calls
If ticket price and not speed is your key criteria, you can usually save money by taking these trains and they're a cheaper option for rail pass users, but they are not as frequent as the high speed services.

Routes you can take to go from Bologna to Roma / Rome

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 high speed Frecce trains operated by Trenitalia
Travel Time (approx)

1hr 55min - 2hr 20min (approx)



Travel Info

1 - 4 x trains per hour
(two departures per hour is typical)

Route Information

Option 2: taking the high speed Italo trains operated by NTV
Travel Time (approx)

1hr 58 min - 2hr 20 min (approx)



Travel Info

2 - 3 x trains per hour
(two per hour is typical)

Route Information

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

4 hrs (IC trains)



Travel Info

2 x trains per day

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