How to travel from Munich to Bologna by train

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München / Munich to Bologna by train

The direct train(s) from Munich to Bologna, which provide a highly useful connection when travelling from southern Germany to northern Italy, also happen to take a beautiful route through the Alps and Dolomites.

Bologna is the main hub of the Italian rail network, so connect there for a swathe of fabulous destinations, which have no direct trains from Germany, including Ravenna, Modena, Parma, Naples and Lecce
(In the summer months this train has its journey extended to Rimini).

Also if you'd rather travel by day to Florence and Rome than take the direct night train from Munchen, you can also connect in Bologna for those cities.

Routes you can take to go from München / Munich to Bologna

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 direct trains
Travel Time (approx)

6hr 33min - 6hr 46min



Travel Info

Mon-Fri = 3 x trains per day

Sat/Sun = 2 x trains per day

Route Information

Via stations: Verona Porta Nuova

Option 2: connecting in Verona
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