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

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Roma / Rome to Modena by train

Modena was by-passed when the Bologna to Milano high speed line was constructed, so all but two of the Frecce trains between Roma and Milano inevitably take that line, so don't call in Modena.

Hence when looking up a Roma to Modena journey on the ticket booking websites, nearly all of the options you will see, involve connecting between two trains in Bologna.
However, if the timings suit there are two daily direct Frecce trains, plus two slower Intercity trains, which avoid the need to make connections.

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

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 high speed Frecce train
Travel Time (approx)

2hr 50min



Travel Info

1 x train per day

Route Information

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

4 hr 25min (approx)



Travel Info

Mon to Thurs: 2 x trains per day
Friday: 3 x trains
Sat/Sun: 2 x trains per day

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