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Rotterdam to Bologna by train

  • First train
    04:00
  • Last train
    00:05
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    11hr 39m
  • Distance
    969 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    7
  • Avg. journey time
    21hr 28m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Rotterdam to Bologna by train

Fast trains from Rotterdam to Bologna take around 11 hours and 39 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 969 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Rotterdam and Bologna.

1. Are there direct trains from Rotterdam to Bologna?

Journeys between Rotterdam and Bologna usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 10 departures on the route from Rotterdam to Bologna every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 9 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Rotterdam to Bologna?

The Rotterdam to Bologna train travel time is normally about 11 hours and 39 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Rotterdam to Bologna train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Bologna is usually scheduled to depart Rotterdam around 06:20 and the last train is around 00:05. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Rotterdam around 04:00, and the last at 21:05.

When to book Rotterdam to Bologna train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Rotterdam to Bologna by train.

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Which train companies operate between Rotterdam and Bologna?

More than one train company operates on the route from Rotterdam to Bologna, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Frecciabianca
  • Frecciarossa
  • Frecciarossa 1000
  • IC Notte
  • InterCity
  • Italo
  • Regionale
  • Regionale Veloce
  • TGV
  • Thalys
  • Thello

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Bologna to Rotterdam by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.