Karlsruhe to Bologna by train

  • First train
    04:03
  • Last train
    23:28
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    8hr 11m
  • Distance
    547 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    13
  • Avg. journey time
    16hr 47m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Karlsruhe to Bologna by train

Fast trains from Karlsruhe to Bologna take around 8 hours and 11 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 547 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Karlsruhe and Bologna.

1. Are there direct trains from Karlsruhe to Bologna?

Journeys between Karlsruhe and Bologna usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 13 departures on the route from Karlsruhe to Bologna every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 14 departures.

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

The Karlsruhe to Bologna train travel time is normally about 8 hours and 11 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Bologna is usually scheduled to depart Karlsruhe around 04:03 and the last train is around 23:28. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Karlsruhe around 04:03, and the last at 23:13.

When to book Karlsruhe to Bologna train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half 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 Karlsruhe to Bologna by train.

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Which train companies operate between Karlsruhe and Bologna?

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

  • EuroCity
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Frecciargento
  • Frecciarossa
  • Frecciarossa 1000
  • IC Notte
  • ICE
  • Inter City
  • InterCity
  • Intercites
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Interregio-Express
  • Italo
  • Night Jet
  • Nightjet
  • Railjet
  • Railjet Express
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionale
  • Regionale Veloce
  • S Bahn
  • S-Bahn
  • TGV

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

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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.