A step-by-step travel guide. Take the night train from Copenhagen to Bologna

Prices from
€300
Travel time
20h

Traveling from Copenhagen to Bologna by night train is the fastest and most comfortable option. It’s a 1 day train journey, taking you quickly to your destination, passing through Hamburg , Zürich and Milan .

Prices from
€300

Day 1

    Copenhagen Denmark
    Hamburg Germany
    Hamburg

    Lots of time to explore Hamburg before hopping on the night train.

      Hamburg Germany
      Zürich Switzerland

      Day 2

      Zürich

      Wake up well rested and have a nice breakfast in Zurich.

        Zürich Switzerland
        Milan Italy
        Milan

        Get some snacks and hop on the next train in Milan.

          Milan Italy
          Bologna Italy
          Bologna

          Arrive at your final destination, Bologna .

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          Leaving from Copenhagen Denmark
          Going to Bologna Italy

          Good to know when traveling from Copenhagen to Bologna

          What happens if I miss my connecting train?

          Missed trains connections can happen, but no need to panic. If we plan our trips well, a potential delay is not that big of a problem. Here are a few things to think about:

          Before you travel

          • Plan trips that can handle a bit of delay. If you're switching trains, perhaps to jump on a night train, you should always have extra time so that you don't miss your connection if you're running late.
          • Consider getting additional travel insurance. If a train is canceled or you miss a connection, you might need to get new tickets if you're unlucky. Travel insurances can cover this extra cost.

          If you've missed your train

          International rail travel is protected by the CIV rules - which means you're usually allowed to travel on the next available train free of charge.

          • Always save your tickets. You might need them later.
          • Ask the ticket inspector to validate your tickets as evidence of the delay.
          • When arriving at the next station, ask the station staff what to do next.
          • If you need to buy new tickets, save all receipts so that you can later show them to your travel insurer when making a claim.

          Onboard catering & food

          Most of the trains in Europe have restaurant cars open to all passengers, regardless of the fare. What is offered depends on the operator but also during what time you travel. They usually serve hot food, drinks and snacks available for all customers.

          Onboard catering during covid-19

          Many train operators don't have onboard catering due to the current situation. And face masks are required on many trains so if possible – eat and drink before you hop on the train.

          Special luggage allowance

          A great thing with traveling by train is that there are no extra fees for bringing all you luggage. But a rule to have in mind is that the bags you bring on board should be able to be carried by one single person.

          Usually there are luggage racks above the seats and more storage in dedicated places on the train. The standard dimensions of the luggage racks are 70 x 50 cm.

          You can bring things like

          • Pushchairs and strollers
          • Folding bikes, scooters
          • Sports equipment (e.g. skis, surfboards)

          Can I bring my bike?

          There are some operators that allow you to bring your regular bike. Some trains do allow this off peak hours and you might need a separate reservation. Unfortunately we're not able to sell these at All Aboard, yet.