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

Trip duration
2 days
Travel time
22h

Arrive after a good night's sleep

Traveling from Copenhagen to Bologna by night train is the best and fastest option. It’s a 2 days train journey, taking you quickly to your destination, passing through Hamburg, Zürich and Milan on the way.

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 are always possible due to delays, cancellations or just bad luck. Here's a few things to think about:

Before you travel

  • Make sure you have enough time to begin with. Check all the connecting trains and give yourself some extra time to make the changes.
  • Make sure that you have a travel insurance that include missed connections due to things out of your own control.

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.

  • Save all documentation and tickets, you'll need them later to make a claim.
  • Ask the ticket inspector to validate your tickets as evidence of the delay.
  • When arriving at the next station ask the staff on what to do next.

Long distance train trips

If you have multiple connecting trains and your first train is delayed, your whole journey might be affected. Remember that if you have to buy new tickets or accommodation as an effect of the delay, save all receipts for your travel insurer.

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. Always bring a water bottle and some snacks in case of emergency.

Onboard catering during covid-19

Many train operators don't have onboard catering due to the current situation. All Aboard advise you not to consume any food and drinks that are not necessary. If possible - eat and drink when changing trains.

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.