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

Trip duration
3 days
Travel time
20h

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Traveling from London to Bologna by train is a great experience. It’s a 3 days train journey with amazing scenery, passing through Paris and Turin on the way.

Day 1

London United Kingdom
Paris France
Paris

You’re switching stations in Paris. Make sure you get there in time.

Paris France
Turin Italy

Day 3

Turin

Spend 1 night in Turin

There are plenty of great hotel options close to the Turin train station. Check out Hotels.com to get the cheapest prices.

Day 3

Turin Italy
Bologna Italy
Bologna

Arrive at your final destination, Bologna.

Check out Hotels.com to find affordable housing in the city centre of Bologna.

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Leaving from London United Kingdom
Going to Bologna Italy

Good to know when traveling from London to Bologna

Seat reservations

Some routes and train operators require that you have a seat reservation with your ticket. If you don't see an option for adding seat reservation while booking, seat reservations are not possible. We always recommend adding a seat reservation if possible, to not risk having to travel standing up. That's not very cozy.

Seat preference

With most tickets comes an opportunity to choose where on the train you'd prefer to sit, where the two most common options are Window and Aisle. Unfortunately, we can't promise that you are able to get a seat according to preference, as it depends entirely on how many free seats there are left on the train. We hope to be able to present a more comprehensive way of choosing seats in the near future, with options such as quiet section and animals allowed.

Travel insurance

International train journeys in Europe are covered by the CIV protection rules, a set of rules to make it easier to travel cross-boarder with train. Primarily providing compensation for lost baggage and a guarantee of onward transport.

You can find out if your journey is covered by CIV by checking the tickets. "CIV" should then be printed in a corner.

But...

...there are many cases when these rules does not apply. Therefore All Aboard advise you to have a valid travel insurance before going on your trip. It's never a fun thing either to miss a connection or to loose your luggage, we know, therefore it's very useful to have an insurance where you're fully covered.

Is there wifi on the train?

There are few things as nice as watching a movie, listening to a good podcast or getting some work done on the train, and fortunately most long distance trains in Europe today offer free wifi onboard. Eurostar, Renfe, SNCF and Deutsche Bahn let you get access to wifi on the majority of their trains. If it's super important to you, the best way to really know if wifi is available is to google the name of the train (that can be found on your ticket) and you'll find out.

For EU residents

Should the wifi connection let you down, as an EU resident, you still have the luxury to take advantage of free roaming in all EU countries, just remember to turn on roaming in your phone's settings. If you are an EU resident traveling through a non-EU country such as Switzerland, the UK, or Norway, it could be a good idea to bring a 4G dongle in your bag, and switch off roaming to avoid hefty bills.