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Old Aug 20th, 2014, 04:33 PM
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Do trains run past midnight???

I need to get from Bologna to Florence, so I'd like to take the train around midnight, or shortly after. I checked the Trenitalia website and the latest tickets I could find are at 9:30pm. Can anyone tell me if they have late trains? If not, is there another way? Thanks!
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Old Aug 20th, 2014, 04:53 PM
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I don't see any later but I do see some very early morning trains. 5:15-6:15 arrival. Would that do?
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Old Aug 20th, 2014, 05:02 PM
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That's what I found too. Trenitalia doesn't show anything from 11pm until 5am. I need something around midnight....I don't mind if it's 1-2am, but 5am is too late. I don't want to be sitting in the train station for 5 hours!
I thought trains run every hour? Do they not run every hour that late at night?
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Old Aug 20th, 2014, 05:11 PM
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There's a train at 2:17 that takes a very long time. It arrives at 5:58 with a 21 minute connection in Arezzo at 4:23.

Try a bus. Google buses Bologna to Florence.

I don't think there's much demand for trains at that hour. They do run frequently during the day.
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Old Aug 20th, 2014, 05:11 PM
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In Arezzo you switch to a bus.
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Old Aug 20th, 2014, 05:18 PM
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I don't see any buses that late. It looks like the last one is at 18:50.

How about a car service? It will be expensive but you'll get there at the time you want.
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Old Aug 20th, 2014, 05:20 PM
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I couldn't find any buses either! I'm wondering if getting a hotel would be cheaper than a car service? Is there a website I could look into for a car service?
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Old Aug 20th, 2014, 05:31 PM
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What were you going to do in Florence if you get there at 12:30 and don't have a hotel? Or do you mean a hotel in Bologna?

You could get a B&B for under $40 in Bologna. I looked up hostels but a lot of the entries seem to be B&Bs.

http://www.hostelworld.com/search?se..._to=2014-08-30
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Old Aug 20th, 2014, 05:34 PM
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Are you coming from the airport? If so, there is a bus (20€) from there to a Piazza behind the main Florence train station. Departures at 22:00 and 00:30.
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Old Aug 20th, 2014, 05:36 PM
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I'm staying in Florence, but will be at a concert in Bologna and it goes until midnite. I need to get back to Florence after the concert. Thanks for the info on the B&B's! Normally I'd prefer a B&B over a hotel, but I'd feel better about going to a hotel after midnite (front desk service) rather than a B&B (not sure the owner would have that late of a check-in). So, I found a decent hotel for $75 a nite at a nearby hotel, but I'd really just rather get back to my hotel in Florence. I looked into a car service and it looks to be around $200 USD. Ugh...I don't know what to do!!!
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Old Aug 20th, 2014, 05:52 PM
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With such a late concert I wonder why you just didn't plan on staying over in Bologna that night in the first place. There are few places anywhere that trains depart throughout the night.
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Old Aug 20th, 2014, 05:56 PM
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I thought the trains run through the night and being that it is only a 40 min train ride I thought I would just go right back to my hotel in Florence. I guess I will have to get a hotel; seems to be the only/best option at this point.
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Old Aug 20th, 2014, 06:23 PM
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Here's the bus if you decide to catch it.

http://www.appenninoshuttle.it/corse...to_navetta.asp
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Old Aug 20th, 2014, 07:01 PM
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according to kybourbon's link the last bus is @ 00:30 so if you dash you might make it . . .
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Old Aug 21st, 2014, 08:06 AM
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Thanks...it looks like that bus leaves from the airport, correct? If so, that is over an hour from the Estragon (concert), so I do think that is doable. But, I appreciate the suggestion!!
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