How to get to Bologna

Bologna enjoys a privileged position and is a natural crossroads for Italy and Europe. The Bologna “Guglielmo Marconi” International Airport guarantees direct connections with the main national and international destinations.

By Plane

Guglielmo Marconi airport is well connected by national and international airlines to fly to the main European and some American cities. The airport is close to downtown (approximately 6 km). Once landed here are the best ways to get from Bologna Airport to the city center:

Marconi Express is a high-speed train that takes only 7 minutes to arrive at Stazione Centrale train station. You get a train every 7 minutes. The price of a single ticket is 9,20€.

A taxi from the airport to the center costs between 15 and 25 euros (depending on the timetable and the point of arrival). These are the taxi companies in Bologna:
Cotabo Taxi - Tel. +39 051 372727
TaxiBologna.it - Tel. +39 051 4590

By Car

You can reach Bologna by highway:
• From Milan by A1 coming from North
• From Florence by A1 coming from South
• From Venice and Padua by A13
• From Ancona, Rimini and Ravenna by A14

Be aware that the city center is closed to private cars from 7 AM to 8 PM. We suggest you to find parking outside the city walls or in one of the many toll parking spaces in the city (be careful when entering the center by car because many accesses are subject to traffic restrictions with cameras and checkpoints with the Sirio System).

450 parking space are available at the Congress Center at 10€ per day. See here the location of the parking.

By Train

The train station of Bologna, from which run both regional and long-distance trains, is located in the center. With Trenitalia or Italo high-speed trains, you can reach Bologna in very little time from the most important cities but also with night trains from Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris and Vienna. See here the location of the station of Bologna.

By Bus

The bus station is located in the center, just a short walk from the main train station. Buses to the main Italian and European cities depart and arrive there. See here the location of the Bologna’s bus station.

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