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By Air

Bologna international airport is named Guglielmo Marconi. The airport is very close to the city at about 6 km and is very well serviced by European flights as well as low cost airlines. The second nearest international airport is located in Forli? some 70 km southeast of Bologna. Both airports are well serviced by buses and taxis to and for the city centre. A special shuttle (Aerobus) connect the Airport of Bologna (Marconi) to the city, leaving from Bologna Train Station every 15 minutes from early morning (5.30) to at around 11.00 pm (23.00) at night.

By Car

Bologna is very well linked with all major Italian cities.

With Milan, Florence, and Rome the city is linked by the motorway A1 Autostrada del sole.  Motorway A13 heads to Ferrara, Padua, and Venice. Motorway A14 heads to Rimini and Ravenna, while the road S64 goes directly to Ferrara.

Bologna is also being crossed by the ?Via Emilia? (S9), which connects Milan to the Adriatic coast.

Car hire is easily accessible from the airports. Here are some useful telephone numbers: Europcar: +39 051 24 71 01; Hertz: +39 051 254830

By Train

Bologna train station is one of the biggest and served in Italy being the major transport junction for north and central Italy to the south. For train times check at

Transports in Bologna city centre

Bologna is not served by an underground service. The Bus system in Bologna is serviced by the ATC ( which run the city very efficiently. The main buses that connect the train station to the city centre are bus No 30 and No 21 together with several others.

Bologna city centre is traffic free therefore off-limit to cars and motorcycle.

The best way to visit Bologna and experience the Italian culture is indeed by Public Transport and also by bike which are hired next to the train station.

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