The Bologna airport “Gugliemo Marconi” is linked by national and international air lines to flights to London, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Amsterdam, Brussels, Koeln, Frankfurt, and many other places.

A regular bus connects the airport to the downtown and the railway station. The ticket costs € 6.00 and can be purchased on the bus.

Bus stop at the airport is just outside the arrival terminal.


Bologna is the main italian railway junction and therefore all the most important national and international lines pass through it. InterCity trains and EuroStar (Pendolino) high speed trains connect it to all the major italian cities. Many night trains link Bologna with Germany, France and Austria; in particular from Bonn, Koeln, Amsterdam, Paris and Vienna there are direct night trains.

For the French: now TGV arrives in Torino and Milano, where you can have direct coincidence with the EuroStar to Bologna (Railway Station).


The main motorway connection is the A1 (the “Autostrada del Sole”), which links Bologna directly to Milan, Florence and Rome and to three other main routes. The A1 can be entered from Turin, Genoa or Brescia, by the A21, at Piacenza; from Genoa and La Spezia, by the A15, at Parma; from Brenner Pass, Verona, Mantova, by the A22, at Modena. From Trieste, Tarvisio-Villach, Venice and Padua the A13 motorway is direct, as it is the A14 from Ancona, Rimini and Ravenna.

All the motorways exits lead into the city by-pass (follow the signs “Tangenziale”) from which branch off the roads for all directions. The by-pass exit n.7 (Centro – Via Stalingrado) is the more direct one: it leads you on a large road (Via Stalingrado) pointing to the centre.



Bus are run by ATC, 051247005. Bus 25 connects the railway station to Piazza Maggiore. The ticket has to be purchased at kiosks (it costs € 1.50) and has to be validated on the bus.

For a taxi, call 051 372727 or 051 534141.


The City Centre of Bologna is closed to private cars from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, including Sundays and Public Holiday.

To give access to hotels located inside the ZTL area, the hotel management has to inform the competent Board – Sirio Office of the Traffic and Transport Department – of the guest number plates within 48 hours from their arrival. This way, number plates will be included in the authorized list for ZTL access and not fined for illegal parking.

Guests can provide themselves with a special combined P+BUS Ticket at € 7,00, including a daily ticket to park in all the paying parking areas (blu lines), either in the town centre or in the outskirts and a daily bus ticket valid for one person.

The pass is valid 24 hours starting from the convalidation hour.