How to reach Bologna

By plane

The Bologna airport “Guglielmo Marconi” is linked by national and international flights to many European cities. A regular bus connects the airport to the downtown and the railway station. The ticket costs € 6.00, it can be purchased at the vending machines in the airport or online. The bus stop at the airport is just outside the arrival terminal.

By train

Bologna is the main italian railway junction and therefore all the most important national and international lines pass through it. InterCity trains and high speed trains connect it to all the major italian cities. There are two companies in charge for the train connections: Trenitalia and Italo.

By car

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. 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 city centre.