Travelling to Bologna
Bologna International Airport takes the name from the Nobel prize winner in Physics and inventor of radio Guglielmo Marconi. Airport of Bologna is one of the most important Italian destinations in terms of International flights, comprehensive offer and the first one in Europe in terms of growth of connections over the past ten years (6.6% yearly average growth in traffic).
There are 56 airline carriers operating in Bologna, with a direct flight connection to around 100 major European, Middle East and Africa ports and cities. There are 580 flights coming in and out of Bologna every day with over 7 million passengers per year (73% of whom are international passengers). For more information about flight timetables please go to –
The conference venue: 20 min. / 13 km
The supporting hotels: 10-15 min.
The city center: 15 min. / 12 km
Aerobus: Express line from/to the Airport every 20 minutes. The price is 6€.
Taxi: Airport/ Conference Venue/ Other hotels – One direction (up to 3 people). The price is 18-20€.
For complete information about prices please go to – http://www.bologna-airport.it/System/files/Taxi-rates.pdf
Ground Transport – Train
Bologna’s geographical location as center of an extensive and efficient transport network makes it a natural crossroads and commercial hub in Italy and Europe and will enable minimum waste of time in travelling both for international and national delegates.
All the fast trains (Eurostar & Alta Velocità), Intercity, Regional arrive at Bologna train station. Public buses leave from the square in front of the station to reach all the directions within the city centre and Bologna premises.
Bologna Centrale – Bologna Main Train Station
Address: piazza delle Medaglie D’Oro, 2
Information: 199 89 20 21
The ticket counters are open everyday from 5.30 am to 10.00pm. There are also available self‐service ticketing machines.
How to move around
Bologna’s historic centre has been beautifully maintained, its original Roman street plan still discernible today. The best way to explore the city is on foot, taking time to admire the architecture and digest the wonderful food that you’re sure to find.
Cabs in Bologna are white and they can be found all over the city, in special parking lots.
There are several companies which operate cab services in Bologna with taxi web online booking system as well as telephone advance booking.
+39 051.37.27.27 – +39 051.45.90 ‐ +39 051 53.41.41
+39 051 53.89.75 ‐ +39 051 51.90.90
There are close to 200 lines of public buses in service from 5.00 a.m. to midnight.
Most buses are accessible for wheelchair users.
The night transportation service runs from midnight to 4.00 a.m.
There are also the Fast Lines or Express Lines (blue) which travelling for long distances.