The Bologna airport "Gugliemo Marconi" is linked by national and international air lines to 90 cities in the world.
Aerobus is a shuttle service run by TPER, Bologna's local transport company, connecting Bologna Airport with the city centre and the railway station. It runs every 11 minutes every day of the year, making it the most convenient way to reach the city centre.
Fare: € 6,00 single ride from/to the Airport
The Marconi Express service, a new 5 km connection between the central railway station and the Guglielmo Marconi airport in Bologna.
It connects, in about 7 and a half minutes of travel, the Central Railway station and the airport
Fare: ordinary ticket € 8,70, round trip € 16,00.
Bologna is the main italian railway junction and therefore all the most important national and international lines pass through it. Frecciarossa and Italotreno 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 France now TGV arrives in Torino and Milano, where you can have direct coincidence with the Frecciarossa or Italotreno trains to Bologna.
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.
To give access to hotels and B&B 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.
City buses are run by TPER www.tperbologna.it. The ticket can be purchased at kiosks (€1,50) or directly on the bus (€ 2,00) and has to be validated on the bus.
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.
T-Days: Every weekend, from 8 on Saturday to 22 on Sunday and every public holiday from 8 to 22, Zone T (via Rizzoli, via Indipendenza and via Ugo Bassi) is open only to pedestrians and bicycles.