Bologna enjoys a privileged geographical position at a natural crossroads within both Italy and Europe.
The Bologna “Guglielmo Marconi” International airport offers direct flights to major national and international destinations.
The central railway station and the modern Bologna High-Speed Rail station are strategic elements in the railway network and together make up the most important rail interconnections in Italy.
Bologna is also a major road transport hub, accessible from all directions and serving as an interconnection between the major Italian motorways.


By plane
Bologna’s closest airport is Guglielmo Marconi (Bologna) International Airport (IATA: BLQ), just a few minutes from the city centre, served by taxi and a special bus line called the Aerobus. A taxi from the airport to the centre costs about €15. An Aerobus Ticket costs €6, and it stops outside the main terminal building. The ticket is also valid for 1 hour on the other buses in Bologna. Bus 54 goes towards the west suburbs of Bologna, and will get you on to the ‘main’ routes. Bus tickets are valid for 75 minutes travel and cost €1.5 purchased at the bus, €1.3 purchased in advance (one can buy tickets in the bar on the opposite side of the street or at the airport in Carrefour Express). Go to the website of the local bus company, TPER, and you will find maps that show all routes including that of the airport bus.

By train
Due to its central location and geography, Bologna has emerged as the main rail transport hub of northern Italy, making it very well connected with other major Italian cities.

By car
The city is at the junction of the A1, A14 and A13 highways, and so is easily accessible from anywhere in Italy.