Travel to and within Bologna

Bologna is easy to reach. There are various airlines that fly directly to Bologna as well as excellent train connections from the major cities in Italy. In case your preferred airline offers no direct flights to Bologna we recommend to book a flight to Milan and then take the direct train to Bologna. The high speed connection is fast and the tickets well-priced.

By plane

Guglielmo Marconi International Airport, 15 minutes by bus from the town centre, links Bologna with the main Italian and European airports. The airport is located 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.

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. The train is a very common means of transport.  From 14 December 2008, the new high speed railway line is available to/from Milan, shortening the journey to 65 minutes. Bologna is also 37 minutes from Florence, 2 hours 20 minutes from Rome, 2 hours from Venice, 1 hour from Ferrara, etc.

Shuttle Busses

Please click here to view the meeting points of the shuttle busses. The timetable can be accessed here.

Public Bus Lines

City Centre / Railway Stations to the Palazzo dei Congressi

 
From the city centre to Palazzo dei Congressi

Bus N° 28 direction Fiera/Palazzo dei Congressi: departure bus stop in via Indipendenza next to the Majestic Hotel entrance. Arrival bus stop Fiera/Palazzo Congressi

Buses every 10/12 minutes

Travelling time: 15 minutes

 
From Palazzo dei Congressi to the city centre

Bus N° 28 direction city centre (San Pietro): departure bus stop in piazza Costituzione, just in front of the Palazzo dei Congressi (Fiera/Palazzo Congressi). Arrival bus stop in via Indipendenza next to the Majestic Hotel entrance.

Buses every 10/12 minutes.

Travelling time: 15 minutes

Last trip in the evening from Palazzo dei Congressi at h. 20:38

 
From the railway station to Palazzo dei Congressi

Bus N. 35 direction Fiera/Palazzo dei Congressi (Facoltà di Agraria-Rotonda Baroni): departure bus stop “stazione centrale” (railway station in piazza Medaglie d’Oro). Arrival bus stop: Fiera/Palazzo Congressi

Buses every 5/10 minutes.

Travelling time: 10 minutes

 
From Palazzo dei Congressi to the railway station

Bus N° 35 direction railway station (Rotonda Reggimento Pistoia): departure bus stop in Piazza Costituzione just in front of the Palazzo dei Congressi (Fiera/Palazzo Congressi). Arrival bus stop “stazione centrale” (railway station – Piazza Medaglie d’Oro).

Buses every 5/10 minutes.

Travelling time: 10 minutes

Last trip in the evening from Palazzo dei Congressi at h.20:20

Bus N° 39 direction railway station (Ospedale Maggiore): departure bus stop in Piazza Costituzione in front of Palazzo dei Congressi (Fiera/Palazzo Congressi). Arrival bus stop “stazione centrale” (railway station – Piazza Medaglie d’Oro)

Buses every 20 minutes

Travelling time: 10 minutes

Last trip in the evening at h. 20:32 from Palazzo Congressi

Cost of the single ticket valid for 75 minutes: € 1,30.

There are also travel passes including 10 trips (valid for 75 minutes each) at € 12,00.

Bus tickets can be purchased at tobacconists and newsstands and have to be validated at each journey, on different buses too.

On board it is possible to buy the ticket at € 1,50 (kindly note that the automatic machine gives no change).

 
From AC Hotel to Palazzo dei Congressi

Walk through via Mascherino and take Bus N° 35 in via della Liberazione direction Fiera/Palazzo dei Congressi. Arrival bus stop in Piazza della Costituzione

Buses every 5/10 minutes

Travelling time 3-4 minutes

 
From Palazzo dei Congressi to AC Hotel

Bus N° 35 from Piazza Costituzione direction railway station (Rotonda Reggimento Pistoia) and arrival at the bus stop “Stalingrado” then walk to reach Via Sebastiano Serlio where the Ac Hotel is located

Buses every 5/10 minutes

Travelling time 3-4 minutes

Last trip in the evening from Palazzo dei Congressi at h. 20:20