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Distances from BLQ to:

Ferrara 55 km
Modena 56 km
Rimini 124 km

Nearest Major Airports:

Parma Airport 99 km
Pisa Airport 186 km
Milan Linate Airport 210 km

Car Hire Bologna

Bologna Airport Guide

Bologna is a city that has been popular with the Italians for a long time, yet not so known by the rest of the world. They visit for its culture and food as well as the stunning architecture. The arcades or porticos are well known and stretch for 38 km around the city, so you can stroll around whatever the weather. The dominating features are the two ancient towers that rise above the city and one of them is open to the public, for spectacular views. Must sees are the Neptune Fountain, a symbol of the city and the St Luke’s Basilica with it’s icon of Madonna di San Luca.

Bologna Airport Directions

The airport is only 6km away from the city and an easy drive with your car hire Bologna using the Tangenziale route.

Bologna Airport Parking

Express car parks are available for stays of up to 5 hours or you can choose from covered or uncovered parking for medium or long stays at another 5 car parks, close to the terminal.

Bologna Airport Flight Information

Thirty airlines fly into Bologna Airport from cities in Europe and North Africa. Some charter flights are available too and these are often seasonal. Domestic flights within Italy are an option also.

Hotels Near Bologna Airport

There is no airport hotel, but the Sheraton Bologna and the Hotel Amadeus are nearby. With your car hire Bologna Airport you are just a few minutes drive away and close to the city too.

Bologna Time Zone

Bologna is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Meantime and in the Central European Time Zone (GMT+1).

Bologna Info

The airport is currently under expansion until 2013 with hopes to improve passenger capacity and commercial projects, including more shopping facilities. There are currently 15 shops at the airport with brand names such as Furla and Mandarina Duck, as well as duty free shopping. There are 9 cafes and snack bars to choose from, if you get hungry. Facilities for currency exchange and ATMs are also available.

Bologna Airport Trivia:

  • Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport is named after the scientist and resident of the city.
  • The airport handled over 5 ½ million passengers in 2010.
  • The city is nicknamed ‘Bologna the red’ due to its roofs of red and orange.
  • As well as Marconi, famous residents include Napoleon and Michelangelo.
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