Airports in Florence
The small regional airport serving the Italian city of Bologna is named after its most famous son: engineer, Nobel Laureate and inventor of the radio Guglielmo Marconi. Located just 3.75 miles (6km) from the city, Bologna G Marconi Airport (BLQ) is seeing steadily rising traffic, as Bologna becomes an increasingly popular business and tourism destination. As Bologna is perfectly situated between heavyweight tourist destinations like Milan, Genoa, Pisa, Florence, San Marino, Venice, and Verona, it offers a great opportunity to escape the queues of the larger hubs. The small size of the airport makes for a hassle-free experience; a perfect introduction or a blissful end to a holiday spent soaking up the sights and attractions of northern Italy. Bologna Airport offers great connections to other Italian cities and to several key European destinations, and budget travellers should note that several low-cost carriers offer cheap flights to and from Bologna.
The airport is located four miles (6km) north-east of Bologna's city centre. The drive takes 20 minutes.
Getting to the city
Train: The nearest train station to the airport is 4 miles (6km) away, but Bologna Central Railway Station is a major transport hub, with connections to places all over Italy. There is a €5 shuttle-bus that departs every two hours during the day.
Bus: There are buses departing directly to Modena and Siena every two hours from the airport.
Taxi: There are fixed-fare taxis outside the terminal; however, they are in high demand during peak times, so it may be a good idea to book in advance. The fare is €10, with a fee for airport pick-up that varies according to time: €3 on weekdays from 6am to 10pm, €4.70 on Sundays and holidays between 6am and 10pm, and €5.60 from 10pm until 6am every day.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in September).
Information desk: +39 051 647 9617 or +39 051 9680/3.
Bologna Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.
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