How to Get to Bologna

By train:

Bologna is one of the most important railway node in Italy and is quickly reachable by train from all major Italian cities as well as many other European cities. Approximate train travel times to/from Bologna: Rome: 2.5 hours; Milan: 1 hour; Venice: 2 hours; Florence: 1 hour.

For train schedules and connections to Bologna Centrale (central station), please see:
http://www.ferroviedellostato.it/homepage_en.html.

By car:

Owing to its central position, Bologna is a crossroads for the main Motorways (A1, A13, A14) and main roads.
If you are coming by car to Bologna you can take:
A1 Highway Milan-Florence-Rome-Naples Reggio Calabria
A13 Highway Ferrara-Padua-Venice
A14 Highway Rimini-Ancona-Pescara-Taranto
A15 Highway Parma-La Spezia
A21 Highway Turin-Piacenza
A22 Highway Verona-Brennero-Innsbruck-Munich
E45 Highway Cesena-Rome
For further motorway information, visit this site: Autostrade per l'Italia.

By plane:

Guglielmo Marconi airport is located about 6km from Bologna city centre. It is one of the Italian international airports and it is connected with several Italian cities, more than 60 European and Mediterranean destinations, and some long haul airports.

The shuttle service Areobus BLQ connects the airport to the city centre.
The journey takes about 20-30 min (BLQ time tables).
One way ticket from/to Airport costs 5 € and it can be purchased on board.

You may take a taxi from the airport. The trip duration to the city centre is around 15-20 minutes and should cost around 15 EUR.