Bologna airport: Bologna Airport (BLQ)

Bologna Airport

Bologna Airport is officially called Aeroporto Guglielmo Marconi, after the Italian inventor of the radio who was born in Bologna. There are two terminals (A and B) which are within walking distance of each other.

Almost 7 million passengers were processed in 2015, making Bologna Airport the seventh busiest airport of Italy.

Address

Aeroporto G. Marconi di Bologna S.p.A.
Via Triumvirato 84
40132 Bologna
Italy

Airport codes

IATA airport code: BLQ
ICAO airport code: LIPE

Transport

Local transport

Train

There is no train connection with the airport, but there are buses that go to the station in Bologna. It is an important station in the Italian railway network with excellent connections.

Car and bus

The airport is six kilometers outside of Bologna, from the exit you take exit 4 of the ring road (Tangenziale). From elsewhere in Italy the airport is accessible from the A14, exit Bologna-San Lazzaro, then Tangenziale, exit 4, from the A13, exit Bologna-Arcoveggio, then Tangenziale, exit 4 and from the A1, exit Bologna-Casalecchio, then Tangenziale, exit 4.

The Aerobus (tel: +39(0)51 290290) takes you to the center of Bologna (train station) in 20 minutes, a bus ticket costs €4.50.

Every two hours (between 06:15 and 22:30) a direct bus (tel: +39(0)59 236530) leaves for Modena, travel time is approximately 50 minutes.

Furthermore, there is a direct bus connection with Siena, travel time is approximately 2.5 hours.

Car rental - Bologna Airport

You can rent a car from the following car rental companies, which can be found in the Arrivals Hall: Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Maggiore, Sixt, Intercar, Thrifty and Autovia. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides.,they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.

Taxi

Taxis are outside the Arrivals Hall. There are two taxi companies that are allowed at the airport: COTABO (tel: +39(0)51 372727) and CAT (tel: +39(0)51 534141).

Airport Parking

On the ground floor of the terminal you can find parking garage P1, next to the terminal is P2. Both are intended for short-term parking, the first hour costs €2.60 and 24 hours costs €12.00. The parking area P3 is partially covered and costs €12.80 per day for the first 4 days, then €6.00 per day thereafter. P4 is the most economical for long-term parking, the first week costs €30.00, the second week costs €20.00, then €4.00 per day thereafter. For information about parking (tel: +39(0)51 400394).

Services

Services

Hotels

There are no hotels at the airport, but the Sheraton (tel: +39(0)51 641 5104) is right next to it, a shuttle bus goes from 05:30-24:00 to this hotel from the terminal. The SavHotel (tel: +39(0)51 361361) is close to the Bologna Exhibitions and Conference Center. Both hotels offer extensive facilities for meetings. For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

Bologna Airport has a considerable amount of restaurants, bars and shops in both terminals. A few stores are specialized in local products, and there is a Duty Free shop in both terminals. In addition there is a restaurant in the terminal right by parking area P3 at the Via Triumvirato.

Baggage

There are two baggage handlers at Bologna Airport: BAS (tel: +39(0)51 6479443) and Marconi Handling (tel: +39(0)51 6479647). The company you must go to depends on which airline you fly with. There is a counter for lost and found items in the Arrivals Hall.

Information

There are general information counters (tel: +39(0)51 6479615) in the Departures Hall of Terminals A and B.

For reserving accommodation and information about tourist attractions in Bologna and the surrounding area you can go to the office of IAT (tel: +39(0)51 6472113) in the Arrivals Hall.

Furthermore, there are information points from BolognaFiere (exhibitions) and BolognaCongressi (conferences).

Business

The Marconi Business Lounge (tel: +39(0)51 6479616) is only accessible for Marconi Clubpas holders or by special invitation, there are computers, telephone and fax. You can reserve various sized meeting rooms for a maximum of 99 people. You can also book online.

Disabled facilities

The airport is excellently accessible for the disabled. There are adapted restrooms, elevators and telephones. At the terminal entrance there is a special telephone that you can used to request assistance. Furthermore, there are reserved parking places, and there is a separate waiting room for the disabled. For further information (tel: +39(0)51 6479615).

Other services

On the first level of the Departures Hall you can purchase last-minute tickets. Moreover, the airport has an extensive range of businesses: banks, money exchange offices, ATM's, a post office and a First Aid post.

Contact

Contact

Address

Aeroporto G. Marconi di Bologna S.p.A.
Via Triumvirato 84
40132 Bologna
Italy

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +39(0)51 6479680
Fax: +39(0)51 6479730
Email: through the contact form

Airport codes

IATA airport code: BLQ
ICAO airport code: LIPE

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