Passenger guide - Bologna airport (BLQ) 

 
Bologna airport (BLQ)

Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, opened on September 2, 1933, is the busiest in the Emilia-Romagna region, in the northeast area of the country. it operates with domestic flights and many international destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Official Website: bologna-airport.it
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 8,2 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +39 516 479 615. Information counter in the baggage reclaim area. Tourist office in the Arrivals area (Tel +39 516 472 201).

 
 

The airport is located 6 km (3.75 miles) northeast from Bologna and 200 km (125 miles) to the southeast of Milan.

 
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Bus - The Aerobus (Tel +39 5129 0290) connects the enclosure with the city centre and the train station in 20 minutes, with a fare of €6.00. It operates every 11 min. from 5:30 am to 0:15 am. Intermediate stops include Pontelungo and Ospedale Maggiore.
Bologna Express (Tel +39 733 177 6474 / 510 828 505) provides direct transport to Ascoli Piceno in around 4 hours. Tickets have a cost of €32.00 and stops include Pesaro, Ancona, Loreto, Fermo, Pedaso, Cupra Marittima and Grottammare.
Shuttle-CRAB (Tel +39 5452 7077) runs to Ravenna (€22.00; 90 min.) and Cervia (€27.00; 2 hours), with departures several times a day (stops at Bagnacavallo by previous request).
The Bus & Fly service (Tel +39 333 200 5157) links the airport with the city of Ferrara, with a cost of €15.00 and a journey of 1 hour.
In addition, there are direct buses to Calenzano and Florence (90 min.) provided by Appennino Shuttle (Tel +39 348 370 5661) for €20.00; to Modena (50 min.) by SACA (Tel +39 597 107 080) with a fare of €15.00; and to Rimini (90 min.) by Shuttle Bologna-Rimini (Tel +39 541 600 100), with a cost of €25.00.

Train - The airport is located 6 km away from Bologna central station, one of the most important in the country. Trains from Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (Tel +39 644 101) and Italo (Tel +39 689 371 892) leave from there.

Taxi - There are cabs from Cotabo (Tel +39 5137 2727) and CAT Radiotaxi (Tel +39 514 590) outside the Arrivals area. The fare to downtown Bologna is about €15.00 (€18.00 during the night) and the trip takes 15-20 minutes.

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There are car rental desks on the ground floor.

Autovia (Tel +39 516 472 452)
Avis/Budget (Tel +39 199 100 133 - 8:00 am to 0:00 am)
Europcar (Tel +39 516 472 111 - 6:00 am to 2:00 am)
Goldcar (Tel +39 516 472 188 - 8:00 am to 0:00 am)
Hertz/Firefly/Dollar/Thrifty (Tel +39 5138 2758 / 515 870 782 - 8:00 am to 0:00 am)
Italian Luxury Car (Tel +39 333 134 3712)
Locauto/Enterprise/Alamo/National (Tel +39 516 472 128 - 8:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Maggiore (Tel +39 516 472 007 - 8:00 am to 0:00 am)
Sicily by Car/Autoeuropa (Tel +39 516 472 006 - 8:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Winrent (Tel +39 516 472 052 - 8:00 am to 0:00 am)

 

The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureaus (5:30 am to 10:00 pm), bank (Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm and from 2:15 pm to 4:55 pm) and Wi-Fi access with no charge for 6 hours. The Marconi Business Lounge is found on the first floor, opens from 5:00 am to 11:30 pm and provides privileged access to the boarding area, Wi-Fi, computers, refreshments, drinks, TV, air conditioning, newspapers and magazines, conference facilities, luggage storage (access with Priority Pass, DragonPass or Diners Club membership, through online booking or by paying at the door - €28.00).

Food and Drinks- Restaurants, pizza stores, coffee shops and bars on both levels of the building. Puro Gusto, opposite the terminal entrance, opens 24 hours a day.
Shopping- Duty-free stores on the Departures level. There are also retailers selling fashion, accessories, cosmetics, perfumes, books, regional products, newspapers and magazines, sweets and a supermarket on the ground floor.
Baggage- Plastic wrapping machines on the ground floor, next to the check-in area, available from 4:00 am until the last flight departure. 24-hour left luggage service at the security department, on the first floor. Lost and found office in the Arrivals area, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (Tel +39 516 479 647).
Other Services- Baby changing facilities, pharmacy, travel agencies, first aid clinic.

 

There are several parking options for short and long stays. The first 10 minutes have no charge. There is also a passenger pick-up area (Wait Zone) which is free for 1 hour. More information: Tel +39 516 479 628 / 377. Rates

P Express - Situated opposite the terminal, uncovered.
P1 - Covered and outdoor spaces, with charging stations for electric vehicles.
P2 - Multi-storey facility with bays for motorcycles and valet parking service (Tel +39 516 479 381).
P3 - Car park located 200 meters away from the terminal, with uncovered and roofed areas.
P4 - For long stays, 1,5 km away from the main building. Free shuttle every 20 minutes.
P5 - Up to 4 days, connected to the terminal through a pedestrian walkway.

 

Children between 5 and 14 years old travelling alone will be escorted by the airport crew until boarding and then will be supervised by the airline. Facilities are comprised by reserved parking spaces near the terminal entrances, a special waiting room, wheelchairs, accessible restrooms, elevators, Braille signage, induction loops for the hearing-impaired, ambulifts to board and disembark from the airplane, escort services. More information: Tel +39 516 479 615.

 

No hotels are available inside the airport grounds, but the FlyOn Hotel Bologna (Tel +39 5140 0056) is situated within walking distance. Other accommodations nearby are: Airport B&B (Tel +39 333 946 9195), Hotel Brianza (Tel +39 5172 6333), Bed & Breakfast Sleep & Fly (Tel +39 344 112 7814), B&B Paradisi (Tel +39 371 156 2615), B&B A Tutta Birra BLQ (Tel +39 349 185 6259), B&B Stop Over BLQ (Tel +39 5138 4948), Hotel EMI (Tel +39 5172 5440), Bologna Rainbow House (Tel +39 370 303 1799), Hotel Amadeus (Tel +39 5140 3040).

 
 
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Latest updates: April, 18, 2018
 
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