Guglielmo Marconi (BLQ)

  • Distance to Bologna city center: 6 km (3
  • Low cost carriers served: 7
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About this airport

Bologna Airport or "Aeroporto di Bologna," is also named Guglielmo Marconi Airport after Bologna native Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian electrical engineer and Nobel laureate. The airport serves the city of Bologna in north-central Italy.


Bologna Airport is approximately 6 kilometers (3.75 miles) northwest of the town center in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, and is about 200 kilometers (125 miles) east of Milan.


Rail: Bologna central railway station is located about 6 kilometers outside the airport, and has connections to all major destinations in Italy. The station can be reached by a 20 minutes drive by Aerobus, which leaves the airport every 15 minutes. For more information on specific train rates and schedules, consult the Trenitalia Official Site.

Bus: The Aerobus, runs to Bologna central railway station and the city centre every 15 minutes, and departs from Arrivals at the terminal. Fares can be bought on the bus. There is a bus service to and from Modena Airport and the city center, which also leave every 15 minutes, and takes about an hour. For more information on bus transport click here.

Taxi: Taxis are available at the terminal in front of the arrivals hall. They can also be booked in advance through COTABO.


In Bologna Aiport, there are information desks in the departures area of both Terminals. A flight information board is located in Terminal A departures as well as various screens throughout the terminal which provide flight information for passengers. Both a telephone information service and a tourist information counter are available as well. The lost property office is located on the ground floor of Terminal A as well as a full service bank, ATM's, a currency exchange (in both terminals), and a post office.

A children's play area is located in the self-service and restaurant area on the second floor of Terminal A. Baby-changing facilities are provided in all ladies toilets, and Help-phones are available for assistance with children. Tobacconists, newsstands, are available at the airport, as well as numerous shops. The duty free shops are located within both terminals.

There are also restaurants and bars located in both terminals, as well as a restaurant on Via Triumvirato outside the terminals, adjacent to car park P3. Guglielmo Marconi Airport also has numerous cultural promotions known as Airport Art Events, which have proved highly successful and popular with travelers passing through the airport.

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