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Florence Travel Guide

Florence Airports

Bologna Airport (BLQ)


The airport is located four miles (6km) north-east of Bologna's city centre. The drive takes 20 minutes.


GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the


Transfer Terminals: 

There is only one terminal building. Departures is on the upper level, while the lower level is for arrivals.

Transfer 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 EUR5 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 bo

Car Rental: 

There are plenty of car hire agencies at the airport, including Hertz, Avis, Alamo, Budget, Sixt and Thrifty. You need to be over 18 and have an International Driver's Permit to rent a car in Italy.

Airport Taxis: 

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 EUR10, with a fee for airport pick-up that varies according to time: EUR3 on weekdays from 6am to 10pm, EUR4.70 on Sundays and holidays between 6am and 10pm, and EUR5.60 from 10pm until 6am every day.

Airport Facilities: 

Money and communications: a bank, ATMs, currency exchange offices.

Luggage: There is a left luggage and found objects office near the business lounge. Left luggage costs EUR6 per item per day, and lost property costs EUR5 to recover. The Re-Pack & Go service is located in Area 2 on the ground level of the terminal building.

Conference and business: The Marconi Business Lounge offers business services like wi-fi and broadband internet, photocopying and audiovisual machines, sa

Car Parking: 

For short-term parking, the Express Car Park is adjacent to the terminal building, and charges EUR2.20 per hour, or EUR22 per day. Medium- to long-term parking rates are EUR9.50 for up to seven hours, and EUR15 per day.

Departure Tax: 

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