Low-cost flights have led to an influx of British visitors to this charming city in northern Italy. The airport is just 6km from the city. Bologna Airport is also a convenient gateway to the Emilia-Romagna region. The airport is well placed for towns like Modena, Parma and Ravenna. The airport is also useful for beach holiday resorts like Rimini, Cattolica, Cesena and Tredozio. This is the 7th busiest airport in Italy. There is a good choice of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.
Recent years have seen economical direct flights with low-cost airlines EasyJet and Ryanair. Fares are frequently among the lowest to Italy from the UK. Ryanair currently operate year-round flights from London Stansted. Ryanair also operate a seasonal route from Edinburgh. EasyJet fly direct from London Gatwick. You should also find reasonably priced flights with British Airways from London Heathrow.
Flying from airports outside London will usually add to the cost of the flight. Indirect flights are available with airlines like KLM, Air France, British Airways, Germanwings, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa. The cheapest departure airports are often Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh. These flights will almost certainly be much more expensive than flights with Ryanair and EasyJet.
Via del Triumvirato, 84,
Tel: 39 051 -6479615
The Aerobus connects the airport with Bologna railway station. Journey time is 20 minutes. Tickets cost 5 euros.
Buses also head for Ferrara (60 minutes) Florence (90 minutes) Modena (50 minutes) and Siena.
A taxi will take about 15 minutes to get into Bologna. Approximate fare is 20 euros.
Direct flights are available with Ryanair, EasyJet and British Airways.