Bologna is easy to reach. There are various airlines that fly directly to Bologna as well as excellent train connections from the major cities in Italy. In case your preferred airline offers no direct flights to Bologna we recommend to book a flight to Milan and then take the direct train to Bologna. The high speed connection is fast and the tickets well-priced.

By plane


Guglielmo Marconi International Airport links Bologna with the main Italian and European airports. The airport is located just a few minutes from the city center and about 7 km (20’ by taxi) from the conference venue. Airport facilities include bank and currency exchange services, ATMs, left luggage facilities, a business lounge, travel agents, an information desk, the Lost&Found office, and many shops and restaurants. The full list of airlines fly to and from Bologna Airport can be found here: airlines Bologna Airport.


The airport is served by taxis outside the terminal and a special bus line called the Aerobus. A taxi from the airport to the center costs about € 15 – 20. You can use the Aerobus shuttle to the railway station, and continue to the conference venue by bus. The Aerobus runs every 11 minutes between 5:30 a.m. and 11:35 p.m. every day of the year. The station is located in front of the Arrivals Hall. The Aerobus serves the central train station of Bologna and the city center in about 20 minutes.


Tickets must be purchased on board the bus and cost 6 EUR. 


Bologna’s Stazione Centrale is only 12 minutes from the Conference Venue. Catch bus (Tper) 33 and get off at “Porta Saragozza – Liceo Righi” or “Porta Saragozza – Villa Cassarini”

By train

“Bologna Centrale” train station is located on the northern edge of the city center. Due to its central location and geography, Bologna has emerged as the main rail transport hub of northern Italy, making it very well connected with other major Italian cities. The high-speed railway line allows moving easily throughout the peninsula and to reach various Italian cities comfortably in just a few hours, e.g. to/from Florence (35’), Milan (1h 02’), Venice (1h 25’), Rome (1h 54’), Turin (2h 17’), Naples (3h 15’).


You can plan your travel by choosing among the more than three hundred daily connections available from the two companies which operate in Italy: Trenitalia and Italo Treno (NTV). Tickets can be purchased online from the websites of the two companies, at your local travel agency or at the ticket offices of the railway stations.


From just outside the station, visitors can take taxis or buses into the heart of the city, to the conference venue or to Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, which is 6 km away.


Bologna Central train station is just a 12 minutes bus journey from the conference venue.

By bus

The conference venue can be reached every day with Tper bus 33 from the railway station and 20 from the city centre at the regular city rate. During rush hour the bus 20 frequency is about 6 minutes. It takes 10-12 minutes from the city centre to the conference venue bus stop “Porta Saragozza – viale Risorgimento”.

Bologna Plain
Train Station
Bologna Bus