Bologna G. Marconi Airport

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General Information

Airport Name:
Bologna G. Marconi Airport
Airport Code:
The airport is located 6km (3.5 miles) northeast of Bologna
(0)51 647 9615 or 647 99

Directions & Transportation

Taxi are available at the terminal in front of the arrivals hall.
The Aerobus runs to Bologna central railway station and the city centre every fifteen minutes, and departs from Arrivals at the terminal. Fares can be bought on the bus. There is a bus service to/from Modena Airport and city centre, which also leave every 15 minutes, and takes about an hour.
Bologna central railway station is located about 6 km 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.
Buses and taxis are available to carry passengers to the city centre, Bologna central railway station, Modena Airport and Modena city centre.

Airport facilities

Airport Info:
Two information desks are located in the Departures area of both Terminals. A Flight information board is located in Terminal A Departures, and a total of 96 screens are located throughout the airport which provide flight information for passengers. Both a telephone information service (tel: (0)51 647 9615), and a tourist information counter are available.
The lost property office is located on the ground floor of Terminal A
A full service bank is located on the first floor of Terminal A, as well as ATM's and bureaux de change in both terminals. A post office is located in Terminal A.
More Services:
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. Bags and identification tags can be obtained at check-in desks for taking pushchair on board the aircraft.
Eating & Drinking:
Tobacconists, newsagents, are available at the airport, as well as a shoe shop, leather goods and accessories, and a clothes shop. The duty free shops are located in both terminals.
There are restaurants and bars located in both terminals, as well as a restaurant on Via Triumvirato outside the terminals, adjacent to car park P3.
Business Facilities:
Marconi Club members, and selected passengers, may use the two Marconi Club VIP lounges, which offer television, Internet connection, telephone and fax facilities, newspapers, snacks and drinks. Also included in the VIP lounge facilities are reserved check-in, but only in the Terminal A lounge. Available to Marconi Club members is a telephone call reservation service. Membership subscription form for the Marconi Club are available at the airport.
Disabled Facilities:
Facilities for disabled passengers include 14 toilets, and help phones in Terminal A at the check-in desks, entrance, and information desks, as well as in Terminal B at the entrance and check-in desks. These help-phones can be used to request wheelchairs or assistance from airport staff. Oxygen therapy apparatus is available, a specially adapted waiting room is available, and if the necessity arises there are also stretchers available. The airport has allocated 40 parking spaces for disabled passengers.

Useful Information

Airlines Served:
Aer Lingus (EI); Air Alps Aviation (A6); Air Dolomiti (EN); Air France (AF); Air One (AP); Albanian Airlines (LV); Alitalia (AZ); Alpi Eagles (E8); Austrian Airlines (OS); British Airways (BA); Brussels Airlines (SN); Carpatair (V3); Czech Airlines (OK); easyJet (EZ); germanwings (4U); Iberia (IB); KLM Dutch Airlines (KL); Lufthansa (LH); MALEV (MA); Meridiana (IG); Royal Air Maroc (AT); Ryanair (FR); SAS (SK); snowflake (03)
Airport Taxes:
Departure tax is included in the price of the ticket.
Activities near the Airport:
Should your flight be delayed or you find time hanging on your hands between connections, take a bus to town and wander the streets of this great city. The grand churches, mansions and architecture of the city is worth seeing. Being the food capital of Italy, you can enjoy typical Italian cuisine on the grand scale, so much so, you might decide to set up camp in Bologna instead of continuing en route to whatever destination you were bound for.
Other Interesting Information:
Bologna is Italy's food capital, and is known as La Grassa (fat), and the cuisine is a surperb offering of Italian fare, that seems to taste just that much better when consumed in this great city.