Bologna is a city on a human scale and in the historical center many distances can be fast covered on foot. An efficient public transport system allows to go quickly anywhere in the city.
Visitors arriving at Guglielmo Marconi International Airport can reach the Central Station and the city center in a few minutes by the Aerobus – BLQ line. During major trade fairs, the BLQ bus continues its route up to the Fair District.
Different car rental services with driver and an efficient taxi service are available for visitors 24 hours a day.
Visitors coming to the city by car can find very convenient car parks, well connected with public transports or take advantage of the large underground parking areas and several garages in the historical center.
For tourist buses, there is a convenient place for unloading of passengers in the city center and a well-organized welcome service at the Bologna bus station (Autostazione), only 100 meters far from the railway station and 15 minutes’ walk from Piazza Maggiore.
Visitors coming to town by car must bear in mind the Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL), a large area located within the historical center of Bologna where circulation of motor vehicles is daily restricted from 7 a.m. to 8.00 p.m., except on Saturday. The entrances to the ZTL area are monitorated by Sirio "the electronic traffic warden".
Visitors are provided with special access to hotel facilities (including bed & breakfast), public garages and repair shops of the Limited Traffic Zone.