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Where to park in Bologna

Updated on 16 February 2022 From Bologna Welcome

Where to park in Bologna

Bologna is a city on a human scale, very well suited to be discovered on foot or by bicycle. We thus suggest you leave your car in the city centre or near your destination.

Before you get there, bear in mind that the old town is a limited traffic area (ZTL): you will therefore need to get a ZTL pass, either online or from authorised points of sale. Parking is against payment, both between blue lines and in public or private parking areas; some “park and ride” facilities are free of charge.


If you need to park your car in – or very close to - the city centre, there are a number of options. Remember to have your number plate registered with the municipal mobility office, to avoid the risk of being fined for driving into the ZTL unauthorised.

Parcheggio di Piazza VIII Agosto

Parcheggio Via Riva Reno

Parcheggio Piazzale Baldi

Parcheggio Ex-Staveco

Parcheggio Autostazione

Parcheggio Abycar

Nuovo Parcheggio Stazione

Parcheggio G.T.

Parcheggio Bologna Centrale P1 - Metropark

Parcheggio Bologna Centrale P2 - Metropark

Parcheggio Bologna Centrale P3 – Metropark

Check available parking spaces in the VIII Agosto, Riva Reno and Autostazione car parks in Bologna

Parking in the city center or nearby


If, instead, you are looking for somewhere to park outside the ZTL area, in a park and ride facility, then prefer to reach your destination on foot, by bicycle or bus, we suggest you check out the following options:

Parcheggio Tanari (parking is free with bicycle rental/bus ticket)

Parcheggio Prati di Caprara

Parcheggio Antistadio (parking is free with bicycle rental)

Parcheggio S. Viola - Ferriera  (parking is free with bicycle rental)

Parcheggio Zaccherini Alvisi

Parcheggio Largo Lercaro

Parcheggio Piazza della Pace

Park and ride


If you are visiting the city for other reasons, check out the following list of parking lots, outside the ZTL: from there you will be able to reach other places of interest and service areas very conveniently, for example the Fiera district or the airport in Bologna.

Parcheggio Fiera Sud Piazza Costituzione

Parcheggio Fiera Nord Michelino

Parcheggio S. Orsola

Parcheggio Astronolo

Parcheggio Ghisello

Parcheggio Parco Nord

Parcheggio Garage Triumvirato

Parcheggio Certosa

Parcheggio Manifattura Tabacchi

Parcheggio Marco Polo

In service areas


With over 5 car parks around the airport area, you can choose the service that suits you best by checking availability directly online. We recommend you consult the official website.

For any other information about parking areas, tokens and the limited traffic area (ZTL) in Bologna, please refer to the official portal Io Vivo a Bologna.

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