Getting there

Direct flights to Bologna

Our host city is well connected by direct flights with all parts of Europe.  The map below shows cities with direct flight routes to Bologna.

BP19 Translation Conference Bologna direct flights

The map is based on the Wikipedia article on Bologna’s airport.  This map is for information purposes only; we do not assume any responsibility for any inaccuracies.

Flights to nearby cities

If you wish to fly from a city or region not listed above, you may be better off flying to a city near Bologna and catch an onward train than chaning planes somewhere.

Florence, Verona, Venice, Milan, and even Rome are well connected by train to Bologna.

Flying to Florence is a useful option from Zürich and Geneva.  Take a bus from the airport to the train station, from where it’s a 35-minute ride to Bologna.

Verona has direct flights from Hamburg, Nurenberg, and Birmingham.  Take a shuttle bus to the train station, from where Bologna is a 52-minute ride.

Useful direct routes to  Venice include Belgrade, Stuttgart, Cardiff, Soeul.   Take an hourly train from the airport to Mestre, then a connecting train to Bologna.  Total travel time is 1:38.

Milano has two airports. Linate has useful direct flights from Luxembourg and Stockholm.  A combination of bus and train gets you to Bologna in 1:51.

Milano Malpensa is a major transcontinental hub, with direct flights from a wide range of cities, including Toronto, Beijing, Tokyo, Cairo, Lagos, Mumbai, Miami, Minsk, São Paulo, Beirut, St Petersburg, and many others.  Take a train to Milano Centrale, then a connecting train to Bologna, with a total travel time of 1:43.

Flying to Rome Fiumicino could be a good option from cities such as Buenos Aires, Montréal, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, Philadelphia, Split, Atlanta, Kuwait, Oslo, and many others.   Take a train from the airport to Roma Termini station, then a connection train to Bologna. The journey takes around 3 hours, depending on the time of the day.

Other international airports not too far from Bologna include Pisa and Rimini.

A good website to check bus and train connections from any Italian airport to Bologna is

Train / Bus

Bologna is well connected by train to most of Italy.   Useful international links include Munich, Villach, and Vienna.  Check timetables and buy tickets at You can switch the language to English.

FlixBus has an extensive network of long distance bus routes across Europe, including many direct routes to Bologna.  Here’s a map of cities with direct bus routes to Bologna.

FlixBus routes to Bologna