Buses to and from Bologna Airport (BLQ)

Bologna Airport is one of Italy’s most significant airports in terms of passenger traffic, handling over five and a half million passengers since 2010. This number of passengers seems to only be increasing as the airport grows in popularity. There are various transportation options to or from the airport, which include those of bus services. Bus companies always provide very valuable and cost efficient services from airports around the world, and the bus services at Alghero Airport are popular with many passengers.

The airport consists of a three-level terminal building that handles all domestic and international flights. The upper level of the airport is mainly used for restaurant and catering facilities, while the first floor houses the security control and boarding areas for departure flights. On the ground floor, there is the arrival meet and greet area, as well as some of the check-in desks for departure flights. The air terminal is well organized and modern, and fairly easy to navigate. Passengers arriving at Bologna will find the various bus services just outside of the main arrivals exit. The bus companies are Aerobus, ATCM and Sena Autolinee, which provide transport services to various locations.

The Aerobus


This is the local bus service that connects the airport to areas in the city of Bologna. It is referred to as the BLQ Aerobus, and is an express shuttle, which travels to the main railway station in Bologna, as well as other suburban areas in the city. The Aerobus is available from the airport throughout the day and until later in the evening, with the first bus departure at 06:00. The last bus to leave the airport is at 23:45. Depending on traffic conditions, and the time of year, travelling by bus to Bologna Railway Station takes around 20 minutes. During very busy trade fair times, rush hours or tourist seasons, traffic may be quite heavy around the airport, and the journey will take a little longer.

Bus tickets can be purchased from the driver onboard the bus if you are travelling from the airport, or from various retail outlets or bus stations in Bologna. The Aerobus is also frequently available from the railway station to the airport.

The ATCM Bus Service

This bus service connects Bologna Airport to Modena, a popular holiday and tourist destination not far from Bologna. The ATCM bus is a direct service offering nine connections per day. The buses leave from outside the arrivals area, approximately every two hours, and the journey takes just under an hour.

Tickets can also be purchased on the bus for this trip, or passengers can use the ATCM Card. There are no extra charges for luggage, and younger children travelling with two adults will board the bus for free. The ATCM buses are available from Bologna Airport between the hours of 05:15 and 21:30.

The Sena Autolinee Bus Service

The city of Sienna is a little further away, but is connected to the airport by the Sena Autolinee Bus services. The journey takes approximately two and a half hours, and there are a few daily services available from the airport. Further information on this bus service, as well as the others, is available online, or from the airport information desks.

Airport buses offering transport to various destinations are all modern and comfortable, and the drivers often offer help with your luggage. Most buses are air conditioned, and offer a reasonably fast and reliable way to get to your holiday destination. The main advantage of bus services is that they are far less expensive than hiring a vehicle, or taking a taxi.

Passengers arriving at Bologna can find out more information about Bologna Airport buses from the Tourist Information and Welcome Service located in the arrivals area of the terminal. Staff here also provides details of tourist attractions in the area, flights and airport services, and types of accommodation in the area.