Buses to and from Rimini Airport (RMI)
Situated in one of Europe’s most important tourist locations, Rimini Airport is only 8 km from the city center of Rimini, and 11 km from the new fairground in Rimini Celle. The airport is also nearby many important business centers located in Emilia Romagna, Marche, Tuscany and Umbria. Rimini Airport is commonly referred to as Federico Fellini Airport, or Rimini-Miramare Airport, as it is situated in Miramare. Arriving passengers can select one of the few transport options available at the airport to travel to their next destination, including a bus service. The bus service is also available for passengers who would like to travel to the airport in time for their departure flight.
The public transport buses travel between Rimini Airport and the railway station in Rimini. This bus service is operated by Tram Rimini, and the bus is number 9. There are buses available every half an hour from Rimini Airport, or from Rimini Railway Station. A bus ticket for this trip costs only €1.00, which makes the bus a very affordable option for transportation. Traveling by bus is always the most cost effective transport option from any airport, although some passengers may prefer the privacy and convenience of the taxi services. The buses, however, are usually very comfortable and easy to use, and they have an extra coach for luggage.
In Rimini itself, there is an excellent bus transportation system, linking the city center to all the seaside resorts, including Bellariva, Rivzurra, Miramare and Marebello. Individuals can also travel by bus to most destinations within the city, and there are fifteen bus routes available, many of which stop at the railway station as well. Bus number 7 travels to the Italia in Miniatura Theme Park, Bus 8 to Rimini Stadium, Bus number 4 and 4B travel to the Fiera Rimini Trade Fare, and Bus number 1 offers transport to the Piazzale Gramsi, which is the local food market. There are also public buses which travel to areas outside of Rimini, including San Marino, San Leo, Saludeccio, San Patrignano, Pennabilli, Misano and Verucchio (Piazza Malatesta).
Various coach services offer out-of-town transport as well, and most of them depart from Rimini’s train station. The Ferrovie Padane bus station is also situated nearby to the train station, and offers transportation to the areas of Valmarecchia and Montefeltro. Passengers arriving at Rimini Airport can make a reservation for one of the private bus lines, which offer excursions to the most popular tourist destinations within the area. Services such as these are often found on the internet, where customers can make online reservations.
All bus services in Rimini require a bus ticket, and they can be purchased from the ticket office in Via Dante, or from many of the retail outlets that sell tobacco and newspapers. They usually display a ‘bus ticket’ sticker, although some outlets do sell bus tickets but do not indicate this service. Tickets can also be purchased on board the buses, but these will be more expensive than those bought in advance of the trip. All used tickets must be validated by the machines on board the buses. Validating machines are also often available at the bus stops. Keep in mind that you could be liable for a fine if you are caught with a ticket that has not been stamped. Bus tickets for the services within Rimini are valid for 90 minutes from the time of stamping, while tickets for journeys outside of the Rimini area are valid for 120 minutes after their validation.
During the more popular summer months of Rimini, there is bus service at night, referred to as the Blue Line. These buses run along the most popular stretches of nightlife along the Adriatic Riviera, and connect the out-of-town clubs to Rimini’s city center.
More information about the bus services available in Rimini, and from Rimini Airport, can be obtained at the Information Desk located in the passenger terminal building.