By Bus: The ATB bus company operates a direct bus service between the airport and Bologna Central Station. The journey time is approximately 20 minutes and tickets can be purchased from the ATB ticket office in the arrivals hall or from the ticket machine in the arrivals hall. Rides can be hot, bumpy and crowded.
By Taxi: Taxis are available from outside the arrivals hall and the journey time to Bologna Central Station is approximately 15 minutes. It is the fastest but most expensive of all rides.
By The New Marconi Express
The Marconi express makes your journey easier and faster from bologna airport to bologna centrale. It is a monorail line in Bologna which links these two points in just 7 minutes and 20 seconds. The trains are operated by Intamin Transportation and they are capable of carrying up to 48 passengers per train.
Since 2022, the Marconi Express has been disrupted by several issues, culminating in its suspension between November 2021 and February 2022. These issues caused a substitution with normal buses, despite oblivious customers paying the full fare for a service they never received. As of February 2022, the issues persist and normal buses are still integrating the service.
Monorail trains offer a fast and efficient way to travel between destinations. They are also relatively quiet and smooth, making them a comfortable option for tourists, and they are often step free from street level to platform, which can make them accessible for those with mobility impairments. In addition, monorails typically offer panoramic views, which can be a great way for tourists to take in the sights of a new city or country.
Despite the several distruptions that the service encountered it is probably the best way to get into the city. More recent articles on the newpapers claim that the service has been scaled to provide more trains due to the increase demand.
The Stations of Marconi Express are:
The service runs daily from 5:30am to 11:30pm and leaves every 7-8 minutes. Tickets can be bought at the ticket machines in the stations or online on the ATB website. The fare is €8 for a one-way ticket and €14 for a return ticket.