The Bologna Guglielmo Marconi airport (BLQ) is located at about 5 km from the city centre.
One-way trip by TAXI to the centre of the city (i.e. to the Irnerio site or to the Berti Pichat site) takes about 30 minutes; the fare is about 25/35 Euros depending on the hour.
The airport is connected to Bologna railway station by a regular BUS service Aerobus (9 Euros fare), with departures every 11 minutes. The journey takes about 20 minutes. The service starts at 5:30 and stops at 00:15 from the airport (5:00–23:35 returning from the railway station to the airport).
The “Bologna Centrale” railway station is close to the city centre, where the University buildings are located. The station is well connected to the national and international networks (timetables).
From the station to the centre or to either the Irnerio site or Berti Pichat site, it takes about 15 minutes on foot or about 5 minutes by taxi.
The main Highway connection is the A1 (the “Autostrada del Sole”), which links Bologna directly to Milan, Florence and Rome and to three other main routes. The A1 can be entered, from Turin, Genoa or Brescia, by the A21, at Piacenza; from Genoa and La Spezia, by the A15, at Parma; from Brenner Pass, Verona, Mantova, by the A22, at Modena.
From Trieste, Tarvisio-Villach, Venice, Padua, on the other hand, the A13 motorway is direct, as is the A14 from Ancona, Rimini and Ravenna. All the motorways exits lead into the city by-pass (follow the signs “Tangenziale”) from which the roads for all directions branch off. The by-pass exit n.7 (Centro – Via Stalingrado) is the more direct one: it leads you on a large road (Via Stalingrado) pointing to the centre. When you reach Porta Mascarella from Via Stalingrado, you should turn left (around the medieval gate) into Viale Carlo Berti Pichat until you reach Porta San Donato.
Here you turn right into Via Irnerio if you want to go to the Irnerio site, that is after the first traffic light.
Otherwise you turn left before Porta San Donato into Viale Carlo Berti Pichat again.