Getting to Italy

By car

Bologna is served by two motorways, linking the north and south of the country (A1 and A14). If you wish to reach the city centre from the motorway you need to take the ring-road exit n°7, direction: City Centre.

More info about routes and tolls on Autostrade website.

More info for driving in Italy:

By train

Bologna Central Station

Bologna is connected with high-speed trains to Milan (65 min), Florence (37 min), Rome (2 hrs), Naples (3 hrs and 45 min), Turin (2 hrs), Bari (5 hrs and 45 min), Venice (1 hr and 30 min), Verona (60 min), (Pisa (1 hr and 40 min).

For more information visit the Italian Railways companies website:

trenitalia gruppo ferrovie dello stato italiane

info calling from abroad: +39
bologna centrale railway station: piazza medaglie d'oro, n. 2, 40121 bologna

ntv nuovo trasporto viaggiatori

info calling from abroad: tel. +39 06.07.08
bologna centrale railway station: piazza medaglie d'oro, n. 2, 40121 bologna

By Plane

Guglielmo Marconi International Airport

The airport is about 6 km away from the central railway station ("Bologna Centrale"). The best way to reach your hotel from the airport is either by taxi (about 20 minutes and about 20 euros) or by Aerobus (about 20-30 minutes). Aerobus costs 6 euros, runs every 11 minutes and arrives at the central railway station. The airport connects Bologna to the main Italian and European airports, with its 90 destinations: 12 domestic, 75 international and 3 intercontinental.

Click here for the 2016 summer flights schedule:

aeroporto di bologna


Everyone entering Italy must have a valid passport, or in the case of European Union Member States, a national identity card. Visas are required for some countries. Delegates should check their requirement by visiting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation website (see the link below).

Should you require a letter of invitation to support any visa application we will gladly provide this to anyone who has purchased their conference ticket or has submitted and have had their paper accepted for the conference. To obtain your letter of invitation please email with the following:

  • Full name
  • Address
  • Nationality
  • Passport number
  • Dates of travel to Italy
  • Title(s) of paper(s) submitted and/or conference booking number
Please note EECERA 2017, nor any of its partners, accepts any responsibility for any financial loss relating to inability of an individual to obtain the requisite travel documents.