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Transportation in Bologna


With extensive covered porticoes, Bologna is made for walking. Follow the shop-lined arcades south of Piazza Maggiore or just follow your nose and enjoy the experience of strolling through such an easily walkable city.


Licensed taxis have a sign on the roof and are the best option. The main squares have taxi ranks and the most useful ones are off Piazza Maggiore on Via Rizzoli and Via dell'Indipendenza. You can hail a cab if you see one, or make a booking by phone. You'll be charged extra for luggage and if travelling late at night or on a Sunday.


Bologna's excellent bus system is operated by ATC. It's the cheapest way to get around and services are frequent, though crowded, at peak hours. The network runs right across the city, with plenty of services targeting the central hub around Piazza Maggiore.

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If you’re staying in the historical centre of Bologna, your hotel will have to organise access – it’s a ZTL area restricting daytime traffic. Then you’ll need a 24-hour P+BUS ticket (€7) allowing you to park on blue lines and ride the bus. There are also outer car parks close to public transport.

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Transportation tips

Buy a day pass, 10-ticket city pass or the 24-hour Eco Ticket bus pass for travel around central Bologna. Cars are generally not allowed into the city centre. Park at a car park just outside the restricted zone and take a bus into town.

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