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Rent a car at Bologna Airport - car hire in northern Italy

The city of Bologna in northern Italy is served by a small, yet constantly growing international airport.

Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport - BLQ, named after the Bologna-born Nobel laureate and radio inventor, is located approx. 3.7 miles northwest of Bologna city centre in the Emilia-Romagna region.

See Bologna on the map of Italy.

For many visitors arriving to Bologna, airport car hire turns out to be a convenient and inexpensive solution for traveling in northern Italy.

Low-cost flights from UK to Bologna - Ryanair at Bologna Airport
Being Bologna an increasingly popular tourist and business destination, the city’s airport offers an interesting choice of international routes, as well as regular domestic connections .

Amongst the most popular airlines at Bologna Airport are naturally the low-cost carriers Ryanair, Easyjet, Germanwings and Wizzair.

In the UK, cheap flights to Bologna are available with departures from London-Stansted, Edinburgh (Ryanair) and London-Gatwick (Easyjet). Regularly priced flights to Bologna are offered by British Airways, with departures from London-Gatwick.

Bologna Airport distances to other cities in Italy
Due to its convenient location and availability of cheap flights, Bologna Airport is frequently chosen by passengers heading to other destinations in northern Italy, amongst them Modena, Parma, Verona, Padova or even Milano.

See road map Northern Italy.

Major Italian motorways intersect in Bologna, allowing easy access also to the locations south of Bologna, as is the case of the popular A 14 motorway, the Autostrada Adriatica, stretching along the eastern coast of Italy, all the way down to the heel of the ‘Italian Boot’.

See below approximate road distances from Bologna:

  • distance Bologna - Milano: 130 mi / 216 km
  • distance Bologna - Verona: 90 mi / 145 km
  • distance Bologna - Padova: 70 mi / 116 km
  • distance Bologna - Florence: 65 mi / 106 km
  • distance Bologna - San Marino: 80 mi / 130 km

Bologna Airport car hire options
At Bologna Airport car hire is available from major on and off-site car hire companies, amongst them Avis Rent A Car, Budget, Alamo, Dollar, Sixt, Europcar, Maggiore Autonoleggio and Goldcar Rental Italy.

By comparing prices from many rent-a-car suppliers and booking in advance you will be able to find inexpensive car hire offers at Bologna Airport, even in the busy summer season. Internet search engines, such as Cartrawler Italy, are useful and efficient tools helping you to compare rates for car hire at any destination of your choice.

At Bologna Airport the cheapest car rental offers at the peak of the high season can be found on Cartrawler with prices starting from approx. £160 for  a week car hire of an small city car, such as Peugeot 107 or similar. The cheapest off-season car hire offers in Bologna usually cost from around £80 for 7-days rental.

Cartrawler Italy - compare car rental companies in Bologna Airport

Young drivers in Italy - Rent a car in Bologna
As an important academic centre in Europe,  and home to one of the world’s oldest universities, Bologna is visited by large number of young people. 

Although the minimum driving age in Italy is 18 years old, be aware that most of Bologna car hire companies will apply additional charge for young drivers, usually until 23-26 years of age. The information about the drivers age is available in the ‘Rental conditions’ of each offer available on Cartrawler.


Rent a car at Bologna Airport - car hire in northern Italy
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