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    Cheap Car hire in Bologna Airport - book and save

    Bologna, a historic city nestled at the foot of the Apenine Mountains, is home to one of Italy's most charming old towns and the oldest university in Europe. Perhaps still a little-lesser known Italian city, Bologna welcomes visitors with its enchanting red-brick historical buildings and porticos.

    Auto Europe provides car rental services around the world. Book your car hire at Bologna Airport from Auto Europe to make the most of your travels in the Emilia-Romagna region. Get a quote on the booking engine to the left, check our prices and available vehicles, and choose the best option for you! Our car hire reviews in Bologna page will provide feedback on what previous customers have thought of our rental service.

    Airport Information

    Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ)
    Official name: Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, Italian: Aeroporto di Bologna-Guglielmo Marconi
    Address: Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna, Italy
    Location: The airport lies 3.7 miles north-west of Bologna centre.  
    Airlines operating from the airport: Air France, Aeroflot, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Germanwings, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Meridiana, Neos, Pegasus Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Scandinavian Airlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, Tunisair, Wizz Air.
    Flights to the UK are operated by easyJet, Ryanair, and British Airlines.


    The airport consists of one main terminal building. There are three levels in the terminal. The arrival and departure halls(check-in desks) are located on the ground floor. Security check, as well as boarding gates, are on the first floor.

    Car hire pick up and drop off

    Car rental desks are located in the central part of the terminal on the ground floor. Picking up your car hire from Bologna Airport is fairly easy. Having arrived to the airport and collected your luggage, proceed to your rental supplier - its name is stated on Auto Europe's voucher under "Pick up info". Have your voucher, driver licence and credit card ready, since a security deposit will be blocked on the main driver's credit card. Make sure you understand all documentation you are given to sign by the local agency and check the vehicle you are presented for any existing damage. Should you find any, mark them on the pick-up report. Hired vehicles are picked up and returned to level -1 in P2 and the ground floor of P3 car parks.

    Car hire desks

    Company Opening Hours
    Avis Monday-Friday 8:00am - 11:30pm
    Saturday-Sunday 8:00am - 10:30pm
    Maggiore Monday-Friday 8:00am - 11:00pm
    Saturday-Sunday 8:00am - 10:00pm
    Smile Monday-Friday 8:00am - 11:00pm
    Saturday-Sunday 8:00am - 10:00pm
    Budget Monday-Friday 8:00am - 11:30pm
    Saturday-Sunday 8:00am - 10:30pm
    Goldcar 8:00am - 11:00pm
    Interrent 8:00am - 10:00pm
    Locauto 8:00am - 11:00pm
    Hertz 8:00am - 11:59pm
    Sixt 8:00am - 11:00pm
    Thrifty 7:45am - 11:59pm
    Europcar 7:45am - 11:59pm
    Firefly 8:00am - 11:00pm

    Airport facilities

    With three floors, the terminal houses all travel, shopping, and food facilities in one building. Money exchange and tourist information offices are on the ground level. There is a selection of duty-free shops, book stores, boutiques, and restaurants both on the ground and the first floor. On the second floor, visitors to the airport will find restaurants and eateries.

    Transportation/How to get to the airport

    Driving to the airport from Bologna centre takes approximately 20 minutes, providing the traffic is low. The best way is to drive to the ring road, that circles the city centre, and follow the sings to the airport. It is situated off the A14 motorway. If you arrive from Modena or Parma, follow the A1 motorway and when arriving to Bologna, take the exit to the A14. When driving from Florence, take the A1 north to Bologna. There are also local taxi and bus services available from Bologna to the airport. It is also possible to travel between Bologna Centrale Train Station and the airport very easily thanks to the Marconi Express monorail link, which also stops at Lazzaretto east of Bologna city centre. Pay a visit to our Italy driving guide to learn about country's traffic regulations.

    Parking tips

    In Bologna, pay attention to the ZTL - limited traffic zones that cannot be entered without a residence permit. On-street parking is available in the blue parking zones and tickets can be collected from parking meters. There are also paid public car parks located around the city. When coming back to the airport, return your car hire at the designated car rental park.

    Useful links

    Bologna Airport Information