Rimini is a developed tourist destination and the largest Italian resort on the Adriatic coast.
You can get from Bologna Airport to the center of Rimini by taxi, car or shuttle bus.
You can get from the center of Bologna to Rimini: by taxi, car, train (train) or buses.
How to get from Bologna Airport to Rimini (from Rimini to Bologna Airport)
7 kilometers from the center of Bologna and 120 kilometers from the center of Rimini is the international airport of Bologna named after Guglielmo Marconi or simply Bologna Airport (Aeroporto Guglielmo Marconi di Bologna or Aeroporto di Bologna). The airport is attractive primarily because it serves local and international flights, including budget airlines (low-cost carriers): Ryanair, Wizz Air, Pegasus, etc. As a result, you can get from many European cities to Bologna and the surrounding area at very attractive prices. Flights to Bologna and other cities of Italy →
Getting from Bologna airport to Rimini is most convenient and fastest by taxi. You can order a taxi / transfer in advance, even from home. At any time of the day, at the airport, a driver will be waiting for you with a sign where your first and last name will be written. To order a taxi, it is enough to provide your flight data!
There are both taxis with a capacity of up to 4 people, and mini buses from 4 to 12 bicycles.
The most convenient way to travel independently in Italy is by car. You can rent a car in advance, even from home, the car will be waiting for you immediately upon arrival near the airport or elsewhere in the city.
The shuttle bus is the only public transport that provides direct access from Bologna Airport to Rimini (as well as from Rimini to Bologna Airport).
Direct shuttle buses run daily from Bologna Airport to the center of Rimini (to Rimini Train Station), as well as from Rimini to Bologna Airport.
The travel time is 1 hour 25-30 minutes. Tickets can be purchased online on the carrier's website or on the bus from the driver.
- if you purchase tickets on the bus: adult ticket - 30 euros, children from 5 to 10 years - 10 euros, children under 4 years – free of charge; additional baggage - 15 euros.
The stop at Bologna Airport is located to the left of the central exit from the airport. We go out, turn left and go to the end. There will also be a bus schedule here.
The bus makes two stops in Rimini. The first one is called RIMINI Via Fada and is not located in the city center. The second and most popular one is located opposite the Rimini Train Station. Tickets can be purchased at the Tobacceria near the bus stop.
We recommend checking the bus schedule, the exact fare, the conditions for purchasing tickets and stops before traveling on the carrier's website: shop.shuttleitalyairport.it .
If you need to spend the night near Bologna airport
- 3-star Hotel Brianza, located 1.8 kilometers from airport. It offers non-smoking rooms with satellite TV, as well as free private parking and Wi-Fi. There is also a lounge with a TV and a bar. Hotel link
How to get from the center of Bologna to Rimini (from Rimini to the center of Bologna)
On how to get from Bologna Airport to the center of Bologna, you can find out here.
From the center of Bologna to Rimini can also be reached by taxi or rented car.
Train (commuter train)
Trains run from the center of Bologna - from the Bologna Centrale railway station to the center of Rimini - Rimini railway station (Stazione Rimini).
The travel time is from 55 minutes. The cost of tickets starts from 10.80 euros, depending on the train and the class of the car. Trains run daily.
Tickets can be purchased at railway stations in vending machines or ticket offices, as well as online.
Before boarding the train, tickets must be composted in special composters located in the station buildings and on some platforms.
Photo of Bologna Railway Station
Photos of the Rimini railway station
From the center of Bologna to Rimini and from Rimini to the center of Bologna can be reached by public buses that run daily.
The bus schedule depends on the season and the day of the week. The travel time is from 1 hour 30 minutes. The one-way fare starts from 13 euros. Stops: Bologna (Stazione centrale degli autobus) - Rimini (Centro Studi).
The buses are large and comfortable, with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and sockets.
The exact schedule of buses, stops, ticket prices, as well as tickets can be purchased on the carrier's website. Bus tickets →
Intercity services from Bologna and Rimini
From Bologna and (or) Rimini, buses run to San Marino, Modena, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Ferrara, Florence, Verona, Venice, Rome, Milan and other cities in Italy, as well as to Switzerland, France, Germany, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, etc. There are also Flixbus buses. Flixbus bus tickets →
From the railway stations of Bologna and Rimini, trains run in many directions, including high-speed trains connecting Bologna and (or) Rimini with major major Italian cities. You can find out the exact train schedule, ticket prices and purchase tickets on the Trenitalia website or on the Rail Europe website.
Also from Bologna and Rimini, you can make one-day or multi-day sightseeing trips to the cities of Italy, including you can go to Riccione or take gastronomic tours around the surrounding area.
All accommodation facilities in Bologna can be viewed and booked here
All accommodation facilities in Rimini can be viewed and booked here