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City CodeBLQ
Popular Airlines
  • Air China
  • Air France
  • Lufthansa German Airlines
Flight Time9~13 hours
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The flight time to Bologna is approximately 9~13 hours. Find out more about the history, economy, climate and transportation options before you visit Bologna.


Bologna is a city in the northern part of Italy. Bologna is famous for having the oldest university in Europe, founded in 1088. Bologna is sometimes called a red city, due to the abundance of brick, terracotta-roofed buildings. Bologna has a lively music scene with many open-air concerts. Bologna also prides itself on it's delicious cuisine. The world-famous Bolognese pasta sauce originates from Bologna.

Voice of Travelers to Bologna

Siobhan from Ireland

My name is Siobhan and I am from Dublin. I really had a lot of fun exploring Bologna. I went on many walks around Bologna. The week I was in Bologna there was a Farmer's Market on, so I bought artisan jams and preserves. I will share them with my family when I'm back home. I booked my AerLingus ticket between Dublin and Bologna about 3 months ago. A friend of mine went to Bologna last year and she said it was an interesting place. She got her air tickets with RyanAir, but prefer AerLingus and I have a frequent flier card with them. Each ticket gets me mile points, which I eventually hope to redeem for a free flight ticket.

Luka from Germany

Hi, my name is Luka and I come from Düsseldorf. I just came back from a family holiday in Bologna. I went with my husband and parents. We bought air tickets with AirBerlin and we thought that was a good choice. The staff was courteous and we had no trouble with our flight. We used my husband's smartphone to get the AirBerlin app and upload our electronic tickets on it. It's useful because we could upload all our tickets - mine, his and my parents, on just one smartphone. I like this system because I don't have to worry about losing my ticket.

Mimhet from United Arab Emirates

My name is Mimhet and I am from Dubai. I recently went to an academic conference at Bologna University. My ticket to Bologna was booked by my assistant. I asked my assistant to add the use of Emirates lounge to my ticket. The plane journey went well. On the plane I was served a vegetarian dish, as I requested, and a cup of coffee. I managed to get some work done on my laptop. Emirates offer wi-fi on board. The internet was a bit slow, but good enough to let me work on my emails. I was impressed with the University building. In my spare time I got a chance to visit Teatro Comunale, which I would recommend getting a ticket to visit if in Bologna.

Bologna Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is buying a return flight ticket to Bologna better value than buying two single tickets?

A. The answer depends on if you plan to buy your air ticket with a national carrier or a cheap-flight airline. If you intend to buy your ticket with one of the conventional airlines usually buying a return ticket provides best value. If you would like to buy a cheap-flight ticket then buying a return ticket would cost you the same as buying two single tickets. Therefore if you go for cheap-flight airlines you can shop around and, for example, fly out to Bologna with one airline and return with a different one.

Q. Is Bologna a touristy destination?

A. Bologna is very popular with Italians, but is a less known destination by international tourists.

Q. When is the best time to visit Bologna?

A. Shoulder season would be a great time to visit. This means from March to June and from September to October. During these months the weather is pleasant. July and August are very hot and humid in Bologna. It is common for shops and restaurants in Bologna to close in August for summer holiday.

Bologna - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights to Guglielmo Marconi Bologna International Airport ・Munich Airport ・Vienna International Airport ・Dubai International Airport ・Sheremetyevo International Airport ・Amsterdam Airport Schiphol etc.

Flight Routes to Bologna

Bologna is well linked to the rest of Italy and Europe. On top of regular flights to Bologna, there are numerous direct seasonal flights between Bologna and many European destinations. Further destinations include Casablanca, Moscow and Dubai. It is possible to get tickets for direct charter flights from further destinations to Bologna.