Cheap round-trip flights to Bologna

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Reviews from verified customers

Feb 18, 2020

Terrible seats

Feb 16, 2020

T5 and BA perfect combination

Dec 31, 2019

Great service from BA

Nov 26, 2019

Sad about 3 hour delay

Sep 18, 2019

Respectful, politel and helpful staff

Sep 14, 2019

Don’t think you should have to pay to sit with the person you’re travelling with

Sep 14, 2019

Despite criticisms of the airline from various sources, I found Ryanair to be no better or worse than any other of the budget airlines I have used Very happy with the experience.

Aug 7, 2019

Probably the best flight I’ve had with the baby so far! The crew were amazing!

Mar 17, 2019

Although it was a good flight and overall service with Ryanair I was flying nearly 7 months pregnant. As advised I made sure I had a fit to fly form signed. However nobody asked to see the form on either outbound or return journey.

Mar 1, 2019

Assistance service was poor

Cheap flights to Bologna

Bologna is one of Italy’s best kept secrets – so keep this information firmly to yourself!

History and mouth-watering cuisine are what makes this northern Italian city so special, and the fact that you can readily grab some of the cheapest Italian air fares if you fly to Bologna.

Want to find out how you can fly return to this delightful Italian city for less than your share of a meal out? We’ll show you how!

When to book cheap flights to Bologna

If it is rock-bottom priced flights that you are looking for then the months of January and February oblige. The temperature is cool, but far from freezing, and the skies are usually cloudless. Art lovers can take in the Arte Fiera exhibitions that are hosted throughout the city in late-January.

To see the city at its best, however, we recommend looking for cheap flights to Bologna during the months of March, April, May and October. The scorching heat of summer has either not arrived or it has passed in these months and the weather is perfect for indulging in a little people-watching as you enjoy the city’s café culture. Petrolheads will love May’s Mille Miglia, as vintage and classic cars race through the city’s streets.

Unusually for holiday flights departing from the UK you can also find cheap plane tickets to Bologna during the school summer holidays. However, you will find Bologna something of an arid, ghost town as many businesses close down for the holiday period.

How to find the best flight deals to Bologna

With a little flexibility you can find cheap flights to Bologna whenever you wish to travel – but those who book early will always find the best bargains.

  1. Check to see if there are departures to Bologna from other UK airports that are convenient for you. To do this you can click on ‘Nearby airports’ and immediately see the price of flights from alternative locations.
  2. If you are flying from London try a search using ‘All London airports’. This opens out the choice of flights and carriers – which will increase your chance of finding a lower air fare.
  3. You can use Expedia to compare flight prices to Bologna across a range of dates. Select ‘Show flexible dates’ when your flight results are returned and you can quickly find the cheapest days to travel on.

UK departures to Bologna

Optimal flight times from UK airports to Bologna are:

Main airports in Bologna

Guglielmo Marconi Airport is situated just over 3 miles from the centre of Bologna. The airport offers a number of transport options to reach the city centre. Taxis are available, as are car hire options for those wishing to explore Bologna’s surrounds. The cost-effective and efficient Aerobus will shuttle you from the airport to Bologna’s central railway station. It runs every 11 minutes, and tickets cost just six euros.

Which airlines fly to Bologna?

Airlines offering direct flights to Bologna from the UK include:

  • Ryanair
  • British Airways

In addition, connecting flights can be found with:

  • Air France
  • KLM
  • Lufthansa

How to get around in Bologna

ATC operates a number of bus routes within the city of Bologna. Tickets can be obtained on the bus itself, from ticket machines at bus stops or from newsagents and tobacconists.

There are a number of taxi ranks throughout the city, although taking a taxi can be expensive for longer journeys.

The central train station provides fast and regular links to many Italian cities and is an ideal option if you are travelling south through the country.

What are the must-sees in Bologna?

The famously lopsided twin towers of Asinelli and Garisenda are an iconic symbol of Bologna. They can be seen from most parts of the old town and seem to look benevolently down on the 15th century Piazza Maggiore that acts as the centrepiece of all the city’s historic buildings.

Cuisine is what Bologna does best, and this has earned it the nickname of La Grassa (the Fat One). Make sure you try some of the local specialities that include prosciutto, mortadella and turkey with pecorino cheese.

Students have flocked to Bologna since 1088, when Europe's oldest university was founded here. This gives the city a cosmopolitan, youthful edge that is reflected in its vibrant nightlife and never-ending stream of festivals and events.

Tips for travelling to Bologna

Tipping taxi drivers is discretionary in Bologna as the metered fares are calculated to include service charges.

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