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500+ Trusted Suppliers:

Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
RentalPlus
$3.97 per day
Economy
Peugeot 208 or similar
Peugeot 208
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Felirent
$4.84 per day
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Centauro
$7.05 per day
Mini Elite
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Italy Car Rent
$9.08 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Economy Elite
Audi A1 or similar
Audi A1
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$11.85 / per day
Intermediate Elite
Jeep Renegade or similar
Jeep Renegade
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$22.12 / per day
Intermediate
Citroen C5 or similar
Citroen C5
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ecovia
$22.84 / per day
Standard
Jeep Compass or similar
Jeep Compass
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Drivalia
$39.12 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:01 on 2023-01-30. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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Travel Information

Language
Italian
Currency
EUR
Traffic direction
Right-hand side
Country code
39
Average car rental price
$15.11 / per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mph
Speed limit out of town
70 - 90 km/h
43 - 56 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.1
Bologna Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Famous for its terracotta rooftops and gastronomic delights, Bologna is one of the nicest cities in Italy. Although slightly overshadowed by the classic  destinations like Venice, Rome, and Florence, it remains a great city-break that’s easy to reach either by plane or by car from anywhere else in northern Italy. These are three of its most interesting landmarks:

  • San Petronio Basilica. The symbol of Bologna, San Petronio is one of the most notable churches in Italy. First built in the 14th century and technically still unfinished, it is nonetheless a very fine example of Gothic architecture. The interior of the church features many sculptures by the Italian artist Jacopo della Quercia and a unique sundial

  • Towers of Bologna. Many of the city’s original towers are no longer standing, but more than 20 remain, including the central Due Torri or Two Towers that are over 900 years old.  You can climb the tallest of the two, the Asinelli Tower.

  • Mercato di Mezzo.  Located in the Quadrilatero District, this lively market showcases fresh produce and Bologna’s culinary stars - mortadella, tortellini, tagliatelle, and more.

Top international routes

  • London
  • Frankfurt
  • Barcelona
  • Paris
  • Bucharest
  • Tirana

Main airlines

Ryanair, Neos, ITA Airways (formerly Alitalia), Wizz Air, Vueling, and Tunisair

Terminals

The single passenger terminal hosts both domestic and international flights.

Location

Bologna Airport is about 6 km (3.7 miles) northwest of the city center. Highway A14/Autostrada Adriatica, Viale Palmiro Togliatti / Viale M.K. Gandhi, and Via Marco Poloare the main roads connecting the airport to Bologna.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Station wagons - from $101 per day
  • Large cars - from $50 per day
  • Medium cars - from $28 per day
  • Vans - from $242 per day
  • Small cars - from $19 per day
  • SUVs - from $45 per day

Car rental desks

Most car rental desks are on the ground floor of the terminal.

Services and facilities

You’ll find snack bars, cafeterias, a self-serve restaurant, and a wine bar, as well as shops, including duty-free stores, a number of ATMs, and a currency exchange. There’s also a lost and found office, a pharmacy, a lounge, and baby changing facilities. The airport is friendly to passengers with reduced mobility. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Esso, located at Via Salvemini 25, can be reached in about five minutes and is open 24/7. While there are other gas stations even closer to Bologna Airport, this Esso station is rated the highest by other travelers. There are many other gas stations in and around the city of Bologna.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Milan (210 km / 130 mi)
  • Rome (373 km / 232 mi)
  • Pisa (174 km / 108 mi)
  • Florence (115 km / 71 mi)
  • Venice (154 km / 96 mi)
  • Modena (40 km / 25 mi)
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Fact checked by:
Candice Criscione
This article was reviewed and updated by Candice Criscione who has been helping travelers visit Italy since 2004. Her experience living, working (as a guide and professor), and traveling throughout the country gives her an insider’s perspective on bella Italia. She lives in Tuscany and spends her days helping people plan their dream vacations to Italy, cycling, and running after her three boys! You can find her online at Mom in Italy and The Tuscan Mom, on Facebook (Italy Travel Advice and Mom in Italy - Travel in Italy with Kids), and on Pinterest (Mom in Italy).

Airport info

Rating
7.0
  • Getting to the airport 6.5
  • Check-in and departures 6.5
  • Terminal facilities 6.0
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.4
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.1
  • Lounge 4.9

Bologna Airport (BLQ)

  • IATA: BLQ
  • ICAO: LIPE
  • Name: Bologna Airport (BLQ)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 69,697
  • Passengers (per year): 7,680,992
  • Distance from city: 1.2 miles / 2 km NNW of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: 390516479615

Top 20 Locations near Bologna Airport

  1. 78.1 km / 48.5 miles away
  2. 80.5 km / 50.0 miles away
  3. 83.9 km / 52.1 miles away
  4. 105.3 km / 65.4 miles away
  5. Car Rental at Rimini Airport from $24.09 per day
    114.5 km / 71.2 miles away
  6. 116.3 km / 72.2 miles away
  7. Car Rental at Pisa Airport from $3.05 per day
    118.8 km / 73.8 miles away
  8. 129.3 km / 80.4 miles away
  9. Car Rental at Livorno Port from $23.60 per day
    135.0 km / 83.9 miles away
  10. 136.6 km / 84.9 miles away
  11. 143.6 km / 89.2 miles away
  12. 172.1 km / 107.0 miles away
  13. 174.2 km / 108.3 miles away
  14. 182.7 km / 113.5 miles away
  15. 182.9 km / 113.6 miles away
  16. Car Rental in Pavia East from $110.01 per day
    187.3 km / 116.4 miles away
  17. 189.2 km / 117.6 miles away
  18. 193.2 km / 120.1 miles away
  19. Car Rental in Milan Novegro from $60.90 per day
    194.6 km / 120.9 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Bologna Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Bologna Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Bologna Airport
$50.42
January
$30.07
February
$38.81
March
$17.93
April
$28.42
May
$30.31
June
$47.17
July
$44.26
August
$41.21
September
$31.08
October
$54.92
November
$54.92
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Bologna Airport is April when prices for an Economy class start from $17.93. You can see that this is 54% cheaper than the yearly average and 67% cheaper than renting a car in November (when rental prices start at $54.92 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are just average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most frequent rental length at Bologna Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in January the average rental period is 8 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 7 days.
Average Rental Length
8
January
7
February
7
March
7
April
7
May
8
June
7
July
8
August
8
September
8
October
7
November
7
December

Which is the busiest month for car rental at Bologna Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Bologna Airport in May, while they are least likely to to rent in in November.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
111%
January
104%
February
103%
March
109%
April
129%
May
116%
June
126%
July
97%
August
87%
September
79%
October
69%
November
70%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Sicily By Car Opel Karl 4 2 Small cars
Drivalia Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Felirent Fiat Panda 5 1 Small cars
Drivalia Fiat 500L 5 2 Medium cars
Ecovia Fiat Panda 4 1 Small cars
Surprice Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Drivalia Jeep Renegade 5 3 SUVs
Sicily By Car Peugeot 208 5 2 Small cars
Sicily By Car Fiat 500X 5 3 Medium cars
Autovia Opel Corsa 5 2 Small cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United States of America (USA)
Ford Focus
October 7, 2022
Traveling along Northern Italy, Dolomites
Australia
Opel Karl
September 9, 2022
This car was excellent for driving in old city centres and hilltop towns of Puglia and Perugia.
Belarus
Fiat Panda
September 5, 2022
Very good experience! Thank you) The car was almost new. next time only to you
Cyprus
Renault Clio
August 5, 2022
All is good
Bulgaria
Fiat 500
May 27, 2022
Tuscany for 3 days and a lot of travel around Italy
United States of America (USA)
Jeep Renegade
October 27, 2021
Had an awesome time driving from Bologna to Rome. Loved my time in Montepulciano .... Awesome view from the top of the mountain, great wine and food! My suggestion for wine tasting? Over the course of a couple days order 2 or three different glasses at each meal .... rather than pay for a tiny splash. Simply stress to the staff that you want to taste only local wines.
Greece
Fiat Panda
October 22, 2021
The trip Bologna, Firenze and Milano has scenic vues, remarkable cities, excellent culinary experience, relaxing but also (Milano) is a cosmopolitan modern destination! Reserve your parking spots (via internet) BEFORE your arrival, to avoid unpleasant surprises (as violation tickets for entering in the controlled traffic zone) as the parking communicates your registration plates to Police and you are classed as authorized vehicle without any other effort!
Israel
VW Polo
July 25, 2021
Everything was good, only a bit stingy to charge me 36 euros for that I picked up the car a few minutes after closing time, especially when I hade to stand in line after two other customers.
Canada
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Aut.
March 8, 2020
Driving in the bigger cities, you must be very alert for other drivers.the toll roads were great and easy to use
United Kingdom
New Lancia Ypsilon
November 20, 2019
Driving in Italy is demanding. Ultra caution with speed & cameras.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
October 9, 2019
Great place to visit and experience
United Kingdom
Ford Transit Custom 9
September 6, 2018
Very useful small airport would recommend flights there. Good connections to Northern Italy and Tuscany regions

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Locauto
9.21 / 10
Lowest rated company
Interrent
7.31 / 10
Total number of reviews
31
Total rental companies
29
Average daily price
$15.11
Lowest daily price
$3.97
Total cars available
341

Top 29 Suppliers at Bologna Airport in 2023

Locauto
Exceptional 9.2 / 61 reviews
+390516472128
Aeroporto G. Marconi Via Del Triumvirato 84, 40132, Bologna
$9 - $159
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Felirent
Exceptional 9.1 / 47 reviews
+393913242190
Via Serra 4, Calderara Di Reno
$4 - $8
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
RentalPlus
RentalPlus
Exceptional 9.1 / 27 reviews
+390510218845
Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna BO
$4 - $128
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9 / 9 reviews
+390516472128
VIA DEL TRIUMVIRATO 84,
$17 - $389
Alamo
Excellent 8.9 / 33 reviews
+390516472128
Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna
$11 - $159
SIXT
Excellent 8.8 / 30 reviews
+390294757979
Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna BO. Bologna Airport
$29 - $281
Europcar
Excellent 8.7 / 10 reviews
+390516472111
Europcar, Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna BO
$27 - $62
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
RentSmart24
RentSmart24
Excellent 8.7 / 2 reviews
+393756425816
Via Fratelli Rosselli 9, Calderara Di Reno
$6 - $10
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Sicily By Car
Excellent 8.6 / 239 reviews
+390516472006 / +393400627390
Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna BO
$9 - $147
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:59
Tue:08:00-22:59
Wed:08:00-22:59
Thu:08:00-22:59
Fri:08:00-22:59
Sat:08:00-22:59
Sun:08:00-22:59
National
Excellent 8.6
+390516472128
Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna BO
$22 - $401
Hertz
Excellent 8.6 / 5 reviews
+393428978281003934209097420039051382758
Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna BO, Italy
$27 - $66
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Centauro
Centauro
Excellent 8.6 / 14 reviews
+390683662959
Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna BO, Italy
$4 - $30
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Thrifty
Excellent 8.5 / 6 reviews
+39051382758
Via Del Triumviriato 84
$23 - $46
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Ecovia
Excellent 8.5 / 104 reviews
+390516472452 / +393270803350 / +390516472459
Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport,Via del Triumvirato, 40132 Bologna BO
$5 - $71
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Keddy
Excellent 8.4 / 24 reviews
+390516472111
GUGLIELMO MARCONI APT
$12 - $23
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Italy Car Rent
Italy Car Rent
Excellent 8.4
+390656557837 / +390893857573
Bologna Airport, Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna BO
$8 - $174
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.4 / 4 reviews
+390516472032
Aeroporto di Bologna, Via del Triumvirato 84, 40132 Bologna BO
$38 - $383
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Optimo Rent
Excellent 8.3 / 54 reviews
+390516472452
Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna BO
$5 - $24
Working hours
Mon:09:00-21:00
Tue:09:00-21:00
Wed:09:00-21:00
Thu:09:00-21:00
Fri:09:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-21:00
Sun:09:00-21:00
Drivalia
Excellent 8.3 / 154 reviews
+390510269279
Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna BO
$12 - $67
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Excellent 8.2
Autovia
Excellent 8.2 / 43 reviews
+390516472452 / +393270803350 / +390516472459
Via Del Triumvirato 84, 40132 Bologna BO
$7 - $276
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Maggiore
Excellent 8.2 / 72 reviews
+390516472007 / +390622456014
Apt, 40132 Borgo Panigale BO
$16 - $431
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.2 / 6 reviews
+390516472032
Bologna Apt Borgo Panigale
$36 - $110
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Target Rent
Excellent 8 / 21 reviews
+3909351865791 / 05 / +390510218845
Via Serra 4, Calderara Di Reno, Bologna
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
RightCars
RightCars
Excellent 8
+3904251560387
Via Maccabreccia 19/b Calderara di Reno
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Noleggiare
Very good 7.8 / 47 reviews
+393490064313
Via Fratelli Rosselli, 9, 40012 San Vitale Grande BO
$13 - $358
Working hours
Mon:08:30-22:00
Tue:08:30-22:00
Wed:08:30-22:00
Thu:08:30-22:00
Fri:08:30-22:00
Sat:08:30-22:00
Sun:08:30-22:00
Goldcar
Very good 7.6 / 105 reviews
+390645209634 / +34965233425
Bologna Airport Arrivals terminal office Via del Triumvirato, 84 Aeroporto G.Marconi 40132 Bologna
$5 - $5
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Surprice
Very good 7.3 / 96 reviews
+393421909048
via Fratelli Rosselli, 9 – Calderara di Reno (BO) Area Aeroportuale
$11 - $89
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Interrent
Very good 7.3 / 21 reviews
+390645229545 / +390645209634
Aeroporto di Bologna, 40132 Bologna BO
Working hours
Mon:09:00-19:00
Tue:09:00-19:00
Wed:09:00-19:00
Thu:09:00-19:00
Fri:09:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-19:00
Sun:09:00-19:00
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