Is the Airport open?
The Passenger Terminal is currently open every day from 3.00 a.m. until the departure time of the last flight in the evening.
Bologna Airport is open in accordance with the provisions of the authorities, in order to guarantee an essential public service, which is to ensure that those who absolutely must travel can do so, on scheduled flights, ambulance flights or military flights and for the transport of goods on cargo flights. Medical equipment supplies, including vaccines, have been arriving in Bologna to help combat the impact of the global pandemic.
We have been working closely with health authorities and Airline Partners to ensure that this is done safely.COVID-19
Why has Bologna Airport been open throughout?
Our airport has always been open on a scaled-down basis as we have been assisting with the return of Italian citizens home and allowing those compelled to travel to be able to do so. During the whole emergency and the various lockdown phases that followed, ambulance, transplant and medical supplies transport on cargo flights were always guaranteed. Equipment and supplies of sanitary materials have been arriving in Bologna to help fight the impact of the global pandemic.
Covid-19 vaccines are also currently arriving at Bologna Airport.COVID-19
What social distancing and precautionary measures are in place at Bologna Airport?
The measures Italian authorities have put in place to respond to the Coronavirus include enhanced monitoring procedures for flights, body temperature checks with the latest generation thermal scanners located at the entrances to the passenger terminal, at the security checkpoints and in the arrivals area and with laser thermometres, the presence of additional airport officials, the intensive airport areas sanitation, the installation of disinfectant hand gel dispensers along the entire passenger route and in all areas dedicated to airport staff. In detail, the following were installed:
- 2,250 ground stickers to facilitate spacing;
- 950 do-no-sit signs on seats;
- 10 latest generation thermal scanners placed at the entrances to the passenger terminal, at security checkpoints and in the arrivals area;
- 93 plexiglas barriers at check-in desks and boarding gates;
- 100 hand sanitising gel dispensers throughout the passengers' route and in areas dedicated to airport staff.
Moreover, intensive sanitation of all areas is in place for which an innovative method with molecular fragmentation has been adopted.
Last but not least, we have implemented signage and voice announcements, social network and website information content is available to remind passengers about social distancing and good practices like frequent handwashing.
Airport personnel is always present at the terminal to provide information and respond to all requests, thanks to our continuously staffed information point.
Bologna Airport is working to ensure that passengers can reach their destination as quickly and safely as possible, and at the same time aims at guaranteeing all airport staff to operate safely.
In collaboration with health authorities, the airport constantly complies with all government guidelines to protect passengers and airport staff.COVID-19
Is the use of face masks mandatory?
Yes, in line with the new Emilia-Romagna regional law, the use of face masks in all places open to the public is mandatory, therefore the use of face masks is also mandatory inside the passenger terminal.
We strongly advise passengers to follow the indications of the Italian Government on the website and the instructions of the Airline they are travelling with.
Please be mindful that you may be asked to remove it when going through security checks.COVID-19
I am accompanying a passenger or picking someone up: am I allowed to enter the passenger terminal?
The entrance to the passenger terminal is also allowed for meeters and greeters of departing passengers, but the access will be suspended in case of overcrowding inside the terminal. Instead, meeters and greeters of arriving passengers must remain outside the terminal where special waiting areas have been set up. There are always exceptions for those accompanying certain specific categories such as passengers with reduced mobility or minors travelling alone. Such categories can in any case access the terminal.COVID-19
What are the airport's opening times?
The airport is always open 24/7.Airport miscellaneous
Which documents are needed to fly?
It is important to understand which identity documents and health records are required according to the destination country, or entry might be denied.Airport miscellaneous
Which documents are needed for minors?
All Italian minors need the following documents:
Personal ID (carta d'identità)
Travel documents (boarding pass)Airport miscellaneous
I have lost my personal ID at the airport, what should I do?Report to the Customs Police offices on the first floor of the Terminal, next to the security checkpoints.Airport miscellaneous
Where is the check-in area?
On the ground floor, on the left of the main entrance.Airport miscellaneous
Is the Parking Control office always manned?Yes, it is, 24/7.Parking
I have lost my parking ticket, what should I do?
You should report to the Parking Control office, at the ground floor of the P2, showing your ID, vehicle registration document, departure tickets and any booking.Parking
Are there any reserved places for PRM?
You can find free reserved parking spaces for Passengers with reduced mobility holding a valid DPR 151/2012 Parking Permit in parking lots P1, P2 and P Express Premium.
In order to avail of the free parking you have to report to the Parking Control office (on the ground floor of the multi-storey P2 parking lot, open 24/7), showing the following documents:
- Entry ticket into the parking;
- valid European DPR 151/2012 Parking Permit;
- DPR 151/2012 Parking Permit holder's valid ID;
- copy of the flight ticket's booking or paper or electronic boarding pass belonging to the DPR 151/2012 permit holder.
Can disable passengers ask for assistance at the Parking Control Office?
Yes, by supplying the surname of the PRM and their flight destination. In addition, they have to inform the PRM staff if they have already requested the assistance with the airline.For more information on the Contact PointsParking
Can I buy plane tickets over the phone?
Yes, the service allows you to buy plane tickets, ask for refunds and/or cancellations through a dedicated assistance by the call centre staff.Airline ticketing
Where are ticketing offices at the airport and what are their opening times?
On the ground floor, near the check-in area. Most Airlines are assisted by the two companies Alisud and Are. The rest of the Airlines have their own counter.Airline ticketing
How can I buy a plane ticket on Bologna Airport website?
Plane tickets are issued immediately while booking if purchased by Visa or Mastercard credit card with an additional security pin (Verified by Visa or MasterCard SecureCode), or within 48 hours from the booking, if bought by a different credit card.Airline ticketing
What happens if I do not receive the plane ticket bought on Bologna Airport website
In extremely exceptional cases beyond the will and control of AdB, it may not be possible to issue within 48 hours the plane tickets for confirmed bookings with the label "open status", as well as the other cases where, prior communication to the Client, further checks on the received booking are necessary.
AdB reserves the right to check the personal data and credit card holder's name, requiring a copy of the ID, passport and credit card.
In such cases AdB shall have to promptly inform the Client and provide for, whenever possible, the issuing of an equivalent plane ticket to the one requested, or else agree with the Client on an alternative solution.Airline ticketing
What should I do if I don't find my luggage on arrival?
Please report to the Lost and Found office located on ground floor (arrivals), and hand in the luggage tag you have with your ticket. The operator will open a report to search for the luggage and have it delivered to you. In case your Airline provides for this service, you will be given a temporary replacement kit and the delivery will be arranged.
Later, if the Airline you have travelled with uses the World Tracer system, you can follow the tracing of your luggage live.Lost&Found
How can I know if my luggage has arrived?
The Lost and Found office is located on the ground floor near the Arrivals.
The office is handled by Gh Bologna.
The contact is:Lost&Found
How can I get in touch with my Airline?
The ways you can contact each Airline are different and are stated on their websites.
If you don't know the web address of your Airline, find it on the list of airlines operating at Bologna airport.Airlines
What is the maximum allowed weight for hold luggage?Contact your airline to find out about the allowances of weight and size.Airlines
Why can't I manage to check-in online?
Contact your Airline to find out about the online check-in.Airlines
Items inside your handluggage and hold luggage
Can I take my infant car seat on board?Contact your airline to find out about the boarding of infant car seats.Items inside your handluggage and hold luggage
Which are the prohibited items in the hold luggage?
Check the updated list of prohibited items on the page Luggage.Items inside your handluggage and hold luggage
Which are the prohibited items in the handluggage?
Check the updated list of prohibited items on the page Luggage.Items inside your handluggage and hold luggage
Can I put medicines inside my handluggage?
Yes, you can. Liquid medicines or products used for medical purposes are allowed in the quantity needed for the duration of the trip, provided that they measure less than 100 ml (IF CONTAINED IN BIGGER BOTTLES, IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO PRESENT AN EXHAUSTIVE AND DETAILED MEDICAL PRESCRIPTION STATING THE PASSENGER'S NAME).
By "trip " we mean the whole journey including outbound flight, vacation and return trip.
No restrictions apply to solid medicines.Items inside your handluggage and hold luggage
Can I carry mortadella, tortellini, parmigiano ... in my handluggage?
We suggest you should contact the RELEVANT AUTHORITY CITES(in case you should need the ice cubes to preserve the goods, one must consider they are not allowed in the handluggage).Items inside your handluggage and hold luggage
Lost items on the plane and at the airport
If I lose an item, who can I refer to?
If you have lost your luggage/item:
On board the aircraft (apron bus): write to firstname.lastname@example.org
On board a taxi: contact the Lost and Found Office of Bologna municipality
On board the Aerobus - BLQ: Contact TPER service
On board a scheduled bus: Contact the Company that supplied the service.
On board a rented car: Contact the Car rental that supplied the service.
For all other areas not mentioned above write to email@example.comLost items on the plane and at the airport
I have left my glasses at the security checkpoints, what should I do?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or else report to the Luggage Storage (at the Staff security checks gate - 1st floor/departures - next to the MBL), open 24/7.Lost items on the plane and at the airport
Transfer from and to the airport
How can I get to the airport from the train station?
Through a regular Aerobus shuttle service - BLQ taxi or car rentals with driver.Transfer from and to the airport
How do I get to the city centre from the airport?
Through a regular Aerobus shuttle service - BLQ, taxi or car rentals with driver.Transfer from and to the airport
How much is a taxi to the train station?Transfer from and to the airport
Are there any bus connections to other cities?
Yes, several connections are active to the main cities in the area.Transfer from and to the airport
How can I request for a special assistance?
In order to get a service adequate for your needs, as well as a prompt one, the request for the assistance must be forwarded to the Airline already while booking or anyway within 48 hours from the departure time.
It will be the Airline's duty to inform the concerned airport.PRM services
I haven't booked my assistance because I only need it at the airport, whom should I ask?You need to get at the airport in due advance according to the Airline's indications and inform about your arrival through one of the Contact points (even in case of web check-in).PRM services
What are car rentals times?
Car rentals have offices in the terminal which are usually open from 8.00 until 23.00.Car rentals
Where can I leave my car keys if the car rental office is closed?The offices are equipped with key drop-off counters even at closing times. Some Airlines are even equipped with key drop-off boxes in the parkings.Car rentals
What are their opening times?
Opening times are as follows:
Travelex Arrivals: Mon – Sun 9/22 (at the Arrivals- ground floor);
Travelex Departures: Mon– Sun 8.30/17 (departures area - first floor in front of security checkpoints);
Travelex Boarding area: Mon– Sun 5.30/19 (boarding area- first floor next to gate 15).Currency exchange
Customes and tax free
How much money can one carry abroad?
The import and/or export of currency and other transferable securities and assets is free up to the total amount of €10,000. For higher sums it is necessary to fill in a form and hand it at the customs while entering or leaving the country. Failing to do so will result in an offense of the currency regulations.Customes and tax free
Where can I eat at the airport?
Here taste flies high!
From the Emilia-Romagna culinary tradition up to the famous pizza from Naples , from quick snacks to the maxi burgers with chips...Miscellaneous services
Is there a pharmacy at the airport? What are its opening times?
The pharmacy is on the ground floor, open every day from 5.00 until 20.00.Miscellaneous services
Is there a VIP Lounge?
Yes, on the first floor. Exclusive and refined, entirely focused on the business passenger's needs: Marconi Business Lounge is the best place where to spend your waiting, matching relax and work.Miscellaneous services
Is there a luggage storage facility at the airport?
Yes, on the first floor of the airport, Departures area, at the Staff security checks gate The service is open 24/7. Passengers can leave their luggage they do not want on board or they need to leave behind for whatever reason.
- The service is subject to payment.
- The service cannot be booked.
- The service may be suspended for operational or logistical reasons.
- Maximum storage length is 120 days.