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Aeroporto di Bologna-Guglielmo Marconi

Last Updated: 1st May, 2021

The Guglielmo Marconi Airport is situated 6km North West of Bologna city just off the A14. In recent year the airport terminal has increased in size adding extra shops, gates and a larger security area. It now caters for 5 million passengers per annum.

Airport car hire will compare the car hire rates at Bologna from the following rent a car companies, Autovia Hertz, Avis, Budget, Gold Car Rentals, Locauto, Sixt, Maggiore, Europcar and Sicily by Car, to get you the cheapest prices and best deals in Italy.

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Car Rental Companies in Bologna

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Bologna Car Rental FAQ

Which is the best car hire company at Bologna Airport in Italy?

Based on feedback from over 10,000 customers who hired a car at at Bologna Airport, Locauto have the best customer satisfaction rating with a score of 8.3 out of a maximum of 10 points.

Can I rent a car at Bologna Airport with a debit card?

Yes you can hire a car at Bologna Airport with a debit card issued by a bank. Conditions of debit card use: card must be in main driver's name. MasterCard or VISA only. Debit cards must be issued by a bank, and numbers must be embossed. Please note, the deposit amount will be charged if using a debit card and associated transactions fees may apply. Maximum rental duration 28 days if using a debit card. Prepaid and electronic cards (Visa Electron) are not accepted. Be sure to check the filter for Both Credit and Debit Cards on the left side under the heading Cards Accepted At Pick-Up. This will display the car hire companies that will accept Debit Cards. Please contact us and we will be glad to explain how rent a car with a debit card

Can I rent a car at Bologna Airport Italy if I am over 70?

Yes, you can hire a car in Bologna from some car rental companies up to 99 years of age with no extra charges. Contact us we will be glad to assist you by comparing the leading car hire companies to get you the best deal.

Can I rent a car at Bologna Airport if I am under 25?

You can hire a car at Bologna Airport at 18 years of age, with no additional fees. Locauto have the cheapest rates for young driver's age: 19 to 21 years. Charge 22 EUR per day. (Excludes tax) Younger driver's aged 22 to 24 years. Charge 11 EUR per day. (Excludes tax) Please contact us and we will be glad to explain how to get the best deal for your age group.

Age Requirements to Rent a Car in Milan Malpensa Italy

The minimum age to rent a car at Milan Malpensa Airport is 18 but there will be a supplement. The maximum age is 99. Please confirm the driver's age requirement for the car you choose, as the age requirement may vary according to the size of the car. Please see the ages requirement for each of the car hire companies in Milan Malpensa

Car Rental Company Age Limit
Alamo 22 to 99
Avis 19 to 99
Budget 19 to 75
Dollar 23 to 99
Enterprise 25 to 99
Europcar 21 to 99
Goldcar 21 to 99
Green Motion 21 to 75
Hertz 21 to 99
Interrent 21 to 80
Italy Car Rentals 21 to 99
Keddy 21 to 99
Leasys 21 to 99
Locauto 19 to 99
Maggiore 19 to 99
Noleggiare 19 to 80
Optimorent 20 to 75
Rhodium 21 to 99
Sicily By Car 21 to 80
Sixt 18 to 99
Target 19 to 75
Thrifty 23 to 99

Can I take a rental car from Bologna to visit a different Country?

Yes some car hire companies will allow you to take a rental car cross border, but you will need to get permission first. There will be additional fees to cross an International border. Compare and Save on car hire at Bologna Airport. Alamo policy is Cross border fees are applicable. Renter is allowed to drive the vehicle only in the countries included in the following list: Vatican City, San Marino, France, Spain, Andorra, Gibraltar, Portugal, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, The Principality of Monaco, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Slovakia. In case of tolls/traffic fines, an administrative charge may apply. Administrative charge rate is 48.80 EUR inclusive of VAT.

Can I take a rental car from Bologna and drop it off in a different city?

Yes some car hire companies will allow one way rentals, however you will need to let them know before hand. There will be an additional one way rental fee if you leave the car in a different location to the pick location

How long do I need to hold a licence in order to rent a car at Bologna Airport?

A full licence held for minimum of 1 year with no major endorsements. UK licence holders need to present the photo card.

What documents do I need to hire a car at Bologna Airport?

The principle driver will need to have the following documents in his or her name. A full licence, a credit card, the voucher we will send you when you complete your booking, and a passport. A printed version of your voucher must be produced upon arrival at the rental desk. Failure to present the voucher means the car rental agent may charge you at the local rates. If your form of identification does not include or match your current address, then a separate printed proof of address is required

What is the fuel policy for a hire car at Bologna Airport?

This will depend on the car hire supplier you select. The vast majority of cars have a full to full fuel policy, which means your vehicle will be supplied with a full tank of fuel. To avoid incurring fuel charges, you will need to return it with the same amount of fuel as it had when you collected it. You can also choose pick up full return empty. This maybe more convenient if you wish to drop the car back without delays, but it will be more expensive.

Car Hire Companies Ratings Bologna Airport

This rating is taken from feedback we received from over 10,000 customers that booked car hire at Bologna Airport Italy over the past 12 months.

Alamo 7.5

Autovia 6.3

Avis 5.3

Budget 5.3

Dollar 6.8

Enterprise 7.5

Europcar 6.4

Firefly 7.2

Goldcar 5.7

Hertz 6.9

Keddy 7.3

Locauto 7.6

Maggiore 5.2

Sixt 7.4

Target Rent 6.5

Thrifty 5.6

Bologna Car Rental Locations

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Bologna Airport Car Hire Desks

Car hire is available at Bologna Airport or in Bologna city centre including the train station please see full details below

Bologna Marconi Airport Car Rental

Pickup Address:
Airport Code: BLQ
Pickup Location:
Gugliemo Marconi Airport, Bologna, I-40132 Italy

Bologna City Centre Car Rental

Pickup Address:
Bologna Via Cairoli 4, Bologna 1 Italy
Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 6.00 - 23.00
Sun: Closed

Bologna Train Station Car Rental

Pickup Address:
Via Pietramellara 35/I, Bologna Italy

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8.30 - 19.00
Sat: 9.00 - 12.30

Bologna Roveri Car Rental

Pickup Address:
Via del Fonditore 1, Bologna, 40138, Emilia Romagnan Italy

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8.30 - 18.30
Sat: 8.30 - 13.30
Closed for lunch: 12.30 - 14.30


Bologna Via del Lavoro 8/d, Bologna, 40050 Italy
Bologna - Airport Gugliemo Marconi Airport, Bologna, I-40132 Italy Bologna

Bologna Airport Information

Airport Name: Aeroporto di Bologna-Guglielmo Marconi
Airport Code: BLQ
ICAO: LIPE
Address: Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132
City: Bologna
Country: Italy
Telephone: +39 051 647 9615
Location: Bologna Airport
Time Zone: GMT +1
Coordinates: 44°32′07.60″N 11°17′19.20″E
Driving Directions to Bologna AirportA1 Motorway from Milan and take the exit at BBologna Borgo Panigale
Car Parking: Long and Short Term Parking Facilities available
Public Transport:
Taxi service: Available in front of terminal building
Train service:Bus service connection to Bologna Centrale Train Station
Bus service: Autobus from the airport
Car Hire: The car rental companies desks are located beside the information desk in the centre of the ground floor

Hotels Near Bologna Airport

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Hotels near Bologna Airport

Suite Hotel Elite, Via Aurelio Saffi 40, Reno, 40131 Bologna

The Suite Elite is a 4-star design hotel just outside Bologna's limited-traffic area, 100 metres from the Presidio Ospedaliero Bellaria Maggiore hospital. Parking is free. Rooms come with elegant furnishings, marble or parquet floors, and classic Italian furniture, including a desk. Each room features an LCD TV, Wi-Fi access, and air conditioning. An international buffet is available daily in the Sala Fellini breakfast room. During summere it is served on the Dolce Vita terrace. You can walk to the historic centre in about 15 minutes from the Suite Hotel Elite. The free parking is on a first-come-best-served policy, and free public parking is available just outside the main entrance.

4 Viale Masini Design Hotel, Viale Angelo Masini, 4/3, Montagnola, 40126 Bologna

Just 150 metres from Bologna Train Station, this design hotel is next to the gardens of Parco della MontagnolaIt offers ultra-modern rooms with free Wi-Fi and a free minibar. Rooms are comfortable and elegant with air conditioning and an LCD TV with satellite and pay-per-view channels. The first load of drinks and snacks in the minibar are free. 4 Viale Masini Design Hotel is surrounded by shops and cafés. It is a 15-minute walk from Bologna Cathedral and the city centre. Bologna Fiere exhibition centre is 2 km away.

Savhotel, Via F. Parri 9, Fiera, 40128 Bologna

Savhotel is 200 metres from the Fiera di Bologna exhibition centre, and just 9 km from Bologna Airport of Bologna. Rooms feature free Wi-Fi and a 27" LED TV. All rooms of the Savhotel feature ultra-comfortable beds, wooden floors and soft, white bedspreads. Breakfast is a generous buffet. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from Bologna Centrale Train Station. Public buses stop nearby and provide direct connection to the historic centre.

Aemilia Hotel Bologna, Via Zaccherini Alvisi 16, San Donato, 40138 Bologna

Hotel Aemilia is 400 metres from Bologna's Policlinico Sant’Orsola hospital. It offers modern rooms with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and high-definition LCD TV with international channels. Your day at the Aemilia Hotel Bologna begins with a large buffet breakfast. Gurmé restaurant serves local specialities and Italian favourites, at lunch and dinner. The hotel features a large guarded garage. The Fiera di Bologna convention centre is just a 10-minute drive away. The Towers of Bologna and the city centre are 15 minutes away on foot.

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