Travel & Accommodations

A hub for European air travel
& central Italian high-speed train station
in the heart of historic Bologna.

Getting to Bologna

A hub for European air travel!

Bologna International Airport (Guglielmo Marconi Airport, a.k.a. BLQ) offers direct flights to
Munich, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Dubai and more,
and is only 7 km (10-15 minutes) from both the city and the conference center.

High speed train to anywhere in Italy!

The Bologna Centrale station is a railway junction for all of Italy

  • Florence: 68 daily connections 30 minutes
  • Milan: 54 daily connections 1.05 hours
  • Venice: 42 daily connections 1.25 hours
  • Rome: 48 daily connections 2.05 hours
  • Turin: 19 daily connections 2.15 hours

Getting to the Conference Center

Take bus lines 28, 35, 38, 39 to/from the city center, Bologna centrale railway station, and conference venue or choose to take the over 800 taxis and rental services with driver that frequent Bologna.


Take the A1 expressway until the dedicated Bologna Congress Center exit.


Hotels in Bologna are 20% less expensive than Milan and 15% less expensive than both Florence and Rome

-IHRS Hotel Price Radar-

Take your pick! 3, 4, or 5 stars?
There are over 160 star rated hotels within 3 kilometres of the conference venue.

Book your Hotel

Main hotels located in max. 3km radious from the venue

Local agencies in Bologna for childcare services