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VIP Cars provides access to a range of car rental deals for Bologna Airport (BLQ) from top suppliers that you can compare at one place. Holiday or business, no matter what your travel agenda is, a car rental is all that you need to make your Italian trip easy.

Use VIPCars’ simple booking engine to search and compare Bologna Airport car rental deals, book within minutes and save money & time while doing so! With us, you can also make a booking through our customer support team, which is always at your service round the clock for any kind of booking queries or amendments.

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Inclusions Offered with Our BLQ Car Rentals

These are the inclusions that you can expect to find with your BLQ car rental

  • Unlimited Mileage
  • Airport Surcharge
  • Theft Waiver (THW)
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)
  • Third Party Liability Insurance (TPL)

Extras That You Can Add to Your BLQ Car Rental

The following are the Extras that you can add to your Bologna car rental at the time of booking

  • Additional Driver
  • Booster Seat
  • Child Seat (4 - 7 years)
  • Navigation System - GPS
  • Ski Rack
  • Snow Chains
  • Toddler Seat (1 - 3 years)

Different suppliers offer different inclusions and extras, hence it is possible that the above list may not be covered by all the suppliers.

Experience the Freedom to Explore
Bologna with a Car Rental

Home to the World’s fifth-largest church, Basilica Di San Petronio and the world’s finest art gallery – Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna, and its two halves – Po Valley and Bolshie – are treasure troves when it comes to attractions.

While the former one belongs to royal settings and super-rich art lovers, the latter one belongs to piazzas occupied by inebriated students religiously following gothic fashions. With the finest sightseeing options, the glory of Bologna draws visitors from all over the globe. If you too belong to that list, then booking a car rental at Bologna Airport should be your top priority.

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Car Rental Companies at Bologna Airport (BLQ)

VIP Cars works in association with top car rental companies so that a variety of deals can be made available for Bologna Airport.

  • AlamoAlamo
  • EnterpriseEnterprise
  • EuropcarEuropcar
  • FireflyFirefly
  • GoldcarGoldcar
  • MaggioreMaggiore
  • NationalNational
  • SixtSixt

All the above-mentioned car rental companies have their desks at the airport except for Sixt, Ecovia and Target rent which provide 'meet and greet’ service.

 Location: Ground floor, Main terminal

 Car Rental Parking: P3 is designated for the car hire companies.

Car Categories Available for Renting at Bologna Airport (BLQ)

This section lists the car categories that the travelers can rent for Bologna Airport; it also provides information that would help you in deciding which car category is best for you as per your space and budget requirements:

Places where you can pick or return your Bologna Airport Car Rental

With VIP Cars and its suppliers, you can pick or return your BLQ car rental at various places in Bologna. Below is the list of the places which can be requested as pick-ups or drop-offs:

Bologna Downtown

Bologna Downtown

Located 9.3 km from BLQ Airport via Tangenziale Nord di Bologna

Bologna Train Station

Bologna Train Station

Located 9.1 km from BLQ Airport via Tangenziale Nord di Bologna

Bologna Nord

Bologna Nord

Located 9.3 km from BLQ Airport via Tangenziale Nord di Bologna

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Via Boldrini

Located 8.1 km from BLQ Airport via Tangenziale Nord di Bologna

In case you are opting for a different location as your drop-off, you will have to pay the one-way rental fee. To select your drop-off location, use the 'Different Drop-off’ section on our booking form.

Bologna Airport – Overview

Serving the Italian City of Bologna, Bologna Airport is located about 4 miles from the city’s center. It is officially known as Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport – the name that it gets after Guglielmo Marconi - well-known in the field of Electrical engineering - who was the city’s native and the Nobel Laureate recipient. BQL Airport’s terminal has been expanded numerous times over the years, and now has 10 security checkpoints, 5 piers, and 24 departure gates.

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    Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna BO, Italy
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    IATA Airport Code:
    BLQ
    ICAO Airport Code:
    LIPE

Bologna Airport Facilities:

This section lists the car categories that the travelers can rent for Bologna Airport; it also provides information that would help you in deciding which car category is best for you as per your space and budget requirements:

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    Airport Shopping:

    Armani, Carpisa, Camomilla, Yamamay, Furla, Ingram, Victoria’s Secret and Kiko are some of the fashion and style outlets that have their branches at Bologna Airport. Note that, the passengers who are going to board their flights are allowed to bring their purchases on board; enquire at the airport for more information.

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    Food and Beverages:

    Bologna Airport is quite big and since it serves a great number of passengers annually, it is home to many food and drink options. It offers a range of places where you can indulge in fast food, or can enjoy native or international meals; some of the eateries at BQL include names like Sky Lounge bar, Piazza Maggiore Café, Puro Gusto, Beer-code, Tentazioni café and Sky Lounge Bar.

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    WIFI:

    BLQ Airport provides free Wifi to its passengers for the span of six hours and can be accessed from anywhere inside the airport. All you have to do is select the 'Bologna Airport Free Wi-Fi’ connection from the existing Wifi connections; open your internet browser, fill the registration form, submit it and you are ready to surf the Internet.

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    Travelex at BLQ:

    In Bologna Airport, Travelex provides numerous services which include currency exchange, tax refund for tourists, International phone cards and Western Union Money Transfer. Located on the ground and the first floor, it has three offices, one each in the arrivals, departures and the air side area of the airport.

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    MBL Lounge and Fast Track:

    Marconi Business Lounge offers exclusive services for its passengers which are tailored in such a way that they are capable of meeting the needs of all the business passengers. One such service is Fast track; through this, the passengers are given quick access to the boarding area through favored security controls. Besides this, it also provides Wifi PC connections, broadband internet access, and a cafeteria.

Points of Interest in Bologna

Here are a few points of interests in Bologna that you should definitely visit during your stay. Since parking and ZTL make it difficult for the renters to take their cars in the historic center of Bologna, it is advised that you park your car in a safe car parking and explore that region on foot.

Towers of Bologna

Towers of Bologna

The Towers of Bologna are a group of medieval structures in Bologna, out of which the two main structures are known as the 'Two Towers’, which are also the city’s most noted landmark.

Piazza Maggiore

Piazza Maggiore

Piazza Maggiore is a central square in Bologna which is surrounded by religious and administrative buildings like Palazzo d'Accursio (W) and Palazzo dei Notai (SW) etc.

San Petronio Basilica

San Petronio Basilica

It is Bologna City’s main church; it ranks 10 among the world’s biggest churches by volume and is the largest church in the World which is totally made of bricks.

Fountain of Neptune, Bologna

Fountain of Neptune, Bologna

Built in 1567, this statue is one of the best works by Giambologna. Located in Piazza del Nettuno, it sits next to Piazza Maggiore.

Driving in Italy - Checklist of Things You Need To Carry and other Useful Information

  • Vehicle on Hire Certificate: It is an important document that you should have, for if you are stopped for checking and you fail to provide it, there might be fines. You can obtain it from the car rental supplier and make sure that it is the original document, a copy is not acceptable.
  • Some Driving Customs: Blowing a horn, tailgating and changing lanes is quite a common occurrence in Bologna. And unlike other countries where a flash might mean an invitation to join the road, in Bologna, it means that the driver is not going to stop.
  • Passport/national ID: As a proof of identity, you can show your passport or any other nationally identified identity proof. You will also need to show it at the time of pickup.
  • Reflective jackets: In case of a breakdown or accident you need to wear a reflective jacket so that the ongoing traffic can see you clearly; also make sure not to exit the vehicle from the road side of the car.
  • Warning triangles: Just like the reflective jackets, you need to put warning triangles on your rental car in case of an accident or as a sign that the car is broke. Check with the car rental company, if not provided you will have to rent them or bring your own.
  • Speed Limits: Note that in Bologna, Italy, the speed limits vary as per the type of road and the weather conditions. For cars, the standard speed limit is 130 km/h, and if it is raining it comes down to 110 km/h. When you reach the cities the speed limit comes down to 50km/h.
  • GB sticker: In case the plate number of your rental car doesn’t have the initial GB symbol, you will have to attach a GB Sticker at the rear of the car. In its absence, you might have to pay a fine.
  • ZTL Zones: Just like any other city in Italy, Bologna also has limited traffic areas, which you should avoid at all costs because even one wrong turn can land you hefty fines. In Bologna free ZTL zone day is Saturday.
  • Proof of Insurance: Keep a copy of your complete insurance with you; you can obtain it from your auto insurance or Credit Card Company.
  • Headlamp beam deflectors: This is the equipment that you need to dim your lights so that they don’t dazzle the drivers passing you by from the opposite direction.
  • Alcohol Limit in Italy: In Italy you will not be fined or imprisoned if your blood alcohol is less than 0.05mg; for inexperienced drivers, Zero tolerance is observed.
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EUR 12 /day

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EUR 14 /day

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EUR 18 /day

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EUR 22 /day

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