Car parks near Bologna

6 Car parks found
    Garage Internazionale

    Garage Internazionale

    Covered
    14 min (849m)
    Price for 1 hour
    Stazione Bologna

    Stazione Bologna

    Covered
    19 min (1.2km)
    Price for 1 hour
    QUICK - Policlinico Bologna
    1. Cheaper

    QUICK - Policlinico Bologna

    Covered
    31 min (1.8km)
    Price for 1 hour
    SABA Bologna S. Orsola

    SABA Bologna S. Orsola

    Covered
    37 min (2.2km)
    Price for 1 day
    Area Parking 1 - Shuttle - Aeroporto di Bologna

    Area Parking 1 - Shuttle - Aeroporto di Bologna

    Outdoor
    Area Parking 1 - Car Valet - Aeroporto di Bologna

    Area Parking 1 - Car Valet - Aeroporto di Bologna

    Outdoor

Where to park in Bologna

There is a parking plan in the city which sets out the standard rates for blue parking spaces. And if you are looking for cheap parking in Bologna, you might not like what you are about to read. The rates are:

  • 2.40€/h within the Circle of the Thousand.
  • 1.80€/h in the Historic Centre.
  • 1.50€/h in the semi-central Corona.
  • 1.20€/h in the semi-peripheral and peripheral Corona.

In the Cerchia dei Mille and the Historic Centre, parking is charged from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm (Monday to Saturday). In the other two zones, parking is charged from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

There are also discounts of 0.20€/h for those paying with a prepaid card, but beware: they do not apply everywhere. There are areas called 'fast-turn zones' where even residents must pay full price.

In general, if you are a tourist in Bologna, you should be aware from the outset that open-air parking can be deceptive!

You might think that white parking spaces in Bologna are free. But no! In Bologna, blue stripes indicate paid parking spaces, yellow stripes are for disabled people... and white stripes indicate parking spaces reserved for residents!

The best way to park for free in Bologna is to wait until after 8pm and leave your car in a blue parking space. That way, you won't have to pay until 8am the next day.

Alternatively, there are the so-called parcheggi scambiatori (or interchange car parks): car parks connected to public transport, where you can pay for parking by buying a public transport ticket. It may not be completely free, but the idea is nice.

Then, well... there's always 'creative parking', but you know how that works. So much time wasted finding a spot on the street, with the risk of accidentally ending up in a ZTL or having your car towed. And maybe you don't know the city well and get stuck in traffic, with children screaming in the back seat.

Isn't it better to arrive knowing already where to go, with the security of having a reserved seat? If you think so too, here are some available parking spaces that you can reserve right now with Parclick!

If you do not know where to find parking in the centre of Bologna, we advise you to book a space now at the QUICK - Bologna Policlinico car park. A stone's throw from Porta San Vitale, it allows you to visit the historical centre without worries. You can visit the two towers, Piazza Maggiore... or simply wander the streets of the centre and hunt for handmade tortellini!

The car park is open 24 hours a day, is covered and supervised, and the pass costs €2.50/hour.

"What if I want to leave my car near the airport instead?"

Don't worry, we've thought of that too! Bologna Marconi Airport is a major hub and those departing from there will want to leave their car in a safe and secure place with video surveillance. We recommend parking in Parking Area 1. This car park has a privileged location near the airport and offers 2 services that you can book from here:

  • Parking Area Parking 1 - Car Valet: As soon as you arrive at the airport, an operator will come and collect your car to secure it until your return. For a little extra, you can also make sure it is returned to you as good as new with the car wash service at the car park.
  • Parking Area Parking 1 - Shuttle, on the other hand, is a low-cost solution for leaving your car near Bologna Airport in comfort. This time, you will be the one to leave your car in its box, and then you will be accompanied to the airport by a free shuttle, which will pick you up on the way back.

"OK... but how much does it cost me?"

Car parks near the airport have no real fixed daily rate: prices are calculated based on weekly bookings, ranging from €33 to €240. Shuttle and Car Valet services in Parking Area 1 cost €56 and €101 per week respectively.

These are in our opinion the best car parks in Bologna. Whether you want to visit the centre or catch a flight at the airport, all you have to do is book one. What are you waiting for?

Bologna, the capital of Emilia Romagna, nominated European Capital of Culture for the year 2000 and since 2006 recognised by Unesco as a World Heritage Site, is known as the fat, the learned and the red, respectively for its rich gastronomic culture, for one of the oldest universities in Italy, and for the colour of its roofs.

The historical centre, once bounded by the city walls, is today recognisable by the 12 gates leading to the main streets of the city.

Once you have reached the historical centre, as Bologna is a medium-sized city, you can easily get around on foot, but remember to park your car outside the centre, as the city has three limited traffic zones that are difficult not to enter if you do not know the exact rules. Bologna's ZTL zones are Sirio, the University Zone, and Area T. While in the last two the ZTL is active every day 24 hours a day and it is not possible to enter it under any circumstances, for the Sirio zone, active from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., it is possible to purchase a ticket (daily at 5 euro and four-daily at 12) that allows access to the area by car, but which does not include parking.

Parclick therefore recommends several car parks in Bologna, which can be booked in advance, where you can leave your car safely and without any worries about restricted traffic zones.

Bologna is an excellent point of departure and arrival for numerous journeys, either by plane thanks to Guglielmo Marconi Airport, or by train from Bologna Central Station, located in the city centre and served by several city and suburban bus lines.

Given its location from Bologna, it is also possible to reach interesting cities in the vicinity, such as Ferrara and Modena, by train or by bus from the Bologna bus station located next to the railway.

TPER is Bologna's public transport company, which offers a good service throughout the city with very frequent runs, and whose ticket can also be purchased directly on board.

Besides sampling the delicious regional cuisine, there are many things to do in Bologna.

You can start, for example, at Piazza Maggiore, called Piazza Grande by the Bolognese, the heart of the city, where you can admire the Neptune Fountain, and several important buildings and palaces, including Palazzo dei Bianchi, Palazzo Comunale and Palazzo del Podestà.

Continuing the tour, you can visit the last Gothic work realized in Italy, the Cathedral of San Petronio, the city's most important church, the complex of the Basilica of Santo Stefano, which includes seven sacred buildings, all very old, and even the city's emblematic towers.

The two most important towers are the Torre della Garisenda and the Torre degli Asinelli, on which you can climb to enjoy the view of Bologna's rooftops from its height of 97.20 metres.

Also characteristic of the city are the numerous and very long porticos that run through the entire city from one end to the other, the best known of which, leading from the centre to the Church of San Luca, is almost 4 km long.

A city on a human scale, Bologna has countless things to offer to all who visit this city, you just need to know how to seize them! Of course, you can't do this if you are busy looking for a parking space at the last minute or worrying about not entering a restricted traffic zone by mistake. Book your parking space in Bologna now with Parclick and discover all the wonders of the city without any worries!

The historic city centre, once bounded by the city walls, is now recognizable by the 12 gates that give access to the main streets of the city.

Once you have arrived in the historic city centre, as Bologna is a medium-sized city, you can easily get around by foot, but remember to park your car outside the centre, as the city has three limited traffic zones where it is difficult not to enter if you don't know the exact rules. The ZTL zones in Bologna are Sirio, Zona Universitaria and Area T. While in the last two zones the ZTL is active every day 24 hours a day and cannot be entered in any case, for the Sirio zone, active from 7 am to 8 pm, it is possible to buy a ticket (daily at 5 euros and quarterly at 12 euros) that allows access to the zone by car, but does not include parking.

Parclick therefore recommends several car parks in Bologna, which can be booked in advance, where you can leave your car safely and without worrying about restricted traffic areas.

Bologna is an excellent starting and arrival point for many trips, either by plane thanks to the Guglielmo Marconi airport, or by train from Bologna Central Station, located in the city centre and served by several city and suburban bus lines.

Given its location, from Bologna, it is also possible to reach interesting cities in the surrounding area, such as Ferrara and Modena, by train or by bus from the Bologna bus station, located next to the train station.

TPER is Emilia Romagna's public transport company, which offers a good service throughout the city with very frequent routes, and tickets can also be purchased directly on board.

Besides tasting the delicious regional cuisine, there are many things to do in Bologna.

You can start, for example, in Piazza Maggiore, called Piazza Grande by the inhabitants of Bologna, the heart of the city, where you can admire the Fountain of Neptune and several important buildings and palaces, such as the Palazzo dei Bianchi, the Palazzo Comunale and the Palazzo del Podestà.

Continuing the tour, you can visit the last Gothic masterpiece in Italy, the San Petronio Cathedral, the most important church in the city, the complex of the Basilica of Santo Stefano, which includes seven sacred buildings, all of them very old, and even the emblematic towers of the city.

The two most important towers are the Torre della Garisenda and the Torre degli Asinelli, which can be climbed to enjoy the view of Bologna's rooftops from its 97.20 metre height.

Also, characteristic are the numerous and very long porticoes that run the length of the city from end to end, the best known of which, leading from the centre to the Church of San Luca, is almost 4 km long.

A city on a human scale, Bologna has countless things to offer to all who visit it, you just have to know how to make the most of them! Of course, you won't be able to do this if you're busy looking for a parking space at the last minute or worrying about entering a restricted traffic zone by mistake. Book your parking space in Bologna now with Parclick and discover all the wonders of the city without any worries.

 

 

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