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Flights from London to Bologna

Thinking of flying from London to Bologna? Before you take off on your cheap flights from London to Bologna, check out our handy guide to the city known as La Grassa, ‘the fat one’.  

 

London Stansted Airport Overview

To get to Bologna from London, you’ll need to fly out from London Stansted airport. London Stansted airport is the fourth busiest airport in the United Kingdom, with over 25 million passengers passing through the airport every year. Getting to London Stansted from central London is easy via public transport. If you’re travelling by bus, take the National Express coach which runs 24 hours a day and has 15 pick-up points all around central London. For a more direct route, travel by train via the Stansted Express from London Liverpool Street which runs every 15 minutes. If travelling by car, you’ll find Stansted Airport lies 68km outside central London, just off the M11 motorway. 

Stansted airport has just one terminal and one runway. Once you’ve passed through security you’ll find a wide range of shops, restaurants and cafes for any last-minute shopping you need to do before your flights from London to Bologna.

 

Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport Overview

When you arrive in Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport after your London to Bologna flights, you’ll be just 10 km away from Bologna city centre. By car, it takes 20 minutes to get to the centre of Bologna. The Aerobus of TPER (Trasporto Passeggeri Emilia-Romagna) operates between Bologna Airport and the railway station of Bologna, which is the main rail transport hub of northern Italy. To get to the centre of Bologna, you should get off the bus at the third stop (Via dei Mille – centro città). The Aerobus departs every 11 minutes to and from the airport, with a travel time of 20 to 25 minutes.

If you’re planning to see more than just the centre of Bologna when you fly London to Bologna, car rental is a great option. Check out Ryanair Car Hire for the best value deals.

 

What to Expect on arrival at Bologna?

Booking London to Bologna flights in summer? You’ll be glad to learn that Bologna enjoys beautiful weather from May to September. But whatever time of year you travel to Bologna, you’ll find the city to be a superb short break destination. Once your flights from London to Bologna arrive and you settle into your hotel, one of the first places you should visit is the The Fountain of Neptune, the monumental civic fountain located in the eponymous square, Piazza del Nettuno. You’ll also want to see the Two Towers of Bologna and the Piazza Maggiore, considered the heart of Bologna and the city’s largest square. Instagram at the ready for the Portici arcades too.

 

Five fun facts about Bologna

  • Bologna has several different nicknames that neatly sum up the city: “La Grassa” (The Fat – that rich cuisine), “La Rossa” (The Red – for its traditional political leanings and its ochre roofs) and “La Dotta” (The Learned – its university claims to be the world’s oldest).
  • Home to the oldest University in the world which was founded 1088, students at the Università di Bologna have two superstitions. They avoid climbing to the top of the Torre Degli Asinelli, which is one of the two landmark towers in the city and they never walk across the middle of the Piazza Maggiore. To do so, means you may not graduate.
  • Bologna is the setting for two of the Guinness World Book of Records’ strangest entries - the world’s tallest wig measuring 14.3 meters, and, the largest chocolate coin weighing a hefty 658 kg.
  • If you walk down Strada Maggiore and reach the entrance of Corte Isolani, a passage that connects Strada Maggiore to Piazza Santo Stefano, you can look up and see three medieval arrows still hanging from the portico. A legend tells that they were shot upwards because a young naked girl who was looking down from a window of the building had distracted three passing bandits.
  • The city’s poticoes stretch for over 3700 metres

 

From London to Bologna: Practical Information

Bologna enjoys beautiful, warm weather in the summer months with temperatures averaging 29°C from June to August, so it’s a good idea to pack sun cream. The public transport service in Bologna is well-connected, but if you’d prefer to rent a car, check out Ryanair Car Hire for great deals.

Before booking your flights to Bologna from London check out Ryanair Rooms to save you money on your next Ryanair flight. 

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