Turkish Airlines offers two or three direct flights every day from Istanbul to Bologna. Flights from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) take nearly two and a half to three hours. Ongoing regularly all year round, the number of flights remains quite the same throughout the year; however there may be some differences on the hours of departure.
Shining out by its history of thousands of years, Istanbul ranks among the top popular touristic cities in Turkey by its historical artifacts bearing the traces of many civilizations and its unique cultural mosaic.
Situated right in the heart of Asia and Europe and getting credit by its natural gems, this enchanting metropolis offers a splendid experience for its guests of every taste. It would be best to walk around the pretty streets of Istanbul and to embark on an adventure by blending in with the crowd to get to know this magnificent city better. You may explore the Old Istanbul in the notable Historical Peninsula district to see what the past has brought into the present. Make sure to see the stunning collections exhibited in Topkapı Palace and witness the life of Ottoman royals, have a small Turkey tour in Miniaturk where the miniature figures of the valuable icons of the country are exhibited. Do not also forget to try the most palatable tastes of the Turkish cuisine in the historic districts of Beyoğlu and Kadıköy and enjoy your time by visiting the magnificent art galleries around every corner.
The most vibrant Turkish city, Istanbul hosts two airports managing the air traffic: Istanbul Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Flights from Istanbul to Bologna with Turkish Airlines take off from Istanbul Airport (IST).
The new apple of Istanbul’s eye, Istanbul Airport (IST), is approximately 35 km from the city center and located on the European side between Tayakadın, a neighborhood on the Black Sea coast, and Akpınar villages. There are plenty of ways for you to reach the airport from the city center.
It takes around 30 minutes to reach the airport from the city center by taxi and costs around 100-110 TL. Public transportation, such as Havaist and IETT buses, are available from many places in the city center. For more information on transport schedules check our transport information page.
The tranquil and delightful destination of Italy, Bologna draws attention by its architectural style and natural charms. Cited as “The Red City” because of its architecture full of red bricks, this admirable Italian town owns a large number of cultural artifacts at the same time. Hosting the oldest university in the entire Europe, Bologna supports many historians, people of letters and scientists in education as well.
One of the most popular stops of the tourists, Piazza Maggiore Square gets credit also by the Fountain of Neptune. Petronia Basilica, which is still under construction, waiting to be completed surely as a breathtaking work of art, together with Assinelli Towers, a noteworthy icon should definitely be seen during your visit to this enchanting city.
Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) is 15 kilometers from the center. Passengers holding a flight ticket to Bologna with Turkish Airlines land at this airport.
Passengers wishing to reach the center from Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) may use the airport shuttles, cabs or rented vehicles.
The shuttles coded BLQ serve from airport to the center within approximately thirty minutes, operating between 06.00 and 23.00 every day. Moreover, you may use the cabs serving 7/24 or rent a car from the car rental offices in the airport to reach anywhere you wish in the city.