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A graceful Italian town, Bologna will make you feel its distinctive presence from the moment you take a step into this marvelous city. It promises a pleasant vacation for its guests by a large number of joyful spots it offers. Regarded as “The Red City” by the Italians due to its architectural structure made of red bricks, Bologna shines out as a European city with high historical and touristic value. Besides, it has become a highly popular destination recently for gastronomy tours as well. The city is visited by many more tourists now for trying the unique Italian tastes in its attention-grabbing restaurants.

Passengers booking their flight ticket with Turkish Airlines for their journeys between the Italian city remaining from the Medieval Age, Bologna and Türkiye’s popular metropolis, Istanbul enjoy both advantageous and comfortable flight of high quality.

Turkish Airlines offers two direct flights every day from Bologna to Istanbul. All flights in this route take off from Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) and land at Istanbul Airport (IST) within nearly two and a half hours. Number of flights remains quite the same throughout the year; no changes occur seasonally.

Flights with Turkish Airlines from Bologna to Istanbul remain in high demand all year round. Since Istanbul serves as an important transit point for Turkish Airlines flights, passengers from Bologna to different destinations frequently use this route as well.

From: Bologna

Turkish Airlines Bologna Flights

The red city of Italy, Bologna is a European town remaining from the Medieval Age. The city, which had been a cradle of many civilizations today, hosts the oldest university of Europe. Being a highly appealing destination for the travellers of all ages, Bologna shines out as an outstanding city which was ruled by many kings throughout its history, as well being a home to numerous litterateurs and scientist. Piazza Maggiore Square which also hosts the most popular spot in the city, the Fountain of Neptune, together with the Assinelli Towers, serve as the extremely crowd-pulling attractions. San Petronia Basilica, which is a giant church of which facade has not been completed yet, is another remarkable worth-seeing spot in the city. Bologna ranks among the top populous and touristic cities in Italy with its present popularity, which offers countless opportunities in history and art.

The sole airport in the city, Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) is 15 kilometers from the center, which is the point of departure for Turkish Airlines flights taking off from Bologna.

Transportation to Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ):

Passengers wishing to reach the airport for their flights from Bologna to Istanbul may get to the airport within nearly thirty minutes via the airport shuttles named Aerobus-BLQ. These shuttles operate from 06.00 am until 23.00 in every 15 minutes. In addition, you may also take the cabs which are available all over the city 7/24.

Destination: Istanbul

Antalya Istanbul Flight Ticket

The glorious metropolis of Türkiye, Istanbul is situated at the crossroads of Asia and Europe by its splendid historical artifacts accompanied by its breathtaking beauty. This enjoyable destination which can be visited in all seasons thanks to its warm climate succeeds in enthralling its guests with the surprises it offers around every corner. The peerless artifacts in the Historical Peninsula where you can breathe in the stunning atmosphere of Old Istanbul, together with the Eminönü district with its authentic bazaars and the sparkling Bosporus flowing through this enchanting city are only a few of the popular icons. Promising a pleasant holiday in every aspect, this gorgeous town is filled with thousands of charming details you cannot get enough.

The city hosts two international airports as Istanbul Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Passengers with a flight ticket from Bologna to Istanbul land at Istanbul Airport (IST).

Transportation from Istanbul Airport (IST) to the city center

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. Besides private vehicle, the new airport also offers many transportation alternatives to its guests. It takes around 30 minutes to reach the city center by taxi and costs around 100-110 TL. If you are looking for a more peaceful journey, you can consider renting a car from a car rental company. Public transportation services Havaist, which sets off from numerous spots the city and IETT bus services are awaiting you.

For more detailed information on public transportation, you can check our transport information page.

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