How to reach Ferrara

By plane

The closest airport is the Marconi Airport in Bologna, less than 50 km from Ferrara (, with daily connections to all main European airports. A shuttle bus connects the airport to the central railway station of Bologna (30 minutes ride from Ferrara) or directly to Ferrara (

The second best choice, for those coming by plane, is the Venice airport ( The average journey time from Venice airport to Ferrara, by a combination of bus and train, is 1 hour and 45 minutes.

By train

The Ferrara Railway station lies on the Bologna-Venezia line and is the terminus for the Ferrara-Ravenna-Rimini line. There are direct trains to Bologna, Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples, Padova, Ravenna, Rovigo, Verona and Vienna. More information on

By car

Ferrara lies on the A13 Bologna-Padova highway ( which is, in turn, connected to the A1 highway going from Milan to Bologna, Florence, Rome and Naples, and to the A14 highway, which connects Bologna with cities on the Adriatic coast (Ravenna, Rimini, Ancona, Bari)