How to reach Ferrara

Ferrara, which grew up around a ford over the River Po,is one ofltaly's greatest Renaissance centres. The splendour of the Este Court agehas left indelible signs everywhere: in the colossal Biagio Rossetti's Addizione Erculea project, in the Castle and in all historical monuments. In 1391 was founded the Ferrara University as witness of great intellectual development of the city. From 1995 Ferrara has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage list as "...a marvellous example of a city planned in the Renaissance that has preserved its historic centre intact."

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Main Tourist Information Office of Ferrara

IAT Tourist Office: ground floor of Este Castle  (9.00-13.00 / 14.00-18.00. Holidays: 9.30-13.00 / 14.00-17.00.Phone: +39 0532 209370 / 299303 )


Ferrara is well served by the Italian railway and motorway network, being located along the line connecting Venice, Florence and Rome.
It is also reasonably close to the international airports of Bologna, Venezia and Verona.


The closest airport is the “Guglielmo Marconi” airport in Bologna, 50 km far from Ferrara.
The second best choice, still within reasonable distance is Venice airport; more uncomfortable connections with Verona airport.

"G. Marconi” Airport, Bologna (BLQ) - 50 km away
"Guglielmo Marconi" Bologna Airport's Site

From the airport you can easily reach Bologna railway station using the bus shuttle service “Aerobus – BLQ”.

From Bologna you can take a train to Ferrara (Bologna/Venezia line), it takes about 30 minutes.

"Marco Polo" Airport, Venice (VCE) - 115 km away
"Marco Polo" Venice Airport's Site

The airport is connected to the nearby railway stations of Venice-Santa Lucia and Mestre-Venice by scheduled bus services.

  • Bus connections from the Venice-Santa Lucia Ralway Sation to the airport (and viceversa):
      Every day fast connection (twenty-minute drive) from Marco Polo Airport to Venice (Piazzale Roma).
      From Piazzale Roma Square you have to reach the Venice-Santa Lucia Railway Station: 10 minutes on foot crossing the "Ponte Degli Scalzi" bridge.
    2. Autobus urbano ACTV
  • Bus connections from the Mestre-Venice Ralway Sation to the airport (and viceversa)
    1. Linea ATVO FLY BUS
      Every day fast connection (twenty-minute drive) from/to M.Polo Airport with Mestre Railway Station.
    2. Autobus urbano ACTV


From Santa Lucia Railway Station or Mestre Railway Station direct train connections to Ferrara (Venezia / Bologna line).

"Catullo" Airport, Verona - 107 km away
"Valerio Catullo" Verona Airport's Site

From Verona airport you can easily reach Verona railway station using the AEROBUS service, available daily every 20 minutes from 06.35 to 23.35.
(Verona / Padova, change to Ferrara – or Verona Bologna, change to Ferrara).
It takes roughly 2 hours by train.


From Bologna :
Bologna-Venezia line

From Milano:
Milano-Bologna line. Change in Bologna for Bologna-Venezia line
Tollfree line Trenitalia (from Italy): 89.20.21

More information and schedules on


+39 0532 900900


Motorway A 13 - Bologna - Padova; exit: Ferrara Nord.

Parking in Ferrara

Tel 0532 2030110 - Fax 0532 230114


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