Rental car in Bologna airport - BLQ

With Sicily by Car, you can easily rent a car in Bologna at any of the main arrival points in the city (airport, port or train station). Book now!

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25/02 Dom 08:00 - 23:00
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26/02 Lun 08:00 - 23:00
27/02 Mar 08:00 - 23:00
28/02 Mer 08:00 - 23:00
29/02 Gio 08:00 - 23:00
01/03 Ven 08:00 - 23:00
02/03 Sab 08:00 - 23:00

Rental car Bologna airport

Guglielmo Marconi airport is the best choice for a car rental in Bologna that allows you to reach the city centre in a few minutes. Our offices are in the rental car area of the airport, you will be assisted by our staff with professionalism and efficiency. If Bologna is your destination, you can also find us in our city office close to the train station.

How to reach our office

Very easy to reach us: just outside the baggage claim doors, go straight to the shopping arcade and here you will find the rental car area with our offices on your left.

When you have to return the vehicle, just follow the instructions below to reach us from the point where you are at this moment.

Available vehicles

Our car rental agencies in Bologna are located in the priority access points in the city: the airport and the central station. Our fleet includes a wide range of vehicles to flexibly adapt to the most diverse needs. You can choose between cars with manual or automatic transmission: city cars, sedans, SUVs, 9-seater minivans up to flagships and luxury cars. For those who, like us, care about environmental issues and eco-sustainable tourism, our electric cars are the perfect solution.

For a move or if your job involves the transport of heavy and bulky goods you can fully rely on our freight vans. Our vehicles will let you rediscover the pleasure of a dynamic and brilliant drive in your itineraries.

Customer's reviews

R. Notarangelo

Very happy with the service, as someone who regularly hires cars in Italy. I was pleased to see no pressure to pay for extra insurance. And the checkin-checkout process was very quick with very friendly staff.

J. Van Aelst

Efficient and very friendly! The reservation was made in a very smooth way. Clear information on the website. Same for the pick up of the car.

G. de Witte

Very friendly service, free upgrade, and quick handover when we returned the car at the airport.


Car was good and clean and ready. SBC staff spoke English which helped. I was particularly obliged to the employee who fixed up the connection of my smart phone to the display consul so I could us satnav.

D. Acimovic

Fast reception of car, we even received an upgrade of the car class, Return of car was also quick done without any issues, like you would wish on vacation.


SBC staff was fast, efficient, professional, pleasant, and smart. We were very pleased with the entire process. All issues were resolved quickly. We saw other clients who were similarly impressed.

As a rule, the basic requirement for renting a car is a credit card in the driver and contract holder's name. However, you may find it useful to know that car rental with a debit card is available in Bologna airport. This formula is subject to specific terms and conditions that we invite you to take note of.

Car rental for novice drivers

Are you between 19 and 22 years old and do you want to hire a car in Bologna? Young drivers can also collect and drive the vehicle upon payment of a supplement at the time of booking. However, you must have obtained your driving licence for at least one year and one day. From the age of 23 onwards, you can rent without any surcharge.

Return of the vehicle to another office

We know how important flexibility is in planning your travel itineraries. For this reason, we have decided not to require the payment of a supplement for the return of the vehicle within the same city. If you collect the car at our Florence airport office, you can return it to Florence Santa Maria Novella station without this entailing any changes to the cost of your rental.

Office Cost
Bologna StationFree
Other stationsExtra charge

After-hours return

Do you need to return your car when our offices are closed? You can do it easily with our key box service that allows you to drop off your car leaving the keys in a special box.

Optional covers

Better not miss anything when you are away from home, we recommend that you always consider adding our extra accessories and optional coverage to your rental.

Monthly car rental

If a short-term rental is inadequate and you are looking for one that can be extended up to 3 months, our monthly limited mileage solution might be right for you. Check the available models now, make an online quote request! Monthly rates are activated for bookings over 26 days.

To visit the surroundings of Bologna and the many attractions in the hills, or to go a little further, a rental car collected at Bologna Guglielmo Marconi airport is certainly the best choice you can make.

Landscapes and ancient villages

Emilia Romagna has for centuries been a crossroads of peoples and a land rich in history and traditions: art, culture, nature and food and wine are inextricably intertwined and contribute to making these places rich in an enchanted and timeless charm.

Visiting the surroundings of Bologna means walking through history among mediaeval villages, Renaissance buildings and hilly landscapes with fairytale colours.

Let's start with the feudal village of Selva Malvezzi, heritage of the FAI, a fifteenth-century complex a few kilometres away from Bologna, a small ancient world where you can enjoy good jazz music on summer evenings.

Then head south of Bologna, destination the incredible village of Dozza for a full immersion of open-air art. Here houses and alleys are decorated by contemporary artists who have decorated the village of just 1000 souls since the 1960s.

In Dozza there is the Rocca Sforzesca, an imposing and massive structure with large towers, which we recommend for its large rooms and period furnishings worthy of the best historical films. La Rocca is the seat of the regional institute of enology and a glass of good wine cannot be missing.

If you want to be amazed with something truly surprising, Rocchetta Mattei in Grizzana Morandi is your place! It is an eclectic and very particular castle, built in the mid-1800s. It stands out for its architecture, a mix of liberty, Moorish, neo-Renaissance and neo-medieval genres that harmonise in a structure full of turrets, monumental stairways and interiors arabesques.

Art and nature meet in the ancient Borgo di Monteveglio, a picturesque place characterised by a large arch that marks the entrance to a fairytale reality where time seems to have stopped in the Middle Ages with the hotel for pilgrims, the abbey and the Franciscan convent.

All right on the edge of the wonderful Regional Park of the Monteveglio Abbey on the slopes of the Apennines.

Parma and its surroundings

A few more kilometres away, you will be able to reach Parma, birthplace of Giuseppe Verdi and the heart of Verdi's lands, a jewel town rich in art and culture with its historic Regio theatre.

In this area you will be spoiled for choice: Rocca di Soragna, Fontanellato, Salsomaggiore Terme and the mediaeval village of Castell'Arquato, a true pearl of ancient architecture with bridges, walls and towers, the Duke's palace, the Podestà's one, the Collegiate and the Rocca.

You have finally reached the heart of good Emilian cuisine, here it will be impossible for you to resist the best raw ham and excellent Parmigiano Reggiano, stop in one of the typical local inns and ... enjoy!

With Sicily by Car, you can easily rent a car in Bologna at any of the main arrival points in the city (airport, port or train station). Book now!