Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport Duty Free

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About Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ)

Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna, Italy
City: Bologna
+39 051 647 9615
Arrivals: Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) Arrivals
Departures: Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) Departures
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Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (IATA: BLQ, ICAO: LIPE), is an airport serving the Bologna area in Italy. Scroll down or click here to see what Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities we have in our Duty Free Information 2022 Database. Currently in our database we have information on 27 shops, 0 cafes, and 0 restaurants at Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport. If you believe this data is out of date or incorrect in any way, please contact us and we will get our team of researchers to correct our data.

Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (Italian: Aeroporto di Bologna-Guglielmo Marconi) (IATA: BLQ, ICAO: LIPE) is an international airport serving the city of Bologna in Italy. It is approximately 6 km (3.7 mi) northwest of the town center in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, about 200 km (120 mi) south-east of Milan. The airport is named after Bologna native Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian electrical engineer and Nobel laureate. With 6,889,742 passengers handled in 2015, it is now the 7th busiest in Italy.

For the period 2011–2013, the Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport planned the restyling and expansion of the Terminal. The passenger terminal covers a total surface 36,100 m2, of which 5,500 m2 are shopping areas. It features 10 security checkpoints and 24 departure gates. Bologna airport grew in size, from the previous total surface of 3,100 m2 (33,000 sq ft) to the current total surface of 3,600 m2 (39,000 sq ft). The number of gates increased from 20 to 24. Even the security checkpoints increased from 7 to 10 and 25 additional toilet facilities have been opened throughout the airport. Greater emphasis has been placed on commercial activities (there are now 35 shops instead of the previous 29), and in particular, in airside, after security checks, the “air” commercial areas have doubled (+136%), while in landside increased by 38%. Moreover, a new baggage handling system (BHS) has been installed in the new single check-in area on the ground floor (with 64 Check-in Counters). Now there are 5 piers with 2 air bridges for the direct transfer of passengers from the terminal to the aircraft. The restyling has been completed in the fall of 2013.

How far away is Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport from from the centre of Bologna?

It takes approximately 18 mins to drive the 5.8 mi (9.3 kilometres) between the centre of Bologna and Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, making it accessible enough to facilitate and accommodate any travel plans. Make sure you arrive in time to take the opportunity to explore the duty-free shopping opportunities located inside BLQ airport, where you can purchase exclusive perfumes and colognes, cigarattes, alcohol, food items, confectionery, and souvenirs from Italy.

What are the parking options at Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport?

External parking options are available. Don't forget that you can also opt to leave your car at home, thanks to the many public transportation alternatives that can take you to and from Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Duty free shopping is when you can purchase goods that have had the duty/tax (usually taxes like import, VAT, and sales tax) waivered by the government, therefore reducing the prices that you would normally expect to pay in a standard shop or website. Duty free shops are usually found at airports or sea terminals, but you can also sometimes purchase duty free goods during international flights or on cruises.

Anyone travelling internationally (between two different countries) is eligible to purchase duty free items.

The term 'duty' refers to the tax that you pay if you bring a product from one country to another. i.e. if you bought some perfume in the United Kingdom, and then flew to Germany you might have to pay tax in both countries. Most governments do not charge the duty on products bought when you are leaving that country, which means that the customer doesn't have to pay the tax twice. This usually only applies when you are leaving the country, i.e. it is for export purposes only.

As the price for items bought in duty free shops often have the duty taken off the RRP, it can make them a lot cheaper than if you bought the goods in a normal shop. However, there are usually limits on how much you can buy on your trip, and these limits will vary from country to country, and also vary from item to item (i.e. there will be different limits on alcohol and cigarettes).

The most popular items in duty free shops are usually the products that are most heavily taxed, i.e. alcohol, perfumes, and tobacco. Duty free inventories will vary from country to country, and also from airport to airport. In larger airports, you may even find different prices in the numerous shops - remember it's always best to shop around! Make sure you check our database to see all the shops at each airport, and then you can invesigate the prices at each one.

Sadly, you can't just turn up at a duty free shop with several empty suitcases and fill them up with goodies! Restrictions will be in place, and these can vary from country to country. You will only be allowed to buy certain amounts of different types of products. Tobacco, alcohol, and perfumes are usually the products that are most likely to be subject to the stricter allowances. Make sure you check whilst purchasing, or else you run the risk of your items being confiscated upon arrival at your destination's customs.

No. Duty free is only available to travellers who are flying from one country to another country.

Yes. Many duty free shops will allow you to pre-order any purchases online before your journey. You will need your boarding pass and passport when you pick the items up from the airport shop.

What is there to do upon arrival at Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport?

Once you arrive at the airport, you have the option to fuel up for your journey ahead by grabbing a bite to eat at any of the available restaurants and cafes, or why not head straight for the duty-free shopping opportunities at the 27 different shops around Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport? Get a last-minute gift for a loved one, or spoil yourself with a well-deserved souvenir from your trip.

Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport shops, restaurants, and facilities

Shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities at Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport include:

"Titoli" - Edicola/tabacchi
  • 051-6486900
  • Gate/Area: First Floor
Aeronautica Militare
  • Gate/Area: First Floor
Bar Snack Autogrill - A Cafe
  • 051-6479368
  • Gate/Area: Second Floor
Bar Snack Autogrill - Puro Gusto
  • Gate/Area: Ground Floor
Bar Snack Autogrill - Time Cafe
  • 051-6479385
  • Gate/Area: First Floor
Bar Snack Piazza Maggiore
  • 051-6479368
  • Gate/Area: Ground Floor
Caffetterie Segafredo
  • 051-6472320
  • Gate/Area: First Floor
Caffetterie Segafredo
  • 051-6472320
  • Gate/Area: First Floor
Carrefour Express Supermarket
  • Gate/Area: Ground Floor
  • Gate/Area: Ground Floor
Ducati Store
  • 051-6472382
  • Gate/Area: First Floor
Edicola Tabacchi - Titoli
  • Gate/Area: Ground Floor
  • 051-6472222
  • Gate/Area: First Floor
Giorgio Armani
  • Gate/Area: First Floor
Heineman Duty Paid
  • +39 3421654729
  • Gate/Area: First Floor
I Dolci di Nonna Vincenza
  • Gate/Area: First Floor
  • Gate/Area: First Floor
Mandarina Duck
  • 051-6472430
  • Gate/Area: First Floor
Mondadori Bookshop
  • Gate/Area: Ground Floor
  • 051-6472305
  • Gate/Area: First Floor
Ristorante Ciao
  • 051-6479368
  • Gate/Area: Second Floor
Sky Lounge Bar Restaurant
  • Gate/Area: First Floor
Snack Bar Tentazioni
  • Gate/Area: Ground Floor
  • 051-6479368
  • Gate/Area: Second Floor
Travel Value & Duty Free
  • 051-6486901
  • Gate/Area: First Floor
Vecchia Malga di Famiglia Chiari
  • 051-6472198
  • Gate/Area: Ground Floor
Wine & Bar Bollicine
  • 041-2695138
  • After Security | Gate/Area: First Floor
Wine Bar Vecchia Bologna
  • +39 051 6472208
  • Gate/Area: First Floor

Duty Free Allowance at Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport

If you are travelling to Italy from a country within the EU, then you can bring in an unlimited amount of goods that you have bought in that country as long as the price you paid included tax and the goods are for your own personal use (this also includes items that you intend to be gifts).

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport from inside the EU

Despite there not being a limit on the amount of alcoholic and tobacco goods that you can bring in from a country in the EU, if you have goods that are more than the following guidelines, then there is a good chance that you will be questioned by a Customs Officer about what you intend to do with the goods:

  • 800 cigarettes, 200 cigars, or 1 kg of tobacco
  • 110 litres of beer
  • 10 litres of spirits
  • 90 litres of wine
  • 20 litres of fortified wine

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport from outside the EU

If you are entering Italy from a country outside of the EU, then your allowance changes to the amounts listed below. Again, these must be for your own personal use. If you intend to sell the goods or if you go over these allowances, then you may have to pay duty and/or tax).

  • 200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco
  • 4 litres of still wine
  • 1 litre of alcohol over 22% volume or 2 litres of alcohol less than 22% volume
  • 16 litres of beer
  • up to £390 worth of all other goods
Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport Reviews

Very dirty in general, in particular toilets and parking! Men toilet even new ones, are smelling bad, without urinary. Never ending refurnishing works. Few seats close to the gates, especially nr 13 and 14 are ridiculous.
- Damiano

Aereoporto in espansione, molti voli a livello regionale ed internazionale, carenze su voli intercontinentali. La pulizia dei bagni è scarsa ed in generale poca in tutta l'aereo stazione. Nel complesso negli ultimi anni si è modernizzato notevolmente e l'attesa è più gradevole di un tempo. Mancano ancora i finger e il people mover. Hold on....
- Istvan

BLQ is a nice city airport that has been growing a lot in the last years. It's connected to the main and the secondary cities in Europe with some nice extra-EU destinations. The free Wi-Fi is a nice addition!
- Gianluca

Aeroporto piccolo ma ben organizzato, file ai check in veloci e bagni puliti. Peccato per la mancanza di voli intercontinentali...
- Francesca

While arriving from non-Schengen countries, you have to go through security control even if you're exiting in town and not flying further. There's just one control gate, and the lines of passengers it creates are crazy! We waited for more than an hour just to get to the passport control. Passport control was even worse. The officers were super lazy, E-Gate wasn't working. One of the worst airport arrivals experience EVER!
- spatari

A nice and modern Airport but 6€ for a Oneway Busride to the Airport is way too much! (2,70€ in Berlin!)
- Christian Duvigneau

Pretty swell regional airport. Surprisingly better than most European airports of this size. Baggage claim and customs was very fast. The lounge is decent, with an awesome feature: you can access directly from the lounge to a dedicated priority security lane, which is really fast.
- Ottobono Manfredi

The terminal has been recently renewed and is now full of shops. The usual problems remain, though: lack of seating in the departure area, extremely dirty and partly not working airside toilets, long waiting times for security. On the other hand baggage reclaim and immigration checks are relatively fast compared to other Italian airports.
- Gio

Very long queue at the security checks on a Wednesday morning. Overpriced bus from Bologna Central station to reach the airport. Quite good range of shops and decent Wi-Fi connection. Beware the lack of seating in the Schengen area
- Gio

The airport is definitely too small for the number of flights it handles. Huge queues at security Andrea passport control on extra-Schengen flights, people afraid of losing theirs, dirty toilets and crowded shops. With just four positions of passport control open, 5 extra-Schengen flights (included an Emirates B777) were scheduled to take off within 30 minutes - the chaos was insane.
- Gio
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