Bologna Central Station is the most important station in Bologna. At the station you can find ticket offices, information center, bars and different shops. The station is opened 24 hours per day, whilst ticket offices are open from 6 to 21.00. Tickets can be also bought in self service machines.
Around 800 trains pass the station every day. There are national and international trains operated by Trenitalia and regional trains operated by Tper. With train, it is possible to arrive to Rome in 2 hours and a half, in only 30 minutes to Florence. In addition to this, there are trains at high speed (that is SFM – il servizio ferroviario metropolitano). There are 8 lines (S1A, S1B, S2A, S2B, S3, S4A, S4B, S5). A Map.
Bologna Central Station is served by 2 lines of trolley buses and various urban and extra urban buses operated by Tper. As for trolley buses, there are two lines that stop in Bologna Central Station: lines 32 and 33.
Timetable (from 15 th of September to 7th of June 2017):
What is more, near the train station stops Aerobus of TPER company (that is Trasporto Passeggeri Emilia-Romagna) that connects Bologna Airport with Bologna Central train station every day. The average journey time is 20 minutes, the interval between buses is 11 minutes. The bus stops also in Pontelungo and in Ospedale Maggiore. The tickets cost 6 EUR, children don’t have to buy tickets if they are less than 1 meter high. Tickets can be bought in the ticket machines at the airport or at the train station of Bologna or in the ticket offices of TPER.
You can check the timetable here (from 15.09.16 to 07.06.17): Bologna airport – Bologna train station
Palermo train station is situated on the Giulio Cesare square just in the middle of the city center. Every day through the train station pass around 250 trains.
Palermo Central train station offers various trains, operated by Trenitalia. For example, in 2001 Trenitalia has started to use Trinacria express to connect Palermo airport with the Central Train station. The average journey time is just 45 minutes. The price is 5,80 EUR. The first train leaves at 5 in the morning, the last one at – 22. It is possible to buy tickets on the official website of Trentitalia, in the ticket offices or at the travel agencies.
What is more, there is a small metro operated by Trentitalia. There are 3 lines: LINE A: Palermo Central train Station – Airport, LINE B: Notarbartolo-Giachery (only from Monday to Saturday) and line C: Palermo Central train Station -Termini Imerese. Tickets cost 1,50 EUR. Please note that tickets for buses of AMAT company are not valid for the metro.
Timetable (12th of June – 10th of December 2016):
Palermo Centrale – Termini Imerese
Termini Imerese – Palermo Centrale
Close to the train station, is situated the bus stop for AMAT buses. A ticket costs 1,40€. Please note that in Palermo buses often arrive late. There is also a bus for Palermo airport. The bus company Prestia e Comandè offers such connections every day. Average journey time is 50 minutes. One way tickets cost € 6,30 (€11 – two ways tickets). Buses operate from 4 a.m. till the midnight. Buses operate every day including holidays. It is possible to buy tickets on the bus, in the ticket offices or on-line on the official website of the company.
Timetable: Prestia e Comandè: Airport– Palermo (from 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2016)