On Monday 15 January, the annual adjustment of the Marconi Express fares comes effective, as provided for in the concession with the Municipality of Bologna. The new fares provide for a moderate increase in relation to energy price rises. There are two new features in favour of users: integration with local public transport worth EUR 1.50 and the introduction, during the first half of 2024, of a new trial of the road service.
From 15 January, the new standard one-way fare will cost €12.80 and the Lazzaretto fare €2.30. The standard return fare will be 23.30 euro, the family fare (up to 2 parents with a maximum of 3 children between 5 and 16 years old) will rise to 25.60 euro one way and 48.90 euro return. Groups of at least 10 people pay €10.50 per person for the outward journey and €19.80 for the return trip. All tickets purchased by 14 January 2024 will be valid and usable within one year of purchase.
In order to promote sustainable mobility through public transport, moreover, all tickets (with the exception of those to and from the Lazzaretto intermediate stop) sold with the Roger app, directly at turnstiles through the “Pay&Go contactless” system and on the online channel (with the new “Web at a fixed date” ticket) include the 75-minute supplement for travel on Tper’s urban lines. For paper tickets, on the other hand, sold at self-service ticket machines at the airport, an additional ticket is being created, which at the subsidised cost of 1 euro more than the basic fare will allow the urban integration of 75 minutes.
A new bus line connecting the city centre to the airport will also be launched by spring, during the peak airport traffic season. The new supplementary service, requested by the municipality, will be activated by Marconi Express together with Tper, with the aim of enhancing the people mover service to offer maximum mobility coverage to and from the airport. The new line will be presented in the coming weeks.