Getting to Modena

Getting to Modena

Modena lies in the heart of the Emilia-Romagna Region along the ancient Roman road, the Via Emilia. It’s the perfect base for an exploration of the art, food, music, and automobile works of the Emilia-Romagna Region.

By Car

Modena is easily reached via two exits on the A1 Highway: the Modena Nord exit (five kilometers from the city center) and the Modena Sud exit (ten kilometers from the city center). The A22 Brennero Highway also ends in Modena.

By Train

The Modena train station is in Piazza Dante Alighieri and serves the Milan-Bologna line.

Information about train schedules and tickets is available on the TrenItalia site:

Modena is also connected to the Mediopadana AV Reggio-Emilia station by Italobus service, which is included in tickets on the high-speed Italo train.

A tourist information office is located in the train station.

A tourist information and ticket office for urban and suburban buses is in the square in front of the train station (tel. +39 059-211-529). Its hours are Monday-Saturday, 7:30 am to 1:30 pm and Sunday, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. During the summer (July 1 through August 31), the office is open seven days a week from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm (closed on August 15).

Getting to the historical center from the train station

The train station is only a few minutes by foot from the historical center. Alternately, the Number 7 bus (marked Policlinico/Gottardi) reaches the Cathedral in nine minutes (get off at the Piazza Mazzini stop) and the Number 11 bus (marked Zodiaco) arrives at the Cathedral in seven minutes (Piazza Mazzini stop).

As you leave the station, a taxi stand is located on the right side of Piazza Dante.

There are two luggage-storage offices nearby the station.

By Air

The closest airport to Modena is Bologna’s Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ).

The “Aerbus” service connects the Bologna Airport with the center of Modena (a fifty-minute ride). Click here for information about Aerbus.

The Marconi Express monorail connects Bologna Airport to the Bologna train station in seven minutes. Frequent trains for Modena depart from there.

By Bus

The bus station is on Via Bacchini, about ten minutes on foot from Modena’s historical center. For bus information and schedules, see or call 840-000-216.

Several private bus lines stop in Modena, including:

By Bike

Modena is located along major bicycle routes and is easily accessible by bike. Modena Province is also crossed by long-distance bike paths that include the EuroVelo 7 (the Ciclopista del Sole or “Sun Path”), a trail that travels between the North Pole to Malta, traversing Europe and Italy from north to south. The Modena area is accessible along the Verona–Firenze section of the Sun Path.