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22nd World Congress of Food Science and Technology

The future of food is now: Development, Functionality & Sustainability


Strategically located in the centre of Italy and serviced by a dense network offering various connections, Rimini is easily reached both from within Italy and from abroad. Rimini is reachable from four airports in maximum one hour travel time.

Bologna International Airport

Is 1 hour drive north of Rimini and is the fourth most important international airport in Italy. It features scheduled flights to / from 91 international destinations, among which the most important daily flights to / from Frankfurt, London, Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam, Rome for intercontinental connections.
Connections between Bologna Airport and Rimini:

  • Daily Rimini Bologna Airport Shuttle | connections in a little over one hour, with 10 journeys a day.
    For further information and tickets, CLICK HERE
  • Marconi Express| monorail train connecting Bologna Airport to Bologna railway station in 7 minutes;
  • Railways links | frequent regular and high-speed trains from Bologna to Rimini (approx. 50-60 min).
Rimini International Airport

4.5 km from the city centre

Forlì Airport

50 Km North of Rimini

Ancona International Airport

80 km South of Rimini

Rimini Railway Station is just 1.5 km from the Palacongressi. Rimini have fast connections by high-speed trains to the main Italian art cities. High-speed railway links have been extended along the Adriatic coast. Trenitalia connects Milan to Ancona bringing increased accessibility and rapid links with the Riviera.
Rimini Railway Station is just 1.5 km from the Palacongressi.

RIMINI – MILANO / 2h 30′
RIMINI – ROMA / 3h 10′

Rimini has excellent connections with the rest of Italy and Europe via the motorway network. Rimini is on the A14 Milan to Bari motorway (connecting the North and the South of Italy). On the A14 from Rimini it is easy to link up with the A4 for Venice, the A22 for the Brenner Pass and the A1 for Florence, Rome and Naples.

Local trasportation

In Rimini, everything is at your fingertips – the old town, a wide choice of hotels on the new seafront promenade, restaurants that cater for every need, a central station, and of course, the Palacongressi.

A modern and efficient urban network of minibuses, coaches and fast ecovehicles. Timetables at Bus line 7 to the Palacongressi.

METROMARE is a zero emissions electric bus that connects Rimini and Riccione railway stations. It runs daily every 25 min. with 15 intermediate stops. You can get the Rimini Palacongressi from RIMINI STATION bus stop by renting a bike at the new BIKE PARK or by bus n. 7.

Rimini is a bike friendly city, with an increasing number of greenways and cycle paths. All hotels offer bicycles to their guests and the Municipality also offers a bike sharing service. Rimini station has a brand new Bike Park for renting and parking bicycles and includes a repair service. The entire area has recently been redeveloped to promote inter-modality between local public transport, railway services and the cycle and pedestrian tracks.

Electric scooters are a handy, low impact alternative that is becoming increasingly popular. Bird Rides Italy and Lime are the service providers in Rimini.

Rent a car for comfortable and time-saving trips both around the city and when exploring the local area. Taxi sharing is another practical alternative for going from the hotel to the Palacongressi.