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By train: Ravenna’s train station is located near the historical centre of the city, 200 meters away from the pedestrian zone. The passenger service is made by Trenitalia and trasporto passeggeri Emilia – Romagna (TPER). The station is served by these regional railway lines: Rimini-Ferrara, Ravenna-Bologna (via Castalbolognese and/or Faenza) and Ravenna-Faenza. The long-distance railway connections are: Ravenna-Firenze (Via Faenza) Ravenna-Roma Termini (Frecciabianca) and during summer also Brescia-Pesaro , Bergamo-Pesaro (Freccia Orobica) and Cremona-Pesaro.

By plane: The airports of Bologna, Rimini and Venice offer the main line and rental services from the main Italian and European cities to Ravenna. In fact, from each of these airports you can rent a car (see how to reach Ravenna by car) or go to the train station (by bus) and take a train to Ravenna.

By car: Ravenna is easily accessible from the A14 motorway. You can simply follow the signs to Ravenna from the exit of A14. Once arrived in town, you can head to the city center. The streets of Ravenna (as in every Italian city) range from the main routes that are large and easily passable, to the small streets that are instead completely unsuitable for large vehicles. Make sure you have a map of the city or a working satellite navigator before you arrive, even though this is recommendable for any Italian city you will visit. The car parks are within easy reach, and some of them are also free and located at a short distance from the city centre. For the one located on the main road near the entrance to the city centre (200 meters away from the Basilica of San Vitale), instead, the general fee is 3 euros for 2.5 hours.

  • From Bologna:
    A14 motorway; After about 6 km from the exit for Imola, follow the detour to Ravenna. 
  • From Rimini:
    A14 motorway; Leave the motorway at Cesena Nord and take the E45 highway.
  • From Forlì:
    SS 67 Tosco-Romagnola
  • From Rome:
    E45 motorway
  • From Venice:
    SS 309 Romea

By sea: Every now and then, Ravenna opens up to cruise routes in the Mediterranean. If your cruise includes this stop, you need to know that the cruise ships dock in Porto Corsini, located about 15 km from the centre of Ravenna. Most cruise lines also offer a shuttle service to the city, usually for a small fee. Note that you will not find anything especially interesting in Porto Corsini, except for a couple of long beaches frequented by locals, and also you will not see many buses passing by during the day. Unlike many other ports, in this one you probably won’t find many companies offering excursions in the area, so it might be wise to book a shore excursion from the cruise line.


You can easily go around Ravenna by foot, manly because the most important attractions are almost all located in the city center and quite close to each other. But if you do not want to walk, the bike can be an alternative mean to move around the city: it is widely used by residents, but also by tourists, and to encourage the use of this vehicle, during spring and summer a free bike rental service can be found around the city. Finally, for those who do not want to use either of these means, there is the possibility to move around the city using the many public buses that leave from Piazza Farini, in front of the train station: inside the same station you will also find the Bus Point, a ticket and information office that is open from Monday to Saturday from 7.00 to 19.00 and closed on Sundays and during holidays. Further information is available on the website of Ravenna’s public transport operator, StartRomagna.