“Shuttle Italy Airport”, let’s move by bus!
Previously known as Shuttle Rimini Bologna, from now on, the shuttle bus transfer service will be named Shuttle Italy Airport.
The new scheduled daily road service “Shuttle Italy airport” Is certainly the biggest innovation within the integrated mobility and transport system of the Emilia Romagna region.
In particular, its connections between the Bologna airport hub and the heart of the Romagna Riviera. The “Shuttle” therefore proved to be a concrete and effective response to a need present both locally and nationally and, above all, internationally. The “Guglielmo Marconi”, with traffic volumes constantly increasing in recent years, closed 2018 with a new record, proving to be the central hub of access and departures from the region. The “Romagna Destination” has found in the “Shuttle” an accessible, fast economic tool to integrate the traditional connections to and from the regional capital (railways, private vehicles) and since the spring of 2017 has extended its line to the Adriatic coast as well, from Cervia to Gabicce Mare, has set up an “on demand” stop in Cesena. The “Shuttle” project has also proved an example of positive and virtuous collaboration between public institutions (Region, Municipalities, Provinces, APT) and private entrepreneurship. The administrations have in fact supported and facilitated the project at the authorization and regulatory level, thus offering a useful service to their citizens and favoring the tourist incoming of the area.
From Cesena’s and Rimini’s stops, with a mandatory online booking, travelers can find connections with local taxi cooperatives that accompany them to their final destination (home, hotel, etc.). One of the most evident data emerged in the traffic peaks recorded during the major events of the Riviera. “Pink Night”, “Longest New Year in the World”, IEG trade fairs and congresses, increase the influx of tourists to Rimini and its territory. One of the positive effects induced by the widespread use of the “Shuttle” is the decrease in car traffic on our motorway network. A reliable projection of the relationship between passengers and decrease in the use of private cars reduces the number of transits on the Rimini / Bologna axis by at least 25,000 units. In addition, “The service is guaranteed by a fleet of buses consisting of vehicles ranging from 19 to 54 seats, used in number and capacity corresponding to reservations and expected number of passengers”. All vehicles are in Euro 5/6 class, with low consumption and low environmental impact. They are equipped with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, minibar. A service operating 365 days a year, ten trips a day, with departure and arrival times corresponding to the peak times of the main national and international flights of the Bologna airport.
International tourist vocation for Romagna and its territory is not just a generic expression.
It should be emphasized that 45% of travelers both from abroad and from the Bologna hub reach Rimini and the Riviera, while 55% are instead represented by local inhabitants traveling for the “Guglielmo Marconi”.
Info point “Shuttle” at the Guglielmo Marconi airport
The most important novelty of 2018 was certainly the provision – headed by VIP Srl – of a special desk in the arrivals area of Guglielmo Marconi Airport. Considering the strategic nature – both from a logistical and functional point of view – of the Desk, we believe a further “plus” will be guaranteed to the scheduled service but also to the Romagna area.
“Our service makes a great entrepreneurial and dimensional leap. Today buses are living a second youth, they are comfortable, fast, cheap and reduce the traffic of private cars. I allow you to leave and arrive from home. Three years ago we identified a need for mobility and connections different from the past on the part of travelers. The results tell us that the shuttles can answer this question. Furthermore, the growth of our airport hubs makes them become central hubs of the entire system and of the mobility infrastructures, of which our buses become an important link “. Roberto Benedettini, sole director of Vip Srl
Locations with stops or “door to door” service “Shuttle Italy Airport”: Cesena, Cesenatico, Pinarella, Gambettola, Forlimpopoli, Milano Marittima, Cervia, Gatteo Mare, Rimini, Bellariva, Rivazzurra, Miramare, San Mauro Mare, Bellaria – Igea Marina , Torre Pedrera, Viserbella, Viserba, Riccione, Misano Adriatico, Cattolica, Gabicce, San Giovanni in Marignano, Morciano di Romagna, Savignano, Santarcangelo, Villa Verucchio, Coriano, Republic of San Marino, Florence.