San Luca Express This tourist 'train' that leaves Piazza Maggiore six times daily, four days a week during peak tourist season is the most direct way to reach Basilica Santuario della Madonna di San Luca.
Much of the city centre is off-limits to vehicles. If you're staying downtown, your hotel can provide a ticket (€6 per 24-hour period) that entitles you to enter the ZTL (Zona a Traffico Limitato) and park in designated spaces marked with blue lines.
Bologna has an efficient bus system, run by TPER, with information booths at Bologna Centrale train station and the nearby bus station. Minibus A is the most direct of several buses that connect the train station with the city centre. A single costs €1.30; a 24-hour ticket is €5.