Parma in detail

Flights & getting there

Air

Parma's Aeroporto Internazionale di Parma is a mere 3km from the city centre. Ryanair (www.ryanair.com) offers service to Cagliari; and FlyOne (www.flyone.md) to Chișinău (Moldova). Bus 6 Aeroporto, best caught heading north along Viale Toschi near Palazzo della Pilotta, links to both the train station and airport (€1.20).

Bus

From the bus station, attached to the north side of Parma's train station, TEP operates buses throughout the region; and Flixbus (www.flixbus.com) goes to Rome, Milan, Naples and Perugia, among others.

Car & Motorcycle

Parma is on the A1 connecting Bologna and Milan, and just east of the A15, which runs to La Spezia. Via Emilia (SS9) passes right through town.

Train

There are trains once or twice hourly from Parma's modern Stazione Ferroviaria di Parma to Milan (regional/express from €11.10/15, 1¼ to 1¾ hours), Bologna (from €7.50, one to 1¼ hours), Modena (from €5.50, 30 minutes) and Piacenza (from €5.50, 40 minutes, half-hourly).

The taxi queue is unsigned from inside the station and difficult to find on arrival. It's on the -2 level along Viale Falcone on the west side of the station. A taxi to the airport from the station runs around €10.