Getting around in Rimini: info, costs and advice

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Rimini is a continuous discovery! The its fulcrum are obviously its endless beaches (about 10 km of golden expanses), as far as the small and pretty center is concerned, it is easy to reach it and visit it on foot or by bicycle. This Romagna town offers fun, culture and relaxation with increasingly cutting-edge services, the same also applies to the means offered to move comfortably and get around in the best way.

Here is one guide on how to move around Rimini: info, costs and advice!



Index

  1. Useful Tips
  2. How to get from the airport to the center of Rimini
  3. How to get around on foot
  4. How to get around by bicycle
  5. Con i mezzi pubblici
  6. By car
  7. User questions and comments

Useful Tips


Discovering the beauties and entertainment that Rimini offers is really easy, since it is on a human scale: the advice is to move on foot or by bicycle. In addition to the beaches that stretch for about 10 km, the center is much smaller and can be visited completely on foot. For a first approach to the city, we recommend a walking tour with a local guide, to identify the landmarks, learn about the attractions and the history of the city.
Bicycle is also recommended, comfortable and also widely used by locals.

The car could only be used to move to neighboring countries, especially in the inland villages, while in the city it will be of little use. Better to leave it at the hotel or free parking lots, which are at least 500 m from the beaches, and getting around by bus, efficient and cover the whole coast. Taxis are not recommended because they are expensive.

If you want to visit places of interest outside Rimini, it can be the Romagna Smart Pass is advantageous: a card that allows you to board buses in any destination of the Start Romagna network which includes Forlì / Cesena, Ravenna and Rimini. In addition, you will have discounted rates in museums, theme parks, spas, etc.



  • Recommended solutions and means: on foot and by bike to the center, bus and car to the surroundings
  • Solutions and means not recommended: taxi
  • City cards and season tickets recommended: RomagnaSmartPass (from € 11,00 -), weekly bus booklet (from € 12,00)

How to get from the airport to the center of Rimini


Rimini is served byFederico Fellini International Airport which is located 6 km from the city. It mainly deals with charter flights and some scheduled flights. The main ones are to Russia but, from here, they also leave for / from Rome. Most likely you will arrive atBologna airport and, in maximum 2 hours, you can reach Rimini.

Federico Fellini International Airport

  • Distance from the center: 6 km / travel time: 15 min;
  • By taxi: average cost € 20,00 / travel time: 15 min
  • By bus: average cost € 1,50 / line 9

Bologna-Borgo Panigale Airport

  • Distance from the center: 120 km / travel time: 1 h 30 min;
  • By shuttle + train: Aerobus shuttle to Bologna central station (€ 6,00) + direct train to Rimini / Ticket cost: from € 10,00

How to get around on foot

Rimini is wide if you contemplate the beaches. All the tourist places are enclosed in its center, a short distance from each other: for example, from the Roman Amphitheater to Piazza Cavour there is 1 km.

In short, the center extends for about 1,5 km and you just have to walk to visit everything! Many streets are pedestrianized and you can walk quietly without any disturbance, such as Via Castelfidardo, via IV Novembre, via Quintino Sella and others.

For a first approach to the city, we suggest you take part in the private walking tours with a local guide, to locate the landmarks, learn about the attractions and the history of the city.



How to get around by bicycle

In addition to the bicycles that the hotels themselves usually make available, there is a public rental service which is called Mi muovo by bike, to visit Rimini independently, quickly and sustainably. There are many cycle paths and therefore it will be easy to use them.

I'm almost there 600 bicycles, 9 stations and 97 columns of parking spaces which are generally located near the most important places of interest. Bikes can be picked up from one station and left in another and, before using them, the card must be purchased online at the price of € 5,00 (daily) or € 25,00 (annual). The service is active 6: 00-24: 00, the first 30 min are free, then every 30 min until the third hour € 0,80, from the third hour € 2,00 / hour.

Con i mezzi pubblici

The public transport that serves Rimini are basically buses and bicycles, both very convenient to go anywhere.

Buses cover the whole city, including the waterfront, and will allow you to arrive in many neighboring countries such as the famous Riccione. If you go out of the town and arrive in the basin of Forlì / Cesena or Ravenna, higher rates are applied than the normal urban ticket: they range from a minimum of € 1,30 (valid for 60 minutes) to get around an area, up to a maximum of € 5,70 (valid for 165 minutes). There are also the railway stations in every district of Rimini, however, it is a little used transport system as trains are far less frequent than buses.



Bus

The bus system is very efficient and widespread. To move around Rimini, the main lines are 4: lines 11 and 4 that start from the historic center and run along the entire seafront towards the south (line 11) and towards the north (line 4); lines 18 and 19 are practically two circular and run inside the city. Other lines that you might need are the 8 that takes you to Italia in Miniatura and the 51 to the Acquafan in Riccione.

In July and August there is a special night service called Blu Line, which will allow you to return peacefully from the discos of Rimini, Riccione and Cattolica, even if you have drunk one glass too many. They are a little more expensive, around € 5,00 each way.

  • Downloadable map: bus-rimini
  • from 5:30 to 2:00; July and August night line until 7:00 in the morning
  • Ticket / single ride cost: € 1,30
  • Cost of ticket booklet / season ticket: carnet 10 rides € 12,00, 24 hours € 5,50, 72 hours € 11,00, 7 days € 22,00

By car

Rimini is a highly organized town, it provides a very efficient public transport system, which is why we feel comfortable advise against the use of the car, especially to move around the city; this also because the areas to visit are almost all concentrated within the Limited Traffic Zone, however, forcing you to move on foot. Traffic is not excessively congested, except along the coast, especially in the evening.

The right choice for those arriving by car in Rimini is that of park it in one of the numerous car parks which are located about 10 minutes walk from the historic center, and also conveniently connected to the coastal coast. From there you will then move on foot or by bicycle.

ZTL

The ZTL of Rimini it is in force in the historic center and in the Borgo San Giuliano; in general these areas are equipped with an optical reading system of the number plates of vehicles passing through the pedestrian areas and in the limited traffic areas. This system, called "C'entro", was implemented to improve environmental quality of these areas e protect and redevelop sites and attractions of historical value of the Romagna city.

The times when the transit prohibitions are in force vary according to a specific street or square, for more and detailed information visit the following official website of the Municipality of Rimini. In these areas only residents, owners of businesses located within and some specific professional categories can access them.

Stops and parking

If you have to park in Rimini and you do not fall within the various categories that are allowed to park on the street (hotel customers or disabled people), you have the possibility to take advantage of the numerous public car parks in the existing structure. If you prefer to park on the street, and in particular in the areas near the historic center, parking is paid in the spaces delimited by blue stripes 8: 00-20: 00, the rate will be € 1,20 / h and € 5,00 / day. Among the parking areas closest to the center is the ex Sartini square, managed by the Municipality of Rimini and regulated by a parking meter. Then there are the Rimini Tiberio car parks (€ 1,20 / h with a maximum daily rate € 5,00), Gramsci - Santa Rita parking (€ 1,20 / h with a maximum daily rate € 5,00), Scarpetti (€ 0,60 , 2,50 / h with maximum daily rate € 8), Multi-storey Flori (Day rate (00: 22-00: 1,00) € 22 / h flat rate; Night rate (00: 8- 00:2,00) € 10, / h flat rate), they are all about minutes walk from the center and follow the procedures of the former Sartini.


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