Public transport in Rimini
Public transport in Rimini is so developed that tourists never experience any problems in moving around the city.
Bus services network is well developed and you can get to any place in the city without much trouble. Moreover, you can without difficulty go beyond Rimini, for example, to the famous place Riccione. Additional advantage during peak tourist season is that buses run around the clock.
Rimini has two important bus services – Route Nos. 4 and 11. The first one covers the entire northern coast of the city, while the second - the southern coast. They connect Rimini with its neighbouring towns. Buses on these routes run along the coasts every 15 minutes, starting from 5:30 am until 2 am. There are many bus stops, but drivers, in order to save time, stop bus only on request. Just stretch out your hand and the bus stops. If you want to get off at a bus stop, press the special button on handrail. You can change buses at railway station, located near the city centre.
You can purchase tickets at tobacco kiosks or from bus drivers. In the first case, cost of ticket per trip will be 1.3 EURO (2017), in the second - 2 EURO. So, if you want to save money, it is better to plan in advance. “One trip” means 90 minutes of travel with one change. You can also purchase a ticket valid for whole day. This ticket, if bought at tobacco kiosks would cost 3 EURO.
Most important daytime bus services:
• No. 4 - runs northward along the coast from the railway station to San Mauro Mare.
• No. 11 - runs southward along the coast from the railway station to Riccione.
• No. 8 – by this bus, you can go to the well-known tourist spot “Italy in Miniature”.
• No. 9 - buses plying on this route will take you to the amusement park and the local airport.
• No. 7 – take this route if you want to visit Dolphinarium.
• No. 51 – it takes you to “Aquafan“ park in “Riccione“. You can reach the park alternatively also i.e. catch bus No. 11 to the Riccione railway station, and then change to bus No. 58.
You can get more detailed info on the map of Rimini’s bus routes and its nearby coastline on the map (Click on button F for a full view).
Night bus services:
Buses do not regularly run in Rimini at night, but start plying only during the peak season. This is convenient for tourists and brings in good extra income to the city. So, at night, you can get a bus on two nights a week in July i.e. from Friday to Sunday and all nights in August.
• Bus route No.11 is replaced with “Blue Line”, and buses run roughly every 20 minutes from railway station to Riccione.
• Bus route No.4 (from the railway station to the city’s north) is being replaced with “Azzurra Line” and buses run every hour.
• There are buses that run along the route from Riccione to Cattolica (a town, located further south), every 30 minutes and the ticket fare is 5 EURO. Please note that tickets can be purchased only from driver and it remains valid until 7 in the morning, including for journey by daytime bus services that begin at 5:30 am.
Every district of Rimini has its own railway station and every hour train departs from each of them, going to the city’s central railway station. This is not a very popular and convenient means of transport as the frequency of trains is less and railway stations are located at half a kilometre from the coast.
In Rimini, there are many areas earmarked for parking, including on the waterfront, but there is a time limit: 30 minutes. This condition is owing to the need to keep the space unoccupied for unloading personal baggage. Large free parking lots are located at a distance of 500 meters from the coast and these parking lots do not have any time limits.