Transport and mobility subsidies for students

Unibo students can purchase annual public transport passes for Bologna, Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini at subsidised prices.

TPER subsidies - Bologna

For all students

Students enrolled in first cycle, second cycle, and single cycle degree programmes, exchange, PhD, master's degree and specialisation school students can purchase annual public transport passes for the Bologna area, including Zone 3 (which includes Ozzano), at the following subsidised rates, further reduced compared to previously applicable costs:

  • €154 for students enrolled in first cycle, second cycle, and single cycle degree programmes and for exchange students
  • €154 for PhD, master's degree and specialisation school students below 27 years of age
  • €180 for PhD, master's degree and specialisation school students over 27 years of age

For extra-urban passes above Zone 3, there is an overall discount of 30% (see detailed price list per Zone [.pdf 40 KB]). Check which Zone you need

To purchase the annual public transport passes, log in to Studenti Online using your University credentials. Due to technical issues, access for master’s degree students is not yet available. It will soon be possible to access it.

The annual public transport pass can be purchased at any time.

Cost of issuing a new TPER card

The issue of a new microchip card entails a charge of 5 euros, to be paid online when you purchase your public transport pass: the 5 euro fee, in this case, will then be added to the amount you will have to pay.

This applies exclusively to the first issue of a card, i.e. for those who state at the time of purchase that they do not already have a TPER microchip card.

The card is valid for 5 years, during the course of which it can be recharged with new subscriptions (indicating at the time of purchase that you are already in possession of a card and entering its code).

The five-Euro fee is not charged to those who indicate that they are already in possession of a card, even if the card is not rechargeable due to expiry of the 5-year validity or for other technical reasons.

While waiting for your new card to arrive, you can travel with the purchase order

Regardless of the starting date of the pass, if you purchased a travel pass on a new MiMuovo card online from 26 October 2022 and have not yet received the card by post, you can travel on TPER vehicles until 30 November 2022 using the purchase order and an identity document.

Further information can be found on the TPER website

Start Romagna subsidies - Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini

For all students

Students enrolled in first-cycle, second-cycle and single cycle degree programmes, PhD programmes, Master’s degrees and specialisation schools can purchase annual passes for personal use at the following discounted rates:

  • Cesena: urban pass, 140 euros, extra-urban pass with a 20% discount on ordinary rates.
  • Forlì: urban pass, 140 euros, extra-urban pass with a 20% discount on ordinary rates.
  • Ravenna: urban pass, 180 euros, extra-urban pass with a 20% discount on ordinary rates.
  • Rimini: urban pass, 180 euros, extra-urban pass with a 20% discount on ordinary rates.

View the Start Romagna urban and extra-urban public transport rates for the University of Bologna (in Italian) [.pdf 164 KB]

You can purchase subsidised public transport passes until 31 March 2023.

To purchase passes, go to the Start Romagna “Punti Bus” points of sale in Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini with the registration certificate, which you can download from Students Online.

Bonus for transport ("Bonus trasporti") by Ministry of Labour and Social Policies

For all students with income below €35,000

What it is

The bonus for transport, issued by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies, is currently available. The bonus provides a contribution of up to €60 for the purchase of monthly, multi-month or annual public transport subscriptions.
Individuals with income below €35,000 are eligible for the bonus (no ISEE is required).

The bonus can be combined with other benefits, including those provided by the University and described in the previous paragraphs.

The bonus can be used to purchase:

  • TPER and Start Romagna annual transport pass, also at subsidised rates
  • Trenitalia season tickets

You can only use the bonus for transport in the month in which it was issued.
It is possible to request the bonus until the available funds are exhausted.

How to apply

The bonus can be requested through the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies website, via access with SPID or Electronic Identity Card (CIE).

When requesting the bonus, it is necessary to select the operator (TPER, Trenitalia-TPER or Start Romagna) from the drop-down menu.

  • For season tickets for public road transport (buses) select TPER or Start Romagna.
  • For season tickets for rail transport (train) select Trenitalia-TPER.
  • For season tickets for rail transport (train) for the following lines select TPER.
    • Bologna-Casalecchio-Vignola (Bologna-Borgo Panigale-Casalecchio-Zola Predosa-Crespellano-Bazzano-Vignola);
    • Bologna-Portomaggiore
    • Ferrara-Suzzara
    • Ferrara-Codigoro
    • Parma-Suzzara (excluding the Parma-Brescello section, for which TEP is the operator)

 

Request the bonus for transport

Following the request, the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies will issue a document in .pdf format with the bonus code.

How to use it

  • For TPER season tickets: please enter the bonus code in the "Codice Bonus Trasporti" field of the online procedure. To buy a subsidised pass please access Studenti Online with your Unibo credentials.
  • For Trenitalia season tickets, go directly to the station ticket offices and purchase the ticket by presenting the bonus.
  • For Start Romagna season tickets, go directly to the ticket offices and purchase the ticket by presenting the bonus.