Some children sat on the shoulders of their parents to get a better look as the bus went by.
The world's most expensive player hasn't played since hurting himself in a French league game against Marseille on February 25.
Just as he had for last season's final in his native Cardiff, Bale had been left on the sidelines from the start despite a stunning end to the season having scored four times in his previous three games.
Bale's jaw-dropping overhead kick in the 64th minute put Real 2-1 up moments after his introduction, following a dramatic start to the second half in which Karim Benzema gave Real the lead as a result of a Loris Karius howler.
Cairney struck with a cool finish in the first half at Wembley to earn Fulham a top-flight place worth an estimated £160 million ($213 million) windfall.
Zini, 25, who played for Serie D side Tuttocuoio, shot his 30-year-old former girlfriend Elisa Amato following a violent dispute and then took his own life, police said.
With a record 12 titles to their name and winners of the past two editions, Real go into the final in Kiev's Olympic Stadium as the favourites.
The Frenchman had said he hoped FIFA would have "the decency" to lift his ban over a 1.8-million-euro payment from the world footballing body.
Real's 12 European Cup wins puts them way ahead of the rest, while Liverpool have lifted the trophy five times.
The 34-year-old World Cup winner attended a welcome ceremony at the J-League club's home stadium in the western port city of Kobe.
The Swiss court is the only body qualified to amend or cancel the suspension.
The former France and Juventus legend had his initial eight-year FIFA ban reduced by two years by judges from the European Court of Human Rights.
The Real skipper won the Euro 2012 with Spain at the same Olympic Stadium, after beating Italy in the final.
The Portuguese became just the second player after Alfredo di Stefano to score in three different finals by netting twice in a 4-1 rout of Juventus last season.
The PSG midfielder had rejected the role of backup in the France World Cup squad.