ERCS 2020_How to reach Pavia

Pavia is a small town (about 100K citizens) located in the Northern Italy, 30 km south of Milan. It is on the railway connecting Milano to Genova and very close to the highways connecting Milano to Genova (A7) and Torino to Piacenza (A21).

By plane

You can fly to one of Milan's three airports: Linate (50 km from Pavia), Malpensa (90 km from Pavia) or Orio al Serio (70 km from Pavia).

Taxis (an expensive option) are also available from airports to Milan's central station.

Railway timetables and ticket purchase:

By train

Most European cities are connected to Milan's central railway station by direct trains. You can take a train from Milan's central station directly to Pavia (direction to Genova). The train ride from Milan to Pavia takes about 30-40 minutes.

Pavia is served daily by direct Thello trains from / to the south of France: arrivals from and departures for Monte Carlo, Nice, Antibes, Cannes, Saint-Raphael, Toulon, Marseille, without the need to change trains at the border.

By car

You can take motorway A7 (pay toll), exiting at Bereguardo (Pavia North). You will find yourself on a free motorway that will take you straight to Pavia (10 km from Bereguardo). Follow the signs to Pavia centro / stazione.

Moving and parking in Pavia

Most accommodations are in the town centre (the town centre is relatively small, you can walk edge to edge in 15-20 minutes).

When you arrive at the railway station you can:

  • Distance from Railway Station to Collegio Cairoli is 1,5 kms
  • get a bus (line 3 towards the town centre; direction Montebolone. Get off at Castello/Musei Civici stop and walk for about 350 mts
  • take a taxi: moving to a location in the town centre by taxy costs around 6-10€.

Moving by car is less easy than walking or using buses (ticket 1.30€ validity 1 hour - city lines only). Parking fares range from 0.60€/hour to 2.00€/hour, depending on the area (higher towards the center). On Sunday, parking is free. On Saturday, it depends on the areas.

The bus line 3 connects the Railway Station, the town center with the historical University buildings, the Botanical Garden, the eastern districts.

Map of public transport  and  timetable

Useful links