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).
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).
- If you arrive at Linate airport, the easiest way to reach Pavia is to take one the shuttle buses direct to Milan Central Station (Stazione Centrale), it takes 60 minutes (https://www.airportbusexpress.it/?lang=en-GB ). Tickets can be bought in the Airport hall near the exits to the bus This way you arrive directly at the railway station. As an alternative, you can take a taxi, which is however an expensive choice. From Milan Central Station (Stazione Centrale), you can take a train to Pavia. The Milan-Pavia train ride takes 25-40 minutes (see: https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html) depending of the train you choose. Some trains require a supplemental ticket.
- If you arrive at Malpensa Airport, you can take a train to Milan Central Station https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html. (around 50 minutes).From Milan's central railway station, you can take a train to Pavia.
- If you arrive at Orio al Serio Airport, you can take one of the many daily runs direct to Milan's central railway station. From Milan's central station, you can take a train to Pavia. The Milan-Pavia train ride takes 30-40 minutes.
Taxis (an expensive option) are also available from airports to Milan's central station.
Railway timetables and ticket purchase: https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html
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. www.thello.com
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.