18-21 September 2017
University of Bologna, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Europe/Rome timezone

By Air

The Bologna airport "Guglielmo Marconi" is linked by national and international air lines. A bus shuttle (BLQ) connects the airport to the city centre and the central railway station. Due to renovation works in the main street of the city centre, the normal bus routes have been changed. If you take the BLQ shuttle and your hotel is in the city centre, you can get off at the central railway station (Stazione Centrale, end of line) in about 20 minutesThe BLQ ticket costs 6 € and can be purchased directly on board. The distance from the railway station to both the city centre and the conference venue is about 1 km.  If arriving on Sunday, the route from the railway station to the city centre is currently not served very efficiently by public transportation, but you can take a taxi from there for a few euros. If arriving on Monday or later, from the central station you can take bus A and get off at the city centre in about 5-10 minutes (the validity of the BLQ ticket lasts 75 minutes, so you don't need to purchase a new ticket). Alternatively, a taxi from the airport to the city centre costs about 20 €.

By Train

Bologna is the main Italian railway junction and therefore all of the most important national and international lines pass through it. FrecciaRossa, FrecciaArgento and Italo (high speed) trains connect it to all the major Italian cities. The distance from the railway station to both the city centre and the conference venue is about 1 km. Due to renovation works in the main street of the city centre, the normal bus routes have been changed. If arriving on Sunday, the route from the railway station to the city centre is currently not served very efficiently by public transportation, but you can take a taxi from there for a few euros. If arriving on Monday or later, from the central station you can take bus A and get off at the city centre in about 5-10 minutesThe ticket can be purchased at kiosks (1.30 €) or on the bus itself (1.50 €, exact coin fare needed for the red ticket dispenser on board). If purchased at kiosks, the ticket has to be validated on the bus.

By Car

The main motorway connection is the A1 (E35), which links Bologna directly to Milan, Florence and Rome and to three other main routes. If you come from Turin, Genoa or Brescia you can take the A21 and then you will reach the A1 at Piacenza; from Genoa and La Spezia, take the A15 and then go into A1 at Parma; from Brenner Pass, Verona, Mantova, by the A22 and then A1 at Modena. From Trieste, Tarvisio-Villach, Venice and Padua the A13 motorway arrives to Bologna directly, as the A14 from Ancona, Rimini and Ravenna. Once in Bologna, you exit the motorway entering into the city bypass (follow the signs "Tangenziale"). The bypass exit n. 7 (Centro - via Stalingrado) leads you to a large road (via Stalingrado) pointing to the city centre. Bear in mind that access into the city centre is restricted and electronically controlled. Ask your hotel for information, as they can provide a free access permit for your car. Note that parking in the city centre is not for free. Ask your hotel for parking fares as well. 

Move Around

Buses are run by TPER. The ticket can be purchased at kiosks (1.30 €) or on the bus itself (1.50 €, exact coin fare needed for the red ticket dispenser on board). If purchased at kiosks, the ticket has to be validated on the bus. For a taxi, call +39-051-372727 (COTABO), +39-051-534141 (CAT), +39-051-519090 (COSEPURI) or +39-051-6349444 (SACA).