Conference venue

The conference will take place at Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Sant’Agostino campus at: Piazzale S.Agostino, 2 24129 Bergamo Italy


How to reach Bergamo

Airport transportation

Arriving directly to Bergamo by plane is certainly the easiest and probably least expensive solution . The airport is just outside the city. Train is also convenient. Linate and Malpensa airports are unfortunately not well integrated with the transportation system and if one is not willing to use the taxi, it is better to keep some safety margins.

BERGAMO AIRPORT (BGY)

It is the main Ryanair hub in Italy, with flights to most cities served by Ryanair. Other airlines serving Bergamo are mostly low-cost carriers, except for Alitalia (3 flights per day connecting Bergamo with Rome, which are probably inconvenient for those who come to Bergamo from the north) and Air Dolomiti/Lufthansa (1 flight per day connecting Bergamo with Frankfurt). Ryanair presents it as the ‘Milano (Bergamo)’ airport.

From the airport, there are local buses going to the city (line 1, every 20-30 minutes, 2.10 Euro, 10-15 minutes to reach most places in Bergamo). The bus stops 100 meters from the conference location at Sant’Agostino (see Section on reaching the conference location from the Bergamo train station).

MILANO LINATE AIRPORT (LIN)

It has frequent connections to Rome and to the main hubs of European airlines. To reach Bergamo from Milano Linate there are these options:

MILANO MALPENSA AIRPORT (MPX)

It is connected with many cities in Europe and to most of the hubs of European airlines. To reach Bergamo from Milano Malpensa there are these options:


Train

Bergamo railway station:
A ticket for 1 zone is needed, and can be bought at the newsstand in the station. Pick Bus number 1A “Città Alta” right in front of the station and get off at Porta Sant’Agostino, the university building is about 100 meters on the right after the city gate, in the former convent of Sant’Agostino.

Milan railway station:
There are trains almost every hour, at 10 minutes past the hour, from Milano Centrale to Bergamo. The service starts at 6:10am until 10:10pm. The trains take 48m to reach Bergamo (price: 8.30€ first class; 5.50€ second class). The time schedule is available on the Ferrovie dello Stato website (see link below). To reach Sant’Agostino from the Bergamo train station it is possible to walk (30 minutes) or to take a bus (line 1, 5 minutes, runs every 5 minutes, 1.25 Euro, 11.00 Euro for 10 tickets)

Alternatively, there is the “Orio Shuttle” bus every 30 minutes, going from Milano Centrale to Bergamo airport (60 minutes, 10 Euro). Check the indications in How to reach Bergamo by plane.
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Bus

Pick Bus number 1A “Città Alta” right in front of the station and get off at Porta Sant’Agostino, the university building is about 100 meters on the right after the city gate, in the former convent of Sant’Agostino.
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Car

Bergamo is located 50 Km East of Milano. The A4 motorway between Milano and Bergamo has just been renovated, with 4 lanes in each direction, it is rarely congested (whereas the motorways circling around Milan are often congested during the day), and the trip from the eastern outskirts of Milano to Bergamo takes 30 minutes.

Parking is quite difficult in Città Alta (it is metered in every place, with limits on the maximum stay; many roads are closed to non-residents). It is also not very easy in Città Bassa. There are a few parking places where the car can be left; the rates are around 1-2 Euro per hour. Parking in Città Alta between 9am and 7pm costs 2.00€ per hour (you have to buy a ticket using coins from a machine). Motorbikes can park freely in most places.