The physical conference will be hosted at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, in the main centre of the town of Bolzano.
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One of the best ways to get to Bolzano is by train: the station is only a few minutes walking from the central Walther square!
Check out www.trenitalia.it and www.italotreno.it for more information and options.
- Verona Porta Nuova - Bolzano/Bozen: ∼2 hours by train (∼20€, one way)
- Innsbruck - Bolzano/Bozen: ∼2 hours by train (∼25€, one way)
- Venice Santa Lucia - Bolzano/Bozen: ∼3 hours by train (∼40€, one way)
- Milan - Bolzano/Bozen: ∼4 hours by train (∼25€, one way)
- Bologna - Bolzano/Bozen: ∼3 hours by train (∼25€ - ∼50€, one way)
- Rome - Bolzano/Bozen : ∼5 hours by train (~100€)
The nearest airports to Bolzano are in Innsbruck or in Verona. Please note that most airlines do not fly directly to Innsbruck or Verona but stop over in Munich or Frankfurt. Both destinations have shuttle services from the airport to the train station from where it takes an average of 1½ hours to reach Bolzano (depending on the train you choose).
The "Valerio Catullo Airport" airport of Verona is connected to the train station of Verona, that is, Verona Porta Nuova, via the Aerobus 199 service that runs daily from 5.35 to 8.30 pm every 20 minutes and from 8:30 p.m. to 11:10 p.m. every 40 minutes. Tickets cost 6.00€ for a single ride. All travellers flying to Verona can purchase a single cumulative ticket: this enables them to use the Aerobus service and take a train for Bolzano. Fares for the cumulative ticket (train+ATV Aerobus) amounts to 22.00€. From Verona Porta Nuova station a train will take you to Bolzano every hour. Timetables and tickets for trains and combined tickets for the airport shuttle can be found here.
The airport of Innsbruck is easily accessed by train or bus. Bus route F connects the main station of Innsbruck with the airport's main building. The journey takes about 20 minutes. From the train station of Innsbruck you can get to Bolzano in 2 hours. Check the trains schedule here.
Alternatively, Flixbus offers airport shuttle services between the airport and Bolzano.
If you arrive in Munich, take the S8 (Metro) to the central station. From the central station there is a EuroCity train to Bolzano every two hours. Tickets cost 19€- 60€ (depending on how much in advance you book your ticket). Check out German railways or Austrian railways as both of them provide transportation on this track (4 hours trip).
Venice has two airports: Venezia Marco Polo and Treviso Canova. Both airports are connected through the regular bus services to the nearest train stations: Venezia Mestre and Venezia Santa Lucia. From the train stations of Venice you can get to Bolzano in 4 hours. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity operates a train from Venezia Mestre to Bolzano Bozen once daily. Tickets cost 27€ - 40€ and the journey takes 2h 44m. For all other train connections you will have to change in Verona.
From Milan or Bergamo
The nearest train stations to Milano Malpensa airport are Milano Cadorna, Milano Centrale and Milano Porta Garibaldi.
The Milano Linate airport is connected to the city centre via bus or metro. From the train station of Milan you can get to Bolzano in 3 hours.
In case you decide to land in Rome, Trenitalia offers a train (called "Freccia") that takes you to Bolzano in 5 hours. Tickets cost about 100€ for a one-way ticket. Check here for more information.
From the Marconi airport of Bologna you can easily reach Bologna Centrale, the main train station, via Aerobus that runs daily every 11 minutes from 7 am to 9.15 pm, and every 30 minutes from 5 am to 7 am and from 9.15 pm to 00.15 am. From Bologna train station you can get to Bolzano in about 3 hours. Check here for the train schedule. You can also reach Bolzano by Flixbus buses.
For getting Bolzano by bus, please check out the following service providers:
In case you’re thinking about coming by car, please consider that the city center of Bolzano (where ECER takes place) is closed to traffic and therefore you'll need to organise for finding parking. Furthermore, when coming from the North (highway A22, via Brennero / Austrian border) you may be in heavy traffic.
Coming from the south
We suggest to take the motorway exit "Bolzano Sud" and to park your car at the Fair (1300 lots). From there you find public busses to the centre every 15 minutes or the train every 30 minutes.
Coming from the north
We suggest to take the motorway exit "Bolzano Nord" and to park at the parking "Bolzano Centro", which is only a few minutes walking distance from the centre. Since May 2014 the access to the city centre of Bolzano is under video surveillance. Please follow the indications to the parking places and do not overstep the gates in order to avoid the sanction. For parking, please follow the electronic indications at the main entrances of the city.
Parking near the Venue
The closest parking places are behind the Central Station (City Parking Bolzano). Tickets cost 1,50€ - 2,50€ per hour, depending on how close the parking lot is to the city center. Here is a list of the public parking lots.