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 How to reach Pavia

Pavia is a small town (about 100K citizens) located in North 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 (A 21)

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).

If you arrive at Linate airport, the cheapest and easiest way to reach Pavia is to take one of the 6 direct shuttle buses at 9.10 - 11.50 - 14.00 - 16.50 - 18.45 - 21.05 - it takes 60 minutes (http://www.migliavaccabus.it/index.php/collegamenti-aeroporti). 
As an alternative, you can take a bus to Milan Central railway station (Stazione Centrale) or a taxi, which is however an expensive choice (about 100 Euros). Both alternatives will take about 30 minutes. 
From Milan's central railway station, you can take a train to Pavia. The Milan-Pavia train ride takes 30-40 minutes (see
http://www.ferroviedellostato.it/homepage_en.html).

If you arrive at Malpensa airport, you can take a direct train to Milan Central railway station (Stazione Centrale) (seehttp://www.ferroviedellostato.it/homepage_en.html) or Malpensa Express train: http://www.malpensaexpress.it/en/index.php) that leaves every 30 minutes to Cadorna station in Milan (duration: 40 minutes). Cadorna station is on the same underground line (green line) as the Milan central station. From Milan's central railway station you can take a train to Pavia. 
As an alternative you can take a Shuttle Bus (http://www.malpensashuttle.it/e-index2.php) to the Central Railway Station. Tickets can be bought in the Airport hall near the exits to the bus lines. 
Taxis are also available from Malpensa to Milan's central station (an expensive option, about 100 Euros) or directly to Pavia (about 170 Euros).

If you arrive to Orio al Serio airport, you can take one of the 25 daily runs from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm direct to Milan's central railway station (http://www.orioshuttle.com/_eng/Orio-al-Serio_Milano-Centrale.cfm).
From Milan's central station, you can take a train to Pavia. The Milan-Pavia train ride takes 30-40 minutes.

Railway timetables and ticket purchase:
http://www.ferroviedellostato.it/homepage_en.html.

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.

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 kms from Bereguardo). Follow the signs to Pavia Centro / stazione and then for the University.
A detailed map of Pavia is available here
http://www.comune.pv.it/cartine/mappa.htm

Moving and Parking in Pavia

The town centre is relatively small, you can walk edge to edge in 15-20 minutes; it takes less than 10 minutes from the railway and bus station to the University (central buildings) or to the conference venue. The conference location is in a traffic restricted area. When you arrive at the railway station you can get a bus (line 3 towards the town centre; it goes through Corso Cavour) or take a taxi: moving to a location in the town centre by taxy costs 6-10.
Moving by car is less easy than walking or using buses (bus ticket 1.20 validity 1 hour - city lines only, availability at newsstands). 
Parking fares range from 0.60/hour to 1.50/hour, depending on the area (higher towards the centre). On Sunday, parking is free. On Saturday, it depends on the areas.

Useful links

Link to Linate and Malpensa Airports: http://www.sea-aeroportimilano.it/en/