Getting to Bolzano
Getting to Bolzano by Air and Train
The small Bolzano airport offers only national flights during the summer months (May thru August), although attempts are being made right now in order to welcome also flights from Frankfurt, Munich and other destinations in Europe. We’ll keep you posted on this.
Until then your closest option would be either Innsbruck or Verona. Both destinations have excellent 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). If you love mountain views, the train ride is an excellent option. Expect to pay around 20 € for the train ticket to Bolzano. Please note that most airlines do not fly directly to Innsbruck or Verona but stop over in Munich or Frankfurt.
Your next best option would be Munich, Venice or Milan with budget airlines landing near Milan (Bergamo). 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. Expect to pay anything from 19 € to 60 € depending on how much in advance you book your ticket (max. 3 months).
Check out German railways (www.deutschebahn.com) or Austrian railways (www.oebb.at) as both of them provide transportation on this track. It takes 4 hours for the trip and you’ll be able to enjoy crossing the Alps by train.
If you land in Venice, there are a few direct trains that stop in Bolzano on their way to Munich. For all other train connections you will have to change in Verona. The latter also applies to those landing in Milan and Bergamo. Check out www.trenitalia.it for more information. In case you decide to land in the “eternal city” Rome, there’s a bullet train (called “Freccia”) that takes you to Bolzano in 5 hours. Expect to pay around 100 € for a one-way ticket for this option.
Getting to Bolzano by Car
In case you’re thinking about coming by car, please consider that the Bolzano city center (where ECER takes place) is closed to traffic and therefore you’ll need to organize for parking. Furthermore, when coming from the North (highway A22, via Brennero / Austrian border) you may be in heavy traffic.
Getting to Bolzano by Bus
Coming to Bolzano by bus is the cheapest option. Check out the following service providers if this is an option you would like to consider:
Further Info on Getting to Bolzano
The website of the local Tourism Board has a lot of useful links and information when it comes to planning your trip to Bolzano. Check it out: https://www.suedtirol.info/en/information/how-to-get-there/travel-by-plane-to-south-tyrol
Getting from the City Center to the Venue
All ECER 2018 venues are located within the old part of the town, in walking distance of all sights and in an 8-minute walking distance from the central train station. Therefore, once you arrive at the central train station, you have reached ECER 2018: follow the blue footstep stickers on the ground and you’ll come to the University’s main building.
Parking near the Venue
Please note, that Bolzano’s city center is closed to traffic. The closest parking places are behind the Central Station (City Parking Bolzano). Expect to pay around 1,50 € - 2,50 € an hour, depending on how close the parking lot is to the city center.
Address of the Venue
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Piazza Università 1
I – 39100 Bolzano