c/o Polo Universitario del Cravino


Via Ferrata, 1 27100
Pavia - Italy
Tel. +39 0382 548211 Fax +39 0382 548300

How to reach us?

(last update, January 8, 2019)

There is no airport in Pavia, but you can fly to any of the Milan area airports

  1. Milano Malpensa Airport (MXP), 90 km from Pavia (official website here)
  2. Milano Linate Airport (LIN), 50 km from Pavia (official website here)
  3. Bergamo Orio al Serio (BGY), 100 km from Pavia (official website here)

and then reach Pavia by bus, train or taxi. For more detailed travel information, click here. Once in Pavia, follow the instructions at the next point to get to IMATI by bus from the train station.


CNR-IMATI is located within the campus “Cravino” of University of Pavia and can be reached by bus lines #3, #6, #7 from Pavia downtown / Pavia main train station. The service is operated by the company Autoguidovie. Tickets can be bought at most newspaper kiosks and tobacconists, as well online and by the Autoguidovie App. Note that the location of CNR-IMATI on Google Maps is slightly wrong. Click here for a detailed map of campus stops and of the correct building location.

Pavia is on the A7 Milano-Genova highway, 30 kilometers south of Milano Ring Road (Tangenziale). The exit for Pavia is Bereguardo/Pavia Nord. If driving through Brennero-Verona or Tarvisio/Trieste-Venezia-Verona, another option is to leave the A4 highway at Brescia, take the A21 highway (direction Torino) at leave the highway at Broni/Stradella. Conversely, if travelling from Torino, you could also take the A21 highway (direction Brescia) at leave the highway at Broni/Stradella. The most updated navigators might also suggest to use the new highways A35+A58 from Brescia to Melegnano. The options A21 and A35+A58 require driving through countryside and small villages to get to Pavia. This might be critical especially in winter time, due to icy roads and fog.

The main train station of Milan is called Milano Centrale, and is connected with all the main Italian cities, as well as to France, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Trenitalia and Italo offer high-speed train connections to many Italian cities. Milan has a very extensive rail service, with many stations, and there are several options to connect to Pavia. Once in Pavia, follow the instructions above to get to IMATI by bus from the train station.

The train service is operated by two companies: Trenitalia (long distance trains, IC, travel time 30 min) and Trenord (local S13 trains, travel time 50 min; regional trains R,RE,RV, travel time 30 min). When checking timetables, make sure to specify “Pavia” as final destination (not “Certosa di Pavia”, not “Pavia Porta Garibaldi”) At the time of writing this page, a ride with S, R, RE, RV trains costs 4.00 EUR, while a ride with IC trains costs 9.00 EUR. Click here for the complete list of connections Milan-Pavia.