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How to reach: Pavia Milano Genova


How to reach Pavia

Pavia is about 40 kilometers South of Milan in the North of Italy. It can be reached:

BY AIR

The closest airports are in Milan; Milano Linate (LIN), smaller but easier to reach, or Milano Malpensa (MXP). Also Orio al Serio (BGY) is usually included in the Milan area airports (MIL) but we don't suggest to use it because difficult to reach.
A taxi from any airport to Pavia will cost you a lot (100-170 Euro): ask the driver before you take it.
From Linate it could be convenient to take a shutte to Milano Centrale railway station and then continue by train to Pavia. It leaves just in front of the domestic arrival terminal every 20 minutes, the trip takes about half an hour.
From Malpensa several shuttles go to Milan. The trip takes about one hour (during rush hours it could take longer). There is also a shuttle connecting Pavia to the Linate airport directly. It is not very frequent, but if your flight fits the schedule it is a great solution. For information see the Migliavacca home page (in italian) or directly the bus timetable (last update 01/01/2010)

BY TRAIN

Most trains between Milano and Genova stop in Pavia. Informations and schedule can be found at Ferrovie dello Stato.

BY CAR

No highway passes through Pavia. The highways are drawn in blue in the following map (click on the image to view it full size).

The closest highway is the A7 Milano-Genova. Take exit Bereguardo (Pavia Nord) and follow the signs to Pavia. If you are traveling on A21 Torino-Piacenza coming from East (from Piacenza) you can use exit Broni-Stradella and follow the signs to Pavia; if you are coming from West (from Torino), take A7 North (to Milano) in Tortona and exit in Bereguardo. If you are coming via the A1 Milano-Bologna (direction North) you can either use exit Casalpusterlengo and follow the signs to Pavia or take A21 West (to Torino) in Piacenza (this second possibility is longer but preferable in case of trafic jams or fog).

In any case, after you are in Pavia, take the "Tangenziale Ovest" and exit at "Istituti Universitari" (first exit coming from Milano).

Map of Pavia

IMATI is located in the "Polo Universitario del Cravino" (this is the direction you are supposed to tell the taxi driver, for instance, in order to help him/her locating the Institute). If you want to come here by bus, you might want to take a look at the Line site where you can download the schedule (click on "orari autobus"). The lines which pass close to the Campus are number 3 and number 7 (stops Ferrata/Tangenziale Ovest and Cascinazza/Ferrata, take the stop which comes first, depending on your direction

ROAD MAP OF PAVIA

(sector NW) with a black circle about the IMATI (click on the image to view it full size). Other maps of Pavia can be found at the Comune di Pavia website (click on "Mappe della città").