EFEF 2005: How To Reach Pavia.
How to reach Pavia
Pavia is about 40 kilometers South of Milan in the North of Italy. It can be reached:
The closest airports are in Milan; , smaller but easier to reach,
Also Orio al Serio (BGY) is usually included in the Milan
area airports (MIL) but it's more difficult to reach.
There are some cheap companies that fly to Linate and Orio al Serio, including Easyjet and Ryan Air. Check their web sites for convenient tickets.
A taxi from any airport to Pavia will cost you a fortune (80 Euro): ask the driver before you take it.
From Linate it could be convenient to take a taxi to Milano Centrale railway station
and then continue by train to Pavia. A shuttle also links Linate with the station: it
is cheaper and comfortable. It leaves just in front of the domestic arrival terminal every
20 minutes or so, the trip lasts about half an hour.
From Malpensa several shuttles go to Milan. The trip takes about one hour (during rush
hours it could take longer). Some companies provide their customers with a complimentary trip to Milan.
There is also a shuttle connecting Pavia to the airports directly. It is not very frequent, but if
your flight fits the schedule it is a great solution. For information see the
home page (Linee turistiche).
Most trains between Milano and Genova stop in Pavia. Informations and schedule can be found at
Sometimes the German railway site
or the Swiss one
are more accurate and efficient.
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).
Maps of Pavia and of the Campus
The Math Department belongs to 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 Department).
If you want to come here by bus, you might want to take a look at the
site where you can download the schedule (click on "orari autobus"). The lines which pass close to the Campus are number 3 (stops Ferrata/Tangenziale and Ferrata/Abbiategrasso, take the stop which comes first, depending on your direction) and number 6 (stop Abbiategrasso/Ist. A. Volta).
ROAD MAP OF PAVIA
(sector NW) with a black circle about the Department (click on the image to view it full size). Other maps of Pavia can be found at the
website (click on "La cittÓ").
MAP OF THE "POLO CRAVINO"
(click on the image to view it full size)