10th-11th November 2011, SISSA (Trieste, Italy)
Arriving by Plane
Trieste Ronchi dei Legionari airport is about 25km north-west of Trieste.
It is connected to the city centre by the APT coach service - Line 51. Tickets are available from the blue machine just beyond the arrivals gate or at the information point on the right after arrival (cost 3.30 &euro).
Tickets for the return journey must be purchased in advance, from the bus station close to Trieste Centrale train station.
An alternative option is to book a seat on the Science Bus shuttle service, connecting Trieste to all the nearest major airports - Ronchi, Treviso, Marco Polo and Brnik (Ljubliana). Your seat on the Science Bus must be booked online at least two days in advance. Information for invited speakers: please note that only the science bus to Trieste airport can be reimbursed; if you wish to use this option please remember to ask bencina AT sissa.it for a science bus voucher code. You can then use this code to book your science bus.
A taxi from Ronchi to Trieste will be around 50 euro, with a surcharge for luggage, and takes 30-40 minutes. (Please note that IDEALS cannot cover taxi expences).
The Venice Airports (Marco Polo and Treviso) are further options to come to Trieste. From there you will need to take the coach service (tickets available from the ATVO service desk at the airport foyer) to Venezia Mestre train station (20 minutes) and then take a train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale (from one and a half to two hours; be sure Not to take the train via Udine, which takes 3h).
Arriving by Train
Trieste train station is Trieste Centrale. Note that most long distance trains coming to Trieste pass through Venezia Mestre train station. This might involve changing train at Mestre. In Italy, train tickets should be purchased in advance either via web, by automatic vending machine or from a sale assistant. Before getting on the train, your ticket must be validated in the yellow machine you will find along the tracks.
From Trieste to SISSA
Take the 38 bus from Via Galatti, next to Piazza Oberdan (every 20 minutes in the morning, every half an hour in the evening). Get off the bus at the last stop, right outside the main SISSA gate. Once there, cross the gate and please proceed ahead following the indication to the MAIN entrance. (The pedestrian entrance on the left is only accessible by SISSA badge owners). Bus tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at news kiosks (one is in Piazza Oberdan): you can buy a single ticket or a carnet of 10 tickets. Validate your ticket once on board the bus. The trip to SISSA takes about 15 minutes. Evening buses returning to Trieste are at 16.30, 17.00, 17.30, 18.00 and so on until 21.30. The last bus is at 22.30.
Schedules for public transportation in Trieste may be found at http://www.triestetrasporti.it
Please use a route planner, such as http://maps.google.com, and use as destination address:
- Via Bonomea, 263-265, 34136 Trieste (SISSA)