If you land at Bergamo Airport

The Orio al Serio International Airport (IATA:BGY) is very close to the city (5 km for the train station). Altough BGY is the 4th busiest airport in Italy, it is mainly oriented around low-cost airlines (like ryanair). There are some connections with Munich operated by Lufthansa.

ATB bus no.1 Airport Bus connects the airport to the city (€2.10 per trip, €5.00 for 24h ticket and €7.00 for a 3 days ticket). You must buy the ticket before boarding the bus and tickets must be validated in the bus. Sales point at the airport are the Autostradale ticket office and the Turismo Bergamo information point in the arrivals lounge, and the ticket machine at the bus-stop. You can find schedules and route maps on the site of ATB the local mass transit authority. Cabs will take about 15 min but are quite expensive given the length of the journey – cost around €15 (€21 after 21:00 in the evening).

If you land at Milan Airports

Milan has two airports: Linate (IATA:LIN) nearer to the city, and Malpensa (IATA:MXP) slightly father away.

From Malpensa to Central Railway Station in Milan

From MXP you can reach the railway Central Station of Milan by bus (1h, every 10 minutes), operated by Autostradale (www.autostradale.it) and Malpensashuttle (www.malpensashuttle.com). There is also a train (www.malpensaexpress.it/) running from MXP and Milano Centrale (or Milano Cadorna, but then you need to take the metro). The train is faster than the bus, but be careful to take the right direction to Milano Centrale.

If you arrive to Linate Airport

From LIN you can take the bus to Piazza San Babila (urban line 73 or X73), then the metro to the railway station (Centrale or Lambrate), and then the train to Bergamo. The ticket for the bus + metro is €1,50. There are also direct buses form LIN to Central Station operated by STARFLY (www.starfly.net).

From Milan to Bergamo

Bergamo is about 40 minutes away by train from Milan - Central Railway Station. You can check schedules and fares on the website of the Italian Railways. Bergamo has only one train station which is very close to the conference venue and the hotels nearby. When you arrive at the station, follow the directions P.zza Marconi to reach the center, the bus stops, and the taxi stand.

directions Bergamo station

You can reach Bergamo from Milan also by bus. You can check schedules and fares on the abovementioned website of Autostradale. The trip takes approximately one hour, depending on traffic conditions. The bus stop in Bergamo is located near the train station and there is a counter where inquiries can be made. However be warned that the autostrada connecting Bergamo and Milan carries a lot of trucks and gets easily congested – do not therefore rely on the ‘stated’ journey time especially on weekdays.

Direct bus from MXP to Bergamo

There is also a direct bus from MXP to BGY operated by Autostradale and Malpensashuttle (http://www.orioshuttle.com/_eng/).

By car

If you arrive in MXP, you may consider renting a car. Bergamo is connected with Milan and Brescia by the A4 highway (the busiest highway in Italy). From MXP you can take the highway A8 to Milan and then the A4 to Bergamo (88 Km and 1h – 2h depending on the traffic).

Links for travel information

ACM SIGSOFT CAPs

Student Volunteers and others who might be eligible, may consider applying for ACM SIGSOFT CAP. The funding can assist you in managing:
  • travel expenses to and from the conference or workshop
  • hotel expenses at the conference or workshop
  • conference or workshop registration
The program page is available here. Quoting from the program page, "To be eligible to receive SIGSOFT CAPS funds, all the following must be true:
  • The applicant must be enrolled in a M.S. or Ph.D. program.
  • The applicant must be a member of SIGSOFT.
  • The conference or workshop must be sponsored or co-sponsored by SIGSOFT.
  • An applicant is eligible for only one CAPS award per calendar year. Preference will be given to applicants who have not received more than one other CAPS award in the past."
Applications will be evaluated starting from two months of ESEC / FSE and will continue until budget runs out. Consequently please make haste to the CAPS website here and submit your application as soon as possible.