9th Advances Against Aspergillosis and Mucormycosis

Palazzo dei Congressi Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland

27 – 29 February 2020

9th Advances Against Aspergillosis and Mucormycosis

Palazzo dei Congressi Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland

27 – 29 February 2020

9th Advances Against Aspergillosis and Mucormycosis

Palazzo dei Congressi Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland

27 – 29 February 2020

Travel

Lugano is situated in Ticino, the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, close to the Italian border. The city is extremely easy to reach by means of both public and private transportation. It has a very convenient regional airport with direct connections. Furthermore, the international airport of Milano-Malpensa is located at only 60 km from Lugano and is served by means of a coach service and, from June 2018, a train service.

By Air

Flights to either Zurich or Milan Malpensa offer the best options for getting to Lugano, with onward travel by train or bus. Private transfers are also available if preferred – please see below for prices and booking information.

Zurich may be the best option for those requiring a visa as only a Swiss visa will be needed (if flying through Milan, an Italian visa will also be needed).

Travel to Lugano from Zurich

The train connection from Zurich airport (about 220 km from Lugano) is an efficient and pleasant option; with the new rail link through the Alps opened in December 2016. The journey – through some of Switzerland’s most beautiful landscapes and views – takes about 2 hours 40 minutes.

Please  visit https://www.sbb.ch/en/timetable.html for prices, timetables and online bookings.

Travel to Lugano from Milan Malpensa

Milan-Malpensa International Airport is conveniently serviced by different bus connections, with the trip to Lugano taking about 1 hour. Detailed information on timetables and ticket prices can be found on the websites of the operating companies:

Malpensa-Express – Giosy Tours
Lugano Services
Jetbus

From June 2018, Lugano is also connected by train to Milan-Malpensa International Airport, the closest international airport (about 60 km from Lugano). The train trip takes 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Timetables, prices and online booking can be found at https://www.sbb.ch/en/timetable.html or https://www.trenord.it/EN/.

Other alternatives are Milan-Linate and Bergamo-Orio al Serio airports, both in Italy, connected to Milan by bus and then to Lugano by train.

Travel to your hotel from Lugano Railway Station

Funicular: The funicular connects the railway station with the city centre (Piazza Cioccaro), with services running from 05.00 to 24.00 daily. Tickets cost CHF 1.30 per person and trips take 92 seconds! Click here for more details.

On Foot: Lugano is a small town and most places can be reached on foot. The railway station is approximately 1.2 km from the meeting venue (15 minute walk). To check the distance between the railway station and your chosen hotel, we recommend using Google Maps.

By Taxi: Call +41 91 922 88 33. Estimated cost: CHF 15.00 (to city centre).

Private Transfer Services

Amiconi Consulting SA can be contacted to arrange private transfer services, for both individuals and groups, from and to the airports (Milan-Linate, Milan-Malpensa, Bergamo-Orio al Serio and Lugano-Agno) and the city of Lugano and its surroundings. If you want to book any services, please contact Amiconi Consulting SA for a quotation (info@amiconiconsulting.ch) or complete the PDF Booking Form, where you will also be able to find the terms and conditions of booking.

Approximate rates as follows:

Vehicle Airport To Price (EURO or CHF)
each way
Car for up to 3 people MXP Lugano 160 – 215 Euro
LIN Lugano 195 – 245 Euro
BRG Lugano 255 – 295 Euro
AGNO Lugano 90 CHF
Van for 7/8 people MXP Lugano 200 – 235 Euro
LIN Lugano 235 – 265 Euro
BRG Lugano 295 – 320 Euro
AGNO Lugano 110 CHF

By Rail

The Swiss National Railway is extremely long and allows you to conveniently reach Lugano from the rest of Switzerland and from other international destinations. From the railway station, the Congress Hall can either be reached on foot (approx. 15 minutes) or by means of public transportation: funicular or bus.

By Road

Lugano is on the international Gothard motorway (Zurich-Chiasso-Milan) which directly connects Northern Europe with the Mediterranean.

It is possible to park in the multi-storey car park right in front of the Congress Hall, located under Piazza Castello. Other city centre car parks are available within walking distance.

All delegates staying in a hotel, hostel or camping in the Ticino region and subject to the full tourist tax are entitled to the Ticino Ticket – a pass valid for the duration of their stay. Ticino Ticket holders can use – free of charge – the regular public transportation system (including trains, buses and postal buses of the “Arcobaleno Community”) and receive a discount on cable cars, funicular and other tourist attractions. Details are available at: https://www.ticino.ch/en/ticket.html

More information can be found at http://www.luganoconventions.com/en/40/default.aspx and
https://www.luganoregion.com/en