Directions

Directions to our department

Our building is located on the Milano - Bicocca campus, in Piazza della Scienza, 3. It says "U2 - Fisica" in big shiny letters. In the lobby, take an elevator to the fifth floor; take a left and start looking for familiar names. If we're not around, relax in the coffee room, we should be back soon! A local map:

In this map: the department, the "Milano Greco-Pirelli" train station, tram stop n. 7, and bus stop n.87. [View bicocca - fisica in a larger map]


Overview.
There are five ways to reach our department. All the relevant stops are shown in the map above.


Tickets.
A general remark: a single type of ticket covers buses, subways, and train rides within the city limits. This includes for example trains from Porta Garibaldi to Greco Pirelli (but not from and to Malpensa, which is far away from the city). It also includes the n. 73 bus to Linate. Each ticket covers a 90 min. trip, and allows you to transfer from one means of transportation to another.
I suggest you buy these tickets at newsstands and at vending machines in subway stations; queueing at the ticket office of a railway station would be a waste of time.


Case-by-case directions

From the main train station ("Stazione Centrale") to the department:
the best option is bus n.87. (Bus tickets can be found for example at newsstands; see remark above.) It leaves from the right side of the station (left, if you're looking at its facade). Get off at Teatro Arcimboldi; from there, see the department map above.

From Porta Garibaldi station to the department:
Some high-speed trains stop at Porta Garibaldi station. You have two options: you can take the Subway Lilac Line (Line n.5) and get off at Bicocca stop, or hop on one of the many trains to Milano Greco Pirelli; here is a sample of the timetable. (Notice that the "Trenitalia" machines don't sell the correct ticket; use a "Trenord" machine or go to a newsstand.) In both cases, you can then walk to the department; see the department map above.

From Malpensa airport to the department:
There are two options: by train or by bus. If you arrive at Terminal 1 (all airlines except EasyJet), both are ok. If you arrive at Terminal 2, it is best to take a bus.


From Linate airport to the department:

Two options: the first is probably faster.







Hotel accommodation

Hotel S. Guido

Hotel S. Guido is located in Via Farini 1/A:

In this map: Hotel S. Guido (Via Farini 1/A), bus stop n. 94, Moscova subway station, and Porta Garibaldi subway and train stations. [View Hotel S. Guido in a larger map]

From the main train station ("Stazione Centrale") to Hotel S. Guido:

Take the subway Green Line (direction "Abbiategrasso", which translates roughly as "have-fat") to either Moscova or Porta Garibaldi stations. From there, see the hotel map above.

From Malpensa airport to Hotel S. Guido:
There are two options: by train or by bus. If you arrive at Terminal 1 (all airlines except EasyJet), both are ok. If you arrive at Terminal 2, it is best to take a bus.

From Linate airport to Hotel S. Guido:
Take bus n. 73 and get off at Largo Augusto (one of the last stops); from there, take bus n. 94 (direction Minghetti - P.ta Volta) and get off at Piazzale Baiamonti. You will now be quite close to the Hotel: see hotel map.

From Hotel S. Guido to the department:

Please walk to Porta Garibaldi station (see the hotel map above). There you will find a subway station, and a railway station.

Hotel Palazzo delle Stelline

Hotel Palazzo delle Stelline is located in Corso Magenta, 61:


In this map: Hotel Palazzo delle Stelline (Corso Magenta, 61), Cadorna subway station. [View Hotel Palazzo delle Stelline in a larger map]

From the main train station ("Stazione Centrale") to Hotel Palazzo delle Stelline:
Take the Subway Green Line (Line n.2: direction "Abbiategrasso/Assago") to Cadorna station. From there, you can walk (see map above).

From Malpensa airport to Hotel Palazzo delle Stelline:
There are two options: by train or by bus. If you arrive at Terminal 1 (all airlines except EasyJet), the train is best. If you arrive at Terminal 2, you can either take a shuttle to Terminal 1, or take a bus.


From Hotel Palazzo delle Stelline to the department:
Go to Cadorna and take the Subway Green Line (Line n.2: direction "Cologno/Gessate") to Porta Garibaldi; from there take the Lilac Line (Line n.5; direction "Bignami"). Our stop is called Bicocca; from there you can walk to the department (see department map above)

Foresteria Santa Sofia

Foresteria Santa Sofia is located in Via Santa Sofia 9. The best way to get there is by the Subway Yellow Line (Line n.3: direction San Donato) to Crocetta station. From there, you can walk:


In this map: Foresteria Santa Sofia (Via Santa Sofia, 9), Crocetta subway station. [View Foresteria Santa Sofia in a larger map]

From the main train station ("Stazione Centrale") to Foresteria Santa Sofia:
Take the Subway Yellow Line as instructed above .

From Malpensa airport to Foresteria Santa Sofia:
There are two options: by train or by bus. If you arrive at Terminal 1 (all airlines except EasyJet), both are ok. If you arrive at Terminal 2, it is best to take a bus.

From Linate airport to Foresteria Santa Sofia:
There are two options:
From Foresteria Santa Sofia to the department:
Please take the Subway Yellow Line (line n.3: direction Comasina) and get off at Zara. Then take the Lilac Line (line n.5: direction Bignami) and get off at Bicocca. You can then walk to the department: see the department map above.

Hotel Gala

Hotel Gala is located in Viale Zara, 89:


In this map: Hotel Gala (Viale Zara, 89), tram stop n.7, Zara subway station. [View Hotel Gala in a larger map]

From the main train station ("Stazione Centrale") to Hotel Gala:
Take the Subway Yellow Line (Line n.3: direction "Comasina") to Zara station. From there, you can either walk along Viale Zara (see hotel map above) or change to the Lilac Line (Line n.5) and get off at Marche. This is right in front of the Hotel.

From Malpensa airport to Hotel Gala:
There are two options: by train or by bus. If you arrive at Terminal 1 (all airlines except EasyJet), both are ok. If you arrive at Terminal 2, it is best to take a bus.


From Hotel Gala to the department: