General Info

How to reach

The easiest way to come to Pavia from outside Italy is by flight to Milano.

You have to land at one of the following airports:

  • Malpensa International Airport,
  • Linate Airport,
  • Bergamo Orio Al Serio Airport.

Malpensa International Airport (Airport Code – IATA: MXP, ICAO: LIMC)  is one of two main international airports in Milan. It has two terminals, Terminal 1 for commercial traffic and Terminal 2 for charter and low-fares traffic. Terminal 1 at Malpensa is used by most of the major airlines. Only a few flights leave from terminal 2.
It is located only 48 Km northwest of Milan and can be easily reached by public transport (bus and rail services) and by private transport.

To move between Malpensa 1 and Malpensa 2, there is a free shuttle-bus service in operation 24 hours a day, with departures every 7 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes at night (from 10.45 p.m. to 5.15 a.m.).

TRENORD – Malpensa Express is the railway connections from Piazza Cadorna Station or from Milan Central Station to Malpensa 1 airport. For more informations on tickets and timetables, please visit http://www.malpensaexpress.it/en/

Bus connections Malpensa 1 and 2 to Milan Central Station
Autostradale http://ecomm.autostradale.it
Departure every 20 minutes
On-board ticketing
Air Pullman www.malpensashuttle.com
Departure every 20 minutes
On-board ticketing

Linate Airport (Airport Code – IATA: LIN, ICAO: LIML) is the city airport of Milan. Due to its vicinity to Milan (it is located just 7 km from the Milan city centre), it is mainly used for domestic and short-haul international flights.
Bus connections Milano Linate airport can be easily reached by bus in only 25 minutes (ATM Bus lines 73 and X73).
Urban line 73  Linate -Milan Piazza San Babila M1
Departures every 10 minutes, every day
Fare: 1,5 euro
Urban line X73 Linate -Milan Piazza San Babila M1
Departures every 20 minutes (Monday-Friday)
Fare: 1,5 euro
Company: ATM

Orio al Serio (Milan Bergamo) Airport (Airport Code- IATA: BGY, ICAO: LIME) is an airport located in Bergamo, near Milan, and it serves the low-cost traffic of Milan.
Bus connections Orio al Serio to Milan Central Station
Autostradale http://ecomm.autostradale.it
Departure every 20 minutes
On-board ticketing
Air Pullman www.orioshuttle.com
Departure every 20 minutes
On-board ticketing

From Milan railway Central Station, you can take a train to Pavia. The Milan-Pavia train ride takes 30-40 minutes.
Railway timetables and ticket purchase: www.trenitalia.com

Pavia

Pavia (Italian: Pavia; Latin: Ticinum) is a town and comune of south-western Lombardy, northern Italy, 35 kilometres (22 miles) south of Milan. It is the capital of the province of Pavia. It has a population of c. 71,000. The city was also the capital of the Kingdom of the Lombards from 568 to 774.

Pavia is the capital of a fertile eponymous province known for agricultural products including wine, rice, cereals, and dairy products. Although there are a number of industries located in the suburbs, these tend not to disturb the peaceful atmosphere of the town. The town also is home to the ancient University of Pavia. The University, together with the IUSS (Institute for Advanced Studies of Pavia), the Ghislieri College, the Borromeo College, the Nuovo College, the Santa Caterina College and the EDiSU, belongs to the Pavia Study System. Furthermore, Pavia is the Episcopal see city of the Roman Catholic diocese of Pavia. The city possesses a vast amount of artistic and cultural treasures, including several important churches and museums, such as the well-known Certosa di Pavia. [more..]