Getting to your hotel
Varese is well connected with the major transport infrastructure in and around Milan, including the Milan Malpensa airport. Some hotels, like the Palace Grand Hotel Varese, can make transport arrangements from and to the Malpensa Airport.
General transport information can be found at http://www.varesecittagiardino.it/en_lacitta.html.
How to arrive: http://www.varesecittagiardino.it/en_comearrivare.html
Train information for the Malpensa Express to Milano Cadorna:
Change at Saronno to Varese Nord
Varese City busses: http://www.ctpi.it/orari-u.htm
The cost of a metered taxi from Malpensa to the city of Varese is around 60-70 Euro.
From hotels in Varese to JRC
During the days of the Conference (on 5, 6, and 7 October 2011), busses will pick-up participants from the hotels in the morning (at around 07:30), and bring them to the Joint Research Centre. A precise schedule will be distributed later. In the evening transport is arranged back from the JRC to the hotels (departure around 17:45 after the presentations).
In addition, around noon on each day an additional bus service collects people from the hotels, allowing them to come to JRC a bit later.
If you use your own car, you can enter the JRC. At the reception please tell that you are coming by car, and give your car’s license number.
How to reach Varese from Malpensa airport (wiki.ifmsa.org/scope/index.php?title=VARESE)
THERE ARE THREE POSSIBILITIES:
1. (Maybe this is the best choice!) Take a train from Malpensa airport directed to BUSTO ARSIZIO, here change and take a train to Varese. You can check the timetable on www.ferroviedellostato.it. You’ll arrive in station Varese FS (yellow station).
2. Take the "Malpensa express", a train leaving from the aiport and going to Milan. In this case, you can get off at Saronno station and from there you have to take another train to Varese. You can check the timetable on www.lenord.it consulting the section “Malpensa Express”. In this case you’ll arrive in station Varese NORD (red station)
Take the bus to Gallarate at the bus station in front of the airport terminal and then, at Gallarate station, take a train to Varese. You can buy your ticket directly on the bus; you just have to make sure you get off in front of Gallarate train station (ask the driver). BUS to Gallarate
3. Leave from: Terminal 1-floor -1 outside train station Timetable: 5.34* 6.05** 6.45 7.15** 7.56 8.29* 9.00 9.30* 10.30 11.30** 12.15** 16.28 17.38 18.45* 19.50* every day -
(*) from Monday to friday - (**) from Monday to saturday
In this case you’ll arrive in station Varese FS (yellow station)