Trieste is served by the Ronchi dei Legionari
Airport. Airlines that connect to Trieste include
Alitalia, Ryanair, Lufthansa, JAT, AirDolomiti, Belleair.
Visitors can reach the ICTP campus either using Bus Line E51
(Airport Bus E51) or a taxi.
- From airport to ICTP by bus: The bus stops are
outside the airport terminal building. Bus E51 (see schedule
download at right) runs from the airport to Trieste and has a stop
at Grignano (pronounced greenah'no) close to the ICTP campus and
the Adriatico Guesthouse. The Adriatico Guesthouse is downhill from
the bus stop and the other buildings are uphill. To reach the
guesthouse, turn right down the small road "Via Junker"; the road
eventually turns into a series of steps leading to the water's
edge. The Adriatico Guesthouse is on the right. Check the campus
map for exact directions. At the airport, bus tickets can be
purchased at the Agenzia Turismo FVG on the ground floor or from
the automatic machine at the arrivals hall. The current cost of bus
tickets is: Airport-Grignano: Euro 3.25. Airport-Trieste Railway
Station: Euro 4.00.
- From airport to ICTP by taxi: Taxis can be
hailed outside the airport. To reach the Adriatico Guesthouse,
provide the address: Via Grignano 9, Trieste; to reach the Galileo
Guesthouse: Via Beirut 7, Trieste; to reach the Leonardo Da Vinci
Building: Main Building, Strada Costiera 11, Trieste. The cost of a
taxi from Ronchi Airport to the ICTP is around Euro 55, plus a
small surcharge for each piece of luggage. The cost from Trieste
Air Terminal (near central railway station) to the ICTP is approx.
Euro 15. Please note that if, at the end of stay, a taxi is hired
from a Guest House to the airport, the meter usually starts in
Trieste city (from where the taxi is called) and stops at the
airport. Thus, the cost is somewhat higher than the incoming
- From Venice Marco Polo airport: Visitors
can reach ICTP from
Venice Marco Polo airport by bus and
train (look at the trenitalia Website
for train schedules). The Mestre-Venezia airport buses take
approximately half an hour from the airport to the train station
Venezia Mestre, where passengers switch to trains that run direct
to Trieste. Train tickets must be validated at the validating
machines before boarding trains; fines for carrying non-validated
tickets are high.