There are several options to reach ICTP by local bus, especially now that the summer bus schedules have come into effect (as of 9 June 2013). Tickets for the bus must be purchased before you board the vehicle; you can purchase these at ICTP's InfoPoint and at the Centre's guesthouse receptions, as well as at the main train station in Trieste and at many local news vendors.
Bus connections to ICTP include the following:
- Bus 6: departs from Piazzale Gioberti in Trieste and ends at Grignano, in front of ICTP's Adriatico Guesthouse, with a stop close to ICTP's Leonardo Building (see our campus map for bus stop locations); the summer timetable (pdf) is here.
- Bus 36: departs from Via Giulia in Trieste and ends at Bivio Miramare, about a 10 minute walk from ICTP's Leonardo Building; the summer timetable (pdf) is here.
For a more relaxing and scenic way to reach ICTP, one can take the local ferry that arrives and departs from Grignano (near the Bus 6 stop on the waterfront). Tickets cost 4.05 euros for a single trip from Trieste (travel time: 40 minutes), or 2.40 euros from Barcola (travel time: 20 minutes). The schedule is here.