IWSM 2013   28th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling



Email:

Password:
 
Not yet registered?
 




Transport

GETTING TO PALERMO

Palermo has good flying connections to most important European cities, including low-cost flights (such as Ryanair and EasyJet). You can get to Palermo via two airports Palermo and Trapani.

The "Falcone - Borsellino" airport of Palermo is about 35 km far from Palermo. Both Bus and Train connect Palermo city to Airport (Punta Raisi stop).

Bus: The company "Prestia & Comandè" runs the transports from/to Palermo Centrale and Airport. There are several bus stops in the centre (see "departures"), however all the suggested hotels are reasonably close (5 min by car) to the terminus "Palermo Centrale" station (at piazza Giulio Cesare).

Train: For information go to Trenitalia website. To know the timetable, write "Palermo Centrale" and "Punta Raisi" in the fields "From" and "To". Price of ticket: euro 5.80. All the suggested hotels are reasonably close (5 min by car) to "Palermo Centrale" station.

The "Birgi" airport of Trapani (100km far from Palermo with direct bus lines) has also several Ryanair flights from/to bigger European cities.

Bus: The company "Terravision", in partnership with "Autolinee Salemi", runs the transports from/to Palermo Centrale station and Birgi Airport. The bus terminal is located close to the train station.

HOW TO REACH THE VENUE

The venue for the meeting is the “Polo Didattico” which is located within the University complex in via Ernesto Basile. The closest bus stops are “San Giovanni degli Eremiti”  and “Basile”.


See IWSM 2013 - Venue Transports in a larger map

 

From Palermo Central Station (Piazza Giulio Cesare)

  • On foot. It takes approximately 30 minutes to reach the venue (about 1.2 Km). Take corso Tukory, continue straight on via Basile and then go in viale delle Scienze within the University complex (see the red path on the map).
  • By bus. It takes approximately 20 minutes  to reach the venue. Take either the bus line 109 or 234 and get off at “Basile Facoltà di Ingegneria” bus stop.  The Basile bus stop it just few minutes far from the conference venue (see google map).  
  • By urban train. It takes approximately 10 minutes to reach the venue. Take the urban train to the airport (Punta Raisi stop) and stop at Palazzo Reale Orleans. It is the second stop. From Palazzo Reale Orleans it takes approximately 10 minutes on foot to reach the conference venue (see google map). The cost of the ticket is 1.20 Euro. You can buy the ticket at the sale points or at the ticket machines located inside the stations. For the timetable go to Trenitalia website and write "Palermo Centrale" in the field "From" and "Punta Raisi" in the field "To".
  • By taxi. Ask for the “Polo Didattico, building n. 19” (in italian: "Università, Edificio diciannove") in viale delle Scienze (nearby via Ernesto Basile).

From Piazza Politeama

  • On foot. It takes approximately 50 minutes to reach the venue (see the blue path on the map)
  • By bus. It takes approximately 25-30 minutes to reach the venue. Take either the bus line 104 or 108 and stop at “Basile Facoltà di Ingegneria” bus stop.  The Basile Facoltà di Ingegneria bus stop it just few minutes far from the conference venue (see google map).  

All suggested hotels are close to / in between the Central Station (piazza Giulio Cesare) and Piazza Politeama connected by the bus lines 101 and 102 quite frequently and quite fast (at least one bus every 5 minutes taking less than 10 minutes).

From Piazza Marina (Location of the Welcome Reception)

  • On foot. It takes approximately 30 minutes to reach the venue (see the green path on the map).
  • By bus. Take “Linea Verde” (LV) bus to San Giovanni degli Eremiti. From San Giovanni degli Eremiti it takes approximately 15 minutes on foot to reach the conference venue. Or take the 225 bus in via Vittorio Emanuele and go to the Central Station. Then take either the bus line 109 or 234 and stop at “Basile Facoltà di Ingegneria” bus stop.  The Basile Facoltà di Ingegneria bus stop it just few minutes far from the conference venue (see google map).

From Palermo Airport
If you want to reach the venue directly from Palermo airport, we suggest to use the train. Take the train at the airport terminus (the stop is downstairs the Arrivals) to Palermo Central Station and stop at Palazzo Reale Orleans. It takes about 50 minutes. From Palazzo Reale Orleans it takes approximately 10 minutes on foot to reach the conference venue (see google map). The cost of the train ticket is 5,80 Euro. For the timetable go to Trenitalia website and write "Punta Raisi" and "Palermo Centrale" and in the fields "From" and "To".