Department of Physics
University of Trieste
Strada Costiera, 11 I-34151
Miramare - Trieste - Italy
Phone: +39 040 2240 315
Fax: 0039 040 224601



You can reach us through two international airports:



BUS services are provided by APT Bus Company, Line E 51 towards Trieste. Timetable available hereas well as at the airport Information Counter or at the bus stop outside the terminal building. Tickets Airport-Grignano/Trieste Railway can be purchased at the airport at the Post Office (ground floor) and on automatic selfticketing machines in the Arrivals Hall or outside, close to the bus stop.

Bus terminals are

  • (airport) outside the airport terminal building, and

  • (town) "Centro Servizio Auto-corriere" (bus station), PARK-SI, Piazza della Libertà 9, near the Trieste Central Railway Station.

The bus stops near the ICTP at Grignano-Miramare. Ask the driver for 'Centro di Fisica'. The bus from the airport will stop just before two tunnels. Cross the main road (Strada Costiera), walk through the tunnels, and the Leonardo Building is the first entrance immediately on the left.

TAXI: 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 Bus Terminal/Central railway station to the ICTP is about Euro 15.



Trains are running between Venice/Mestre station and Trieste Central station on a regular basis. Timetable available from:

From Venice airport, there is a direct shuttle bus operated by ATVO from outside 'Arrivals' to Venice/Mestre railway station (cost around ~Euro 8 oneway or ~Euro 15 return). (Note - a taxi costs over Euro 25). A second-class train ticket Mestre - Trieste costs ~Euro 13. TICKETS for regional trains and buses must be validated (punched) on the platform or on the buses, BEFORE boarding.


BY BUS from the city center

Bus No. 6 runs from downtown Trieste to Grignano (end of the line) just a short distance from the Adriatico Guesthouse. The stop before Grignano (when coming from Trieste) is the closest to the Main Building, it is the second stop after the bus starts going uphill away from the seaside. Bus 6 runs every 15 minutes during the day, from 6.30 a.m. until 11.30 p.m. In summer (between June and September) there is the additional Bus No. 36 which ends at Bivio Miramare, from where it is less than 10 min uphill walk to ICTP. Bus C runs between Piazza Goldoni and Barcola from 9.00 p.m. until midnight. For up-to-date ticket prices and timetables refer to: that tickets must be purchased at Tabacchi stores and are NOT available on the bus.


Further information about the life in Trieste can be found in the following link: