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Travel Information
Travel Information
There are many ways to reach Riva del Garda. The main conference airport is Verona-Villafranca (Valerio Catullo), in Verona, which is well-connected to most European capitals and airport hubs. It is also the base of Air Dolomiti, a member of Star Alliance (Lufthansa Group). In more details the options are:

From Verona Airport

  • VLDB Coach bus The VLDB 2013 offers a number of coach busses free of charge for transporting the participants from Verona airport to Riva del Garda during the first days (and vice-versa during the last days) of the conference. The VLDB Coach bus schedule is as follows (Offered trips are marked with an "X"):
    From Verona From Riva
    Time \ Day Sun 25th Mon 26th Thu 29th Fri 30th Sat 31st
    5:00
    10:30 X X
    11:00 X X
    13:30 X X
    14:00 X
    17:00 X X X X
    19:00 X
    21:00 X X

    The participants are required to make a reservation by sending an email to Costanza Vettori (vettori@disi.unitn.it) indicating their last name, first name, arrival flight number and landing time, and the trip they will be using (both from Verona and from Riva). For the return trip (from Riva to the Verona airport), the busses will be departing from the Conference Center. Please note that even though the trip between Riva del Garda and Verona airport only takes about an hour, due to the high popularity of the area, there is typically heavy traffic on the highway, something to be taken into consideration when deciding which trip to use.

  • Conference shuttle. Participants will be able to book this option at the shuttle reservation page. The prearranged times for the shuttle is indicated in the table below. If none of the solutions provided is convenient, participants can have a private arrangement with the travel agency by sending an email to info@rivatour.it. The cost of the conference shuttle is 40. Offered trips are marked with an "X"

    From Verona From Riva
    Sun 25th Mon 26th Thu 29th Fri 30th Sat 31st
    7:00 X X
    10:00
    12:00
    14:00 X
    15:00 X X
    19:00 X X
    23:00 X

  • Pre-arranged Taxi shuttle for up to 8 persons, 135 (price is per shuttle and can be shared by 1-8 passengers). Approximate travel time 60min. The shuttle needs to be booked a few days in advance by calling the radio taxi Verona or sending an email to autonoleggio@radiotaxiverona.it pointing out the flight information and arrival time, the number of passengers, and a cellphone number that will be valid in Italy.
  • Taxi
    directly from the airport with approximate cost 150 and travel time 60min.
  • Public bus
    A 10 min ride to the Verona train station (Verona Porta Nuova) and from there by public bus to Riva del Garda. Approximate cost is 10 per person and travel time 2 hours. The bus schedule from Verona Train Station can be found here. The bus from the airport to the train station departs right outside from the airport arrivals hall.

From Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate, Venice, and Bergamo Airports

  • Conference Shuttle - Milan (Malpensa/Linate) and Bergamo airports only
    A shuttle is offered at specific times of the day to take the participants directly to Riva del Garda. Approximate travel time 4.5 hours from Milan Malpensa and 3 hours from Milan Linate. The same shuttle will also stop at the Bergamo Orio al Serio airport (2 hours travel time to Riva del Garda). Participants can find the scheduled hours and book this option at the shuttle reservation page. If none of the solutions provided is convenient, participants can have a private arrangement with the travel agency by sending an email to info@rivatour.it.
  • Train
    From Milan (Malpensa/Linate), Venice or Bergamo, participant can take the train to Rovereto. From there, there is a regular public bus service to Riva del Garda. The bus leaves right outside the train station. The bus schedule can be found here.
    The total approximate travel time is 4-5 hours. The train tickets can be purchased at the train station, or in advance at the Trenitalia web site. Scheduled train information is also available on the same web site.

From Munich Airport

  • By Train
    Nature lovers can choose the Munich airport, and then take the train to Rovereto, in a scenic route through the Dolomiti mountains, for approx 40-80 (depending on how early the tickers are booked). It is a longer trip, but the trains are modern, comfortable and the scenery spectacular. The train tickets can be booked from the german DBahn web site. From the Rovereto train station there is a regular public bus service to Riva del Garda. The bus leaves right outside the train station. The bus schedule can be found here. Approximate overall travel time 5.5 hours.


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