Booking of hotel accommodation should be made contacting:
Amiconi Consulting SA
Via al Forte 10
Tel: +41 (0)91 921 38 12
Fax: +41 (0)91 921 38 13
Due to heavy room demand, early booking is advisable in order to arrange proper accommodation. All efforts will be made to assign hotel rooms according to the participants’ choice. However, should this not be possible, alternative category and/or location will be provided.
ATTENTION: the hotel reservation does not include the registration to the conference. It's highly recommended to register as soon as the room is confirmed, since only the first 3000 paid registrations can be accepted.
Lugano is situated in Ticino, the italian-speaking part of Switzerland, close to the Italian border.
The city is well connected, both with regards to motorway as well as railway networks, and it has several airports in the surroundings.
Lugano is served by the motorway axis that directly connects Northern Europe to the Mediterranean: non rush hour travel time on the A2 Motorway from Lugano is approximately 45 minutes to Milan and 2 hours to Zurich.
All vehicles traveling on the Swiss highway must be equipped with the Highway Vignetta, that allows vehicles to use on the entire Swiss highway system. Highway passes are sold at any Swiss Customs office at the price of CHF 40.
Traveling by train in Switzerland is easy and reliable. Lugano lies right on the North-South axis, with trains running between Milan (40 minutes to 1 hour) and Zurich (2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours) every hour. Please visit http://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html for prices, timetables and online bookings.
Lugano-Agno (LUG) airport is served by domestic flights departing from Geneva and Zurich (ZRH), the Swiss most important international airport.
The train connection from Zurich airport (about 220 km from Lugano) is an efficient and pleasant option: with the opening of the New Rail Link through the Alps in December 2016, the journey to Lugano was shortened to about 2 hours. Please visit http://www.sbb.ch for prices, timetable and online bookings.
Different bus connections are available to and from Milan-Malpensa (MXP), the closest international airport (about 60 km from Lugano).
For prices, timetables and online bookings of the different bus companies, please visit
Lugano Servizi, Giosy Tours or Società Privata Trasporti.
The other nearby airports are Milan-Linate (LIN) and Bergamo-Orio al Serio (BGY) airports, both in Italy, connected to Milan by bus and then to Lugano by train.
PRIVATE TRANSFER AND SERVICES
Amiconi Consulting SA can be contacted to arrange private transfer services from and to the airports (Milan-Linate, Milan-Malpensa, Bergamo-Orio al Serio and Lugano-Agno) and in the city of Lugano and its surroundings, for both individuals and groups.
Swiss International Air Lines is proud to be the Official Carrier for the 14-ICML and is offering special congress fares to all participants. These congress fares offer reductions of up to 10% depending on the fare type, route and space availability.
Congress fares are valid on the entire SWISS route network for flights to Switzerland, including flights operated by partner airlines under an LX flight number.
On-line reservations will become available on August 1, 2016.
These fares will be bookable for the travel period 14 days prior to and 14 days after the event.
To take advantage of this offer, book easily and conveniently through SWISS.COM via the following link: www.swiss.com/event
Due to legal reasons, the event code can not be published, therefore it will be included in the official 14-ICML Confirmation of registration.
SWISS looks forward to pampering you on board with typical Swiss hospitality.