How to reach L’ Aquila

Basilica di Collemaggio (1288)


L'AQUILA BY AIR

L’ Aquila can be reached by the Rome International Airport  “Leonardo da Vinci” of Fiumicino FCO  or the smaller international airport of Ciampino.  Both these airports are runned by ADR (http://www.adr.it/default.asp?l=3)  There is a limited number of flights from London Stansteadt, Frankfurt Hahn, Bruxelles, Milano, Torino, Bergamo, Venice to the Abruzzo International Airport of Pescara  (http://www.abruzzo-airport.it/inglese/homei.htm). The small Airport of Preturo - L’Aquila is available only to private Aerotaxi services.  If you drive from both  the Rome Airports to L’ Aquila take the Rome beltway (Raccordo Anulare) Eastbound and then turn to the Toll Highway A24.

L'AQUILA BY CAR 

         FROM ROME
Take the TOLL Highway (Autostrada) A24  (direction  L'Aquila, Teramo). To reach the University Campus of  Coppito take the exit at L'Aquila Ovest, then follow directions to the Hospital.  The total distance from Rome  is km 113. 

FROM PESCARA
Take the Freeway ASSE ATTREZZATO to Chieti, then the TOLL Highway A25-E80 to Bussi, then follow SS17 (State Road 17) to L'Aquila. The total distance from Pescara is km 104. 

FROM BOLOGNA-ANCONA-TERAMO
Take the TOLL Highway A14-E45  to Rimini, Pesaro, Ancona  direction Pescara-Bari.  Exit at  Teramo-Giulianova then follow SS80 until  S. Nicolo' a Tordino. Then take TOLL Highway A24  to L' Aquila OVEST. 

FROM  PERUGIA-TERNI-RIETI
 In downtown Perugia follow the green directions to Rome-Florence via A1, then enter SS75bis Eastbound in the direction of Terni.  After 6 Km you will enter the Freeway E45-SS3bis to Terni.   From Terni to Rieti follow SS4 through Marmore  Water Falls.  Outside Rieti  follow indication to Ascoli, get the SS4 to Antrodoco and  there turn on SS17 to L’ Aquila. 

         FROM NAPOLI
 From the Tangenziale follow Toll Highway E45-A2 to Caserta, then the E45-A1. take the exit in Cassino and get the SS 509-627 to San Vincenzo (Frosinone), then follow SS82 to Avezzano.  In Avezzano enter the Toll Highway E80-A25 to Roma and in Valle del Salto turn on A24 to L’ Aquila (you do not need to exit from the highway).  Go out at L’ Aquila Ovest and follow directions to the Hospital. 


L’AQUILA BY BUS

The regional bus company is ARPA (Autolinee Regionali Pubbliche Abruzzesi). The information desk is  Sistema S.p.A. L'Aquila  (+39)-0862-412808. 

http://www.arpaonline.com

ROMA - L'AQUILA  BY ARPA COACH 
(The trip lenght is approximatively  1 hour and 40 minutes.)

ROMA ­L’AQUILA

feriali - working days: 6.15, 6.45, 7.30, 8.10, 9.00, 10.00, 11.00, 12.25, 13.20, 14.15, 14.45, 15.15, 16.15, 17.15, 17.45, 18.45, 19.30, 20.30, 21.30, 22.45 

festivi- holidays: 8.10, 11.00, 13.30, 15.00, 18.00, 19.00, 19.30, 20.30, 21.30, 22.00, 22.45


L’AQUILA-ROMA

feriali - working days: 4.40, 5.30, 6.15, 6.45, 7.15, 8.00, 9.00, 10.10, 11.00, 13.00, 13.30, 14.05, 15.10, 15.20, 16.15, 17.15, 18.00, 19.00, 20.00.   

festivi ­ holidays: 6.00, 8.00, 10.10, 12.30, 15.00, 15.20, 18.00, 19.00, 20.00 

PESCARA - L'AQUILA BY ARPA COACH 

The BUS Terminal is located in front of the  Stazione Centrale (Pescara Central Railway Station) - Ticket nay be purchased at the ARPA office in front of the Bus Terminal. 


L’AQUILA BY TRAIN

Train connections are not very convenient , details can be found on on the WEB services of  TRENITALIA (Italian Railways) www.trenitalia.it or the regional Railways http://www.regionale.trenitalia.it/  information desk. 



OTHER COACH  CONNECTIONS BY BALTOUR

The BALTOUR TOUR OPERATOR d'ABRUZZO - Viale Marconi, 7 - 65100 PESCARA - ITALY 
Tel. +39/085/691990 : Fax +39/085/693161runs daily connections  to and from Milano, Bologna,  Perugia, Florence, Pisa and is part of the EUROLINES network. 

http://www.baltour.it

L'Aquila - Bologna- Milano 6.10(AQ)- 11.00(BO)- 14.00(MI)   L'Aquila - Perugia(*)- Firenze  7.30(AQ)- 10.30(PG)- 12.45(FI)   Milano ­ Bologna - L'Aquila 15.15(MI) - 18.15(BO)- 23.05(AQ)  Firenze-Perugia(*) -L'Aquila 16.30(FI)- 18.30(PG) - 21.1(AQ)  (*) Bus change in Perugia 



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