How to reach L’ Aquila
Basilica di Collemaggio (1288)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
ROMA - L'AQUILA BY ARPA COACH
lenght is approximatively 1 hour and 40 minutes.)
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
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.
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 of ARPA Lines is located
into the Bus Station, right corner of the TIBURTINA Railway Station
(East Side of Rome)
- The Rome Intnl Airport L.DA VINCI is connected
to the Tiburtina Station by local trains (from 6.15 AM to 0.15 AM)
in approximately 45 minutes. (tickets cost is presently € 4.70 ). By using the Taxi from the
Airport to Tiburtina Station is expensive (about € 60-70). If you really need it ask for the
price in advance.
- TERMINI Railways Station is connected to TIBURTINA
Railways Station by underground (METRO linea B)
- Rome METRO (and Rome city bus) ticket price
is presently € 0.77. Tickets are sold by vending machines (with exact change)
or by any newpapers store inside Rome Railway Stations.
- ARPA COACH TICKETS must be purchased
before you step into
the bus, at the ARPA ticket office inside the BUS Terminal - Ticket price
from Rome to L' Aquila (single journey) is presently € 8.70 - Normally no tickets are sold on board
and travellers without ticket are subject will be fined of € 50.
- L' Aquila Bus Terminal is located in the Underground
City Parking of Collemaggio at level -1. From there you may get downtonw main
square Piazza Duomo by a combined system of underground escalators and
- You may eventually step down at the first
bus stop in L'Aquila (as soon it exits from the Highway A24) on a side
of the Motel AGIP. This bus stop could be convenient if you wish to go to
the University Campus of Coppito (Science and Medical Schools) and the
Hospital "S.Salvatore". In this case take the city bus n.77
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.
from the Airport Pasquale Liberi to Stazione Centrale leaves every
10 minutes (from 5.30AM to 11.30PM).
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
: Fax +39/085/693161runs daily connections
to and from Milano, Bologna, Perugia, Florence, Pisa and is part of
the EUROLINES network.
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