How to get to EponaFest?

Last Updated: 20/05/2022
If you are reading this you are a lost pony needing a little hoof for coming to our convention!
To get to EponaFest you need to reach Milan first! Click the titles below!

Very Important: The COVID-19 emergency forces you to take some extra measures if you come from a foreign country, especially if you come from a country outside the Schengen Area. We advise you to visit the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs website and the General Survey for traveling to Italy by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for any further information

By Airplane πŸ›«

First and foremost, Milan has three major Airports:

  • Milan Malpensa
    Malpensa is the major airport of the city! Including Intercontinental Flights! Probably your best bet for taking a flight to Milan.
    When you land at Milan Malpensa airport you can follow the signs to the Airport Railway Station. When you arrive at the station there will be automatic ticket machines and a Ticket Office, ask for a ticket for the Malpensa Express Train to “Milano Centrale” Station. If you want, you can buy the paperless train ticket online on the Malpensa Express website!
    The cost of the ticket is € 13.60 one way, € 20 for a round-trip ticket (the round-trip is available only online).
    Once you have your ticket, check the timetable (MXP on the timetable) and take the train to Milano Centrale station! Don’t Worry, Milano Centrale station is the last stop.
  • Milan Linate
    Linate is the closest to the heart of Milan, it’s only 7km from the city center! It’s an easy bet!
    When you land at Milan Linate Airport you can follow the signs to the Bus Stops of the airport. The bus you will take is owned by “ATM”, which is the main public transport company in Milan.
    You can buy your bus ticket at the airport (just search for ATM urban ticket) or online with the “ATM Milano” mobile app. We advise you to buy the ticket online to avoid third party seller surcharges.
    Now, wait for the Autobus Line 73 headed to “Duomo M1-M3”! This autobus will take you directly in front of the Milan Duomo! You’re in the center of the city!
  • Milan-Bergamo Orio al Serio
    Orio al Serio is the most distant airport from Milan, since it is actually located in Bergamo. Don’t worry, this won’t be a problem, but we advise you to choose a closer airport as your flight destination.
    When you land at Milan-Bergamo Orio al Serio head for the Bus Stops. When you arrive you can buy the ticket to Bergamo Station from the automatic ticket machine! Otherwise, you can buy the ticket from the Bergamo Tourist Office. The cost of the bus ticket is €2.60. Once you have the ticket, hop on Bus Line 1 or Line 814 for “Bergamo F.S.”, and you’ll arrive at the Central Station of Bergamo.
    Once you’re there, head to a Ticket Office and ask for a ticket for the Regional Train to “Milano Centrale” Station. You can also use the automatic ticket machines of “Trenitalia” and/or “Trenord” to buy your ticket, just select “Milano Centrale”. You can also buy a paperless train ticket on the Trenitalia or Trenord websites, there’s no difference between the two. The cost of the train ticket is €5.60. Make sure you buy a Regional ticket!
    Once you have the ticket, check the timetable (RE o R on Italian Timetables) for your train, hop in and enjoy the ride!
By Train πŸš‰

Milan has two Major International Train Stations: “Milano Centrale” and “Milano Porta Garibaldi”.

  • Milano Centrale
    Milano Centrale is the central and major Station of Milan, all the trains to Italy and the rest of Europe depart from there. From here you can reach major Italian tourist destinations, like Genoa, Rome, Naples, Bologna, Turin, Bari, and Venice! As you can see, here in Italy the preferred way to travel is the train!

  • Milano Porta Garibaldi
    Milano Porta Garibaldi is the major suburban station of Milan, you can get easily from there to the rest of Lombardy! Also some long-distance Italian and International trains stop here, such as the night trains to Austria and Germany and the French TGV.

Buy a ticket for your preferred train vector and reach Milan! In Italy the national train operator is “Trenitalia”, you can buy some international tickets on their website.

By Car 🚘

In Milan, there are very strict regulations about the cars that can enter the city. Your car needs to be Euro 3 Diesel or Euro 4 Gasoline or greater just to enter the urban area. This urban area is named “Area B”, you’ll see signs when exiting the highway. There’s also another area named “Area A” for the historic city center, in this area only residents can enter. Make sure to follow the rules or you’ll have a very expensive ticket. All the barrier zones of these areas have cameras to follow these rules.
Just enter “Starshotel Business Palace” in your preferred car route app of choice and follow the indications. It’s near the Highway exit S.Donato/Rogoredo Stazione at the A51/A1 Intersection.
Unfortunately, parking space at the hotel itself is limited, so please check your parking options in advance.

Now I’m in Milan! Where’s EponaFest? πŸ¦„

Now that you’re in Milan reaching our convention is very very easy! EponaFest is at the Starshotel Business Palace.

  • From Milan Centrale Station or Milan Duomo
    When you arrive at Milano Centrale Station or the Milan Duomo, head for the Metro (The sign of the Metro is big and red, with a white M).
    Now, you need to buy your ticket. You have two options: you can use the automatic ticket machines, or if you have a contactless credit card you can skip the line and pay directly at the ticket barrier. The ticket it’s only € 2.
    When you’re in, head for the Yellow Metro Line (M3) towards “San Donato”.
    Take the Metro and enjoy the ride! You need to exit at the “Porto di Mare” metro stop.
    EponaFest is right in front of the Metro stop.
  • From Milano Porta Garibaldi Station
    From Porta Garibaldi, you have two options: you can take the Green Line (M2) towards “Centrale FS” and change there to the Yellow Line (M3) towards “San Donato”, then you’ll need to exit at “Porto di mare” metro stop. EponaFest is right in front of the metro stop! You can change the metro line without buying a new ticket.
    Alternatively, from Milano Porta Garibaldi you can take the suburban train to Milan Rogoredo. You can buy an urban ticket with the automatic ticket machines of “Trenord” inside the station for € 2. The suburban lines that will take you to Milan Rogoredo are the S1 in the direction of “Lodi”, the S2 in the direction of “MI. Rogoredo” and S13 in the direction of “Pavia”.
    When you are in Milan Rogoredo you can take the Yellow Metro Line (M3) with the same ticket in the direction of “Comasina”. You’ll need to exit at the “Porto di Mare” stop.
    EponaFest is right in front of the metro stop!
  • From Milano Rogoredo Station
    From here, you could take a 10-minute walk to EponaFest. It’s very close to the convention.
    Alternatively, you can follow the signs to the big red M for the Metro and buy your ticket at the automatic ticket machines for € 2, or, if you have a contactless card, you can pay directly at the ticket barrier.
    Take the Yellow Metro Line (M3) in the direction of “Comasina” and exit at “Porto di Mare” metro stop. EponaFest is right in front of the metro stop!
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