Brindisi airport is the nearest airport to Lecce (35 Km). Daily flights connect Brindisi to the international airports of Rome (by Alitalia- www.alitalia.it) and Milan (by Alitalia- www.alitalia.it, for low cost company EasyJet-www.easyjet.com). Brindisi is also connected to the international airports of London Stansted, Brussels and other important city (by Ryanairwww.ryanair.com, low cost company), Cologne,Munich, Stuttgart (byhttp://www.airberlin.com), Geneva (by Easy Jet www.easyjet.com), Zurich (by Helvetic– http://www.helvetic.com/).
Brindisi is also connected to many other International locations as Brussels, Wien, Zurich, Nuremberg by other flight companies. For a complete list of locations please visit the airport web site: http://www.seap-puglia.it (click on the link ‘Brindisi’ and then on ‘Departure’)
The airport closest to the conference venue is Brindisi Casale, at 30 minutes driving distance from Lecce; taxis and shuttles are available just outside the airport.
– Taxi service from airport costs EURO 50-60.
– Air Shuttle: a direct transportation service (by an 8 seats vehicle) from Brindisi airport to Lecce (and vice versa). A one way ticket costs € 20. You can book in advance calling “Crusi Viaggi” (Tel: +39 0832/305522) or through the on-line booking service:
The Air Shuttle bring you directly to the hotel or to the workshop venue.
– SITA Airport shuttle-bus services connect the airport of Brindisi to Lecce, at the cost of EURO 6.50. http://www.sitabus.it/en/how-to-get-to-lecce/
SITA Airport shuttle-bus arrives at ex Foro Boario, piazza Carmelo Bene, Lecce. From here to your hotel you can take the public bus or taxi: Public bus SGM line (timetable)
Taxi rides within Lecce cost EURO 10. For booking cabs, call: Salento Radio taxi (0039) 0832/2240
Alternatively, you may land in Bari Palese airport(150 Km far from Lecce), take metro, taxi (fixed price EURO 20 from Bari airport to Bari city center) or shuttle to Bari central station and reach Lecce by train in approximately 2 hours. Check shuttles timetable http://www.ferrovienordbarese.it/times
It is also possible to take http://www.aeroportidipuglia.it/bus3 to Brindisi airport, from where buses to Lecce are available.
You may, also, land in Rome Fiumicino airport(550 Km far from Lecce) .From Fiumicino Airport reach the centre of Rome quickly by train with Trenitalia. From the railway station, located in the airport, near the Arrivals and Departures terminals, you can reach the Rome Termini railway station with many, frequent connections:
-Leonardo Express, a non-stop service exclusively for airport passengers to/from Rome Termini railway station leaving every 30 minutes (every 15 minutes at peak times) with a journey time of 32 minutes
-Regional FL1 trains to/from other stations in Rome, including Rome Tiburtina, with departures every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends and holidays
From Rome Termini railway station you can get the high speed train to Lecce with Freccia Argento it takes around 5 hours and half. Time table and all trip options are available at http://www.trenitalia.com/
Train trip options from any Italian city to Lecce central station are available at: http://www.trenitalia.com/
From the station to the conference venue Conference venue is about 5 minutes by taxi..
To reach Lecce by car from Rome is necessary to follow A1 highway, direction Naples, and then follow A 16 or A 14, direction Bari. Meanwhile, to reach Lecce by car from Milano is necessary to follow A 14 highway, direction Bari. Then to reach Lecce from Bari, for both routes, is necessary to follow main road 379, direction Lecce.