Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto Officina dei Materiali

How to reach us

CNR-IOM is located in Basovizza, on the outskirts of Trieste, very close to the border with Slovenia. It is served by Trieste airport, which is only 46 km far and offers regular flights to Munich and London. The most important European hubs can also be accessed from Venice, Treviso and Ljubljana airports, which are also at close distance.

How to reach Trieste from the local airport

From Trieste airport, located in Ronchi dei Legionari, you can reach the town by public transport, by shuttle services or by car.

By public transport

APT direct Coach Service 51 runs from/to the airport to Trieste Centrale Railway Station. Click here for the timetables.

Tickets can be purchased at:

  • the airport:

o     from the 24-hour automatic ticket machines, located inside (arrivals hall of the passenger terminal, next to the main exit door) and outside the airport (on the covered walkway, in front of the busstops)

o     at the tourist information counter - Infopoint Turismo FVG (arrivals hall of the passenger terminal)

  • Trieste city coachstation

By shuttle services

GOOPTI and SCIENCE-BUS are sharing shuttle services with other passengers with competitive prices. For more info and bookings go to: and

By car

Follow road Strada Statale 14 via Monfalcone, Duino, Sistiana to downtown Trieste OR

Take A4 motorway from “Redipuglia - Monfalcone ovest” to Trieste. Take exit “Padriciano” and follow directions to Basovizza to reach CNR-IOM directly.

How to reach Trieste by train

By train Trieste has rail connections with every major city in Italy and the rest of Europe. The main train station (Stazione F.S.) is in central Piazza Libertà. For timetables, booking and ticket purchase please refer to:

How to reach CNR-IOM from downtown Trieste

By public transport

There are regular city service buses (N. 51 and 39) that travel from Trieste central railway station to the Elettra Campus, where CNR-IOM is located, or the village of Basovizza, which is about 10 km far from downtown Trieste. The bus stop can be found in Piazza della Libertà, the square facing the t station. Tickets can be purchased at the newspaper kiosk or at the automatic ticket machine in front of the railway station main entrance. It takes about 20 to 25 min to reach destination. Timetables can be found here. Please be aware that "Feriale" refers to working days, "Festivo" to Sundays or National holidays (25/04, 1/05, 3/06, 1/11, 8/12) or City holidays (3/11). Note also that bus N. 39 stops in Basovizza (1.5 km from the lab) and only few rides, marked with “A”, reach theCampus.

Driving directions from Piazza Libertà to Basovizza can be found here.


Accommodations nearby CNR-IOM:

  • Center Hotel&Dependance, Basovizza, (around 45-60 Eur / single room / breakfastincluded) NOTE: Rooms are available at a reduced price for NFFA-Europe users. Please qualify as NFFA-Europe user when making your booking and when asking the bill.
  • Pepi Hotel, Basovizza, (around 21-52 Eur / single room / breakfast included)
  • Aura Bed & Breakfast, Basovizza, (around 40-45 Euro / single room / breakfastincluded)