Hotel & travel information


Lugano is situated in the south of the Ticino region (or canton), the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, on the shores of the Ceresio Lake.


Hotel booking


Amiconi Consulting SA is the only official appointed agency to manage hotel bookings for the 17-ICML.

Amiconi Consulting SA
Via al Forte 10 - 6900 Lugano, Switzerland
Phone: +41 91 921 38 12

Amiconi Consulting SA, with the approval of the Foundation for the Institute of Oncology Research (IOR), has blocked for the congress participants several hotels of various categories and price ranges.

In order to proceed with the booking of hotel rooms you are kindly invited to send a request to

A full list of the hotels still available with rates and further details will be sent to your attention and the requests will be processed on a first come first served basis.

Kindly notice that:

- hotel room bookings for the groups, for more than 8 persons, will guarantee registration for the 17-ICML only if the reservation is made through Amiconi Consulting;

- in the event of a restriction on the number of participants, those who have booked through Amiconi Consulting will have the priority to register.


Any other agency, company or website is not authorised to represent ICML in any way and does not have access to the officially contracted allocation of rooms for 17-ICML.

The hotel reservation does not constitute confirmation of registration for the 17-ICML. Registration is to be made separately from the hotel reservation on this website as soon as it is available.

Travel connections

The city is well connected by land and rail and is served by two main airports: Zurich Airport (Switzerland) and Milan Malpensa Airport (Italy).

These airports are connected to Lugano by train:

  • Zurich Airport (Switzerland) → Lugano
    A shuttle train connects the airport to Zurich central station, from where Swiss trains leave every 30 minutes. The journey, across spectacular landscapes, takes about 2 hours. 
  • Milan Malpensa Airport (Italy) → Lugano
    A train called TILO connects Italy and Switzerland (S50 line - direction: Biasca). Trains leave every hour and the journey takes about one hour and a half. 

Tickets can be purchased online on 

Other airport options are Geneva Airport (Switzerland) connected to Lugano by train (; Milan Linate Airport (Italy) and Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport (Italy) connected to Lugano by bus and then by train.


For private transfers (individual and groups) from all airports to and from Lugano please contact our appointed agency (Amiconi Consulting SA) via email (


Ticino Ticket


Attendees who have booked their accommodation in Canton Ticino will receive the Ticino Ticket, a public transport ticket, valid for the entire duration of their stay on all public transport in Ticino (buses, trains and postal buses of the “Arcobaleno Community”).

The Ticino Ticket cannot be purchased: it is free of charge and must be requested upon hotel check-in.


Thanks to the efficient public transportation network, participants may now reach Lugano in maximum 30 minutes from the railway stations situated near to the hotels booked through our partner Amiconi Consulting SA. Public transport timetable covers the entire ICML schedule, allowing participants to follow both the scientific and industry programs of the conference.

The Organizing Committee promotes the use of public transport with the aim to limit emissions on the territory and avoid unnecessary city traffic. Transportation to and from Lugano will however be organised for guests of accommodations that cannot take advantage of the Ticino Ticket.


The Committee asks our participants for maximum collaboration and sharing of this project.


For details, an information desk will be available in the Palazzo dei Congressi throughout the duration of the Congress.


For further information please visit