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.

Here you can download the hotel booking schedule and procedure:


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). 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, upon hotel check-in, 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 ticket cannot be purchased. Visit for more information.