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ERF 2024 | European Robotics Forum

ROBOTICS UNITES: People, Countries, Disciplines

Accessibility and Special reductions for ERF 2024 participants

Strategically located in the centre of Italy and serviced by a dense network offering various connections, Rimini is easily reached both from within Italy and from abroad. Rimini is reachable from four airports in maximum one hour travel time.

Thanks to the partnership with ITA Airways, Trenitalia and e-mobility companies, ERF 2024 delegates will be offered some discounts on travel and local transportation in Rimini. Check carefully the page to get all the information.

Fly with ITA Airways and take advantage of an exclusive 14% discount to fly to Milan and Bologna from Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Tirana, Sofia, Athens, and Malta in Economy Class (Light Fare excluded).*  The offer is valid exclusively for online purchases from all subscribers of the ERF 2024 Congress (register here, subject to acceptance of analytical cookies and allowing the opening of pop-ups in the browser settings.

Buy your ticket until 3 March 2024 to fly between 6 March and 21 March 2024 (last departure date).

Bologna International Airport

is 1 hour drive north of Rimini and is the fourth most important international airport in Italy. It features scheduled flights to / from 91 international destinations, among which the most important daily flights to / from Frankfurt, London, Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam, Rome for intercontinental connections.
Connections between Bologna Airport and Rimini:

  • Shuttlebus Bologna airport – Rimini train station | Daily connections in one hour, with 10 journeys per day.
    ERF 2024 participants will be offered a 10% discount on the total expenses (not combinable with other promotions).
    The promotion is valid from now for trips in the period 12 – 17 March 2024.
    For further information and tickets, CLICK HERE, and enter the code: ERF2024!
    ERF 2024 participants will also find an information desk arriving at Bologna airport.
  • Marconi Express| monorail train connecting Bologna Airport to Bologna railway station in 7 minutes;
  • Railways links | frequent regular and high-speed trains from Bologna to Rimini (approx. 50-60 min).

Rimini Railway Station is just 1.5 km from the Palacongressi. Rimini have fast connections by high-speed trains to the main Italian art cities. High-speed railway links have been extended along the Adriatic coast. Trenitalia connects Milan to Ancona bringing increased accessibility and rapid links with the Riviera.
Rimini Railway Station is just 1.5 km from the Palacongressi.

RIMINI – MILANO / 2h 30′
RIMINI – ROMA / 3h 10′


Thanks to the collaboration between the Italian Exhibition Group and Trenitalia, ERF 2024 participants will be offered the possibility of reaching Rimini or Riminifiera with Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca with discounts of up to 80%! You can take advantage of the offer via Trenitalia App, at ticket offices and authorized travel agencies, or on

To get the discount please follow the procedure here below:

  • select the one-way or round-trip journey to Rimini or Riminifiera
  • select “see other offers” and, in the relevant drop-down menu of the “Offer” section, choose “Special Events”
  • enter the code “IEGRIMINI24” in the “Agreement code” field
  • select “Confirm”
  • follow the same procedure for the return journey

To take advantage of the offer you must be registered for the event and have a paper or electronic badge proving your registration!
Discounted tickets are for trips between the two days before the start of ERF 2024 and the following day.
Tickets can be purchased to travel on Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Frecciabianca trains, in 1st and 2nd class, on the Business, Premium and Standard service levels. Regional, Intercity, Intercity Night trains and the Executive service level and lounge service are excluded. Booking changes, ticket changes and refunds are not permitted.


Thanks to the collaboration between Italian Exhibition Group and Trenitalia for ERF 2024, the participants will be offered the possibility of purchasing 1st and 2nd class train tickets, couchettes and sleeping cars – with the exception of Excelsior cabins – for Intercity and Intercity Night trains having as destination/origin Rimini, with the reduction 30% calculated on the basic adult fare.


Discounted tickets can be purchased exclusively at Trenitalia Group Offices by sending the request up to 5 working days from the departure date to or at Trenitalia partner travel agencies ( ).
ERF 2024 participants must send, at the time of booking, to the Groups Office or to the Trenitalia partner travel agency, via e-mail, this application form and keep it for the entire duration of the trip. The purchase can be made exclusively in ticketless mode. Train tickets must concern travel to/from Rimini, RiminiFiera or Vicenza, from the day before until the day after the event.
No further reductions due for any other reason are applicable to the discounted price. Booking and ticket changes and refunds if the traveller cancels the trip are not permitted. Travelers in possession of a reduced ticket, found traveling on days and on trains other than those permitted, are regularized as not having a ticket.

Rimini has excellent connections with the rest of Italy and Europe via the motorway network. Rimini is on the A14 Milan to Bari motorway (connecting the North and the South of Italy). On the A14 from Rimini it is easy to link up with the A4 for Venice, the A22 for the Brenner Pass and the A1 for Florence, Rome and Naples.

Local trasportation

In Rimini, everything is at your fingertips – the old town, a wide choice of hotels on the new seafront promenade, restaurants that cater for every need, a central station, and of course, the Palacongressi.

A modern and efficient urban network of minibuses, coaches and fast ecovehicles. Timetables at Bus line 7 to the Palacongressi.

METROMARE is a zero emissions electric bus that connects Rimini and Riccione railway stations. It runs daily every 25 min. with 15 intermediate stops. You can get the Rimini Palacongressi from RIMINI STATION bus stop by renting a bike at the new BIKE PARK or by bus n. 7.

Rimini is a bike friendly city, with an increasing number of greenways and cycle paths. All hotels offer bicycles to their guests and the Municipality also offers a bike sharing service. Rimini station has a brand new Bike Park for renting and parking bicycles and includes a repair service. The entire area has recently been redeveloped to promote inter-modality between local public transport, railway services and the cycle and pedestrian tracks.

Rent a car for comfortable and time-saving trips both around the city and when exploring the local area. Taxi sharing is another practical alternative for going from the hotel to the Palacongressi.

Electric bike and scooters are a handy, low impact alternative that is becoming increasingly popular. BIT, Bird Rides Italy and Lime are the service providers in Rimini. ERF 2024 worked hard to get the following discounts for the delegates.

BIT – SCOOTERS  Bit Mobility – Electric scooter sharing app

A promotional code that corresponds to 20 minutes of una tantum free travel for all new users who register on the Bit App. The free ride minutes until they finished and can therefore also be used for multiple rides of shorter duration. The number of promotional codes is unlimited.
To be used in the period 13-15 March 2024 only for new members of the App.



LIME – ELECTRIC SCOOTER AND BICYCLE   Lime Micromobility | Homepage

A promotional code that allows the vehicle to be unlocked for free (equal to €1) for a total of 2 trips per day. The maximum number of promotional codes is 200.
To be used in the period 13-15 March 2024.