The International Journalism Festival provides a bus transfer service from Rome Fiumicino Leonardo Da Vinci airport and from Perugia International airport to Perugia town centre and back, both for festival speakers and festival attendees.
I’m not a speaker of the festival; can I use the bus service?
Yes. The bus can be used by festival attendees.
I am a festival speaker; do I need to buy a ticket?
Yes. The festival organisation will provide you with a coupon to book and pay for your transfers for free. You must organise your transfers directly on the website on your own.
What routes can I book?
This bus service is available from Rome Fiumicino Leonardo Da Vinci airport and from Perugia International airport to Perugia town centre and back. There are no intermediate stops or other departure/arrival points.
How much does a ticket cost?
For festival attendees each ticket costs 25 euros one way per person. For festival speakers the service is free. The festival organisation will send each festival speaker a coupon to buy the ticket for free.
Where can I buy the ticket?
Only on this website. The ticket cannot be purchased on the bus.
When can I buy the ticket?
Seats on the buses are subject to availability so the sooner you buy the ticket the better. Due to the high demand, we recommend that you buy your tickets in advance.
How and where will I receive the ticket?
You will receive a confirmation email immediately after ticket purchase. Each ticket will have a unique PNR code. This code must be shown to the driver on entering the bus.
Must I print the ticket?
For your convenience only, but it is not necessary. You can show the driver the PNR code in your confirmation email directly from your mobile phone screen.
Can the purchased ticket be changed?
Yes. After making your first purchase, you will receive an email with instructions on how to create an account to access your personal area where you can view your orders and modify your tickets. It is possible to change the day and time of your trip and it is also possible to change the departure point and destination.
Can the purchased ticket be refunded?
Can I choose my seat?
No, seats are not assigned.
Where is the bus departure and arrival point?
– for those who have purchased a ticket from Rome Fiumicino Leonardo Da Vinci airport to Perugia town centre, this is how to reach the bus departure point.
Upon exiting terminal 3 (arrivals level – ground floor), turn right and continue until you reach exit number 6 of the terminal. On the left, you will see columns with yellow signs with “Stallo Bus Stop #” written on them, indicating the bus stop number. Continue straight ahead for about 300 meters. The IJF buses will stop at one of the bus bays from number 16 to number 23.
– for those who have purchased a ticket from Perugia International airport to Perugia town centre, the departure point is just outside the airport. The driver will be waiting for you with an “IJF Transfer Service” sign.
– for those who have purchased a ticket from Perugia town centre to Rome Fiumicino Leonardo Da Vinci airport (departure terminal and Hilton Garden Inn Hotel) or to Perugia International airport, the departure point is in Piazza Italia in front of Hotel La Rosetta, in the centre of Perugia.
All festival buses will be recognizable by an “IJF Transfer Service” sign.
From the airports the arrival point is in Piazza Italia in Perugia town centre for all passengers.
From Perugia town centre the arrival point at Rome Fiumicino Leonardo Da Vinci airport and at Perugia International airport is just outside the departure terminal.
For speakers who have early morning flight departures from Rome, the festival offers the possibility of staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel inside Rome Fiumicino airport on the night before departure. All speakers who choose this option, on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, will be able to purchase the ticket by choosing the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel as their destination. These transfer buses for early morning flight departures from Rome are also available to attendees, but any hotel booking is their responsibility.
I’m staying in a hotel near Perugia; is an additional stop possible?
No. The bus driver is not authorized to deviate from the established route.
How long is the trip?
For the trip from Rome Fiumicino Leonardo Da Vinci airport to Perugia, the journey time in each direction is approximately 3 hours. For the trip from Perugia International airport to Perugia town centre, the journey time in each direction is approximately half an hour. For the trip from the airport to Perugia town centre, we recommend that you choose a bus departure time which provides ample time for passport control and baggage collection. For the trip from Perugia town centre to the airport, we recommend that you choose a bus departure time which provides ample time for airport check-in and security checks.
How long in advance should I arrive at the departure point? What if I’m late?
The bus will be at the departure point 15 minutes before departure. Ticket holders should arrive at least 15 minutes before departure to allow time for ticket checking procedures. Unfortunately, the bus cannot wait for ticket holders who arrive late. Tickets for missed buses are not transferable.
For festival speakers only: if you are late and miss the bus, the festival organization will try to get you onto the next bus.
I want to buy a ticket but I can’t create an account; what can I do?
Make your first purchase, fill in all the mandatory fields and after completing the order you will receive an email with instructions on how to create your account and access your personal area where you can view your orders and change your tickets.
I’m having problems buying the ticket with my credit or debit card; what can I do?
To buy the ticket with your credit or debit card, the normal procedure is to click on the black box in the checkout entitled “Debit or Credit Card” (see image number 1 below) and follow the instructions. If this procedure does not function for your credit or debit card, you can try the alternative procedure; click on the yellow box in the checkout entitled “PayPal” (see image number 1 below) and then the grey box entitled “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” (see image number 2 below) and follow the instructions.