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Travel to Lugano
How to reach the Hotel de la Paix in Lugano:
- 5 km from Lugano-Agno Airport
- 1 km from Lugano train station
- Located at a walking distance from the city center and close to the Lake Lugano
By Rail and Bus
Hotel de la Paix is 3 minutes walk from the Lugano-Santa Birgitta bus stop. A taxi rank is located just outside the Lugano train station. Train times can be checked using the contact details below.
Access by car to the Hotel de la Paix in Lugano can be via many routes. You are therefore advised to go onto a route planner to map your journey.
We recommend www.theaa.com/route-planner.
A large parking lot is available at the hotel.
If you must apply for a temporary non-immigrant visa, you are advised to apply as soon as travel to Sitzerland is contemplated and not later than 3 months in advance.
APPLY EARLY! The congress secretariat offers an official letter of invitation for the Meeting attendees. The letter of invitation, though not required for the visa application, can assist as a supporting document. Present this letter of invitation from Aortic Summit to the consular officer during the visa interview. This letter by no means guarantees admittance into Switzerland, but can provide compelling evidence for immigration officials to consider.
To request a personalized invitation letter – please fill in the Visa Application
The deadline for requests is September 23, 2019. Requests will be processed as soon as possible for the Aortic Summit and the completed Letter of Invitation Request form.