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Milan Public Transport & Metro

Info for public transport in Milano: metro tickets, bus and tram

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All information and tickets for buses, trams, metro (subway), hop on hop off bus and other public transport options in Milan Italy.

Transportation in Milan

Many Milan attractions are within reasonable walking distance of each other and the cathedral, but you'll probably still want to use public transport for some more distant attractions such as the San Siro Stadium. You have three options for transport in the city; the extensive metro network, the (historic) trams or the hop-on hop-off tourist bus:

1. Milan Metro

Milan's good metro network consists of four metro lines, namely the red, yellow, green and the recently completed purple line. This purple line is called 'line 5', but that has to do with the fact that 'line 4' is still under construction. Milan subways run frequently and even every few minutes during rush hour.

  • You can buy Milan metro tickets in the metro stations at an ATM ticket machine.
  • A standard one-way ticket costs 2.20 euros. This Ticket Mi1 - Mi3 is valid in 3 zones; all major attractions are within these three zones. Tip: Public transport is included in the Yes Milano City Pass.
  • Tickets are valid for 90 minutes on the metro, trams and buses after stamping. Don't forget to stamp your ticket in a tram to avoid a fine.
  • Children under 14 can travel for free with an adult. You must bring an ID card of your child on which the age can be demonstrated.
  • Day tickets for public transport 'Zani Viaggi' are available from 12.90 euros (book your public transport ticket online).

Book Zani Viaggi Tickets

Below you will find a link to the ATM route planner:

Route planner ATM

Metro Milan

2. (Historical) trams

Striking in the streets of Milan are the yellow historic trams. These trams are almost a hundred years old and several tram lines are still in use. Inside, the trams still have their authentic charm. A nice way to discover various sights of Milan is 'Tram 1'. This tram line has no fewer than 39 stops and starts near the central station with Piazza Castelli as its terminus. Especially the route between the central station and the Arco della Pace (at Parco Sempione) is worthwhile. How to but tram tickets in Milan? To use the tram, you can use the aforementioned day ticket for public transport or buy a 90-minute ticket for a few euros.

Even more unique is one of the historic trams that has been converted into a mobile restaurant, where you take a ride through Milan for more than two hours and are served several courses (more info and reservations on the ATM website).

Tram MilanThe historic tram in the center of Milan
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Hop on Hop off buses

A nice way to discover the city of Milan is with the tourist bus. These Milan hop-on hop-off buses have no less than 4 routes, making it easy to visit the main Milan sights with an audio guide. You can purchase the Hop-on Hop-off tickets at Getyourguide. You can choose from a ticket for one day (22 euros), two days (25 euros) or three days (28 euros). This last option is particularly attractive if you are staying in Milan for several days and want to visit sights such as the San Siro Stadium, which is further away from the centre.

4. To and from Milan airport

Do you want to go from the airport to the center of Milan or vice versa? Then choose the right airport below to get the best suggestions for transportation:

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