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How to get around the city

Milano is well served by Lombardy’s transport network, one of most widespread and efficient in Europe, with train, bus, metro and trolleybus networks. The city boasts 4,700 surface public transport stops, efficiently serving the 1,3 million residents of the city, with 800,000 journeys a day as standard and an additional 250,000 journeys a day during international fairs and other major events.

The public transport in Milano is managed by Azienda Trasporti Milanesi - ATM
Call center ATM +39 02 48607607; Mon–Sat 7.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.

ATM Milano Official App 

ATM Milano Official App is the official application of Azienda Trasporti Milanesi to move easily with public transport in Milan and its surroundings. With the app you can:

  • Quickly search for lines, stops, schedules and waiting times
  • Calculate the best route to reach your destination
  • Buy ordinary, daily and carnet tickets
  • Renew your pass and receive notifications about its expiry
  • Save addresses, stops, Bikemi and car parks among your favourites
  • Always be updated on the status of ATM service and scheduled changes
  • Explore on the map the stops near you and points of interest such as car parks, ATM Points and BikeMi
  • Receive notifications about changes to your favourite lines
  • Book appointments at ATM Points and Radiobus di Quartiere
  • Purchase tickets for the Z301 Milan – Bergamo line of NET Nord Est Trasporti 

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Milano has five metro lines, with more than 100 stations, and more than 130 bus and tram routes. Compared with major European capitals, Milano has competitive public-transport rates. The five underground lines cross the city from one end to the other. Each line is identified by a color: MM1 (red), MM2 (green), MM3 (yellow), MM4 (blue), and MM5 (lilac), in addition to the Milan railway bypass (Passante Ferroviario). The MM4 line is still partially under construction and the first operating section connects Linate Airport to San Babila.

The service on underground lines M1, M2 and M3 starts around 05.30 am and ends around 12.30 am; M4 service is operated from Monday to Thursday from 6 am to 10 pm, while from Friday to Sunday, from 6 am to 12.30 am; the M5 starts every day at 05.40 a.m. and stops at midnight. The frequency is every 2 minutes during peak hours and every 4–5 minutes the rest of the day. At night, night bus services and underground replacement bus services are in operation

Download the underground map.


The “Passante” is a new part of the Milanese infrastructure. This connects the surface train lines with the underground. It also offers a direct link between Cadorna and Domodossola. Hours: 6.30 am to 8 pm. Frequency: every 10 minutes.

Bus and Tram Network

Milano is equipped with an integrated surface transport network made up of around 120 lines including trams, trolleybuses and buses. A night-bus service is also available for booking on request. Services run from 4 am to 1.45 am, and the frequency is every 3 minutes during peak hours and every 6 minutes the rest of the day.

One of the symbols of the city of Milano is the historical Carrelli tram that still circulates in the city: you can’t miss the chance to sit in this iconic means of transport while visiting the city!


There are several types of tickets:
  1. Single ticket, valid 90 minutes: €2,20
  2. 24-hour pass: €7,60
  3. Ticket valid for 3 days from the date of validation: €13 
    The ticket is valid until the end of the public transport service on the third day, i.e., at 3:45 a.m. (not at midnight). 
    For example: the Thursday service closes at 3.45 a.m. on Friday. So, if you stamp your ticket at 00:01 am on Friday, you are still actually travelling on the Thursday transport service day, not the Friday one.
  4. 10-ticket pass (it cannot be used by more than one person at a time): €19,50

The ticket can be used with no limitation on buses, trams, underground lines and on the urban tracks of the suburban trains (Passante Ferroviario); it must be validated at the beginning of the journey and at any transportation change.

Where you can buy tickets: 

  1. All authorized sellers: bars, newspaper stands and tobacco shops (located inside the underground stations and overground) and automatic counters inside the underground stations.
  2. ATM MILANO OFFICIAL APP: The App for smartphones allows you to buy and validate tickets directly from the App.
  3. Via SMS. Service available only for mobile phones with an Italian sim card.
  4. Pay contactless: in Milano, public transport is full contactless. Payment by credit card is available on all buses, trams and trolleybuses of ATM’s network. 

Special cards:

YesMilano City Pass is the much-awaited official city pass, created with the aim of welcoming leisure and business visitors with simplified access to Duomo and many museums, and specially giving complete access to Milano’s efficient system of public transportation managed by Azienda Trasporti Milanesi (ATM): it includes 3-day travel in the metro subway system and all of public transport (trams, buses, S trains). Find details here.

IO Viaggio Ovunque In Lombardia is an integrated ticket for 1, 2, 3 or 7 days to travel at affordable costs on all public transport in Milano and all over Lombardy, included ferries serving the Lakes' areas. Purchase is possible in all train stations. Find details here.


Milano has around 5,000 taxis. The white vehicles are distinguished by a sign on the roof which will light up when the cab is available. Services run 24 hours a day. They can be requested by phone and online, or by going to the designated taxi ranks. The fare is calculated on the meter, or with fixed rates for pre-established routes.

Bookings can be made with the Municipality’s Milano In Taxi app available for iOS and Android or by calling the toll-free number +39 027777 or through the www.taxi.comune.milano.it website. Accessible taxis for disabled passengers, identifiable by the Easy Taxi logo, are available as well as car rentals with drivers specialised in the transport of persons with special needs.

The main taxi companies have their own app to book any ride in the city:

  • RadioTaxi:Call +39 026969 or use the app “itTaxi”
  • AutoradioTaxi:Call +39 028585 or use the app “InTaxi”
  • Taxiblu:Call + 39 024040 ore use the app “appTaxi”

Bike sharing

BikeMi is Milano’s Bike Sharing service. It is an easy, practical and ecological system that helps to improve the quality of the environment and your physical well-being. The service runs 365 days a year, from 6 AM to midnight.

There are three different subscriptions (annual, weekly and daily) and rate. Learn more: https://bikemi.com/en/how-it-works
Download a map of bike sharing locations.

Car sharing

Milan has the largest Car Sharing service in Italy and one of the most competitive in Europe, launched in 2001 with a pilot project and present today with five operators: Enjoy, E-Go, ShareNow, Zity and E-Vai. The city of Milan won the prestigious "International Carsharing City Award" in 2020 in the metropolitan category, a global competition that rewarded the cities that stood out most for having introduced and maintained a Car Sharing system in their city over time. Vehicles enter freely into Area B and Area C and park for free in the yellow and blue lines.

Kick scooter sharing

There are several companies in Milano that offer kick scooter sharing. The main ones are: Bird, Bolt, Dr, Hellbiz, Lime, Butter, and Tier.

All traffic regulations in the city must be obeyed: the max permitted speed is 20 km/h, and in pedestrian areas, the speed must be limited to 6 km/h.

Scooter sharing

The scooter sharing service, a fleet of scooters approved for two persons with two helmets positioned in the top case, is a free-floating and keyless service: book the nearest eScooter via the app and, once you have finished your ride, leave it within the operating area. Entrance to Area C is free. All scooters are 100% electric.

The main providers of the scooter sharing service are: MiMoto, ZigZag, Cityscoot, eCooltra and Acciona.

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