Milan Transport


Milan has an extremely efficient and well-established public transport system, covering nearly 870 miles (1,400km), which is fortunate because the city's roads are congested and local drivers are frighteningly reckless. Renting a car and driving yourself is not a fun experience in Milan and is best avoided. The ATM operates the metro, bus, tram and trolley services, which have the advantage of being integrated. Tickets, which can be bought from shops displaying the ATM logo, such as tobacconists, coffee bars and vending machines throughout the city, are validated on-board and then have a time limit of 75 minutes travel on any of the transport options, or one ride on the metro. One- and two-day passes are also available. The city's metro is particularly efficient, inexpensive and user-friendly, and consists of three lines. Linea 1, the red line, covers the most important tourist areas near the Duomo. Taxis are freely available but have to be hired at marked stands. Expect extra charges for luggage, or travel late at night or on a Sunday. The historic area around the cathedral is good for pedestrians and a number of attractions can be reached on foot.

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