Milan public transportation system is managed by Azienda Trasporti Milanesi (ATM) and offers 4 metro lines and several tram and bus lines. Public transport runs from approximately 6 am until 12.30am (but there are some buses which run at night).
Tickets can be purchased from ticket machines in underground stations, from newspaper stands and "tabacchi" shops. You can also pay for your ticket directly at the ticket gate with Mastercard, Visa, Maestro and VPay contactless cards. Moreover, you can purchase it on the official ATM app, or by sending an SMS to 48444 with the message ATM (service available only for TIM, Wind, Vodafone, H3G customers).
A single ride ticket costs 2,00 € and is valid on the entire Milan urban network for 90 minutes from the time of validation; it is valid for multiple rides on the subway.
Students up to 26 years old: 10 € Initial Fee + 22 € per month for limitless ticket
Students older than 26 years old: 10 € Initial Fee + 39 € per month for limitless ticket
To plan your journey: http://giromilano.atm.it/#/home/en
Milan has over 70 kilometres of bicycle lanes spread across the city. BikeMi is Milan's new easy, practical and ecological bike sharing service. Subscription to the service can be annual (36 €), weekly (9 €) or daily (4,50 €), payable by credit card ONLY.
More info at every ATM point and at: www.bikemi.com
RENT A CAR
In order to rent a car you need a driving license (valid for at least 2 years) a credit card. Students younger than 21 cannot rent a car.
The main car rental companies are: EUROPCAR; HERTZ and SIXT.
DRIVING AND PARKING IN MILAN
Milan Congestion Charge Zone (Area C) is a recently implemented system that requires drivers to buy a ticket in order to access the area surrounding the city centre.
There are parking restrictions in the city centre. Parking is allowed only in white (free of charge) or in blue (paid by the hour) lined parking spaces. Areas marked by yellow lines are for residents only.
In the city center you can park in the areas marked by blue lines. You will need a ‘Sosta Milano’ card which you can buy at any Tobacconist’s.
Parking Bocconi: http://parcheggispa.it/parcheggio-bocconi-b/
Car Removal Office: tel. 02.77270280 – 02.77270281 (24hrs daily).
Milan cabs are white. Late night, Sunday and extra-luggage surcharges are applied. A few taxis accept credit cards. If in doubt of the price, ask the driver for an estimate before getting in (for booking: Radio Taxi 02 8585; Taxiblu 02 4040 or Yellow Taxi Multiservice 02 6969).
Taxis from Malpensa to Milan have a set fee of 90 €.
Trenitalia (State Railways) is the national railway transport service. The main stations in Milan are Stazione Centrale, Milano Rogoredo and Milano Garibaldi. ‘On-board tickets’ are subject to a surcharge. Remember also to validate your ticket by stamping it through the validating machines at the track platform or around the stations. Expired or not validated tickets are subject to fines. If you did not validate your ticket, contact immediately the ‘on board’ representative. More info at: http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en
Trenord is mostly a commuter rail and serves some of Milan’s neighbouring cities. For updated timetable, visit: www.trenord.it
Milan is served by three airports:
Milano Linate (http://www.milanolinate-airport.com/en)
Milano Malpensa (http://www.milanomalpensa-airport.com/en)
Bergamo Orio al Serio (http://www.orioaeroporto.it/en/)