Even though Milan is a big city and with scattered points of interest, moving around is not very difficult. Surely one of the most comfortable and economical ways is to use public transport, managed by ATM (Azienda Trasporti Milanesi). You can get into the underground, trams, buses and trains that run on the city route with different types of tickets. Therefore, it is possible to move around Milan comfortably, quickly and inexpensively. In fact, buying a daily ticket for 4.50 euros you have the possibility to travel freely without any limits.
Public transport runs almost all day, with alternative replacement routes at night. The metro is fast and frequent at all times, with 4 lines covering the city, while moving around with trams and buses can be much slower, especially at rush hours. To consult timetables, maps and, above all, buy tickets easily, we recommend downloading APP ATM.
The metro, tram and buses are very practical and comfortable for moving from one attraction to another in the city, but if you want to move around while enjoying the view of the city, tour buses may be the right option. The traditional red double-decker buses have 4 lines that allow you to visit the main attractions in the city, with the possibility of getting on and off as many times as you wish. Another way to get around, especially in the central areas or at night, is by taxi: classic white cars are available in the city at some of the busiest areas, or by calling a special service by phone. Compared to the public taxi service, relying on a private taxi certainly has its advantages: the possibility of booking online, lower prices and shorter waiting times.
An ecological and fun way to enjoy the city is to rent a bike. There are over 400 bike-sharing stations in Milan, with different subscription options (daily, weekly, yearly). A credit card is required to use the service and tickets can be purchased directly at the stations.
Other bike companies, such as Mobike, allow you to rent through the application, showing which bike is closest to you.
However, renting a car and moving around in Milan with your own vehicle is undoubtedly more complicated due to the traffic, the numerous areas of limited traffic and the rare parking lots, but it is still a valid alternative to consider for moving around completely independently. In Milan there are numerous car sharing companies, which you can subscribe to by downloading the application and entering your personal data.
Finally, you''ll find it useful to know how to get to the city centre from the 3 airports in Milan. If coming from Linate Airport you can take a bus, getting a ticket at the ticket machines, which takes you directly to the centre (Missori stop, a stone's throw from the Duomo): This service is not available from Malpensa and Orio al Serio Airports, which are located outside the city area. For this reason, we recommend that you use the shuttle service, which, when you book online, will allow you to reach the Central Station, in the city centre.
Several bus companies operate a shuttle service from the airport to the city, with a terminus always based at the Central Station. The trip takes approximately 50 minutes, with buses leaving approximately every 20 minutes.
For those who wish to make their own transfers to the airport with maximum comfort, we recommend the service offered by Taxileader.net. Professional drivers in the industry provide in-airport hospitality and take you to your accommodation or any other destination you wish. A convenient service that can be booked online or by phone in just a few minutes.