How to Get Around in Milan
Milan is not only easy to navigate without a car, it's easier than with one. The city imposes a pollution tax on all automobiles, including rentals, so it’s a good idea to take a bus or walking tour, or take advantage of the city’s excellent public transit. Here are your options.
Milan's public transportation options include the Metro, bus lines, and a few tram routes. All three use the same ticketing system, and the Metro's four color-coded lines serve nearly every part of central Milan. In areas not covered by the Metro, bus and tram lines fill in the gaps.
Walking and Biking Tours
The historic center of Milan is actually quite compact, making it easy to get around on foot or by bike. Walking tours are popular, covering the main sights within easy strolling distance of one another, or focusing on a certain neighborhood like the Navigli or Brera, both of which become more lively at night. Alternately, cover more ground by booking a bicycle tour or taking advantage of Milan’s bike-sharing program, BikeMi.
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Tram Tours
Getting the lay of the land in an unfamiliar city is often easiest when you start a visit with a hop-on hop-off tour. Milan offers these tours on both open-top, double-decker buses and on vintage trams. In either case, you can ride the whole route in one go or disembark at any point to explore and then get back on the next bus or tram.