General & transport information

Milan and Lombardy

Here you have some infos regarding general matters and means of transportation of Milan and Lombardy. (You can find information about Liguria below)


How to reach Milan by car

If you are planning to reach Milan from abroad you have different possibilities:

  • From France: you can pass through Switzerland and reach Milan from Como (mind that you have to pay the swiss toll). Otherwise if you can pass near Lione and then go straight to Turin without passing through Switzerland.
  • From Switzerland: the best way is to cross the border at Chiasso and then take the highway A9 to Milan
  • From Germany: the best way is to cross Switzerland and then pass through the border at Chiasso and then take the highway A9 to Milan
  • From Austria: the best option is to cross the border at Tarvisio and then proceed on the highway A4 to Milan.

If you’re flying to Milan click here.


Transport information

Milan is very well connected by public transportation system and it represents the best way to move in the city. 

You can buy different kind of tickets, here you can find a selection of the most common:

  • Urban tickets, for travels within Milan on the Milan city transport network
  • Extra-urban tickets, for travels on intercity routes from the greater Milan area to the Milan terminals and vice versa, or for travels between towns in the greater Milan area
  • Cumulative tickets, for travels on both the Milan city and intercity networks
  • Fiera Milano tickets, to arrive to Rho exhibition center at Rho Fiera undergournd station

Please also remind that:

Children travel free of charge on ATM vehicles when accompanied by an adult in possession of a valid ticket or travel card:

  • Children aged 5 and under. Prams and pushchairs may be carried free of charge
  • Children aged 6 to 10, up to two children.


Congestion Charge – Area C

The access to the historical center of Milan is limited by the Congestion Charge area (Area C) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 7.30 to 19.30, and Thursday from 7.30 to 18. To get into “Area C” you must activate an entrance ticket of 5 euro.

Area C”, the restricted traffic zone in the center of Milan, is bounded by “Cerchia dei Bastioni”. The access points are 43, including 7 for exclusive use of public transport, and are monitored by cameras.

After you entered “Area C”, you have 24 hours to purchase and activate an entrance ticket. The ticket worth 5 euro can be purchased at the parking meters, newsagents, tobacconists, ATM points (Milan Transport Company), at the ATMs of Intesa Sanpaolo, online on this site ( in “Servizi Online” (online services), or calling the call center at the number + 39.02.48684001  and in conventioned garages.


How to reach Liguria by car:

  • From France you can cross the border at Ventimiglia and then take the highway A10 which goes straight to Genova.
  • From all the other countries you can follow the same instruction to reach Milan and then take the highway A7 direction Genova.


Transport information (Public transport)

Genova and the other cities of Liguria are very well connected with a system of public transportation:

  • Genova Amt manages the public transportation and on their website you can find all the tickets that you can buy. 
  • Rapallo – Atp is the public transport provider. You can also easily move by foot in town since Rapallo is not as big as Genova. 
  • Santa Margherita – Atp the public transportation is managed by the same society and so it’s the moving on foot in town. 


Transport information (Train)

The easiest way to going around in Liguria is represented by the train service.

On the website of Trenitalia you can easily plan your trip since every town has its own train station.

The train is also the most conveniente mean of transportation, especially in summer when Liguria is full of tourists from all around the world. From April 1st to November 1st 2017, 5 Terre express trains are running every 15 minutes through the National Park of Cinque Terre from Levanto to La Spezia with stops in Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore.