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Basic information

  • Area: 183.77 km² (71 sq mi)
  • Calling Code: +3902
  • Currency: Euro (€) (EUR)
  • Population (EST): 1,306,637
  • Official language: Italian
  • Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)

Milan – Getting Around


Most of Milan lies on flat land, so a nice way to discover the city is by bike. Milan has its own bicycle sharing system, which allows tourists and locals to rent a bike and return in to a different station in the city.


Buses operating in the city are clean, punctual and comfortable, and most services run until 2am in the morning. For long-distance routes the Eurolines bus company connects Milan to many other major European cities.


The efficient metro system operates on three lines to 72 stops throughout the city, with several new lines under construction. Trains operate on a frequent basis, every 1 - 3 minutes, from 6am in the morning until 2am, and tickets can be purchased from automated machines in the metro stations.

On Foot

Walking is an excellent way to take in the sights of the city, particularly in the summer months. Areas such as the Corso Vittorio Emanuele and the Via Dante have been pedestrianized, and are nice areas to explore by foot.


Taxis are a comfortable way to travel, although taxi rides come with hefty fares. It is illegal to hail a cab in the street, instead you must go to a designated taxi stand. Another option is to dial the national taxi number, however be warned - if you book a taxi by phone you will be charged from the moment the driver accepts the call.


The main train station is the Milan Central Station, where are number of trains operate to other cities in the country such as Venice, Rome, Naples and Florence. While there are also several long-distance journey’s to other European cities such as Munich, Barcelona, Geneva, Vienna and Zagreb. Other important train stations in the city include the Cadorna Station and Garibaldi Station.