Best way getting around Bergamo

Bergamo train station
Bergamo train station

Here is how to get from the airport to the center and tips on travel by car, on foot and by public transport: maps, timetables, and ticket and season ticket costs.

From Orio al Serio airport to Bergamo centre

 

The international airport of Bergamo-Orio al Serio is the third Italian airport for the number of passengers, not far from the center of Bergamo.

Distance from the center: 6 km / Travel time: 13/17 minutes approx.
By taxi: from €5,00 (shared taxi) to €12,50 (private taxi) for about 13 minutes ride
By bus: €2,30, using the Airbus ATB service

From Milan Linate airport to the Bergamo center

It is possible to reach Bergamo by landing in the Milan airport of Linate, less than an hour away from the city.

Distance from the city center: about 55 km / Travel time: about 50 minutes
By train: with Trenord starting from €5.50
By taxi: from €80,00 / Journey time: about 50 minutes
By bus: several bus companies organize trips from Linate to Bergamo starting from €3,30

How to get around on foot

Bergamo presents, as almost every Italian city, the arcane Limited Traffic Zone, within which it is not possible to move except on foot or by bicycle. Walking through the streets of the town is not a problem; on the contrary: the best way to live Bergamo is on foot, walking through its streets and alleys, mainly thanks to the myriad of architectural beauties offered by the city.

It is important to remember, above all, that in the Upper Town area (Bergamo Alta), bus or other car traffic is forbidden during weekends and at different times of the year: a more unique than rare opportunity to explore the wonders of Bergamo using only your legs.
For a first approach to the city, our advice is to take part in one of the walking tours with local guides who show you Bergamo’s must-see sights and provide useful information for the continuation of your visit (prices from €10,00 per person).

Getting around by public transport

The public transport service in Bergamo is managed by ATB (Azienda Trasporti Bergamo) and consists of an articulated bus service, a picturesque funicular network, and a tram network.

Bus

There are 13 bus lines that guarantee travel both in winter and on holidays, weekdays and weekends, with journeys sometimes guaranteed until 00:30.Hours: 05:00 – 23:30 (with some rides guaranteed until after midnight)
Single ticket/ride cost: €1,30
Cost of tickets/subscription carnet: carnet 10 rides €11,50; ticket 24 hours €3,50; ticket 72 hours €7,00

Tram

Bergamo offers only one tramway line, the Bergamo-Albino (T1).

Hours: 05:00 – 23:30
Single ticket/ride cost: €1,30
Cost of tickets/subscription carnet: carnet 10 rides €11,50; ticket 24 hours €3,50; ticket 72 hours €7,00

Funicular

Funicolare Bergamo
Funicolare Bergamo

A unique opportunity offered to users is that of being able to travel by funicular. Two lines are offered: Funicular C, which connects Città Alta and Città Bassa, and Bergamo-San Vigilio, which connects Bergamo Alta with Colle San Vigilio.

Hours: 06:58 – 00:11 (with some rides also guaranteed until 01:20)
Single ticket/ride cost: €1,30
Ticket carnet/subscription cost: carnet 10 rides €11,50; 24 hours ticket €3,50; 72 hours ticket €7,00.

 

By taxi

The Radiotaxi service guarantees rides in every corner of the Lombard town, at fairly affordable rates and with the possibility of making payments by credit card (in addition to the invoice option). The fares start from fixed parameters, variable according to the days of the week on which the trips are made (weekdays or holidays) and with increases on the fare based on mileage or hourly.

Cycling

If you love eco-friendly travel, then you won’t have any difficulty in taking advantage of a widespread bike rental service. BiGi is the bike-sharing service offered by the Municipality of Bergamo, which allows you to pick up and return your two-wheeler in one of the 23 active bike stations scattered throughout the city. The rates are more than reasonable: one hour at just €2.00; 4 hours at €4.00. It is also possible to take advantage of the annual season ticket