Public Transportation in Italy
*Refer to Glossary of Terms
Click below for timetables & routes from Pozzallo, Trapani – Milo,Pozzallo, Porto Empedocle, Messina
Websites and Apps for Travel:
Trenitalia is the national company for train transportation.
The website (or app) Rome2Rio is useful for planning the least expensive travel.
Do not travel without documentation or identification. Any foreigner who does not show his/her documents to an official when asked may be arrested and/or fined. If she/he does not have a document or identification, she/he can be expelled from Italy because there is no proof that he/she has applied for international protection.
By train, it is necessary to buy and to validate the train ticket before getting on the train and to retain the ticket until you leave the arrival station.
If the traveller does not have a valid ticket, or if it is wrongly validated, he/she may have to pay the peak fare + a €200 fine. If the fine is paid before the 15th day from the sanction notification, the amount is reduced to € 100, and if the traveller pays on board, the fine will be €50.
If the ticket office, the self-service machines, or the validating machines are not available in the station, train staff should be informed, and in these cases, no sanction is applied.
In certain stations it is possible to buy the ticket on board, with an additional charge of €5, but the same fine is sanctioned to those getting on the train to validate the ticket (Information Source).
Bus systems in the primary cities
Rome: Integrated single ticket – 1,50 euro; integrated daily ticket – 7 euro.
Milan: urban ticket is 1,50 per single journey; 4,50 euros for the daily ticket.
Naples: Urban ticket is 1,10 euros. Daily ticket is 3,50 euros
Bologna: single ticket - 1,30 euro; daily ticket – 5 euros.
Turin: the single ticket costs 1,50 euros. The daily ticket costs 5 euros.
Subway systems in the primary cities
Rome: The metro runs approximately every 7-10 minutes, from 5:30am until 11.30pm every day (until 0:30am on Saturdays). Ordinary tickets can be bought throughout the metro stations from vending machines or booths. Tickets can be purchased also in newsstands and tabacchis.
Milan: Urban ticket is 1,50 per single journey; 4,50 euros for the daily ticket.
Naples: Urban ticket is 1,10 euros. Daily ticket is 3,50 euros.
Turin: The single ticket costs 1,50 euros. The daily ticket costs 5 euros. Source:http://www.gtt.to.it/cms/en/fares
Brescia: The subway service works from 5 am to 12 midnight throughout the week with varying train frequencies, from 8-10 minutes in the early hours of the day to 4 minutes during weekday peak hours. Single ticket costs 1,40 euros; daily ticket costs 4 euros.
Catania: Single ticket costs 1 euro; daily ticket is 2 euros. It works from 7am to 9pm. It does not work on Sunday.
Genova: Single ticket – 1,50 euro; daily ticket – 4,50 euros.