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    24 Hour Pass

    by Gillybob Written Apr 9, 2015

    Bergamo has excellent local transportation to enable tourists to travel around the town. One of the ticketing options available to you is the 24-hour pass. At a price of €3.50 (correct at December 2012), the 24-hour pass provides you with transport on the local ATB buses, the furnicular connecting the new (lower) and old (upper) towns, the furnicular connecting Citta Alta (old Bergamo) and San Vigilio.

    This is a great option if you are short on time and wish to travel quickly or if you are mobility challenged.

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    By bus.

    by Maurizioago Updated Mar 18, 2015

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    Bergamo has a good bus network.

    You can explore the upper town by foot. It isn' t large. You can take n. 1A bus some meters out of the train station to get there. There is also a bus from the airport that goes up to the upper town. It is n.1.

    Bus tickets are sold at tobacconist' s, newsagents' and from the vending machines you find near some bus stops.

    There are special tickets for one day, 36 hours and more which allow you unlimited use of buses.

    Note; bus tickets (also special tickets) are valid for the funiculars rides too.

    Always remember to validate your ticket with the machine once in the bus.

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    The airport.

    by Maurizioago Updated Mar 18, 2015

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    Bergamo airport is named Orio al Serio. It has only a terminal. It is used mostly by various low cost air companies as Ryanair, Wind Jet and Wizz Air. Inside there are several shops, a pharmacy, two banks and a tourist office.

    The airport is located some 5 km from Bergamo.

    You can go to or from the airport by bus. Bus n 1 departs every 30 minutes; from 6.12 a. m. until 12.15 p. m.

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  • Visit Bergamo by public transportation

    by annabuzz Written Sep 19, 2013

    Bergamo is one of the most charming cities in Italy, however a little for shyness a little for modesty, its charme is not fully appreciated. I suggest you to discover this wonderful city slowly, in an old fashioned way, visiting it on foot or by public transportation.

    The local transport service – ATB – offers efficient means of transport in order to tour the city and its province. Using its 18 lines, you can reach 30 municipalities but, almost all, you can move through the city that, as it is known, it is divided into a lower town – the modern one – and an upper town – the ancient one. The cable car is the most extraordinary way to pass from today Bergamo to the quiet medieval one. The most famous and most used cable car has its lower station in via Vittorio Emanuele II 62, whereas the upper station is located in Piazza Mercato delle Scarpe. The altitude gap is 85 metres with a maximum slope of 52% and the cable car takes less than three minutes to climb up the hill. This cable car has worked since 1887. The other one, opened in 1912, offers a fast climb from Porta Sant’Alessandro to the hill of San Vigilio. Here, in addition to visit the rests of the castle, you can enjoy the outstanding sight of the valley and of the sorrounding mountains.
    To the tourists who don’t want to walk too much and enjoy the beautiful view the Venecian walls offer, we suggest to take the Line 1A which crosses the city passing the gate of Porta Nuova, gives a lift to the cable car and arrives to Colle Aperto, soul of the ancient village.
    From Orio al Serio Airport the Line 1 links to the train station every half an hour. The train station is close to the city center and all the main bus lines pass through.
    To the tourists who love walking, we recommend to reach the Upper City using the many steps which go from the bottom of the hill to the top: via Sudorno, Fontanbrolo, Borgo Canale, via del Paradiso are some of their names. In this case the Line 2 “Ospedale” is useful to reach the area where these steps begin.
    It is important to remember to buy a ticket before getting in bus. Using public transportation is a comfortable, cheap and green way to visit Bergamo, its landscape, its history and its fascinating beauty.

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    Very easy by train

    by leics Updated Jun 17, 2013

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    Bergamo has its own railway station, in Citta Bassa. From there bus 1A runs regularly and frequently to Citta Alta, so the whole town is easily accessible.

    So it's entirely possible to get to Bergamo by train from anywhere in Europe.

    From Milan it's from around 50 minutes, from Verona just under 2 hours, from Venice around 3 hours.

    As mentioned above, there is no real need to book tickets in advance online unless you are making a journey which involves a sleeper/couchette.

    Use the official Trenitalia website below to find train times, details and fares in English. Don't use Raileurope: it's only a ticketing agency, does not list all departures and charges commission on fares.

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    Gulliberg Tourist Road Train

    by pieter_jan_v Written Feb 6, 2013

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    The Bergamo ATB also offers a tourist sightseeing road train called Gulliberg.

    The train is in service on Sundays and Bank Holidays between 2PM and 7PM.
    The ride is from the upper funicular station and Colle Aperto along the Viale delle Mura.
    Single tickets cost €2.-- and return tickets €3.--.

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    Rental Bicycles

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jan 23, 2013

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    Bergamo has a number of rental bicycle stations called La BiGi. These are self service locations, where bicycles are parked in the street.
    Availability of bicycles can be checked on the real-time city map.

    For the lower tpwn cycling is doable; the upper town best can be visited in an other way.

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    Train station

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jan 11, 2013

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    The Bergamo train station is a central point of trael connections at Bergamo. The major buslines serving Bergamo and the greater Bergamo area have a stop here and also the tram to Albino start here.

    The station was first opened in 1854 and is the terminus for lines to Milan Lambrate & Milano Centrale, Brescia (Lake Garda, Verona and Venice), Lecco, Seregno and Treviglio.

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    San Vigilio Funicular

    by pieter_jan_v Written Dec 27, 2012

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    The San Vigilio Funicular is a small cable car that connects the upper city via a steep track to the even higher San Vigilio. The track is 630 meters long and rises 91 meters in altitude.
    the current installation was built in 1912 and in still in service. It's operated by the ATB company and you can use your ATB day card to travel with the funicular.

    San Vigilio Funicular - Lower station San Vigilio Funicular - Cable car San Vigilio Funicular - On its way up San Vigilio Funicular - Cable car interior San Vigilio Funicular - Upper station
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    Città Bassa - Città Alta Funicular

    by pieter_jan_v Written Dec 27, 2012

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    The Città Bassa - Città Alta Funicular is a small cable car that connects the lower city via a steep track to the upper city. The track is 240 meters long and rises 85 meters in altitude.
    the current installation was built in 1991 and replaced the original 1887 line. It's operated by the ATB company and you can use your ATB day card to travel with the funicular.

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    Airport Bus

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 27, 2012

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    The Airport Bus is the easiest connection to the Orio al Serio International Airport. Departures are every 30 minutes.

    The start point is at the Upper town via the Bergamo train station. Take care you take the #1 that displays AIRPORT.

    Tickets can be bought from ticket machines and several ticket counters.

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    SAB - Public Buses in the Bergamo Province

    by pieter_jan_v Written Dec 27, 2012

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    The S.A.B. Autoservizi s.r.l. company (SAB in short) provides a part of the public bus transportation in the province of Bergamo from the city of Bergamo. The following bus routes are in service:

    -A10 - Palazzago - Brembate - Ponte S.Pietro
    -B - Bergamo - Zogno - Piazza Brembana
    -B00a - Costa Imagna - S.Omobono - Villa d'Almè
    -B10a - Peghera - Brembilla - Villa d'Almè
    -B20c - Zogno - Miragolo S.Salvatore
    -B20d - Zogno - Algua - Rigosa
    -B40a - S.Giovanni Bianco - Vedeseta
    -B40b - S.Giovanni Bianco - S.Gallo
    -B50a - Piazza Brembana - Valtorta
    -B50d - Piazza Brembana - Foppolo
    -BS1 - Sesto S.Giovanni - Darfo Boario - Edolo - Ponte di Legno
    -C - Bergamo - Lovere - Boario
    -C40e - Lovere - Songavazzo - Clusone
    -D - Bergamo - Costa Mezzate - Sarnico
    -E - Bergamo - Grumello - Tavernola
    -M - Bergamo - Mozzanica - Crema
    -P - Almè - Almenno S.S.- Ponte S.Pietro
    -Qa - Bergamo - Calcinate - Palosco - Palazzolo sull'Oglio
    -R - Bergamo - Romano di Lombardia - Soncino
    -S - Bergamo - Albino - Clusone - Bratto
    -S20c - Nembro - Selvino - Aviatico
    -S30a - Albino - Perola
    -S30c - Albino - Casale
    -S40a - Gazzaniga - Casnigo
    -S40c - Gazzaniga - Orezzo
    -S50a - Parre-Villa d’Ogna-Piario-Clusone-Rovetta
    -S50d - Oltressenda - Clusone
    -S60a - Clusone - Valbondione - Lizzola

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    ATB - Public Buses in Bergamo

    by pieter_jan_v Written Dec 27, 2012

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    ATB or Associazione Trasporti Bergamo is the company that provides the public transportation at Bergamo; the following bus routes are part of it:

    -1 - Città Alta - Torre de' Roveri
    -2 - Don Orione - Clementina
    -3 - Youth Hostel - Città Alta
    -5 - Osio Sopra - Stazione
    -6 - S. Colombano - Stezzano
    -7 - Celadina - Sorisole
    -8 - Seriate - Stazione Autolinee - Policlinico
    -9 - Stazione Autolinee - Villa d'Almè
    -10 - Almè - Dalmine
    -11 - Campagnola - Gavarno
    -21 - Weekdays only: Colle Aperto - S. Vigilio
    -26 - Weekdays only: Alzano - Castello
    -27 - Weekdays only: Albano S.A. - Nembro
    -28 - Weekdays only: Torre Boldone - Capannelle

    Bus 11 to Gavarno - Bergamo Bus 1A to Citt�� Alta - Bergamo ATB bus - Bergamo Bus 2 - Bergamo Bus 1 to Stazione - Bergamo
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    ATB - Bergamo Public Transportation

    by pieter_jan_v Written Dec 24, 2012

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    At the ATB Point you can get all information and tickets you need for the Bergamo public transportation. The info center is located at Largo Porta Nuova 16 in the center of Bergamo, some 10 minutes walking from the Bergamo train station.

    Opening hours:
    Mo-Fr: 8:20AM - 6:45PM
    Sa: 9:30AM - 2:30PM

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    Light rail to Albino

    by pieter_jan_v Written Dec 23, 2012

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    Albino is simple to travel to with the light rail train from Bergamo.
    During daytime there are 2 trains per hour.

    Since 2000 this service is provided by the Tramvie Elettriche Bergamasche Spa, in short TEB.

    If you have a ATB day card (or multiple day card) you can use it at this light rail T1 tramline too.

    The journey from Bergamo to Albino takes 30 minutes.

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    Tram T1 to Albino - Bergamo Tram T1 info display Next train to Albino - Bergamo Bergamo tram terminal (in the back)
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    Jan 8, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Quale autobus è richiesta dall'aeroporto di Bergamo al centro della città e come funziona tutto il biglietto giornaliero? Grazie per l'informazione.

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