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    Get better value

    by Paolomusc Updated May 9, 2016

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    There is a little known ticket which costs 7 euro and allows you 72 hours transport on all the buses, including the airport transfer coach, along with the funicular up to Citta Alta and San Viglilio, as well as the tram from Bergamo to Albino. Ask for it on arrival at the airport information desk and bus ticket office as they sell the bus tickets, they should have it there also. They have never offered it to me and I only discovered it this year after buying the usual transfer coach ticket. I bought my 72 hour tickets at the café near the tram station.

    Website: http://www.abt.bergamo.it

    Terrific value for 72 hours
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    Bus to Bergamo from the airport

    by leics Updated Apr 14, 2016

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    It is very, very easy to get to Bergamo from Orio al Serio airport.

    The frequent 1A airport bus (on the display at the front of the bus there is a little icon of a plane next to the 1A) runs from outside Arrivals to Bergamo railway station and then, usually, through the lower town (Citta Bassa) and upwards to the upper town (Citta Alta).

    You can buy bus tickets from the ticket office inside the terminal building, from the tabacchi/newsagents there and also from the ticket machine at the clearly-signed airport bus stop. Remember to validate (date-stamp) your ticket as soon as you board the bus. There are on-the-spot fines for non-validation. Note that validation machines do not work when the bus engine and ticket system are turned off, so you may have to wait to validate until the driver starts everything up again.*

    The fare in April 2016 was 2.30 euro. Bergamo ATB buses now work to a 'zoned' system so the journey from and to the airport is not covered by the 'ordinary' ticket you might buy for travel within Citta Bassa and Citta Alta.

    Timetables, route information and fare information on the ATB site linked below. The English language version is very detailed and very helpful.

    Website: http://www.atb.bergamo.it/

    Airport>Bergamo bus stop Buses at Orio al Serio More buses, more bus stops!
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    Bus 1A

    by leics Updated Apr 14, 2016

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    This useful bus service runs frequently from Bergamo station up to Largo Colle Aperto in Citta Alta.

    On the way it stops at Largo Porta Nuova (by the Semperione), at the Bassa funicular station and near to the Porta Sant Agostino on Viale Vittorio Emmanuale ll (and a couple of other stops too).

    If you buy a 1 or 3 day ticket you can use it on local buses and the funiculars. You can buy tickets from the newsagents at the station, from some tabacchi (shops which are licensed to sell tobacco....they have a large T on a sign outside).

    You can also buy tickets from the very helpful ATB office which is sited in the right-hand 'temple' (as you look towards Citta Alta) on Largo Porta Nuova. It is open Monday>Friday from 0820 to 1845 and from 0930 - 1430 on Saturdays.

    Remember to validate (date-stamp) your ticket as soon as you get on the bus. There are on-the-spot fines for non-validation. Validation machines are usually near the driver and a bit further down the bus. 1 or 3-day tickets only need to be validated at the start of the first journey but if you buy a 10-ticket 'carnet' (see photo) you need to validate it at the start of every journey.

    If you are based in Bergamo it's a good idea to find accommodation somewhere near the route of bus1A.

    There is a bus route map on the ATB site linked below, as well as information about timetables and fares. The English language version is very detailed.

    Website: http://www.atb.bergamo.it/

    ATB office in Porta Nuova Timetables are clearly displayed at bus stops ATB office in the building on the right 10-ticket 'carnet'
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    Ride the funiculars...

    by leics Updated Apr 14, 2016

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    Bergamo is famous for its two funiculars.

    One runs up to Citta Alta from Citta Bassa, and the other runs from Citta Alta up to San Vigilio.

    The Citta Alta funicular made its first journey in 1887, The track is 230m long, with a gradient of 52%. There are two coaches, each of which can hold 50 people (that number would be very squashed, I think!).

    The San Vigilio funicular opened in 1912. It has just one coach (holding 55 people) on a longer, less steep track of 630m with a gradient of 22%. This funicular closed in 1976, but was restored and re-opened in 1991. The writer Herman Hesse used this funicular (apparently this fact is an important one to note).

    The Citta Alta funicular is an important bit of public transport for local people, so starts earlier and runs later into the evening than the S Vigilio one, which is mostly for visitors. You can find timetables on the ATB site below, which has a very good English language version..

    Both funiculars are covered by the one or three-day tickets which also cover all urban bus routes.

    Website: http://www.atb.bergamo.it

    Citta Alta funicular San Vigilio funicular San Vigilio funicular station Looking down the S Vigilio track Citta Alta funicular station
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    Very easy by train.

    by leics Updated Apr 14, 2016

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    Bergamo has its own railway station, in Citta Bassa. Since my last visit in 2012 the modernisation of the station building and the re-landscaping of the piazza in front of it has been almost...almost...completed and the whole area is now much more pleasant.

    Inside the station building there are, of course, ticket machines (with English language options), a ticket office, a newsagent and a small cafe.

    It is possible to get to Bergamo by train from almost anywhere in Europe which has a railway station. From Milan the journey takes from around 50 minutes, from Verona just under 2 hours, from Venice around 3 hours.

    There is no need to book tickets in advance online unless you are making a journey on the high-speed trains and want to save money. There are often good advance discount tickets available for the faster trains, but there are no advance discounts for Regionale trains. Online savings can be very considerable but the tickets do tie you to a specific date and departure time.

    Use the official Trenitalia website below to find train times, details and fares. There is an English language version. It is best not to use Raileurope for information about European trains. Raileurope is not a rail operator...it is just a ticketing agency. It does not list all departures and charges commission on fares.

    Bus 1A runs regularly and frequently from the station to the airport and to Citta Alta so the whole town is easily accessible. Look at http://www.atb.bergamo.it for bus timetables, information and fares. There is a good English language version.

    Website: http://www.trenitalia.com/

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    Parking on the street

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 26, 2015

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    Parking space is limited on the Bergamo streets. In the Città alta there is hardly any in the narrow streets.

    And pay your parking tickets or else ...

    Here's a list of Bergamo parking garages.

    Panda being fined - Bergapo 1 hour parking maximum Electronic parking ticket Another fine! 2 Hours parking maximum
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    The airport.

    by Maurizioago Updated Jul 29, 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 the airport there are several shops, a pharmacy, two banks and a tourist office.

    The airport is located some 5 kilometers far 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.

    Website: http://www.orioaeroporto.it

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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.

    San Vigilio Furnicular
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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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  • 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.

    Website: http://www.smartrippin.com/en/how-to-visit-bergamo-by-public-transportation/

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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.--.

    Website: http://www.atb.bergamo.it/ENG/Default.aspx?SEZ=2&PAG=126&NOT=260

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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.

    Phone: 800-181310

    Website: http://www.bicincitta.com/?EN

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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.

    Website: http://www.fsitaliane.it/

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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.

    Phone: +39-35-236026

    Website: http://www.atb.bergamo.it/ENG/Default.aspx?SEZ=2&PAG=38&MOD=LIN&COD=fsv

    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.

    Phone: +39-35-236026

    Website: http://www.atb.bergamo.it/ENG/Default.aspx?SEZ=2&PAG=38&MOD=LIN&COD=fun.c

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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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