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Getting around in Trento: info, costs and advice

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Trento is a city with a long past, starting from the Middle Ages, passing through the Renaissance and ending with the period of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Its history has it enriched with architectural beauties among which we mention the Buonconsiglio castle, the cathedral of San Vigilio, the Torre Vanga and the Torre Verde, the Cazzuffi-Rella house and various historic buildings such as the Albere, Geremia and the Malfatti Azzolini. There are also various parks, green spaces and areas for children, without forgetting the beautiful setting of the surrounding mountains. It is about a small and simple city but it certainly deserves at least a visit sooner or later.
If we have intrigued you, here's how to get there and how to move around Trento: info, costs and advice!



Index

  1. Useful Tips
  2. From the airport
  3. How to get around on foot
  4. Con i mezzi pubblici
  5. By car
  6. User questions and comments

Useful Tips

The best way to visit Trento is undoubtedly to park your vehicle near the ZTL and then continue on foot, or by bus, as the historic center is small and well organized.

The only advantageous ticket available for tourists is the day ticket at a cost of € 3,00, unfortunately, there is no possibility of other subscriptions as the latter are only available for residents, workers and students. However purchasing from the app of the Trentino Trasporti company there is a small discount, one way tickets are paid € 0,10 less and day tickets at a reduced cost of € 2,70.

Furthermore, by staying in a structure affiliated with the tourist office, you will be entitled for free from the time of booking to the Trentino Guest Card which includes unlimited travel on public transport, admissions to museums and castles throughout the province of Trento and a discount on Flixbus buses. to arrive in Trentino.

Finally, the city is equipped with service bike sharing but you have to know right away, so as not to waste time later, which unfortunately the use of bicycles is reserved for citizens.



  • Recommended solutions and means: on foot, by bus
  • Solutions and means not recommended: car
  • City cards and season tickets recommended: Trentino Guest Card (free -), day ticket (from € 3,00)

From the airport

Trento, and more precisely the whole Trentino Alto Adige region has no airports due to the mountainous conformation of its territory.
To get as close as possible to the city it is therefore necessary to choose betweenVerona airport and Bergamo Orio al Serio, both well connected by trains and buses.
However, although Verona airport is closer, at least one change must be made and at a higher price (example: 2 trains, 2 buses, or bus + train).

Our advice is to get to Bergamo Orio al Serio, which is directly connected by the low cost Flixbus buses with a dedicated service.
In any case, if you are in neighboring cities, Trento can be reached by direct trains and with various Flixbus lines directed to Bolzano, Austria or Germany.

Valerio Catullo Airport - Verona

  • Distance from the center: distance 102 km / travel time 1 hour
  • By bus: solution with change (line 199 Azienda Trasporti Verona + Flixbus from Verona station) average cost € 15,00 / direct solution (Alto Adige Bus line), average cost € 40,00
  • By bus + train: bus 199 Verona Transport Company to Verona station + Trenitalia regional train to Trento / ticket cost: about € 15,00
  • By taxi: average cost € 150,00 / travel time 1 hour

Il Caravaggio Airport - Bergamo Orio Al Serio

  • Distance from the center: distance 131 km / travel time 2 hours
  • By bus: Direct Flixbus / average cost € 9,00
  • By taxi: average cost € 200,00 / travel time: 2 hours

How to get around on foot

Trento is one small and well organized city, so much so that you can park your car in one of the large squares adjacent to the historic center and forget you have it, as it is you can easily move around on foot.
In fact, from the car parks you will be in the city center in less than 5 minutes, after which you will discover that the historical center is quite contained that between one attraction and another you will move in less than 2 minutes.

Also, if you don't mind walking a lot, you can easily reach attractions that are not exactly central. For example, from Piazza Duomo, located in the historic center, you can reach MUSE (Science Museum), slightly displaced from the center, in about 20 minutes on foot.



Con i mezzi pubblici

- bus (urban and suburban) and the cable car offer a continuous service also during the weekend and on public holidays, obviously in the latter two cases with reduced hours.

The buses are developed in an excellent network which allows you to reach every point of the city, move to the historic center and arrive in the northern, southern and hilly districts.

The cable car reaches the suggestive hamlet of Sardagna, very characteristic and popular for admiring the city from above.
The whole service is managed by the Trentino Trasporti company which offers various pricing solutions, facilitated for residents but in any case economic also for tourists.

bus

The city is served by 24 urban bus lines that take you everywhere, and I'm divided into letters and numbers.
From 1 to 17 (with the addition of the 5 / which provides for a variation of the normal route of line 5) they move from the railway station to all the districts of Trento.
Lines A and B move to the pedestrian area, line C serves the south area, line G the north area, the CM goes beyond the hilly neighborhoods, finally the NP buses (parking shuttle) which offer a continuous one-way service and back to the "Zuffo" parking area, a huge square with lots of free parking spaces about twenty minutes on foot from the historic center to which a special line has been dedicated.
The urban ticket costs only € 1,20 (€ 2,00 if directly on board) with a duration of 70 minutes from validation or € 1,50 for 120 minutes (there is a reduction of € 0,10 if you pay with the app). Very affordable the daily at a cost of € 3,00. For the purchase you can contact the bus station or tobacconists.



  • Downloadable map: trento-transport-map.jpg
  • 6 pm (CET)
  • Ticket / single ride cost: € 1,20 for 70 minutes / € 1,50 for 120 minutes / € 2,00 on board
  • Cost of ticket booklet / season ticket: € 3,00 per day

cableway

The cable car leads to the Sardagna hamlet, located at the top of the city, which can also be reached by car if desired.
It was born primarily as a tourist attraction to bring visitors to enjoy one beautiful ascent and a splendid view of the city from above, particularly suggestive at sunset and at night.

It has a single return line and is located just outside the historic center.

The rates are different between tourists and residents, but still convenient, and the fact of belonging to one category or the other is ascertained by the conductors by checking an identity document. The ticket for tourists costs € 3,00 one way and € 5,00 return, while for residents the same fares apply as for buses. Tickets are available exclusively at the ticket office of the cable car and a ticket inspector checks the purchase just before boarding.

  • Downloadable map: trento-funivia.jpg
  • 7 pm (CET)
  • Ticket / single ride cost: € 3,00 one way / € 5,00 return

By car

Being equipped with a car, especially in mountain resorts, is undoubtedly a advantage to facilitate travel. This is because many places are not always reachable by public transport, or the races are not very frequent and you would risk losing a lot of precious time!

However, Trento is a city whose historic center can undoubtedly be visited on foot, also due to of the closure to traffic, taking advantage of the pedestrian paths, or using the bus line. The advice is to leave the car in your accommodation, if it has the parking service for guests, or to park it at the limits of the limited traffic areas, and then move on foot.

ZTL

The historic center of Trento is a Limited Traffic Zone, or closed to the circulation of motor vehicles, with the exception of those authorized. The ZTL of Trento is divided into three areas, the red, the green and the blue and is active every day, 24 hours a day. Access to the gates is regulated by 24 cameras that automatically detect access. For tourists staying in the centre's facilities, a 18-minute permit is provided for loading and unloading luggage, to be requested at the reception.

For more information, such as regulations and a map of the areas concerned, you can consult the official website of the Municipality of Trento.

Stops and parking

Parking in Trento is really very easy, as the city is served by numerous car parks and rest areas along the road; the only attention to be paid is not to enter the ZTL by mistake, since many parking lots are right next to the center. The blue stripes located in the central streets have a cost of € 1,80 / hour, every day, excluding holidays. In the first central crown, however, the cost is € 1,50 / day; in the second, € 1,00. Trento also has several car parks, almost all connected to the main attractions of the center by pedestrian paths that require very short walks.

For more information, such as the arrangement of the parking lots and how to navigate the city by car, you can consult the official website of the Municipality of Trento.

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