Bergamo Airport Buses
Bergamo airport takes special care of its customers and its customers are its first priority. Taking that in account they have provided many transport services for passengers.
Popular buses used by passengers are the shuttle buses between Milan and the airport. Terravision (www.terravision.eu), Autostradale (autostradale.it) and the Orio Shuttle (www.orioshuttle.com) are the main operators who provide transfers to and from Milan, plus other destinations at very reasonable prices. These bus stand at the airport is well signposted from the arrivals area and are located just outside the terminal.
The Airport Bus
Another option is the Airport Bus that is operated by ATB bus network (www.atb.bergamo.it). If you wish to connect the train station this is typically the bus most passengers take. This bus is numbered 1 and takes passengers from the airport to the train station at Piazza Marconi in 15 minutes, before proceeding to the city centre in an extra 3 minutes, the Funicolar bus station in an extra 5 minutes and finishing at the lower city station (Città Alta) an extra 7 minutes away.
This bus stops close to several popular hotels including The Best Western and San Marco, so it is idea if you have booked in one of these hotels.
The basic ticket currently cost €2.30 per passenger and the bus departs the airport every 20 minutes between approximately 5 am and midnight 7 days a week. Times vary slightly at weekends and the frequency may be less on holidays, so for exact times please refer the timetable you can find here.
There are also other pricing available. These include the following:
- Timed Ticket at €2.30 – a single journey to or from the airport to any destination mentioned above. Valid for 90 minutes after being stamped. Maximum luggage size 20cm x 40cm x 60cm.
- 24 hour ticket with luggage at €5.00 – allows one single and one return journey to or from the airport to any destination mentioned above. Valid for 24 hours after being stamped.
- 72 hour ticket with luggage at €7.00 – allows one single and one return journey to or from the airport to any destination mentioned above. Valid for 72 hours after being stamped.
Tickets are free for children under 1 meter tall when accompanied by an adult.
The downside of this bus is that it can get crowded at times, and there is no separate area to put luggage so you must carry your luggage on the bus with you. If you have lots of luggage it may not be practical.
If you want to buy tickets for the Airport Bus, they can be purchased from a ticket machine at the bus station, or the Bergamo Tourism or the Autostradale desks in the arrivals hall. If you are catching the bus to the airport tickets can be purchased at the train station, a few news agents in the city and the main ATB office in Largo Porta Nuova.
Tickets must be validates as you enter the bus. This is a simple process of inserting you ticket into the small machines located near to the doors. Once you have inserted your ticket, it will print a date and time on the ticket. Failure to validate your ticket could lead to a fine.
In summary, the Airport bus a cheap means of transport to or from the airport and an efficient way to get to or from the train station and the city.