Trams in Milan

Trams in Milan

The trams in Milan have been running since 1876, although at that time they were horse-drawn. Even today some of the trams in circulation are relics, more than 80 years old.

The Milan tram network system consists of 18 lines that run until past midnight. The trams in Milan have longer schedules compared to the Milan Metro and the city’s local buses. The trams in Milan are numbered from 1 to 33.

Compared to the Milan Metro network, which was inaugurated not very long ago (in the second half of the twentieth century), the trams in Milan have been running since 1876, when they were pulled by horses. Unlike Paris and other European cities, Milan has always kept its tram network system running. 

The trams in Milan are one of the easiest and fastest ways to get around the city, thanks to its extensive network.

Historic trams

Streetcars from different periods drive around the streets in Milan, from the most modern and "psychedelic" to the most classic. The most peculiar are the streetcars of the 1500 series, made up of vehicles manufactured between 1928 and 1930. These models can also be seen in cities such as Lisbon, Oporto or San Francisco. The case of San Francisco is even more special since the American city bought them from Milan itself.

Where to purchase the tram tickets?

The tickets for the tram (or any other means of transport in Milan) can be purchased at the metro stops, kiosks, or off-licenses.

If you're planning to use Milan’s public transport, we recommend buying several one-way tickets or buying a 24-hour or 48-hour travel pass.

Schedule and frequency

The trams in Milan run from 4:30 am – 5 am until 2 am – 2:30 am at night. On 25 December and 1 May, the trams run from 7 am until 7:30 pm.


Check our article on Milan transport tickets and travel cards for more information on the price of trams in Milan, as well as the various types of tickets and possible discounts.