Getting around Perugia

The main headquarters of the Università degli Studi di Perugia are just a 5-minute walk away (downhill) from the city center. There also buses, the minimetrò and public escalators that can help you move around. 
Tickets can be purchased at every news-stand or tobacconist shop and can be used both for buses and the minimetrò.  Remember that tickets must be validated before boarding. To validate your ticket you must stamp it using one of the machines situated at the front or back of the bus or at the entrances of the Minimetrò stations.  Tickets have a validity of 70 minutes after said validation, regardless of the number of bus or minimetrò rides.


The bus network in Perugia is quite extensive, reaching all the most important places such as the hospital, train station, and shopping malls.  For routes and timetables, please consult
Printed booklets of bus schedules can also be obtained at the ticket booth in Piazza Italia, Piazza Partigiani and at the Perugia Fontivegge Railway station.


In 2008, Perugia introduced the new minimetrò system reaching several destinations within the city as well as the area of the Stadium, where the Engineering Department is located.
For routes and timetables, please consult

By Car: ZTL (Restricted access areas)

Most Italian city centres are overcrowded and unsuitable for a large amount of traffic.  To solve this problem, the Italian government created the Z.T.L. (Zona traffico limitato) or Limited traffic area, where cars can enter only during certain times of the day.  In Perugia the times allowed are: Monday to Saturday from 1 pm to midnight and on Sundays and public holidays from 7 am to midnight.  Guests staying in hotels located in the city center can enter the ZTL at any time. Unauthorized entry to this area of the city will result in a fine.


As there aren’t many taxi hubs in Perugia it is usually a good idea to book your taxi in advance using one of the following numbers:

  • Fontivegge Station Tel: +39 075 5010800
  • Corso Vannucci Tel: +39 075 572 1979
  • Piazza Italia Tel: +39 075 573 6092
  • Largo Cacciatori delle Alpi Tel: +39 075 573 6096
  • RADIOTAXI service Tel: +39 075 500 4888 – this service cannot be booked in advance.