Milan Metro Map

Milan Metro Map

The Milan Metro network is made of 4 active subway lines, which are labelled with the red, green, yellow and purple colours. Line 4 is under construction, and is expected to open in 2022. The Milan Metro is the longest and busiest transit system in Italy, far above the Rome Metro. Below you can find the Milan Metro Map.

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Milan Metro Map (Source Arbalete/CC BY-SA 4.0)

Milan Metro Lines

Line 1

Milan Metro Line 1 links Sesto 1° Maggio station, within the municipality of Sesto San Giovanni, to Rho Fiera and Bisceglie terminus stations. It is the Red Line on the map.
Line 1 of the Metro of Milan serves some of the most important tourist sites in the city. You can access Piazza Duomo, where the Milan Cathedral is located, La Scala theatre and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II from Duomo metro station. If you want to visit Sforza Castle, you will have to exit the metro at Cairoli station. The University of Milano-Bicocca and Milan Natural History Museum are also located close to Line 1 stations, they can respectively be accessed after a short walk from Precotto and Palestro stations.

Line 2

Line 2 runs from Assago Milanofiori Forum and Abbiategrasso stations, to Cologno Nord and Gessate termini. Line 2 is also known as the Green Line.
Different universities are located close to Milan Metro Line 2 route. The Polytechnic University of Milan and the University of Milan stand at walking distance from Piola station, while the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart or Catholic University of Milan can be accessed from Sant’Ambrogio. This metro station can also be used to visit the Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio and the Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci. Sforza Castle and Parco Sempione stand between Lanza and Cardona stations. The Mediolanum Forum, a major indoor sports arena, is also located at the end of Line 2 route, just next to Assago Milanofiori Forum terminus station.

Line 3

Line 3 runs between Comasina and San Donato stations. The Line 3 is represented on the subway map wih the yellow color.
The main railway station in Milan, Milano Centrale, is located next to Centrale metro station. You can travel there to Roma or Paris, and reach Milan Malpensa Airport via the Malpensa Express line. Important tourist sites, such as Piazza del Duomo and La Scala are located at walking distance from Duomo station. If you need to visit the Policlinico of Milan or Bocconi University, you can access them respectively from Crocetta and Porta Romana metro stations.

Line 5

Line 5 operates between San Siro Stadio station, home of both AC Milan and Internazionale football teams, and Bignami. Line 5 is also known as the Purple Line.
There are no other important tourist sites located on Line 5. However, a major railway station, Milano Porta Garibaldi, can be reached from Garibaldi FS. You can take there a train to Paris and Turin.