Getting Around Modena and Reggio Emilia
Modena has an excellent public transport network for the city and the province (see www.atcm.mo.it) with buses running from every 10 to 30 minutes. The only line with night service is number 7, which runs from the train station to the Hospital (Policlinico), passing through the city center, after 20:30 on weekdays and after 19:30 on Sundays and holidays. Holders of bus passes can use taxis at a reduced rate if they take a taxi at one of 9 selected stops in the city (the service is called Taxibus; fares start from €3.50).
Reggio Emilia has an efficient public transport network for the city and the province (see www.actre.it), with buses running every 10 to 30 minutes. There is a free minibus service (called "minibù"), connecting parking areas - where you can leave your car in the city center - to various other important points of the city. For getting around at night, you can use the "Aladino" night bus service which allows you to plan and book various routes and choose times and stops by simply calling the number +39 0522 927654.
Discount for students
All students enrolled in the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia are entitled to special monthly passes and reduced fares for city transit, with no route or time limitations.
Apart from buses, both Modena and Reggio Emilia are easy to get around by bicycle thanks to their extensive networks of cycling paths.
Bike Sharing in Modena : The city service "C'entro in bici" offers free bike hire in Modena.
How it works: A deposit of 20€ is required in order to subscribe to the service. Once you collect the key you can take a bike from any docking station.
You can use it from 7:00am to 12:00pm and then return it to the same docking station. The key can also be used in 65 other towns of the same circuit. More information is available at the municipality website or at www.centroinbici.it