Information on public mobility in Orvieto, from the funicular railway that quickly connects Orvieto with Orvieto center to the city bus and minibus service. The main starting point of the buses is Piazza Matteotti in Orvieto scalo (the square of the railway station and the funicular) from where buses arrive and depart for the center and other places in the area. In the center, the main arrival square is Piazza Cahen.
The funicular stations are in Piazza Matteotti (the same as the train station) and in Piazza Cahen (up on the city center). The funicular you to the center of Orvieto in a few minutes, and once you get to Piazza Cahen you can or take the local buses that stop in the main squares and streets. This system has been used for a long time, before the electric powered funicular there was a hydraulic funicular driven by a water counterweight. For this reason, in the past there was a water basin used solely for this purpose.
The funicular runs every 10 minutes, and it is open from 7:15am to 8:30pm, during holiday periods it is open from 8:00am to 8:30pm
Ticket costs € 1.30 per person (€ 2.60 round-trip). A ticket is valid for 90 minutes (and also includes for free the shuttle bus from Piazza Cahen to Piazza Duomo) and children 0-6 years old are free. There are reduced prices for groups (€ 1.10 per person – € 2.20 round-trip). Dogs are allowed only with ticket, and obligatory with muzzle and leash.
Just outside the train station of Orvieto is the taxi area and information point for local buses operated by the local company . Search on the company’s website to learn about the schedules for urban and suburban routes from and to Orvieto or click on the following link: orvieto-bus
Other Suburban buses from Orvieto and links to other cities and towns (also in other regions like Lazio or Tuscany), information about bus lines from Orvieto to other locations, such as Viterbo, Bagnoregio, Civita di Bagnoregio, Bolsena lake, Montefiascone, Rome… these places in Lazio region are managed by the regional bus company called Cotral (please visit the website www.cotralspa.it to get times and routes). During summer there is also a suburban service from Orvieto to the seaside (Marina di Montalto).