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.
Today 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.
Urban Bus in Orvieto – Timetables and routes
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-2016
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, Montefiascone, Rome… these places in Lazio region are managed by the regional bus company called Cotral. For more information visit the company’s website.