Traveling to the Milan Area
Milan has two principal airports: Milan Linate and Milan Malpensa. Budget flights from the UK also use the Milan Bergamo Airport, further away from Milan.
Milan Malpensa Airport
Malpensa is the principal airport for Milan, serving airlines and flights from all around the world.
Tel: +39 02 851 14382
The easiest way to get to and from the airport and the centre of Milan is by the Malpensa Express train, which conneects Terminal 1 of the airport with the center of Milan (Cadorna Stazione Nord) in 40 minutes. Trains leave in both directions every half hour and you land at Terminal 2, courtesy buses can ferry you to the airport train station. Tickets can be purchased at all stations where the Express stops and at all Milan railway stations.
There is also a direct shuttle bus service every 20 minutes from Malpensa to Stazione Centrale (Piazza Luigi di Savoia). The journey takes around an hour, and costs around €5. Also stops at the Fiera upon request.
Metered taxis are available outside both Arrivals and Departures areas of Terminal 1. Journey time to central Milan is around 50 minutes.
Fare: EUR 65.00-75.00
Linate is the closest airport to the centre of Milan. The airport is mostly used for domestic and European flights. Connections to the city are numerous however there are no train connections.
From Linate theefficient STAM coach service runs directly to and from Piazza Luigi di Savoia, next to Stazione Centrale. Running from 5.40 to 21.35, the coach service departs Stazione Centrale every 30 minutes, the journey takes approximately 25 minutes to reach Linate and costs €2.
There are two bus lines serving the Milan Linate Airport - the ATM bus departs every 20 minutes between 05:00 until 21:00, connecting to the Piazza San Babila metro station; the journey takes around 30 minutes and is cheap. Tickets can be bought on-board or at the bar in the departures terminal.
There are plenty of authorised taxis at the taxi stand in front of the airport. A taxi ride from the airport into the centre of Milan takes around 20 minutes (traffic permitting).
The city of Milan is easy to reach by car and has excellent links via the Autostrada (motorway) 8, which leads to northern Milan and Autostrada 4, which leads to Milan and to Novara, west of Milan. Directions to other parts of Italy are well signposted, so just follow the signs.
At Linate airport car rental facilities are located on the ground floor in the arrivals hall and are usually open from about 0730 until 2100.
Milan Bergamo Airport is at some distance from Milan. However, the airport is used by budget airlines for cheap flights from the UK. Bergamo is also a holiday destination in its own right; Italy Heaven has a special feature on Bergamo including travel information for the airport:
Bergamo Airport and Tourist Information