BY AIR

A short step from the rest of Europe

Milan is located in the centre of Europe and is one of the easiest cities to reach. Every day 800 direct flights connect Milan to over 200 destinations around the world.

Malpensa airport is the most important intercontinental hub in southern Europe and is well connected to the city center thanks to the high-speed Malpensa Express train.

Two other international airports serve the city:  Linate, just 7 km from the Duomo, and Orio al Serio, where the low-cost companies land.

HIGHLIGHTS

International airlines
92
global destinations
200
annual flights
364,000
daily direct flights
800
weekly direct flights
2,549
annual passengers
> 40.000

3 INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS

  • Malpensa: The most important intercontinental hub in Southern Europe, located just at about 50 km from Milano city center and quickly reachable by car, train (high-speed Malpensa Express train), bus or taxi.
  • Linate: the city airport is located 7 km from downtown and quickly reachable by car, bus or taxi. The M4 Metro line will connect, starting from 2022, Linate airport to the city center.
  • Orio al serio: Low-cost companies’ airport located at 45 km north-east of Milano and easy reachable by car (A4), by bus or taxi.

 

MALPENSA AIRPORT

Malpensa airport is in a strategic position in the financial and productive heart of Europe. It is located just over 50 kilometres from Milan and is quickly reachable by car, train, bus or taxi. It is one of the most important airports in Europe, offering more than 2,500 direct flights each week and numerous intercontinental and long-haul destinations. It is also the leading Italian airport in terms of freight transport.

FROM/TO MALPENSA AIRPORT

Malpensa Express Train: the airport can be easily reached from the center of Milan with the Malpensa Express train from Milan Cadorna, Milan Centrale, and Milano Porta Garibaldi stations. Malpensa Express train stops at Malpensa Terminals 1 and 2. Trains scheduled every 30 minutes. Travel Time: Cadorna (43 minutes) – Central Station (53 min) – Porta Garibaldi (41 minutes)

By Coach: bus connections between Milan Central Station and the two terminals of Malpensa Airport are operated by three bus lines: Terravision, Malpensa Bus Express (Autostradale) and Malpensa Shuttle (Air Pullman). Average travel time: 45 minutes

By car: Milan Malpensa airport is easily reachable by car using the A8 / A9 motorway if you are coming from Milan or located to the North and East of the airport, the A4 motorway if you are coming from the West or the South.

By taxi: various radiotaxi services are available at both Milan Malpensa Airport Terminals. The taxi ranks are located at the ARRIVALS, at the ground floor, at gate 6 of Terminal 1 and at gate 4 at Terminal 2. Fixed taxi fare from/to Malpensa to/from Milan: 95 €

FROM/TO LINATE AIRPORT

Milan Linate Airport is the second-largest airport serving the city and is an inner-city airport, located just 7 km from central Milan.

FROM/TO LINATE AIRPORT

By Train: it is possible to reach Milan Linate airport by train arriving at the Milan Forlanini station, directly connected to the airport through the urban bus line 73 (7 stops for a journey of about 10 minutes).

By Coach: the bus connections between the city of Milan and the neighboring municipalities and Linate Airport are operated by various bus lines: ATM, Airbus, Starfly, Autoguidovie, and Air Pullman. Travel time: to/from Milan City Centre (Duomo): 60 minutes – to/from Milan Central Station: 25 minutes

By Car: Milano Linate airport can be easily reached by car from the North (A4/A51), from the West (Viale Forlanini) and from the East (A35-Brebemi) via the Rivoltana provicial road.

By Taxi: several radiotaxi services are available at Milano Linate. The taxi ranks are located at the ARRIVALS, at the ground floor, at gate 5.

MILAN BERGAMO AIRPORT (ORIO AL SERIO)

Milan Bergamo Airport is the third busiest international airport in Italy. The airport is 45 km north-east of Milan and is mainly operated by low cost companies.

FROM/TO MILAN BERGAMO AIRPORT

By Train: you can arrive by train to Bergamo train station and use the convenient bus service ATB which in just 10 minutes will bring you to Milan Bergamo airport (departures every 15 minutes).

By Coach: the bus connections to the centre of Milan are operated by different bus companies: Terravision, Autostradale, Orio Shuttle, Flixibus. Travel time to Milan Central Station: 50 minutes.

By car: for those coming on the A4 from Milan it is recommended to exit at Bergamo and follow for Milan Bergamo Airport. For those coming on the A4 from Brescia, the recommended exit is Seriate.

Taxi: at the arrivals exit you will find the taxi zone.

 

BY TRAIN

AT THE HEART OF THE EUROPEAN RAIL NETWORK AND KEY NATIONAL HUB

Three rail companies operate in Milan: Trenitalia for national and international routes, Italo for high-speed national routes and Trenord for local transportation. A highly developed rail network connects Milano to other major Italian cities like Rome, Florence, Venice, Turin and to several European cities.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Centrale Railway Station
    • Located on the city center
    • 2nd largest and busiest station in Italy
    • Main departure point for High-Speed trains and rail connections with the rest of Europe
  • Cadorna Railway Station
    • Main departure point for local trains
    • It connects Milano to Malpensa Airport (40min)
  • Garibaldi Railway Station
    • The busiest railway station in the city for commuter traffic

Country Cities Weekly journeys
AUSTRIA Linz – Vienna – Salzburg – Innsbruck – Klagenfurt 147
CROATIA Zagreb 35
FRANCE Nice – Paris – Guyon – Lyon – Chamberry 189
HUNGARY Budapes 28
GERMANY Dortmund – Frankfurt – Mannheim – Munich 315
SLOVENIA Lubjana 35
SPAIN Barcelona 35
SWITZERLAND Zurich – Basel – Geneva – Schaffausen – Lucerne – Bern 217

MILAN MAIN TRAIN STATIONS

CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION is the second largest and second busiest station in Italy. The imposing and majestic railway station is a crucial hub for the city’s services and shopping district and the main departure point for the High-Speed train and rail connections with the rest of Europe. The station is in the city centre.

CADORNA RAILWAY STATION is the main departure point for local trains. It connects Milan to Malpensa Airport in 40 minutes and to many tourist destinations including Lake Como. It is in the city centre.

GARIBALDI RAILWAY STATION is the busiest railway station in the city for commuter traffic. Thanks to the important restyling and enhancement projects carried out, it is a multi-purpose structure in the heart of Milan, capable of attracting tens of thousands of citizens, travelers and tourists.

3 RAILWAY COMPANIES IN MILANO

  • Trenitalia: The most important for national and international routes
  • italo: for fast national routes
  • Trenord: for local transport