Airports in Milan

Milan has two airports which are found outside the city.

Milan Malpensa is the main hub for the city and is the second most important international airport in Italy. It is around 30 miles north-west of Milan and is linked with the city by the Malpensa Express train service. The journey takes around 40 minutes and the train leaves from Terminal 1 and will take you to Cadoma Station in Milan city centre. There are also buses and taxis outside the airport terminal which connect it with the city centre.

Linate Airport is the closest hub to Milan city (4.3 miles east). It operates mainly low cost flights and domestic routes. Bus number 73 connects the airport and San Babila metro station (red line) in Milan.

Public Transport

The central train station in Milan is Stazione Centrale. This station was built in 1864 and has a spectacular art nouveau fa├žade which dates back to the 1930s. There are trains which depart from Milan to other Italian cities such as Bologna, Venice, Genoa, Turin, Florence and Rome – this is a great way to discover other cities in Italy. The national train company is run by Trenitalia, and links Milan with other major European cities.

There are around 10 stations in Milan which offer regional and urban connections routes. The Suburban Railway Service operates S-lines and the Urban Railway Service is known as the Metro-S service. The Regional Railway Service, R-lines, connects cities within the Lombardy region and also operate national routes.

Like all major European cities, Milan has an efficient and extensive public transport network operating within the city. The most popular methods of getting about are the metro and tram which are operated by ATM.

Milan metro consists of three M-lines which are red, yellow and green. They all link at Duomo, Loreto and Cadorna metro stations. The metro network is currently being expanded.

Tram is the most developed and most popular method of transport in Milan and it connects the entire city.

Tickets are valid for the bus, metro and tram services and there are special offers. You can tickets from the ticket office.

Travelling in Milan is not easy by car or taxi as there are often traffic jams. Parking in Milan can be difficult and expensive.

Milan Travel Guide

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