How to reach Milano by Plane
Milano boasts three international airports, i.e. Milano Malpensa (MXP), Milano Linate (LIN), and Bergamo (BGY).
Malpensa airport is the most important intercontinental hub in southern Europe. It is located 40 km to the north-west of Milano and has two separate terminals connected by a free shuttle running every 7 minutes.
Two train routes connect Terminal 1 to Milano city centre: Malpensa Express and Trenitalia. Malpensa Express takes 50 minutes to the end of the line. It runs every 20 minutes to three different railway and metro stations in the city: Centrale, Cadorna, and Porta Garibaldi.
A one-way ticket to one of the three stations costs 13.00 €; an online 30-day roundtrip ticket costs 20.00 €.
By transfer service
The easiest and most comfortable option is to book a private transfer service. The service, as of today, costs 90.00 €. A chauffeur will be waiting for you at your Terminal with a sign with your name on and will take you directly to your hotel. You can book this private transfer online through the congress website at special rates.
Taking a taxi from Malpensa to the city centre is similar to the transfer service. The journey has a fixed price of 95.00 €. The taxi driver should not apply any extra charges. It takes approximately 50 minutes to get to Milano, depending on the traffic and the area to reach.
The bus company Autostradale has a permanent bus service connecting Milano Central Station with Malpensa Airport – Terminal 1 & 2. The buses depart from Milano from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m. From Malpensa, the first bus is at 6 a.m. until 00.30 a.m. Buses leave every 20 minutes, and it takes nearly an hour to get to the centre.
The bus ticket costs 8.00 € per journey or 14.00 € return. Children 3 – 11 pay 5.00 € per journey.
Linate Airport is only 8 km south-east of the city centre and is used as a base by ITA Airways and mainly supports domestic and some European flights.
From December 2022 the brand new Linate metro station, on the Blue Line, will be opened to the public, connecting the airport to the city centre in just a few minutes.
Milan local buses: 73 and X73 connect the airport with San Babila metro station, in the heart of the city. 73 line runs every day, departing every 7/10 minutes. The bus X73 runs every 20 minutes from Monday to Friday. The first bus runs from Linate Airport at 6 a.m. and the last leaves at 00.40 a.m. The city bus is the cheapest way of travelling from the airport to Milan and vice versa.
Starfly: Starfly runs every 20/30 minutes, depending on the time of the day, from 6 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. The trip takes about 25 minutes and costs 5.00 €.
Air Bus: The first Air Bus leaves Linate Airport at 6.30 a.m. It runs until 11.30 p.m. and takes 25 minutes to get to Milano Central Station. A single ticket is 5.00 € and return is 9.00 €.
The easiest and fastest way to reach your hotel from the Airport is by a private transfer service which, at present, costs 42.00 €. A chauffeur will be waiting for you at the exit of Linate Airport and will take you directly to your hotel. You can book this private transfer online through the congress website at special rates.
Taxis do not have a fixed price from Linate Airport. They charge you based on the taximeter. A taxi to the city centre should cost between 30.00 € and 40.00 €.
Bergamo Airport is the main low-cost airline airport for the Milan area. It is located in Orio al Serio, 5 km from Bergamo city centre and 45 km from Milan city centre.
Autostradale – Terravision Bus
Terravision buses are the cheapest way to get from Bergamo Airport to Milano Centrale Railway Station. The price of a single ticket is 5.00 € and 9.00 € for a return ticket.
The buses run from 4 a.m. until 1 a.m. and depart every 20 to 30 minutes. From Milano, the buses run from 2.15 a.m. until 10.10 p.m. The journey takes 1 hour.
Bergamo Airport does not have a railway station.
The easiest and fastest way to reach your hotel in Milan is to book a private transfer service which, as of today, costs approx. 100.00 €. A chauffeur will be waiting for you at the exit of the Airport. You can book this private transfer online through the congress website at special rates.
A taxi from Bergamo Airport to Milano city centre costs over 100.00 € and takes around 50 minutes, depending on the traffic.
How to travel in Milano: Public Transports
Milano boasts a particularly efficient public transport system that allows its citizens, tourists, and visitors to move around the city fast and easy, with 4 subway lines, 18 tram lines, 80 bus lines, 12 urban railway lines.
Suburban Railway Service (“S”) – Passante
The Suburban Railway Service (“S”) – a service similar to the French RER and German S-Bahn – is one of Milano’s most recent infrastructures with its 12 suburban lines and over 130 stations, crossing the city in several directions and allowing easy transfer from suburban trains to all the urban public transport lines for commuters and tourists alike. This service is an underground railway and functions essentially like a subway line, and is marked as such on subway maps