Getting There in Milan

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Most international and long distance trains pull in at the monumental Stazione Centrale, northeast of the centre on Piazza Duca d'Aosta, on underground lines 2 and 3. These lines (MM) will led you downtown in ten minutes.

Other stations relevant for regional links are Garibaldi, Lambrate, Rogoredo (National Railways) and Cadorna (Ferrovie Nord Milano, local railway). All these are connected with subway network. An underground train link called "Passante Ferroviario" offers a suburban service to surroundings.

Trenitalia (National Railways):
Ferrovie Nord Milano (trains to Como, Erba, Novara, Varese, Laveno, Malpensa Airport):


International and long distance buses arrive and depart mainly from new bus station, located in front of Porta Garibaldi train station (metro line 2 station GARIBALDI or SBahn station GARIBALDI PASSANTE).

Attention: former "station" located in Piazza Castello, in front of the Castello Sforzesco, doesn't exist anymore since some years, but often on guides is still quoted.


Milan has three airports: Linate, Malpensa and Orio al Serio.

Linate is the closer one, 7 km from city centre, and is the city airport. It's connected by urban bus 73 with downtown (ends near to metro station S.BABILA line 1. Ticket: 1€) and with the Stazione Centrale every 20 minutes (in the evening every 30 min) by private companies. Link:

The main intercontinental airport, Malpensa, is 50 km away towards Lago Maggiore. It's connected by some bus companies (about 5€) with the main train station or by express train to Cadorna Station (10€). Link:

Orio al Serio airport is located nearby Bergamo and it is mainly used by low-fares airlines. It is connected by bus mainly from Central train station (metro line 2 and 3) or Lambrate train station (metro line 2) for about 7€. Link:


The website (unfortunately in italian only...) includes all REGIONAL links (both train companies, regional buses, boats, etc.). Long distance trains and buses aren't included.

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Express Railway Link to Malpensa Airport

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The fastest and surest way (40 minutes) of getting to Milan City from the Malpensa Airport is the "Malpensa Express" Railway link between the Airport and the Milano Cadorna Train Station located in Piazzale Cadorna. From there you can take a taxi, a bus, the underground subway (Red Line 1 or Green Line 2), a tram and so on. One ticket is €11 or if you buy it on the train then it's €13.50. Children are less and return tickets are available.

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Malpensa Airport

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This is the biggest airport of Milan. There are three Milan Airports so be sure you know which one you are landing at. Then there are two Terminals so make sure you know which Terminal you are landing at. Terminal 1 or Terminal 2. There is a free 24 hour shuttle bus that leaves every 20 minutes between the two Terminals.

If you have an early morning plane leaving Malpensa then be sure you get there two hours ahead of take-off time. Stay in a hotel 3 minutes nearby, the night before, and use their shuttle bus to the airport. Eliminate transportation more..

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Orio al Serio Airport (Bergamo)

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There is a third Airport which is considered a Milan Airport. It has three different names (or even more combinations of names): Milan Airport - Orio al Serio, Bergamo Airport, Orio al Serio Airport and so on. In any case its code is BGY just like the airport code of Malpensa Airport is MXP or Los Angeles International Airport is LAX.

The Orio al Serio Airport is located in the town of Orio al Serio which is right next to the town of Bergamo. It's very small so there is just one terminal. It's around 50 kilometres from Milan so it takes around 50 minutes to more..

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Trenitalia is the name of the National Railway. The trains are one of the best ways to travel in Italy and a large number of people use this method of transport to get around for business, to get to school or University or for pleasure.

There is a fast train called Eurostar with first and second class. Then there is T-Biz which is Business Class. After that there are the Intercity Plus trains with first and second class and a restaurant or bar car. Following this is the Intercity train which is a basic service used mainly between two local cities. If more..

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