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Travel to Milano

Milano is located in the centre of Europe and is one of the easiest cities to reach. 

By train

A highly developed rail network connects Milano to other major Italian cities like Rome, Florence, Venice, Turin and to several European cities.

Three railway companies operate in Milano: Trenitalia (high-speed trains for the main connections) for national and international routes, Italo for high-speed national routes and Trenord for local transportation. 

Milano main train stations

Central Railway Station (above left) is the main railway station. The imposing and majestic complex is a crucial hub for the city’s services and shopping district and the main departure point for the high-speed trains and rail connections with the rest of Europe. The station is in the city centre.

Cadorna Railway Station (above centre) is the main departure point for local trains. It connects Milano to Malpensa Airport in 43 minutes and to many tourist destinations including Lake Como. The station is located northeast of the city centre.

Garibaldi Railway Station (above right) 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 Milano, capable of attracting tens of thousands of citizens, travelers and tourists. (Photo: Paolobon140, CC BY-SA 4.0.)

By plane

Every day, 800 direct flights connect Milano to over 200 destinations around the world. Malpensa airport (above left) is the most important intercontinental hub in southern Europe and is well connected to the city centre thanks to the high-speed Malpensa Express train.

Two other international airports serve the city: Linate (above centre), just 7 km from the Duomo, and Milan Bergamo (above right), where the low-cost companies land.

Malpensa Airport

Malpensa airport is in a strategic position in the financial and productive heart of Europe. It is located just over 50 km from Milano 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:

  • By Train: From Terminal T1-T2 it’s possible to take Malpensa Express train which connects Malpensa Airport directly with Milano, stopping at Cadorna, Centrale, Porta Garibaldi and Bovisa stations. Trains are scheduled every 30 minutes. Travel Time: Cadorna (43 minutes) – Central Station (53 min) – Porta Garibaldi (41 minutes) – Bovisa (35 minutes). For tickets and timetables, please click here.
  • By Bus: bus connections between Malpensa Airport T1-T2 and Milano Central Station and are operated by these bus lines:
       Malpensa Shuttle (Air Pullman)
    : from 05:55 to 01:10 every 30 minutes.
       Malpensa Airport Bus Express (Autostradale)
    : from 05:45 a.m. to 00:00 a.m. every 45 minutes
       Terravision: 05:30 a.m. to 01:40 a.m. every 45 minutes
    : 6:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every 20 minutes.
    Average travel time: 45 minutes.
  • By Car: Milano city centre is 50 km from the airport, and the journey by road (using A8/A9 motorway) can take up to 1 hour, depending on traffic. Find out more here.
  • By Taxi: several radio taxi services are available at both Milano Malpensa Airport Terminals. The taxi ranks are located at the ARRIVALS, on the ground floor, at gate 6 of Terminal 1 and at gate 4 at Terminal 2. Fixed taxi fare from/to Malpensa to/from Milano: 104 €.

Linate Airport

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

From/To Linate Airport:

  • By train: from Milano Linate Airport you can reach Milano Forlanini railway station through the urban bus line 73 (7 stops for a journey of about 10 minutes) and the M4 metro station (just 2 stops from Linate).
  • By metro: reach the city centre in a few minutes with the first section of the new M4 underground  The last stop of this line is San Babila, very close to Milano Duomo and connection point to take M1 line.
  • By bus: the bus connections between the city of Milano and the neighboring municipalities and Linate Airport are operated by various bus lines: ATM, Airbus, Starfly, Autoguidovie, and Air Pullman. Travel time: to/from Milano city centre (Duomo): 60 minutes – to/from Milano Central Station: 25 minutes.
  • By car: from Milano Linate airport you can easily reach the North of the city (motorways A4/A51), the West (Viale Forlanini) and the East (A35-Brebemi) via the Rivoltana provincial road, in about 20–30 minutes. Find out more here.
  • 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

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

From/To Milan Bergamo Airport:

  • By train: use the convenient bus service ATB that connects Milano Bergamo airport to Bergamo train station in just 10 minutes (departures every 15 minutes).
  • By bus: the bus connections to the centre of Milano are operated by different bus companies: Terravision, Autostradale, Orio Shuttle, Flixibus. Travel time to Milano Central Station: 50 minutes; fares starting from 10€.
  • By car: follow the road towards Bergamo and then take the A4 to reach Milano city centre. More info here.
  • By taxi: the taxi ranks are located at the ARRIVALS.

By car

Milano is in a very favorable geographic position. The highway network from all directions makes the city extremely accessible by car from the main European and Italian cities. The city's ring road (the eastern Tangenziale Est and the western Tangenziale Ovest) is the end point of the main highways:

  • A1 Milano-Florence-Rome-Naples
  • A4 Milano- Turin-Venice
  • A7 Milano-Genoa-Cinque Terre 
  • A8/A9 Milano-Lakes Como and Maggiore and Switzerland

Restricted Traffic Zone

Area C  (www.comune.milano.it/areac) is the city centre area, with traffic restrictions in effect Monday–Friday (07:30–19:30). Admittance to Area C for one day can be purchased for €5 by midnight of the previous day, or €15 for deferred payments. Register online or call the  Area C offices at (+39) 02 48 68 40 01. Violations will be fined. 

Useful general information   

Time: Current time in Italy is GMT/UTC +1.  

Climate: The weather in Milano in July has average daily maximum temperatures of 30°C and lows around 20°C, as well as long hours of sunshine. 

Currency: Euro is the official currency. 

Credit cards: Credit cards (mostly Visa and Mastercard) are widely accepted.

Electricity: Electricity in Italy runs on a 230-volt, 50-hertz AC current. Italy uses Type C, F and L plugs. If you bring electrical appliances, you might need a plug adapter. You may also require a transformer, although today most major appliances have one built in.  

Emergency calls

Police - Public Emergency Aid: 113
Carabinieri: 112
Fire brigade: 115
Medical Emergency Service: 118
Environmental Emergency: 1515
Finance Guard: 117
Road assistance (ACI): 116

Comune di Milano (Milan Municipality): +39 020202 or http://www.comune.milano.it


ATM: +39 800808181 & RadioBus: +39 0248034803
Trenitalia (Railway company): +39 892021
Polizia ferroviaria Lombardia (Lombardian Railway Police): +39 022700.2380/2123
Linate and Malpensa airport: +39 02232323
Bergamo - Orio al Serio airport: +39 035326323

RadioTaxi: +39 026969
Taxiblu: +39 024040
AutoradioTaxi: +39 028585

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