Milan acts as a nerve centre for links with major Italian and foreign cities, not only for air and rail travel, but also for motorway journeys. For those who prefer air travel, Milan offers three airports, with domestic and international flights. For those who prefer travelling with their “feet on the ground”, there are numerous railway stations in the city, some located close to the city centre.
Milan is a strategic railway hub, and indeed it is easily reached from the main Italian and European rail routes. The city has numerous state-owned (FS) stations, of which the Central, Lambrate and Garibaldi Stations are the most important; trains leave the Central Station for all Italian and European destinations and the other two act as junctions for regional rail links. Moreover, the Cadorna Station right in the city centre and run by the Ferrovie Nord Group, is an important regional railway link.
The city is a major centre for reaching various destinations in Lombardy and Italy. It takes you less than two hours to travel to the Italian border from Milan and you will find yourself amid Swiss scenery or on the French plain. You can use the four city orbital roads around Milan to easily reach any of the nearby major motorways: