How to get to Milan

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.

 

AIR TRAVEL

  • Linate is Milan’s city airport. Very close to the city centre, in just a few minutes you can reach Via Gonzaga/Duomo M1 M3 travelling on the urban bus route no. 73. However, Linate also offers private shuttle bus services linking the airport with the Stazione Centrale, Milan’s city Exhibition Centre, the Exhibition Centre in Rho and with Malpensa Airport (Starfly, Air Pullman Noleggi, Malpensa Shuttle Air Pullman).
  • Malpensa is the largest airport in the Milan area and has two terminals that ensure, besides domestic and international links, numerous intercontinental flights. The airport has effective connections with Milan: the drive takes about an hour along the A8 motorway (Milano-Laghi, towards Varese, Busto Arsizio-Malpensa exit). Shuttle bus services are also available, connecting the airport with the Stazione Centrale and Linate Airport (Malpensa Bus Express, Malpensa Shuttle Air Pullman). The train connection provides transport to the Central (Stazione Centrale) and Cadorna (Milano Cadorna) railway stations, with intermediate stops at the Garibaldi and Bovisa Stations (Malpensa Express).
  • Orio al Serio Airport is well connected with the centre of Milan by a journey of about one hour. The airport can be reached along the A4 Milano-Venezia motorway by private car or using bus shuttle services (Autostradale, Locatelli Air Pullman) from/to the Stazione Centrale in Milan. For those arriving or departing by train at or from Bergamo Central Station, there is also a bus service to and from the airport leaving every 10 minutes.

 

TRAIN

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.

 

MOTORWAYS

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:

A4 Milano-Venezia
A1 Milano-Bologna
A7 Milano-Genova
A8 Milano-Laghi