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Getting to Milan

Getting to Milan


Arriving by plane

Linate Airport

Milano Linate Airport, officially named after Enrico Forlanini, is Milan’s city airport. It has a wide range of domestic and short- and medium-range international flights. It is the closest airport to the city, being only 15 minutes (by car) from the city center.

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Malpensa Airport

Milan Malpensa is Milan’s intercontinental airport. With its wide range of destinations throughout the world, it is Northern Italy’s main hub. Malpensa operates with two passenger terminals (Malpensa Terminal 1 and Malpensa Terminal 2) and a cargo terminal (Malpensa Cargo). There are buses that connect Malpensa Airport to the Stazione Centrale in Milan, approx. 40m ride.

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Orio al Serio Airport (Bergamo)

Milano Bergamo Airport is in the center of one of the most industrialized and populated regions of Italy, with over 9 million inhabitants. Milan, Bergamo and Brescia are a few kilometers away from the facility, accessible by an efficient road system. In addition to being particularly dedicated to business, Lombardy boasts interesting tourist attractions, from lakes to mountains, from art heritage cities to shopping centers. There are buses connecting Orio al Serio Airport to the Stazione Centrale in Milan, approx. 50m ride.

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Arriving by train

Stazione Centrale

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Transport in Milan

Public buses, trams and subways (metro)

– Four subway lines (#1 – red, #2 – green, #3 – yellow, #5 – purple );
– One (mostly underground) suburban rail link (AKA "Passante");
– About 70 surface lines operated with trams and buses.

The subway operates roughly from 6:00am to midnight every day (lines 1, 2, and 3 are operated by bus throughout the night 7 days a week). Trams and buses start about an hour earlier and run until an hour or so later; the 90 and 91 buses operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. “Night bus” lines run on Friday and Saturday nights.

A few tram lines (including the 1, which runs through most of the city center and near the central train station) are still operated with vintage trams built in the 1920s; ten of those vehicles were shipped to the USA and are now in use on San Francisco's 'F' streetcar line:
A trip on one of those trams is an attraction in and of itself!

To find out connections throughout the Lombardy region (bus, rail, etc.) check the Lombardy regional government's journey planner.

Tickets must always be purchased before boarding, and must be promptly stamped every time you board a bus or tram, or at subway/train turnstiles. The standard urban ticket is € 1.50 and is valid 90 minutes from stamping. Center map available at

Also, a public bike sharing service is available: bikeMi (