Timetable flights Arrival/Departure
Travellers wishing to reach Milan by air have several options, as the city is served by three major airports: Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate, and Orio al Serio (BG).
The Milan-Malpensa airport serves the city of Milan, but it is located in Varese province. It is the second largest Italian airport in terms of passenger volume after Rome-Fiumicino. It is the largest airport in the Milan area. It has two terminals, and national, international, and intercontinental flights.
Links to Milan
Terminal 1 of Malpensa airport is served by a train station, the terminus of the line to Busto Arsizio. It provides a train shuttle service operated by Trenord and called Malpensa Express, which leaves from the Milano Cadorna, Milano Centrale, and Milano Porta Garibaldi stations every 15 minutes or so. Travel time is 29 minutes from Milano Cadorna (some runs make intermediate stops at Milano Bovisa-Politecnico, Saronno, Busto Arsizio and Ferno-Lonate Pozzolo; these take 35 minutes) and 52 minutes from Milano Centrale. The airport is also linked to the Milano Centrale train station through a shuttle bus (travel time between 45 and 60 minutes depending on traffic) and with the airports of
Milan-Linate and Bergamo-Orio al Serio through intercity buses. The airport is located along Trunk Road 336 which runs from Milan to Varese. The exit for the A8 motorway is located in the vicinity of Busto Arsizio.
Located very close to the city centre, Milan - Linate is the second-largest airport in Lombardy in terms of passenger volume. The airport serves both national and short-range European flights.
By car, the airport is easily reached from the Tangenziale Est ring road by exiting at Viale Forlanini. The city bus lines 73 and X73 (the latter is an express line that makes no intermediate stops) link the airport with the San Babila subway station, and the intercity bus lines 923 and 930 link the airport with the San Raffaele Hospital and San Bovio, respectively. Private shuttle bus services link Milan Linate with the Stazione Centrale train station, Fiera Milano City, the Rho fairgrounds and Malpensa (Starfly, Air Pullman Noleggi, Malpensa Shuttle Air Pullman). By 2015, the airport will also be linked to the city via the M4 subway (Linate Aeroporto station).
Orio al Serio
The Bergamo-Orio al Serio airport is located in the municipality of Orio al Serio, 5 km from downtown Bergamo, and 50 km from downtown Milan. It is the fourth-largest airport in Italy in terms of passenger volume. Together with Milan-Malpensa and Milan-Linate, it makes up the Milan airport system, which serves about 36 million passengers annually
Links to Milan
The airport can be reached by car through the A4 Milan-Venice motorway, or through private shuttle bus services (Autostradale, Locatelli Air Pullman) that link it with Milan's Stazione Centrale train station. There is also a shuttle bus linking the airport with Bergamo's central train station; it runs every ten minutes.
A variety of car rental options, taxi services, and chauffeur services are available at all three airports.