Airports Serving Milan Information

(Milan, Lombardy, Italy)

As Milan becomes an increasingly popular tourist destination, the city becomes even easier to reach, with extremely frequent flights and good connections from all over the world.

The city is served by two large airports, Malpensa Airport, which handles mainly international flights, and the smaller Linate Airport, nearby Milan with mostly domestic and European flights. In general, flying into Milan tends to be a relatively hassle-free experience.

Milano Malpensa Airport (MXP)

Tel: +39 02 748 5220
The city's main airport, Malpensa (MXP) is located 48 km / 30 miles from central Milan. The airport is within easy distance of the city centre, which can be reached in less than 50 minutes, with a reliable, fast train system and with direct access to main roads. This busy airport handles mainly international flights and has two terminals. Major airlines include Air Canada, Air Europe, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Continental Airlines, Iberia, Lufthansa, Meridiana, United Airlines and many more.

Milan (MXP) Airports Information Guides


The following terminals serve many airlines, travelling to a wide range of locations.



Bus services run from the terminal departures area and travel to various locations in and around Milan. The Malpensa Shuttle departs every 20 minutes to Milan Central Station from 06:20 to midnight and the journey lasts around an hour. There is also a bus service to Milan Gallarate Station which runs every 20 minutes between 05:35 to 19:50 and another shuttle bus that connects Milan's Malpensa and Linate airports at regular intervals throughout the day.


The airport has direct access to the A8, A26 and a new road is planned linking the A4 Milan-Turin highway to Milan's western ring road. The journey into Milan by car should take around 45 to 50 minutes, although this can be longer at peak times.

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There are usually plenty of authorised taxis lined up by the main arrivals and departures area of each terminal. The fares are quite reasonable and the journey to central Milan will take about 50 minutes.


The Malpensa Express runs every 30 minutes, connecting Terminal 1 and the Milan Cadorna railway station and the train journey to central Milan takes approximately 40 minutes. There is also a local shuttle bus that runs every hour and connects Terminal 2 with Gallarate railway station, with good connections to Milan central railway station.

Milano Linate Airport (LIN)

Tel: +39 (0)2 7485 2200

Located just 7 km / 4 miles east of Milan, Linate International Airport (LIN) handles mainly domestic flights and daily flights to London, Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid and Frankfurt. Major airlines include Air Europe, Air France, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Meridiana, Virgin and many more.

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Buses or Shuttles

Travelling to Milan city centre by bus is both cheap and convenient. There are two bus lines serving Milan Linate Airport - the ATM bus runs regularly throughout the day from 05:30 until midnight and from 05:40 until 21:00, connecting to Milan Central Station.


The city of Milan is easy to reach by car and has excellent links to the Autostrada (motorway) 8, which leads to northern Milan and Autostrada 4, which leads to Milan and to Novara, west of Milan.

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A taxi ride from the airport into the centre of Milan lasts around 10 minutes and is a quick way to travel into the city centre. There are usually plenty of authorised taxis lined up at the taxi stand in front of the airport exit.