Milan Linate Airport
Officially named Airport Enrico Forlanini after the Italian inventor and aeronautical engineer, Milan Linate International Airport is located five miles (8km) southeast of central Milan. This convenient distance, along with quick and easy bus links into the city, make Milan Linate International Airport a good alternative to the city's other major facility, Malpensa Airport, which is much farther away.
Milan Linate International Airport handles roughly eight million passengers each year. Most flights to Milan Linate International Airport are domestic and short-haul routes from European hubs like Paris, London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Madrid, Berlin, Lisbon and Malta, with a range of flights to other Italian cities as well.
The airport itself is nothing special to look at, and the single terminal can be crowded and chaotic at peak times. However, there are friendly and helpful staff members on hand to assist passengers, and a dozen restaurants and three times as many shops provide plenty of diversions on long layovers.
The airport is situated five miles (8km) from downtown Milan.
Getting to the city
Bus number 73 runs from Linate Airport to Milan Piazza S. Babila every 10 minutes, between 5.35am and 12.35am, and at a cost of €1.5 per ticket. Alternatively, there is a bus that travels to Milan Central Station every 30 minutes. All buses departing from Linate Airport depart from the area just outside arrivals.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).
Tel: +39 02 7485 2200 or +39 02 2810 6306.
Car rental companies at Linate Airport include Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Maggiore/National, and Thrifty, all of which have desks in the arrivals section.
Taxi services are available outside the arrivals hall. The journey to the city centre will take 20 to 40 minutes depending on traffic conditions. Shared taxis are available.
Facilities at the airport include ATMs, currency exchange, a post office, left luggage and baggage wrapping, a business centre and executive lounge, a pharmacy and first aid station, a hair salon, laundry facilities, a chapel, and an information desk. Duty-free shopping is available, and dining options range from fast food joints to good restaurants.
Parking comprises about 4,500 spaces. There are both short and long-term parking options available, all within a two-minute walk to the terminals.
Free wifi is available.
The business centre on the ground floor has basic facilities, and Club Sea and executive airline lounges provide business services to members.
Milan Linate Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.