Milan Malpensa Airport
The largest of Milan's airports, Milan Malpensa Airport is among the busiest airports in Europe. Formerly known as Aeroporto Cittá diBusto Arsizio, the facility processes nearly 19 million passengers each year.
Milan Malpensa Airport is spread out over a large area, making shuttles between the two rather old-looking terminals necessary for making connections (the shuttles run every 20 minutes, 24 hours a day). Parking is a complicated process at present, with ongoing construction of a new car park restricting access by private vehicles. Despite these flaws, the staff at Milan Malpensa Airport is efficient and friendly, working hard to make queues and baggage move quickly.
Flights to Milan Malpensa Airport come in from around the world, including major destinations like Athens, Moscow, Berlin, Beijing, Dubai, Mauritius, Rome, Miami, New York, Tokyo, Cairo, Vienna, Aruba, Cancun, Bangkok, London, Havana, Edinburgh, Sharm el-Sheikh, and Ibiza.
The airport is located 28 miles (45km) north-west of Milan.
Getting to the city
Train: A train station is located in Terminal 1 and offers transport to the Milano Cadrona Station in central Milan. Travel time is 40 minutes and a one-way ticket costs €9, or €12 for a return.
Taxi: Taxis are situated outside the arrivals hall. The duration of the trip into town is 45-60 minutes, depending on traffic, and the fare is between €70 and €80.
Bus: Malpesa Bus Express buses run regularly (every 20-30 minutes during the day) from both terminals to Milan Central Station. The journey time is approximately 50 minutes and fare is €4.50 to €6.50.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the Saturday before the last Sunday in September).
Tel: +39 02 7485 2200 or +39 02 7485 3852.
Car rental companies at Milan Malpensa Airport include Auto Europa, Avis, Budget, easyCar.com, Europcar, Hertz, Locauto, Maggiore, Sixt, Targarent and Thrifty.
Metered taxis are available outside Arrivals and cost about €70 to central Milan, taking around 50 minutes. Ensure that the taxi has a sticker on the windscreen saying 'Taxi autorizzato per il servizio aeroportuale lombardo'. This denotes the metre is adjusted for the route and that you will pay the displayed fare. Reserve a taxi in advance by calling (0)3 293 890 448.
Transfer between terminals
A shuttle bus service transports passengers between the two terminals every 20 minutes, which you can also use to get into the city.
Money and communications: ATMs, currency exchange post office.
Luggage: There are left luggage facilities in Terminal 1 and a lost and found service.
Conference and business: Numerous VIP airline lounges offer business facilities, including workstations, Internet and telephone access. A business centre in Terminal 1, Arrivals B, is open to all passengers. Facilities include Internet and telephone access, meeting rooms and a translation service.
Other facilities: Facilities include medical centres, pharmacies and a chapel.
Wi-fi: Wi-fi is available in the arrivals lounge, check-in and boarding lounge, in addition to various restaurants and bars. To gain access, users must have a subscription with any authorised operator, or purchase access time via the instructions presented on screen upon attempting to connect.
Information: There are several information desks located throughout both terminals.
Shopping: With approximately 35 retail outlets, including duty-free stores, you should find something to suit your needs and your budget. Popular shops include Emporio Armani, Bijoux Terner, BM 39, Boggi, Bottega Verde, Bric's, Brooks Brothers, Cerruti, Etro, Ferrari Shop, Furla, Gucci, Hudson News, Ingram and Less is More, to name a few.
Food and Drink: Dining options range from snacks and fast foods to gourmet, Asian and, of course, Italian cuisine. Noteworthy venues include Briciole Bar Dolci e Salate, Ciao, Grill Gourmet, Harry's Bar, La Galleria, Mc Donald's, My Keby, Obika Mozzarella Bar, Pizza Chef, Sky Lounge and the Wine & Food Restaurant. Bars and cafés include ACafé, Gran Café, Moká and Time Café.
Parking at Milan Malpensa Airport comprises 9,000 bays, split between the two terminals. Parking at Milan Malpensa Airport is often confusing due to ongoing construction and some lots may be closed. Parking is charged at €4 per hour up to €26 per day in lot P1; long-term parking in P2 is €22 per day for the first four days, €85 (flat fee) for 5-10 days, and €8 per day thereafter.
Flights to Milan Malpensa Airport are available via Aegean Airlines, Continental Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Berlin, Air China, Air France, Air Italy, TAP Portugal, Air Mauritius, Air One, Blue Panorama Airlines, Lufthansa Italia, Meridiana Fly, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Czech Airlines, Delta Airlines, easyJet, EgyptAir, Emirates, Finnair, Gulf Air, Iberia, Iran Air, KLM, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, Air Europa, Qatar Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Swiss International Airlines, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines and Wind Jet.
Wifi is available for a fee in the arrivals lounge, check-in and boarding lounge, and several restaurants in the airport.
There is a business centre in Arrivals Hall B of Terminal with internet and phone facilities, as well as meeting rooms and translation services. VIP airline lounges offer additional business facilities for members.
Milan Malpensa Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.