Airports in Milan
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.
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.
The airport is located 10 miles (16km) north of Turin.
Getting to the city
The GTT railway has service directly to central Turin from the train station adjacent to the passenger terminal. There are also regular buses to the city centre, which take approximately 45 minutes.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the the last Sunday in October).
+39 011 567 6378
Milan Linate Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.
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