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Airports in Milan

Milan Linate Airport (LIN)

Overview

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.

Location

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.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +39 02 7485 2200 or +39 02 2810 6306.

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Turin Caselle Airport (TRN)

Location

The airport is located 10 miles (16km) northwest 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.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

+39 011 567 6378

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP)

Overview

The largest of Milan's airports, Milan Malpensa Airport is among the busiest airports in Europe. The facility processes nearly 19 million passengers each year.

Milan Malpensa Airport is spread out over a large area, making shuttles between the two terminals necessary for making connections. 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.

Location

The airport is situated in the province of Varese, 31 miles (50km) north-west of Milan.

Getting to the city

The Train Station is located in Terminal 1 on level 1. The Malpensa Express runs from around 5am until just before midnight and links Malpensa airport with the centre of Milan. There are also several buses that run from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 to Milan's Central Station, as well as the Malpensa Shuttle which connects each 20-30 minutes from both terminals to Milan's Central Station. A shuttle ticket costs €10 one way and a return ticket costs €16. The journey time is just under an hour. Taxis are also available and costs about €90 to get to the city.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +39 02 23 23 23

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Milan Linate Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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