Milan, the capital of Lombardy, has a population of 1.3 million people. It is the biggest industrial city of Italy with many different industrial sectors. It is a magnetic point for designers, artists, photographers and models. Milan has an ancient city centre with high and interesting buildings and palazzos, which is why so many people from all over the world want to see the city of glamour.

Milan has several airports. If you are traveling via the international airport, it will probably be Milano-Malpensa (about 50 km from the city). Just outside the city is Milan-Linate and at Bergamo (about 40 km) is Il Caravaggio Orio al Serio, better known as Milano-Bergamo Airport. You will probably arrive at the latter airport if you fly with a low-cost airline. From the airports you can take various types of transport to the city, such as the train, bus or taxi. In this article you can read all about the transport between the airports and the center of Milan.

1. From Milan-Malpensa airport to Milan city center

By bus: The cheapest option to travel the 50 kilometers from Milan-Malpensa airport to the city center. There are three bus companies (Malpensa Bus Express, Terravision and Malpensa Shuttle) that will take you to the center of Milan (central station) in less than an hour. Buses usually run every 30 minutes. A single journey costs 10 euros and you can easily book tickets in advance (book your tickets online).

By train (Malpensa Express): Every half hour the Malpensa Express leaves from Malpensa airport towards the stations Milan Cardona or Milan Central. At the last destination you can also easily transfer to a metro at the Garibaldi stop. The journey takes about 50 minutes and a single train journey costs 15 euros and 8 for children aged 4-13 years (more info and tickets Malpensa Express).

By taxi: Since Malpensa airport is 50 kilometers from the city center, a taxi is an expensive option. The flat rate you will pay for a 45-minute ride is around 95 euros one way. Do you want a taxi transfer from Milan-Malpensa airport? Then I recommend to book this in advance via Welcome Pickups, where a driver will meet you at Malpensa airport with a name sign.

2. From Linate airport to Milan city center

By bus: Numerous buses depart from Milan-Linate Airport to destinations in the center and the surrounding area of Milan. You can buy a ticket for a few euros. At this website you will find a clear overview with all possible bus lines. The two most logical bus lines are line 73, ending at the Duomo and secondly the popular Airbus which drops you off at the central station of Milan (fare is 5 euros and you can book your tickets online).

By taxi: The taxi is an affordable option from Linate airport which is only 8 kilometers from the city. The drive to your hotel is probably only 15 minutes and will cost around 30 euros with a meter. Taxis are available at the airport or you can book a taxi in advance by Welcome Pickups where a driver will be waiting for you at Linate airport with a name sign.

3. Transfer Milan-Bergamo airport to Milan city center

By bus: By far the most economical and most chosen option to travel the 50 kilometers from Milan-Bergamo airport to Milan. There are several bus companies such as Terravision, Orio and Autostradale that have a shuttle bus between the airport and the central train station of Milan. The ride takes about an hour and costs a maximum of 10 euros the best; you can easily book tickets in advance (Tip: Book your bus tickets online).

By taxi: A taxi ride to the center of Milan takes about an hour and will cost you at least 80 euros. Do you want a taxi transfer from Milan-Bergamo airport? Then I recommend to book this in advance via Welcome Pickups, where a driver will meet you at Milan-Bergamo airport with a name sign.

By train: A more complicated option. You will first need to take a bus or taxi to the station of Bergamo. From Bergamo station you can take the train to Milan.

Transport within Milan city

In Milan you can do a lot by foot to enjoy the atmosphere. If you want to bridge greater distances within the city, have little time or have limited mobility, you can use the efficient bus, tram, steps or especially the metro. The metro has four lines (a yellow, green, blue and red) that criss-cross the entire city, with a fifth line being added soon. Taking the trams can also be a special experience, because in addition to modern trams, the city has many old trams from the beginning of the twentieth century.


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Italy's climate is predominantly Mediterranean: Alpine in the far north; hot and dry in the south. Winter in Milan is relatively mild but foggy, with temperatures ranging from zero to 8 degrees Celsius. Summer can be very humid with brief thunderstorms; temperatures range from 14 to 29 degrees. From March through April temperatures range from 6 to 18 degrees. From October through November they range from 6 to 17 degrees.


The official currency of Italy is EURO (€).

Nearest airports

- Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) – 52 kilometers northwest of Milano (around 45 minutes)
- Milan-Bergamo Airport (BGY) – 50 kilometers east of Milano (around 45 – 90 minutes)
- Milan Linate Airport (LIN) – 7 kilometer to the city center (around 20 minutes)


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