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Milan airports: how to fly to Milan

Last updated on January 19, 2023

In Milan there are three international airports

Milan Linate (LIN) airport is the closest to the city

Milan Malpensa (MXP) airport is the hub for intercontinental flights

Bergamo Orio al Serio (BGY) is the hub for low cost carriers

Milan Linate: the closest to the city

The airport of Milan Linate is about 8.5 km (5.3 miles) from Piazza del Duomo, the heart of the city.

How to get to downtown Milan from Linate airport

Take the blu line of the underground services directly from the airport. The cost of the ticket is €2,00

Catch the bus N.° 73 from the arrivals floor. The bus crosses the city from the airport to Milan city centre

Call a cab. The cab lane is right in front of the arrivals area. The cost of the ride could be from €25,00 to € 45,00, depending on where you are going to.

Milan Malpensa: the busiest among Milan airports

If you are directly flying from the US, Canada, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East you will most likely land in Malpensa Airport the hub for intercontinental flights.

Getting to Milan by cab will take around 45 minutes (off peak) and the cost is € 100,00 as per the official fares determined by the Milan Municipality.

You can also choose to get to the city by train. This is the only one of the Milan airports with a train station serving it.

Milan Bergamo Orio Al Serio

Among the Milan airports this is the farest from the city and it is usually used by low cost carriers like Ryanair, Wizz Air, Easy Jet and Volotea.  It is located 45 km (28 miles) north-east of Milan, near the city of Bergamo.

It will take around 1 hour by bus to get to the Central Station of Milan. From there you can then catch both the green and yellow line of the undergrdound services.

The airport closest to Lake Como

The closest airport to the city of Como and its astonishing lake is Milan Malpensa.

From Malpensa Airport you can get the Malpensa Express train to the city of Saronno and then take a train from Saronno to Como Nord Lago, it takes about 1 hour and twenty minutes.

If you are visiting the east side of the lake we strongly suggest to land in Linate instead.

Safe travels!

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