How to get from Malpensa airport to Milan city centre?
Malpensa Airport (MXP, Aeroporto di Milano-Malpensa) is located 54 kilometers from Milano Centrale. You can get to Milan by bus for 8 euros or by express train for 13 euros. A taxi will cost 95 euros.
From Malpensa Airport to Milan, Terravision buses run non-stop, the journey time is about 50 minutes.
I advise you to buy a ticket in advance on the official website of the www.terravision.eu or upon arrival. It is very convenient that with a ticket issued online you can take a bus, which departs from both the first and second terminals.
A special express train (MALPENSA EXPRESS) departs to Milan from the first and second terminals of Malpensa Airport every 30 minutes. Travel time to the center of Milan is about an hour.
- Ticket price: 13 euros – adult, 6.5 euros – for children from 4 to 14 years, free – for children under 4 years old. A family ticket (Malpensa Family) for 2 adults and 2 children from 4 to 17 years old will cost 33 euros. Transportation of a bicycle costs 3 euros.
The ticket is valid for three hours after the time specified in the reservation. If you suddenly did not have time to catch the train, do not worry, calmly sit on the next one. The ticket can be bought in fact at the ticket offices or terminals, as well as issued in advance online on the official website of the www.malpensaexpress.it
The train stops at the stations Bovisa, Porta Garibaldi, Milano Centrale, as well as a separate branch in 37 minutes will take you to the station Milano Cadorna, next to which the Castle of Sforzesco (Castello Sforzesco), good shopping and many restaurants.
- Download the train route from Malpensa Airport in PDF format here.
How to save money
If you arrive in Milan and fly from Malpensa Airport, then there is an opportunity to save money by issuing a ticket on the official website of the store.trenord.it on the action if you depart from the same airport within 30 days.
In this case, an adult ticket will cost you only 20 euros (saving round-trip 6 euros), and a children’s ticket 10 euros.
For a taxi from Malpensa airport to anywhere in Milan there is a special fare of 95 euros – the taxi driver can not charge you more than this amount.
The official order on the tariffs of the municipality of Milan can be downloaded in PDF format.
The advantage of a taxi is that you will be immediately taken to the hotel. To save money, I advise you to book a transfer in advance – you will be met with a sign and taken to the hotel with a breeze.
The cost of the transfer is from 83 euros for a company of 3-4 people.
Airport map and terminals
Malpensa Airport consists of 2 terminals:
- Terminal 1 – for scheduled flights. It is divided into zones A, B, C. Zone A for flights from Italy and other European countries. B and C for flights from outside the Schengen area. The Terminal has 5 floors – from -1 to +3.
- Terminal 2 – serves low-cost flights, mainly EasyJet.com, and charters.
Along with rome’s Fiumicino is one of the largest and busiest in Italy, with passenger traffic of more than 24 million passengers a year – that’s 65,000 people daily.
Where to apply for a tax free
If your shopping in Milan is successful, and the amount of purchases exceeds 155 euros, then you are entitled to a refund of the tax free. Before departure, go to the Global Blue office, which is located in Terminal 1 on the ground floor, boarding area A 12 or in the same terminal on the second floor in check-in area 12. Opening hours are from 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Offices of other companies that carry out tax refund Tax Free – Tax Refund and Planet are also located in the first terminal, and Forexchange in the second.
Up-to-date information can be clarified on the official website of the airport www.milanomalpensa-airport.com in the appropriate section.
Rent a car at the airport
Upon arrival, you can pick up a car booked in advance and immediately go on an independent trip to the regions of Italy. For example, stop at Lake Como or Garda, in the cities of Turin, Genoa. You can even go to neighboring Switzerland. For example, Lugano from Malpensa is only 80 kilometers and an hour on the way.
The cost of renting a car with a manual transmission starts from 18 euros per day.
A car of a higher class and with an automatic transmission, for example, a safe Volvo V40 will cost you only 413 euros for 10 days.