Malpensa lies approximately 50 kilometres (31 miles) from downtown Milan and can be reached by bus, train and taxi (these can easily be hired at the airport).
The Malpensa Express trains stop at terminals 1 and 2, depart frequently and run until late. Multiple buses and shuttles run between the airport and city centre, too. These might be a slightly cheaper option, and the only one if your time of arrival falls between after midnight and before 5am.
Linate Airport is situated eight kilometres from the Milan city centre. Buses and taxis are available to transport you to and from the airport. This airport is mainly used for domestic and short-haul international flights. (www.milanolinate.eu)
Orio al Serio Airport lies 50 kilometres northeast of Milan, just outside of Bergamo. Buses depart from here for Milan city centre, and the journey takes one hour.
Address: Malpensa Airport
Phone: +39 22 32 323
Italy can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.
Best Time to Visit
Summer temperatures tend to rise very high, so unless you are not one to be disturbed by the smouldering heat, aim for late spring (April-May) or early fall, when temperatures are still comfortable.
Milan’s local transport is called ATM and includes underground, buses, and trains. Single fare tickets and day passes can be purchased from ATM ticket offices, newsstands and ticket machines. All tickets have to be stamped on board at the beginning of every journey.
Taxis are usually white and can be hailed in the street or at taxi stands. These are often located outside train and underground stations. The final fare depends on the number of suitcases you have, the day of the week, and the time of day.
Stamps can be bought at tobacconists that carry either the blue and white “Tabacchi” sign or are simply marked with a ”T”.
Milano Centrale, Piazza Duca d'Aosta
+39 02 6707 2150
Mon-Fri 8.20-19.05, Sat 8.20-12.35
Address: Via Antonio Stradivari 1, Milano
Phone: +39 02 2952 6966
Country code: +39
Area code: 02 (also dialled in Milan). If you call Italy from abroad, you must always dial zero in the area code (do not omit it, as it is the general practice when making international telephone calls), e.g. +39 02 + the number.