Malpensa Airport (MXP, Aeroporto di Milano-Malpensa) is located 54 kilometers from Milan Central Station (Milano Centrale). You can get to Milan by bus for 8 euros or by express train for 13 euros. Taxi will cost 95 euros. In detail about the features of each method, read the instructions.
Terravision buses run from Malpensa Airport to Milan without stopping; the journey takes about 50 minutes.
Every 30 minutes, a special express train (MALPENSA EXPRESS) leaves for Milan from Milan's first and second terminals. 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 old, free of charge - 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. Bicycle transportation costs 3 euros.
The train stops at Bovisa, Porta Garibaldi, Milano Centrale stations, and a separate line takes you to Milano Cadorna station in 37 minutes, next to which is Castello Sforzesco castle, good shopping and many restaurants.
- You can download the train route from Malpensa Airport in PDF format here.
How to save
If you fly to Milan and fly from Malpensa airport, there is an opportunity to save by issuing a ticket on the official website store.trenord.it for a promotion if you fly from the same airport within 30 days.
In this case, an adult ticket will cost you only 20 euros (round-trip savings of 6 euros), and a child of 10 euros.
- Be sure to read: how to use the metro in Milan
For a taxi from Malpensa airport to anywhere in Milan, a special tariff of 95 euros applies - a taxi driver cannot demand more than this amount from you.
The official tariff order for the commune of Milan can be downloaded in PDF format.
Transfer fee from 83 euros for a company of 3-4 people.
Airport scheme and terminals
Malpensa Airport consists of 2 terminals:
- Terminal 1 - for regular 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. There are 5 floors in the Terminal - from -1 to +3.
- Terminal 2 - serves low cost flights, mainly EasyJet.com, and charters.
Along with Rome, Fiumicino is one of the largest and busiest in Italy, with a passenger flow of more than 24 million passengers a year - that's 65,000 people daily.
Where to issue dues
If your shopping in Milan is a success, and the amount of your purchases exceeds 155 euros, then you are entitled to a refund of the tax free. Before departure, go to the Global Blue office located in Terminal 1 on the ground floor, landing zone A 12 or in the same terminal on the second floor in the check-in zone 12. Opening hours from 6:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. thirty.
The offices of other Tax Free tax refund companies, Tax Refund and Planet, are also located in the first terminal, and Forexchange in the second.
Actual information can be checked 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 poison yourself on an independent trip to the regions of Italy. For example, stop by Lake Como or Garda, in the cities of Turin, Genoa. You can even go to neighboring Switzerland. For example, to Lugano from Malpensa is only 80 kilometers and an hour on the way.
The cost of renting a car with a manual starts at 18 euros per day.
A car of a class higher and with an automatic transmission, for example, a safe Volvo V40 will cost you only 413 euros for 10 days.
Online arrivals and departures board
- Official website of Malpensa Airport: www.milanomalpensa-airport.com
On the online scoreboard below, you can track the arrivals and departures of airlines in real time:
At the airport there is a modern and comfortable 4-star Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel. The cost of living from 155 euros per day.
Comfortable beds, good breakfasts - great for a change in Milan.
A more budgetary and rather unique alternative is the capsule hotel ZZZleepandGo MXP, which operates in a fully automatic mode and costs only 49 euros per day per person. Capsules are located a few meters from the reception, so you will have time to get enough sleep. The downside of the hotel is the shared bathroom and toilet.
There are several more hotels within a kilometer from the airport, I recommend paying attention to First Hotel Malpensa - from 82 euros / day and Holiday Inn Express for 75 euros / day.
- You will find useful the article about the best 4 star hotels in Milan
Where else to go from Malpensa
You can get from Malpensa by public transport to Bergamo, Genoa, Turin, Lake Como and even Switzerland.
To get to Bergamo (Bergamo) is most convenient by train or bus through the central station of Milan. Travel time will be about 2.5 hours. See detailed instructions.
Lake Como (Lago di Como) is one of the largest in Italy. Around dozens of cities and kilometers of tracks. First you need to determine the coast and the city in which you plan to get, and then lay the route.
You can get to Como from Malpensa by a rented car, and in some cities - Lecco, Varenna - by public transport.
You need to get to Genoa from Malpensa with a transfer in Milan, where direct regional and high-speed trains go. The total travel time will be about 3 hours.
You can get to Turin from Malpensa by direct bus or by train with transfers in Milan.
Buses are sent both from the first and second terminals with an interval of 1 hour. Ticket price is 22 euros, travel time - 2 hours. In Turin, the bus arrives at the Porta Susa FS station, from where you can get to anywhere in the city by public transport.
Check the current prices, schedule and book a ticket on the official website of the carrier www.sadem.it
To Linate Airport
Taxi drivers have a fixed rate of 105 euros for Linate airport from Malpensa.
Also in Linat you can get on a special shuttle that leaves from the first and second terminals at 08:30, 11:15, 13:30, 16:00, 20:30. Tickets cost 13 euros. You can check the current schedule and buy a ticket online on the official website of the carrier www.malpensashuttle.it
The Swiss border is only 80 kilometers from Malpensa. The nearest city of Lugano can be reached by direct train from Milan in 1 hour and 8 minutes. Travel time to Geneva by car 4 hours, distance 320 kilometers. Swiss vignette for a year costs about 40 euros.
Which airlines operate direct flights
Direct flights from Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Lithuania and Poland to Malpensa Airport are operated by Aeroflot, Utair, Russia, Ukraine Airlines, Belavia, Israel Airlines and Ryanair.
From Russia, Malpensa Airport can be reached by direct flight only from Moscow or St. Petersburg.
Aeroflot flies 5 times a day from the Moscow Sheremetyevo airport, and Uteyr 1-2 times a day from Vnukovo. A one-way ticket will cost an average of 8,000 rubles. Read more about ticket prices in this article.
From St. Petersburg, one direct flight per day is operated by Russia and Aeroflot airlines. Tickets cost from 8000 to 16000 rubles.
From Kiev airport Boryspil (KBP) to Malpensa daily flies www.flyuia.com. Tickets cost from 120 euros.
Belarusian citizens can fly from Minsk with a daily flight belavia.by. Travel time 2 hours 45 minutes. The Boeing 737-500 is designed for 132 seats. If you take care of tickets for several months, you can find options from 90 euros.
On average, tickets to and from Milan will cost you between 350 and 450 euros. The arrival time is convenient - 12:00 local time.
Belarusians and Lithuanian citizens can save significantly by flying to Milan from Kaunas Airport (KUN) - direct flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays are carried out by the low-cost airline Ryanair.com. If you take care of tickets in advance, you can easily fly away for only 23 euros one way.
Israel Airlines offers daily flights from Ben Gurion International Tel Aviv Airport to Milan. Tickets cost from $ 130, flight time 4 hours 10 minutes. Aircraft Boeing 737-900.
The flight lands at the first terminal of Malpensa Airport at 10:55 in the morning, which is very convenient.
I hope you find my instructions and tips useful. I will be glad to answer your questions in the comments.