Although these airports are all different from each other in terms of their flight destinations, they are all similarly easy to familiarize yourself with.
Linate is only a little distance away from the city of Milan. It is the go-to airport for those who want to travel to and from local destinations within the country. There are also European flights scheduled in this airport. The Malpensa is known as the go-to airport for those who are on a tight budget. It is home to intercontinental flights between Italy and Asia. The Bergamo is quite far from Milan and is also a favorite of those who want to get low fares.
The Malpensa Airport
The Malpensa Airport has two terminals. Know that the second terminal is dedicated to those that are traveling through the jet flights.
You can get to the Malpensa Airport by riding a bus. But for easier transfer, it would be best to take the Malpensa Express which offers faster and hassle-free transportation solution going to the airport.
The Malpensa Express
If you would like to take the fastest mode of airport transfer from the Malpensa Airport, then you have to take the Malpensa Express. A single journey for this mode of transportation is around 11 Euros. You can choose to start from Terminal 1 and end at the Piazza Cadorna. Or you may also choose to end your journey at the Central Station. It really depends on your purpose and goal destination. But if you are concerned about the travel time, it is worth knowing that the Cadorna stop is a lot faster because it will only take you less than 30 minutes compared to the Central Station which takes more than 50 minutes. Note also that the express departs every thirty minutes.
- The departure from Malpensa to Cadorna starts from 5:26 am to 11:28 pm.
- The departure from Cadorna to Malpensa happens from 4:28 am to 1:30 am.
- The departure from Centrale to Malpensa starts at 5:27 am to 11:40 pm.
- The departure from Centrale to Malpensa starts from 5:27 am to 11:40 pm.
The Malpensa Bus Shuttle
Apart from the Express, you can also opt to take the Malpensa Bus Shuttle. This will allow you to have more options when it comes to traveling. A particularly good thing about having to ride the bus shuttle is that it offers a faster travel time if you are coming from Terminal 2 and if you want to reach the Central Station without having to consume too much time. It only takes around 15 minutes to get to your desired destination.
Know that there are two different shuttles in the airport. There is an option to buy the shuttle tickets inside the airport. The problem with this, however, is that some buses could take time before departure. That’s why it is still better to just buy the tickets outside so that you can immediately book the one which would immediately leave. The bus shuttle fare costs around 10 Euros. The buses depart almost every after twenty minutes. Some of the bus shuttles also offer a drop-off option to the exhibition center of the City Fiera.
The Taxi ride from the Malpensa Airport to Milan takes longer than other options because of varying traffic conditions. But generally, the travel from the airport to the city is more than 1 hour. Also, most taxis would require a fixed rate that is pegged at around 90 Euros. Note, however, that asking more stops could mean an increase to this rate.
The Linate Airport
Going to the Linate Airport means that you will have to ride a bus. The Linate Express Bus Service is the favorite mode of transportation of both locals and tourists. It goes from the airport to the city center near the Piazza San Babila at frequent intervals every day. In order to purchase a ticket, you will have to head on first to the nearest ticketing machines. The cost of a single journey bus ticket is around 1.50 Euros. Know that the ticket has a validity expiration of only until 1 hour and 30 minutes upon purchase.
You can find the bus stop upon stepping out of the airport vicinity. Know that the first type of bus is the 73X which is an express transportation service. There is only one stop during the entire travel which is that of the Piazza San Bablia. On the other hand, the second type of bus is the 73 which traverses a different route but also of the same convenience and efficiency level. You can take the bus only during weekdays. The bus service will finally bring you to the Metro network, This is where you can find the San Bablia stop and the M1. From there, you could already ride a taxi going to the other parts of the city.
Know that there are no train rides possible going to the Linate Airport. You may only choose to have your own car, a taxi, or the bus.
Using A Private Car Service
If you have the means and if you are after convenience, then you can definitely just book a private car transfer service. You can do this by making an early reservation online. This can be done efficiently. All you have to do is provide the details of the airport where you have to be picked up from and the hotel destination. Isn’t it a lot easier and comforting to know that a private driver is waiting for your arrival? There is no more hassle of going to the bus top or looking for a taxi. After all, the price between the private car transportation and the taxi service is quite the same.
Just recently, the car-sharing option has become a favorite transportation option for those who are traveling from the city of Milan to the airport. This scheme involves using a car-sharing vehicle unit in the city. Just drive the car sharing vehicle and leave it to the designated slots for car-sharing units in the airport which is the P3. If you are coming from the Linate Airport and would like to travel to the city, you could just go to the parking slots of car sharing vehicles within the airport premises. Just choose your desired car and simply drive to Milan. Although this looks odd, it works in Milan! You can actually just park the car-sharing unit anywhere without paying for parking fees. It is so efficient that you are charged automatically for the time you have spent using the car, for the insurance in case of accidents, for rental, and for fuel. For as long as you can pay, you are certain that you will not face any problem.
Taking The Air Bus
Another option when traveling from the Linate Airport to Milan is the Air Bus. This will bring you to the Central Station and will cost around 5 Euros for a single journey.
Note, however, that there are only particular time slots for the Air Bus travel. The Air Bus departs from the Linate airport from 6:30 am until 11:30 pm. The interval is every after 30 minutes. On the other hand, the Air Bus departs from the Central Station from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm also every after 30 minutes.
Taking a taxi ride isn’t usually the cheapest option. You will have to allot around 20 Euros in order to get from the Linate airport to the city center. What’s good with taxis is that they almost never get out of availability. You will easily find them upon exiting the airport.