Milano Malpensa

Milan Malpensa International Airport (LIMC)
There are two airports that serve northern Italy’s largest city, Milan. Milan Malpensa Airport handles mainly international flights, and the smaller Linate airport (see our page with information about Milano Linate), with mostly domestic and intra-European flights. Malpensa is the largest, handling more than 16 million passengers a year. Malpensa is well connected with the centre of Milan by bus and train, from where you can get onward connections to your final destination in Italy. Be careful not to book flights that arrive very late into Malpensa as public transport connections can be few and far between in the small hours.

Malpensa Airport is located 48 km (30 miles) northwest of Milan. There are a number of options for travel to and from the airport. Terminal 1 and the Terminal 2 of Malpensa can be reached by car, by train or by bus and between the two Terminals of Malpensa, there is a free shuttle bus available 24 hours a day.

By bus:

Bus services leave from various locations around Milan and beyond and arrive at the terminal Departures area. From Milan Gallarate Station the service runs every twenty minutes from 06.05 to 20.15. There are also bus links to Malpensa airport from Turin, Genoa, Borgmanero, Novara, Como, Varese and Pavia.

Information on the bus service:
Tel: 0331 258 411

There is a coach shuttle service linking the Malpensa and Linate airports (journey time – 1 hour 15 minutes). The first bus departs Linate 04.30; with the last bus departing at 22.30.

A free airport shuttle service connects Terminals 1 and 2 and departs are every 10 minutes between 05.30 and 00.30 and every hour between 00.30 and 05.30. The shuttle stops at Arrivals (Gate 6) and at the railway station.

By train:

You can reach Malpensa directly from Milan by Ferrovie Nord Milano trains, or, via Gallarate, by Trenitalia trains.

Malpensa Express
Website: Ferrovie Nord Malpensa Express
Tel: 02 202 22

The easiest way to get to and from the airport and to the centre of Milan is by the Malpensa Express train, which connects Terminal 1 of the airport with the center of Milan (Cadorna Station) in 40 minutes. Trains leave in both directions every half hour and if you land at Terminal 2, courtesy buses can ferry you to the airport train station. Tickets can be purchased at all stations where the Express stops and at all Milan railway stations.

Ferrovia dello Stato
Website: Trenitalia
Tel: 89 20 21 from landlines in Italy only.

There are also rail links to Malpensa from Milan Central and Milan Garibaldi Stations via Gallarate. A local shuttle bus connects Gallarate Rail Station and Malpensa with departures from 06.05 to 20.15.

By taxi:

Taxis take you from Terminal 1 Arrivals, near Gates 4 and 5, into the city centre, and the journey takes on averagge 40-50 minutes.

By car:

Access roads from Milan are A8, A26 and a new road is planned linking the A4 Milan-Turin highway to Milan’s western ring road.

By car from Milan: take the motorway A8 (Autostrada A8 Laghi) till Busto Arsizio. Then, take the State Road SS 336 till Malpensa.
By car from Turin: take the motorway A4 Milano -Torino till Novara. Then, take the State Road SS 32 towards Oleggio and follow the signs for ‘Malpensa’.
By car from Genoa/Alessandria: take the motorway A26 till Sesto Calende. Then, follow the signs ‘Somma Lombardo’ and ‘Malpensa’.

Information from the Società Autostrade
Website: Motorways Association
Tel: 06 4363 2121

Car rental:

At Malpensa airport Terminal 1 car rental facilities are located on the 1st floor and the companies include:

  • Auto Europa
    Tel: 02 585 81048
  • Avis
    Tel: 02 585 8481
  • Easycar
    Tel: 800 939 293
  • Europcar
    Tel: 02 5858 621
  • Hertz
    Tel: 02 5858 1081
  • Maggiore
    Tel: 02 5858 1133
  • Sixt
    Tel: 02 585 80271
  • Targa Rent
    Tel: 02 5858 0258

    Car Valet service at Terminal 1

  • ALA Limousine Ass
    Tel: 02 8645 0010
  • CTM
    Tel: 02 5858 1154
  • Promoter
    Tel: 02 5858 0080

    Airport facilities

  • Banks
  • Bureau de change
  • Snack bars
  • Cafes
  • Shops
  • Airline lounges
  • Travel clubs
  • Left luggage
  • Business services
  • Disabled and first aid facilities
  • Short and Long term parking
  • Pharmacy
  • Child facilities
  • Post office
  • Tourist information desk.Website: Milan Malpensa Airport
    Tel: 027 485 2200
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