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Milan Malpensa Airport

General information

PLEASE NOTE: Terminal 2 of Milan Malpensa Airport is closed until further notice.

Milan Malpensa Airport is the second busiest airport in Italy, after Rome Fiumicino Airport. The airport is conveniently located close to Lago Maggiore and Lago di Como, the centre of Milan is 50 kilometers away. The city centre can be reached by train (Malpensa Express), bus and taxi. The airport in Lombardy consists of two terminals and two runways, opposite T1 is Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Centre.


Where is Milan Malpensa Airport situated?

The airport is located in the province of Varese, one of the twelve provinces in the Lombardy region, northwest of the city. You can reach Milan Malpensa Airport via exit ‘Marcallo Mesero’ of the A4 motorway and exit ‘Busto Arsizio’ of the A8 motorway.

How many terminals does Milan Malpensa Airport have?

Milan Malpensa Airport consists of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, the latter solely used by easyJet. Terminal 1 is located west and Terminal 2 north of the airport’s runways. In Terminal 1 you will find the A gates (Schengen) and B gates (non-Schengen), the B boarding gates are located in the northernmost of the three concourses. To transfer between both terminals you can take a free shuttle bus running 24 hours a day or the train Malpensa Express, but therefore you need to be in possession of an airline ticket.

Terminal 1 at Milan Malpensa Airport consists of four floors, Arrivals is on the ground floor, Departures on the first floor. Floor -1 gives access to the train station, Sheraton Hotel and the car rental counters. The security check and food court are located in the middle of the terminal between Check-In 11 and 12. The Arrivals hall of Terminal 1 has 10 exits, the taxi rank can be reached via Door 8, the bus stops via Door 4.

Buy tickets for the two most famous sights in Milan: Milan Cathedral (Duomo Santa Maria Nascente) including terraces and Da Vinci’s Last Supper (L’Ultima Cena).

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Milan Malpensa Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Italy.

Airport Distance
Milan Linate Airport 48km
Bergamo Airport 76km
Turin Airport 97km
Genoa Airport 136km
Verona Airport 171km
Bern Airport (Switzerland) 171km



The distance from Milan Malpensa Airport to the centre of Milan is 50 kilometres. By car, it takes 45 minutes to get to the centre of Milan.

From MXP Airport to Milan City centre by Car
50 km
45 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Milan Malpensa Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Milan Malpensa Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Milan Malpensa Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Milan Malpensa Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Milan Malpensa Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Milan is about € 104.-. Book your taxi at Milan Malpensa Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From MXP Airport to Milan City centre by Taxi
50 km
45 min
€ 104.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Milan Malpensa Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Hertz, Europcar, Sixt, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Milan Malpensa Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Milan Malpensa Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Milan Malpensa Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Milan Malpensa Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Milan Malpensa Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Milan Malpensa Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • easyJet
  • ITA Airways
  • Neos Air
  • Ryanair
  • Wizz Air


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Milan Malpensa Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Centre, Ferno

Sheraton Milan Malpensa Hotel is located inside Malpensa Airport's Terminal 1. It offers air-conditioned rooms with minibar and flat-screen TV. A fitness centre is also available.


Hotel Villa Malpensa, Vizzola Ticino

Hotel Villa Malpensa is 800 metres from Terminal 1 of Milan Malpensa Airport. Guests enjoy free on-site parking. Hotel Villa Malpensa's air-conditioned rooms enjoys a quiet position away from the plane routes. There is Wi-Fi access and satellite TV.


Moxy Milan Malpensa Airport, Case Nuove

The elegant and technologically advanced Moxy Milan Malpensa Airport is conveniently located in terminal 2 in Malpensa Airport, a short shuttle ride from Terminal 1.

Hotels in Milan

Looking for the best hotels in Milan? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hotel Cavour, Milan

The Cavour offers spacious rooms with LCD TV and soft slippers. The hotel is 300 metres from Montenapoleone Metro Station and a 15-minute walk from Milan Cathedral.


NH Collection Milano President, Milan

Set in the historic centre and just 500 metres from the Cathedral and Milan’s famous shopping street, Via Monte Napoleone, the NH Collection Milano President is a stylish modern hotel with free WiFi. San Babila Metro Station is a 5-minute walk away.


Uptown Palace, Milan

Uptown Palace is a contemporary hotel with a restaurant and high-tech conference centre located a 5-minute walk from Milan's Missori Metro Stop. It features soundproofed rooms with flat-screen TV and free WiFi throughout.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Milan Malpensa Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Milan: 1, 2, or 3-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

Explore Milan at your own pace with a ticket for the open-top hop-on hop-off bus. With 4 routes at your disposal, discover all of the city’s top attractions, from the magnificent Duomo and La Scala to the city's many quaint neighborhoods.


Milan Wine Tasting Experience

Indulge in fine Italian wines on this wine tasting experience in a unique and traditional wine bar in the heart of Milan. Attended by a sommelier, you will sample red and white wines while tasting luscious regional delicacies from Lombardy.

Tour & transport

Milan: Historical Walking Tour and The Last Supper Ticket

Skip the long lines to see Da Vinci’s “Last Supper” and enjoy a historical walking tour of Milan. Discover the world’s most famous Renaissance mural, and admire architecture such as the Duomo.


  39 reviews

Have you visited Milan Malpensa Airport lately? So far, 39 airport passengers have written an airport review about Milan Malpensa Airport. This airport has an average score of 1 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport reviews

5 hours ago

Got to say worst airport a have been to machine took my money and never gave anything I went to info desk they said they can't help a asked other staff they were so arrogant towards me seemed like they are racist against British i would never come to Italy again I thought it was meant to be a nice place but this airport put me right off am going to tell all my social media followers to avoid this place if a could it would be minus 5 stars

4 months ago

We parked our car at p6 smart which is connected by a free shuttle to the terminals. At our return we didn’t know were the shuttle stop was, there was no specific information at the terminal, nor in the booking email, nor online. The organization sucks.

Coral Harmon
8 months ago

Terrible experience with the Tax Free Office Official last night. We went to the office located after passport control as the one before security was closed. Waited 10 minutes for the guy to come with his food/shopping (no sign to tell you he'd be back soon). He then proceeded to shout at myself and my daughter telling us we should've used another office at check in. We tried to explain we hadn't needed to check in (hand luggage only) but he just kept shouting and was really rude and intimidating. He demanded the passport & boarding pass and to see the purchased item, ignored me when I asked for a pen to use and refused to give me his name. I attempted to make a complaint about him at the Information Desk but they were unable to locate a complaints form.
A really bad experience with very unprofessional staff

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