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Transportation to and from Milan Malpensa Airport


What is the distance from Milan Malpensa Airport to the centre of Milan?

The airport is quite far from the city of Milan, the distance between the two places is 50 kilometres / 31.1 miles. A journey by car via the A8 (Autostrada dei Laghi) takes 45 minutes from Terminal 1 and 40 minutes from Terminal 2.

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

Public transport

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

Train Malpensa Express to Milan – BUY TICKETS

From Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 it’s easy to travel by train to Milan, Malpensa Express (Trenord Lombardia) offers a railway connection to the stations of Milano Cadorna and Milano Centrale. The train to and from Milano Cadorna departs twice an hour, the journey time is 43 minutes from T2 and 37 minutes from T1. On its way the trains stops at the stations of Busto Arsizio, Saronno and Milano Nord Bovisa. The train to and from Milano Centrale runs two times per hour as well, a train ride to the main railway station takes 60 minutes from Terminal 2 and 54 minutes from Terminal 1.

Trains to and from Milano Centrale always stop at Milano Porta Garibaldi, this is the third busiest train station in Milan after Centrale and Cadorna. What you might not know, Milano Cadorna railway station is closer to the city centre than Milano Centrale railway station. You can buy tickets at the stations and online through the website of Malpensa Express. The prices are listed below, a return ticket should be used within 30 days. A family ticket costs € 33.00 and can be used by 2 adults and 2 children from 4 up to 17 years.

The station of Terminal 1 is located on floor -1, accessible from the Arrivals and Departures halls via escalators and elevators. From the gate you walk 5 to 10 minutes. The station of Terminal 2 is opposite the Arrivals hall, and can be accessed via a covered walkway. Here too, you will have to walk 5 to 10 minutes from the gate. The Milan metro network consists of four lines, known as M1, M2, M3 and M5. A ticket for public transport in Milan costs € 2.00 (3 fare zones, Mi1 – Mi3). Please consult website and timetable Malpensa Express for more information.

Prices Single Return
Adults € 13 € 20
Children, 4 up to 13 years € 6.50 € 10

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).

Bus services

Terravision to Milan – BUY TICKETS

You can also choose to travel by bus of Terravision to and from Milan, this is cheaper than taking the train Malpensa Express. Every 30 minutes from early in the morning until late at night a bus of Terravision leaves from Terminal 1 to Milan’s main railway station, via Terminal 2. The journey time from the airport to train station Milano Centrale (Via Giovanni Battista Sammartini) is 60 minutes from T1 and 50 minutes from T2. Tickets are available through the website of Terravision, children up to 4 years of age can travel for free. Do you want to visit Fiera Milano Rho or Fiera Milano City it is better to get on the Malpensa Shuttle, this bus service offers rides to and from both exhibition venues in Milan. Please consult website and timetable Terravision for more information.

Prices Single Return
Adults € 10 € 16
Children, 5 up to 12 years € 5 € 9

TIP: Many well-known museums, sights and attractions require online reservations. If you plan to visit Milan Cathedral (Duomo), Teatro alla Scala and Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci during your stay in Milan, the convenient Milan Digital Pass is highly recommended!

Car sharing

There is no car sharing service available at the airport. If you are planning to rent a car in Milan Malpensa, take a look at our car rental tips and see the full list of car rental companies at Milan Malpensa Airport!

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Milan Malpensa Airport is unfortunately 50 minutes away from the city centre of Milan. If you have a layover of more than 5 hours it is definitely worth it to head into the city. If not, you can visit Sesto Calende, a beautiful village located at the Lago Maggiore. By taxi you will get there in 10 minutes. To get to the city centre of Milan, you can either take public transportation or go by taxi.

What to do in Milan in 3 hours time?

You only have limited time to see one of the most beautiful cities in Europe? Take a taxi into the city and go directly to the Milan Cathedral. With your ticket for the Best of Milan Tour, you skip the line twice, first at the Duomo di Milano and later at Da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’. Afterwards make sure to grab an Italian Gelato and Espresso, before heading back to the airport.

AC Milan fans pay attention: The Casa Milan offers the full AC Milan football experience at once!


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: Cathedral and Rooftop Ticket

Access all areas of the Milan Duomo, including its terraces, cathedral, museum and archaeological area. Marvel at the stained glass windows and visit the Church of St. Gottardo in Corte.


Milan: Last Supper 1-Hour Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

See the Last Supper fresco with a fast-track entrance ticket. Follow your guide and learn all about Leonardo da Vinci's time in Milan and his world-renowned masterpiece.



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.


From Milan: Lake Como, Bellagio, and Varenna Day Tour

Enjoy a full-day trip by bus to scenic Lake Como, known for its beautiful villas and gardens, and to the colorful villages of Bellagio and Varenna.


From Milan: Lake Como, St. Moritz & Bernina Train Day Trip

Escape the hustle and bustle of Milan and spend the day on a scenic coach trip to Lake Como and St. Moritz. Board the Bernina Red Train to experience one of the world's most beautiful rail routes.

Tours and transport

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.

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From Milan: Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip

Enjoy a full day at spectacular Lake Como, Italy's famous lakeside resort. Explore the beautiful streets of Como city with your guide. Cruise to Bellagio Island in summer and take the funicular to Brunate in winter.

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Milan: Serravalle Designer Outlet Roundtrip Bus Transfer

Visit the Serravalle Outlets on a full-day shopping trip. Europe's largest shopping mall is located just 60 minutes away from Milan. Discounts of 30-70% on all the major Italian designer brands.


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