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 takes 45 minutes from Terminal 1 and 40 minutes from Terminal 2.

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

Public transport

Malpensa Express to Milan

From Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 it’s easy to travel by train to Milan, Malpensa Express (Trenord) 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 Nord, 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. 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 of Milan: Milan Cathedral (Duomo Santa Maria Nascente) including terraces and Da Vinci’s Last Supper (L’Ultima Cena) with sightseeing tour.

Bus services

Terravision to Milan – Book your tickets here!

You can also choose to travel by bus of Terravision to and from Milan, this is cheaper than taking the train Malpensa Express. Every 20 to 30 minutes from 05:05 hours to 00:10 hours 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 € 8 € 14
Children, 5 up to 12 years € 5 € 10

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!


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 Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 72, 48-Hour or 1 Day Ticket

€ 22

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

€ 16

Enjoy access to all areas of the Milan Duomo, and access the terraces, cathedral, museum and archaeological area. Marvel at beautiful adornments and stained glass windows, and visit the Church of St. Gottardo in Corte.

Casa Milan Admission Ticket

€ 15

Mondo Milan is an exhibition that presents AC Milan trophies in a unique way, and includes narration on the club's history. Experience AC Milan through the innovative matching of rare historic memorabilia with the most advanced interactive technologies.


Milan Wine Tasting Experience

€ 49

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.

Milan: Half-Day Food Tour on Foot

€ 70

Taste delightful Italian foods from local shops on a 3-hour walking tour of Milan, and discover venues that specialize in traditional recipes and century-old techniques. Sample wine and authentic gelato, while learning the history of the city.

Half-Day Italian Cooking Class in Milano

€ 100

Learn to cook like an Italian at a 4-hour cooking class in Milan. Held in a private home, you will experience a real Italian kitchen and learn how to cook a 4-course meal with first class local ingredients. Then, savor the fruits of your labor.

Tours and transport

Milan: Half-Day History Tour & The Last Supper Ticket

€ 68

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

From Milan: Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip

€ 79

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

Serravalle Designer Outlet Roundtrip Bus from Milan

€ 20

Visit the Serravalle Outlets on a full-day shopping trip from Milan. Europe's largest shopping mall is located just 60 minutes away from Italy’s fashion capital. Enjoy discounts of 30-70 percent on all the major Italian designer brands!


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