How to get from Malpensa Airport to Milan city center

How to get from Malpensa Airport to Milan city center (and vice versa)

What to do when you come to Milan on vacation and you don’t know how to get from Malpensa Airport to Milan city center? Here you find all possible solutions from Malpensa Airport to Milan Central Station in Piazza Duca d’Aosta, in the city center.

Are you asking how far is Milano Malpensa airport from city center? Malpensa Airport is just 53 Km far from Milan Central Station: based on time available, you can choose to leave from Terminal 1 and 2 of Malpensa Airport by public transport or by private vehicle.

Getting from Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan by train

Most of the people who travel by plane to Milan Malpensa prefer taking the train to go from Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central Station.

There are several trains leaving all day from Milan Central Station to Malpensa and vice versa. The way is 52 minutes long, just 29 if you take the fastest trains. Since December 11, 2016, trains from Milan Central get directly to Malpensa Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 and vice versa, thus to offer even a more comfortable service to travellers.

Here you will discover all the possible solutions to get from Malpensa airport to Milan city center by train, choosing between Malpensa Express and Trenitalia services, two different Italian railway companies. In this way, you have all the useful solutions to reach your destination.

Train from Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan: Malpensa Express

If you want to take Malpensa Express to get from Malpensa Airport to Milan city center, you can choose as your final destination in Milan two different stops, Milan Cadorna (red line Metro 1) or Central Station.

Malpensa – Milano Cadorna train is scheduled both from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2; it has 79 journeys per day, one every 30 minutes and takes only 43 minutes to reach Malpensa from downtown Milan and vice versa. The first trip from Cadorna leaves at 4.27 am, the last one is at 1.00 am.

If your departing point is Terminal 1 in Malpensa airport, the first useful train is at 5.26 am, the last one at 1,06 am; if your starting point is Terminal 2, you can take the first train at 5.20 am and the last one at 1.00 am.

Malpensa – Milano Centrale train leaves both from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2; it has 68 daily journeys, one every 30 minutes and the trip is just 57 minutes long. If you need to get to Milan city center from Terminal 1 in Malpensa, the first train available is at 05.43 am, the last one is at 10.43 pm (after this time, there are other solutions, but they are not direct trains).

If your departing point to Milan city center is Terminal 2 in Malpensa hub, the first train available is at 5.37 am, the last one is at 10.37 pm. If you like to have more info about Malpensa Express stops, see this map of the stations. You have to visit actually this page for Malpensa Express train timetable.

Trenitalia trains to get from Malpensa Airport to Milan

If you want to move from Malpensa Airport to Milan with the trains operated by Trenitalia company, you can choose between the line Malpensa Terminal 1 – Milan Centrale and the line Malpensa Terminal 2.

Malpensa Terminal 1 – Milan Centrale has 73 daily journeys, one every 15 minutes on average and the route is 52 minutes long. The first trip is at 5.26 am, the last one is at 11.56 pm.

Malpensa Terminal 2 – Milan Centrale has 73 daily trips, one every 15 minutes on average and the journey takes about 58 minutes. The first route is at 5.20 am, the last one is at 11.50 pm.

Remember that some trains are direct, other include changes. Be aware to check it before to leave. For information about Trenitalia time and stops, we suggest you visit Trenitalia website.

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Getting to and from Malpensa Airport by Bus

In addition to the train, you can get to Milan city center from Malpensa Airport and return by bus. In this case, you can choose between Malpensa Bus Express and Malpensa Shuttle. Before to consider them, we recommend you to calculate your journey time, so that you are sure not to lose the plane on the return trip.

Bus Express from Malpensa to Milan Centrale

Milano Centrale – Malpensa Bus Express coaches leave from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 every 20 minutes on average. The first journey from Terminal 1 is scheduled at 6.00 am (it stops at Terminal 2 at 6.10); the last one is at 00.30 am (it stops at Terminal 2 at 00.40). The seats available are 141 and the Malpensa bus tickets with Bus Express range between €10,00 (one-way trip) and €16,00 (a/r trip).

For disabled passengers, Bus Express company guarantees the service if they book within 48 hours before the departure date. You can check the complete bus  Express timetable from Malpensa to Milan and back.

Malpensa Shuttle from Malpensa Airport to Milan Centrale

If you are looking for another option to get from Malpensa Airport to Milan city center by coach, you can choose Malpensa Shuttle services. There are 54 buses leaving every day (they are scheduled every 30 minutes) and the travel is about an hour long.

Are you asking where is the departure stop for Malpensa Shuttle coaches? They leave both from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. The first bus from Malpensa to Milan Central Station is scheduled at 2.00 am from Terminal 1 (at 2.10 am, from Terminal 2); the last one is at 1.20 am from Terminal 1 (at 1.30, am from Terminal 2). Every bus trip includes an intermediate stop at Fiera Milano city on request.

Shuttle bus tickets range between €10,00 (one-way trip) and €16,00 (a/r trip). You can decide to buy it on board without extra costs. Please, check here the shuttle bus time table from Malpensa to Milan Centrale.

How to get from Malpensa Airport to Milan: private car

If you want to be free to manage your time, without worrying about possible delays of public transport, you can choose to hire a car in Malpensa Airport to Milan city center. You can take it directly to Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 and you can get to the city center taking the A8 motorway.

Are you looking for a more comfortable, exclusive and customized solution to get to Milan city center by private car? If you choose not to drive by your own until Milan and to enjoy your trip in a more relaxing way, you can choose to hire a private luxury vehicle from Malpensa Airport to Milan city centre, choosing between prestigious Sedans or private Vans.

You will get to the city center while working on your laptop and enjoying your travel experience. Just book a luxury vehicle rental service with a private driver and enjoy your Malpensa transfer.

The service will satisfy all your travel needs. If you hire the private car service to get back from Milan City center to Malpensa Airport and you have your flight code, you will also be alerted in time for delays or cancellations. Try the service now.

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