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florence to the milan airport

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florence to the milan airport

We plan to get the train in May from Florence, and head directly to the Milan airport for a flight on Easy Jet to Amsterdam that leaves around 4 pm. We plan to book our train ticket as soon as it becomes available. We need to know how early we need to leave Florence, in order to arrive easily at the Malpensa airport... we are thinking we should be there by 2 pm. what station should we stop at in Milan, and how do we get to the airport from this station. Please advise.

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1. Re: florence to the milan airport

http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en

Firenze SM Novella to Malpensa Aeroporto, tickets go on sale 4 months in advance. Change downtown at Milano Centrale.

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Thanks very much. I believe our best bet then would be to catch the 9 am train from Florence, and then be in Milan by 10:40. We would have sufficient time to change trains, and get the airport train, arriving by noon, or so.

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3. Re: florence to the milan airport

If you follow the above advice by Franco, the system will sell you a through ticket to Malpensa. This way you won't have to purchase the tickets for the last leg at Milano Centrale.

The 10:55 MXP train usually leaves from track #1.

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Trip Advisor is amazing. Thanks to everyone for their help. Such great information

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Since stuff can happen, you could leave Florence late, stay a night in Milan, see the city a little in the morning and take the express train to mxp in the early afternoon. You don’t miss much (anything?) in Florence, gain a little in Milan and less chance of stuff happening and missing your flight. I’m just more comfortable being in my flight city the night before due to past experiences with stuff happening.

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Well, we had thought of that, but after reading about the reliability of the trains, , and the necessity of settling another night in a different place, we thought it preferable to spend the extra night in Florence. would locals agree? Apparently it would take something really unusual to have the trains off their schedule..I guess if that happened our insurance would kick in?

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7. Re: florence to the milan airport

Since you will be catching a train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Milano Centrale Station... here is everything you need to know about getting from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Airport (Terminal 2 for EasyJet): a thread from last year, entitled "Transportation to Milan (Malpensa) Airport" [ https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g18784… ]. Since you will already be on the platforms of Milano Centrale Station, and since your train ticket purchase can get you all the way to Malpensa Airport, then this suggestion from NapOrsoCapo above is probably the natural one to choose.

If you wanted to find out about changing at Milano Centrale from one platform to another platform to use the Malpensa Express, and what to expect, you can read another forum thread from last year from someone doing the reverse of your route - Malpensa Airport to Florence - and asked "So in Centrale the Malpensa Express parks in the same area as Freccia? Or do I have to go to another hall or something?" [ https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g18784… ].

There is a "search Milan forum" box towards the bottom of the forum page to find other Milan travel answers.

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8. Re: florence to the milan airport

thank you very much. This will be very helpful.

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9. Re: florence to the milan airport

OK... Hope everything goes smoothly for your departure.

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