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Best way to get from Milan hotel to Milan airport?

cali
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Best way to get from Milan hotel to Milan airport?

Hello!

Our hotel concierge has told me that they can help arrange a limo (Mercedes) ride to the airport for 120 Euro. While this is certainly doable, we would like something more economical but also reliable. Is the best way for us to just get a taxi? Or can we take a train to the airport? Google maps shows that our hotel is about 20 minutes from the Milan Central train station.

Thank you in advance for your advice!

Ivy

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1. Re: Best way to get from Milan hotel to Milan airport?

Assuming you are going to Malpensa airport, a taxi from central Milan has a fixed price of €95. There are trains to both terminals at Malpensa from Centrale, Cadorna and Porta Garibaldi stations in central Milan, costing €13.

For Linate and Bergamo airports, there are buses from Centrale.

Dublin
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2. Re: Best way to get from Milan hotel to Milan airport?

Assuming you’re flying into Malpensa, you have three options:

get a regular taxi from the rank - set rate of €95 to anywhere in the city

airport express train - €13 (http://www.malpensaexpress.it/en/) note there are two lines, one ending in Centrale, the other in Cadorna

bus - there are a number of different companies running a service between Malpensa and Centrale, it’s cheaper than the train, but not sure of the exact fare

From Centrale you can get a taxi or use public transport. If your hotel is 20 mins from Centrale, it might actually be closer to Cadorna station.

cali
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3. Re: Best way to get from Milan hotel to Milan airport?

Thank you! So whether we leave from Centrale or Cadorna, the airport express will take us directly to the airport? We'll just have to figure how much for the taxi to the station, then for 4 tickets on the Malpensa Express -- and do a little comparative math. :) I like the idea of going to the airport without having to worry about morning road traffic, but worry about finding our terminal, etc (we fly from LAX and it can be daunting; maybe Malpensa is smaller and easier to navigate!)

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4. Re: Best way to get from Milan hotel to Milan airport?

Malpensa has only two terminals, and T2 is used only by easyJet. It is nothing like the disaster that is LAX.

cali
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5. Re: Best way to get from Milan hotel to Milan airport?

Disaster indeed! Hilarious and accurate. Ok, that's a relief to hear Malpensa is nothing like it. Thanks!!!

Dublin
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6. Re: Best way to get from Milan hotel to Milan airport?

The train goes right into the terminal building. For a US flight that would be terminal 1 (2 only handles low cost airlines like easyjet).

Everything is well signposted but queues can be long so make sure you allow your reccomended 3 hours for an intercontinental flight.

Also useful to download the official airport app, for some reason they are slow to publish the departure gates on screen and this often leads to a last minute dash for the gate. Though MPX is probably nowhere near LAX in size, it’s still quite a large terminal building and there can be a long walk to the gates.

cali
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7. Re: Best way to get from Milan hotel to Milan airport?

This is very helpful advice for sure! I will download the app, and be sure to arrive at least 3 hours before our departure time. I'm really grateful for all of this advice I've received, Tripadvisor users are the best!

Dublin
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8. Re: Best way to get from Milan hotel to Milan airport?

:-)

Hope you have a good trip

cali
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9. Re: Best way to get from Milan hotel to Milan airport?

Fingers crossed that we do, thank you!!!

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10. Re: Best way to get from Milan hotel to Milan airport?

We have jjst come back from Italy, and landed in Milan, we just booked ourselves on a bus which dropped us along side Centrale station quick easy and cheap, Malpensa express.

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