We are arriving at Malpensa (T1) in early September on a Friday morning at 7am and would like to head straight to Venice. There are 5 of us travelling together and I'd like advice on if I should pre-purchase our train tickets. I'm worried if our flight is late that we might miss the train. Is it possible to chance the 5 of us getting on a train from Milan to Venice at that time of the year? Will it be much more expensive than pre-purchasing?
I've been doing some reading and it looks like we should get the train from the airport straight to Milano Centrale (or the bus) rather than via Cadorna. Is this correct?