Milan Linate Airport
Milan Linate Airport (LIN)
Linate Airport was originally called “Aeroporto Enrico Forlanini”. It was named after an Italian aviation pioneer who was born in Milan. Linate processes nine million passengers per year and is the second airport in Milan. It is much closer to the city (7 kilometers) than the larger Malpensa Airport and is used especially for domestic and European flights. There is a shuttle bus connecting with Malpensa, the ride between the two airports takes more than an hour.
There is no train connection with Linate Airport. There is a bus that goes to the subway station San Babila, you can find a map of the Milan subway here.
Car and bus
The airport has excellent connections with Milan and other places in Italy. From the center of Milan you take the Via XXII Marzo and the Viale Corsica to the eastern part of the ring road around the city (Tangenziale Est), the exit ‘Linate’ is clearly indicated.
Every 30 minutes, a bus, from the company Starfly (tel: +39(0)2 5858 7237) leaves for the Central Station from Milan and costs €3.00, bus line 73 goes to the Piazza San Babila subway station and costs €1.00.
Close to the new Fiera Milano Exhibition, Air Pullman has a shuttle bus connection (tel: +39(0)3 3125 8411) to the Conference and Exhibition Center and costs €5.50, there is also a bus connection with Pavia, Brescia and Verona.
Car rental - Milan Linate Airport
In the Arrivals Hall there are counters for nine car rental companies: Auto Europa, Avis, EasyCar, Europcar, Hertz, Maggiore/National, Sixt, Thrifty-Italy by Car and Tirreno/Prestige. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.
There are taxis in front of the Arrivals Hall. A ride to Milan costs approximately €15.00.
The airport has 4,500 parking places (tel: +39(0)2 7485 2934), that are all reasonably close to the terminal building. Short-term parking in front of the terminal has a maximum parking time of 90 minutes and costs €0.80 per quarter hour. The parking garage is directly connected with the terminal and costs €3.50 for the first hour and €22.00 per day. Parking West and Parking North are intended for long-term parking and costs, from 1-5 days €18.00 per day, up to the tenth day €85.00 and then €8.00 per day. In Parking West there are more than 200 extra guarded parking places reserved for more expensive vehicles.
The Air Hotel (tel: +39(0)2 7020 0009) is directly next to the airport. Other options close to the airport are: Hotel Montini, 3 kilometers ( tel: +39(0)2 5475 031), Country Hotel Borromeo, 5 kilometers (tel: +39(0)2 5537 771) and Holiday Inn Milano Linate, 5 kilometers (tel: +39(0)2 5536 001). For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.
Shops and restaurants
Compared to Malpensa Airport there are not many shops at the airport. Designer articles can be more easily found in Milan itself. There is a Duty Free shop. On the ground floor and on the first floor there are self-service restaurants. On the second floor you can find an á la carte restaurant. There are coffee shops and snack bars in various places throughout the airport.
On the ground floor there is a place where baggage can be stored (tel: +39(0)2 716 659), the rate is €3.50-€ 4.00 per suitcase per day, here you can also hire a porter and enquire about misplaced baggage.
On the ground floor and the first floor are general information counters. The Welcome Desk Milano (tel: +39(0)2 7020 0443) gives tourist information and also information about shows and exhibitions.
Travel agency Airport 2000 (tel: +39(0)2 7485 3768) sells bus and train tickets, takes care of hotel reservations and organizes tours, you can also hire a car with a driver.
There is no business center at this airport, however, there are three lounges: Piermarini, Piranesi and Bramante, that are exclusively for members of the SEA Club and costs €700.00 per year (tel: +39(0)2 7485 2841).
The Sala Amica is especially accessible for the disabled, you can find this lounge on the first floor. The airport is easily accessible for those who are physically and visually impaired. The elevators and the restrooms have been adapted and there are wheelchair ramps everywhere. Close to the terminals there are parking places reserved for the disabled. For assistance (tel: +39(0)2 716 659).
There are three money exchange offices, two banks and several ATM's. The First Aid station (tel: +39(0)2 7485 2222) can be found on the ground floor. There is also a pharmacy (tel: +39(0)2 7560 486). On the first floor there is a prayer room, where, on Sundays and holidays a Catholic mass is held. The post office is open from 08:30–19:00 Monday-Friday and 08:30–12:30 on Saturday.
Milan Linate International Airport
20090 Milan Linate
Telephone, fax, email
Telephone: +39(0)2 7485 2200
Fax: +39(0)2 7485 2010
Email: thru the contact form
IATA airport code: LIN
ICAO airport code: LIML