Bergamo Airport (Orio al Serio)
Bergamo Airport (officially Orio al Serio International Airport) is 45 kilometers northeast of Milan, close to the city of Bergamo. Milan has two international airports (Malpensa and Linate), but Bergamo also plays an important role for Milan.
This airport is especially used by budget companies in which Irish Ryanair is the most important.
The airport has one terminal. In 2015 Bergamo processed more than 10 million passengers.
Bergamo - Orio al Serio
SACBO Via Aeroporto 13
I-24050 Orio Al Serio
IATA airport code: BGY
ICAO airport code: LIME
Bergamo Airport is serviced by a number of airlines. At the time of writing, there were 15 airlines mentioned in the airlines directory of the official website. Many of these airlines offer cheap flights, as Bergamo is frequently used as a cheap alternative for Milan Malpensa and Milan Linate.
Bergamo Airport has no direct train connection, but there is a shuttle bus that takes you to the station in Bergamo in 15 minutes, the bus leaves every 30 minutes between 6:12 and 0:15, a single trip ticket costs €1.55, there are extra costs for large baggage. You can find more information about the Airport Bus and other bus services in Bergamo in this brochure.
Car and bus
Bergamo Airport is along highway A-4 which connects Milan to Venice, this is a toll road. Brescia and Verona are also easily accessible by this route. For Bergamo you take the junction from the airport to the A-4, but you keep driving straight, when you come to the roundabout take the road on the left, three quarters of the roundabout, to Bergamo.
Buses to Milan and Brescia are attended by Autostradale (tel: +39(0)35 318472). The most important bus connection to Milan leaves every 30 minutes between 4:30 and 1:00 and tickets are sold at the Autostradale window. Locatelli Air Pullman (tel: +39(0)35 319366) also has a bus connection to Milan and tickets can be purchased by the driver.
Car rental - Bergamo Airport
In the Arrivals Hall you can find the following car rental companies: Autoeuropa, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Locauto Tirreno, Maggíori and Sixt. Luxury cars with drivers can be hired through Airport Car Service and AClass. 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.
Taxis can be found at the Arrivals Hall, you can also call a taxi at (tel: +39(0)35 451 9090).
Bergamo has 5,400 parking spaces and 1,000 of them are covered, they are managed by Skypark (tel: +39(0)35 779 386). Parking lot P1 is connected to the terminal and is intended for short-term parking, the rates start at €2.00 for the first hour. P2 is subdivided in open air and covered, the covered parking lot is marked as P2a and P2b and it costs €8.00 for the first eight hours. The open-air part costs €9.00 per day for the first four days and €7.50 per day after that.
There are no hotels at the airport. The closest options are the: Starhotel Cristallo Palace (tel: +39(0)35 311 211) and Hotel Piemontese (tel: +39(0)35 242 629). For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates. For further information, refer to our own page about hotels in Bergamo.
Shops and restaurants
Bergamo Airport has a considerable amount of restaurants, wine bars, and stores. The stores specialize in Italian fashion, luxury items and specialties from the Lombardy region. There is also a Duty Free shop.
You can leave baggage at the Arrivals Hall, for baggage up to 25 kilos the cost is €3.00 per day and €5.00 per day for items heavier than 25 kilos, the service is provided by Autostradale (tel: +39(0)35 318 472). For lost and found (tel: +39(0)35 326 297) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
General information about the airport can be found at the counter in the Arrivals Hall (tel: +39(0)35 326 323). There is also a counter there for the Bergamo tourism bureau. (tel: +39(0)35 320 402). Here you can book hotel rooms and purchase a special tourism card that gives you discounts on public transportation and attractions in Bergamo.
Bergamo Airport has a VIP-Lounge that is accessible for everybody at the cost of €15.00. Frequent Flyers can order a VIP-card which gives the benefits of unrestricted entry into the VIP-Lounge, a parking space and discounts on hotel rooms, the VIP-card costs €250.00 per year.
A conference room can also be reserved through the general telephone or fax number for the airport.
Bergamo Airport has excellent accessibility for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps, telephones for the hearing impaired and toilets with disabled access. The visually impaired can find their way with relief pathways. There are parking spaces close to the terminal reserved for the disabled, you must, however, report yourself at the counters of P2 before you park your car.
In the terminal you can find two banks, ATM's, money exchange offices and a post office. There is also a doctor’s office, a pharmacy and a prayer room.