Milan airport: Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP)

Milan Malpensa Airport

Milan has two international airports, Malpensa and Linate. There are shuttle buses going between the two airports. In addition, there is another airport not far from Milan, Bergamo-Orio al Serio, which is used for budget companies.

There are two terminals at Malpensa Airport that are quite far from each other (T1 Malpensa-West and T2 Malpensa-North). T1 is for regular services and is subdivided in one part for Schengen flights (A) and two other parts for flights outside Schengen territory (B and C). T2 is nowadays only used by EasyJet. There is a shuttle bus every 20 minutes between the terminals.

Malpensa has a bad name, flights are frequently delayed and baggage handling does not always go smoothly. The airport processed about 19 million passengers in 2015.

Address

Milan Malpensa International Airport
21010 Varese
Italy

Airport codes

IATA airport code: MXP
ICAO airport code: LIMC

Transport

Local transport

Train

From terminal T1 the Malpensa Express leaves every 30 minutes to the Milano Cadorna Station, the train stops at some other metro stations. Here you can find a map of the Milanese subway.

Car and bus

The airport lies approximately 50 kilometers from the center of Milan. From the airport, take the first national road SS-336 until Busto Arsizio, there the road closes and leads on to the A8 (highway A8 Laghi) which takes you to Milan.

Most buses leave from T1. To Milan Central Station, you can choose from two companies: Malpensa Bus Express (tel: +39(0)2 3391 079), for €5.50 and Air Pullmann (tel: 39(0)3 3125 8411) for €5.00. For this last service you can order a ticket online. There are also bus lines to Turin, Genoa, Bologna and destinations in southern Switzerland (Lugano and Chiasso).

Car rental - Milan Malpensa Airport

You can find the following car rental companies in T1: Auto Europa, Avis, EasyCar, Europcar, Hertz, Maggiore, Sixt, Targa Rent, Thrifty-Italy by Car and Tirreno. 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.

Taxi

Taxis can be found at both terminals. A ride to Milan costs approximately €70.00. You can reserve a taxi at (tel: +39(0)3 293 890 448). In T1 A you can find a limousine service (tel: +39(0)331 231 312).

Airport Parking

Parking garage P1 (tel: +39(0)2 5858 1069) is directly connected to T1, until 6:00 am parking costs €9.00, until 12:00 pm €18.00 and until 12:00 am (midnight) €22.00. Parking spaces near the elevators are reserved for women. There are also 130 extra guarded places for expensive cars at €26.00 per day. Parking lot P2 is for long-term parking, up to four days costs €18.00 per day, fifth-eighth day €70.00, €7.00 per day thereafter. The parking place by T2 is developed by SEA Parking (tel: +39(0)2 7486 2591), which gives you the choice of having covered parking or open-air parking which costs €17.00 per day for covered and €5.00 per day for open-air, short-term parking costs €0.80 per 10 minutes.

Services

Services

Hotels

Hotel Villa Malpensa (tel: +39(0)3 3123 0944) is 500 meters from the airport, slightly further away, 1 kilometer, is the First Hotel Malpensa (tel: +39(0)3 3171 7045). Other options nearby are: the Ascot Hotel (tel: +39(0)3 3126 2926), Hotel Astoria Gallarate (tel: +39(0)3 3179 1043) and the Airport Motel (tel: +39(0)3 3130 2111). 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 Milan.

Shops and restaurants

There are many stores, restaurants and snack bars that can be found in both terminals, the prices are fairly expensive, even in the Duty Free shops.

Baggage

Baggage safes are available in Arrivals Hall B of T1 (tel: +39(0)2 5858 0298), it costs €3.50-€4.00 per suitcase, here you can also hire a porter. For lost and found items (tel: +39(0)2 7486 8331) or inquire online.

Information

In all terminals you can find service counters where you can get information about the airport and flight schedules. Many travelers complain about the unfriendliness of the personnel at these counters. In Arrivals Hall B of T1 you can find the Welcome Desk Milano (tel: +39(0)2 5858 0080), here you can get tourist information, book hotel rooms and arrange a car with driver.

Business

In T1 is the Fly Business Center (tel: +39(0)2 5858 1199). it offers extensive services: office and meeting rooms, cars with drivers, secretarial support, translating services and catering. In addition, there is a Business Information Place (tel: +39(0)2 5858 0380) from the Chamber of Commerce. There are various lounges that are exclusively accessible for holders of the SEA club card that costs €70.00 per year excluding VAT (tel: +39(0)2 7486 2380). Station Milano Fiera, for the Conference and Exhibition Center of Milan, is accessible with the Malpena Bus Express (see above).

Disabled facilities

The Sala Amica on the second floor in T1 has accessible toilets and telephones for the hearing impaired, from this lounge you can connect with parking garage P1 where there are reserved parking spaces for the disabled. The airport also provides wheelchair ramps, elevators and toilets with disabled access. You can find more detailed information in this brochure.

Other services

In all terminals there are banks, exchange offices and ATM's. First Aid posts are found in both terminals (tel +39(0)2 7486 2402). On the second floor of T1 is a prayer room. The airport looks after free guided tours, for information (tel: +39(0)2 7486 3280) or see the website.

Contact

Contact

Address

Milan Malpensa International Airport
21010 Varese
Italy

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +39(0)2 7485 2200
Fax: +39(0)2 7485 4010
Email: via the contact form

Airport codes

IATA airport code: MXP
ICAO airport code: LIMC

Websites