There are 2 modes of transportation available from Milan Malpensa airport (MXP) to the city centre of Milan: Taxi and Train. The most convenient method to get to the city centre is by Taxi. The taxi ride will cost 90€ and it will take approximately 50 minutes to reach your destination. The alternative inexpensive option is the Train. There is a direct train line from Milan airport to the city centre. Regular train tickets cost only 13€ and the journey to Milan Central station takes a little less than an hour.
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How to get from Milan airport to centre by taxi
Milan taxis provide the most convenient and stress-free services when travelling from Milan airport to the downtown area of Milan. The licensed Milan taxis look identical and they are all white. Keep in mind that during rush hour you might have to wait in line for a taxi. Under normal traffic conditions, the taxi journey from Milan airport to the city centre takes approximately 50 minutes. It is advisable to book your taxi ride in advance in order to save time and make sure that there are no communication issues with the local drivers.
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You can always find a taxi at Malpensa airport.
Taxi fare from Milan airport to city centre
There is a fixed price of 90€ when taking a taxi from Milan airport to the city centre of Milan. Since this is an all-inclusive price, taxi drivers are not allowed to add extra charges for things such as extra luggage or late-night driving. However, make sure that your taxi has a windscreen sticker displaying "Taxi autorizzato per il servizio aeroportuale lombardo", which shows that the taximeter is adjusted for this transfer. Taxis without the sticker may charge you additional costs.
Where do I get it from?
You can easily locate the taxi stands just outside of Terminal 1 (Arrivals), near gates 4 and 5.
Travelling from Milan airport to the city centre by taxi is ideal for a quick and comfortable transfer. Moreover, you can always find a taxi waiting for you since they run 24/7.
Even though taxi rides can be costly, it is ideal to hire a taxi if you are travelling with a group that can split the fare. However, If you are on a budget, you can always use other modes of public transport.
Taxis in Milan can fit up to 3 people with 3 pieces of luggage.
The taxi journey from Milan airport to the city centre takes approximately 50 minutes.
Let your taxi driver know that you are aware of the fixed price.
Please note that not all Milan taxis accept payments with debit/credit cards.
How to get from Milan airport to centre by train
A direct train line connects Milan airport with the metropolitan area of Milan. The Malpensa Express train runs between the two major points of the city over 65 times a day. A regular train ticket costs 13€ and the travel time is approximately 55 minutes.
Malpensa Express train
Waiting time is around 30 minutes.
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The Malpensa Express train runs to Milan Central station between 01:06 a.m and 22:56 p.m.
How much is the train from Milan Airport to city centre?
One-way regular tickets from Malpensa airport to Milano Centrale cost 13€. (there is no round-trip ticket available for Milano Centrale)
You can buy train tickets either from the automated ticket machines just before you walk down the ramp to the train platform or from the ticket kiosks which are open from 06:30 a.m to 22:05 p.m on regular working days.
Where do I get it from?
The Malpensa train Station is located in Terminal 1 on floor -1 (basement level). If you land on Terminal 1, follow the signs that say "Treni" as soon as you collect your bags of the carousel. Trains for Milan central station depart from platform 1. As of 2016, there is a new train station connected to Terminal 2 by a footbridge. In case you arrive on Terminal 2, you will find the train station just north of the arrivals hall.
*Malpensa airport also provides a free shuttle bus that travels between the two terminals every 20 minutes.
The train journey from Milan airport to the city centre of Milan is very quick and cheap. However, as of late 2010, there are two major train stops in central Milan: Milan central station and Milan Cadorna station. The Malpensa Express train serves both stations, but they are on different routes; therefore, it is important to make sure that you are getting on the right train.
Train schedule from Malpensa Aeroporto to Milano Centrale/Cadorna
The train ride may not be ideal for those who travel with many pieces of luggage. Trains usually have limited amount of luggage space and get easily overcrowded because of the multiple stops.
Do not forget to validate your ticket before you get on the train.
Make sure you are getting on the right train.
Always keep in a eye on your belongings while on-board.
Children under 4 years of age travel for free.
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Frequently asked questions
How much is a taxi from Milan airport to city centre?
Milan airport taxis offer a fixed price of 90€ when travelling from Milan airport to the city centre of Milan. Under normal traffic conditions, the taxi journey takes approximately 50 minutes.
How much is a train ticket from Malpensa airport to city centre?
One-way regular tickets from Malpensa airport to Milano Centrale cost 13€ (no round-trip ticket available). You can buy train tickets either from the automated ticket machines or from the ticket kiosks.
How far is it from Milan airport to the city centre?
The distance between Milan airport and the city centre is approximately 48km.
What is the main train station in Milan called?
The main train station in Milan is called Milano Centrale. However, there is another major train station in Milan, called Milano Cardona.
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