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Getting from Linate Airport to City

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How to get from Linate airport to city centre

When travelling from Linate airport, officially called Airport Enrico Forlanini, to the downtown area of Milan, you can use two different modes of transport: Taxi or Bus. The most convenient and fast method to reach the city centre is by hiring a Linate airport taxi. The ride costs approximately 40€ and the travel time is around 15 minutes. A much less cheaper option is the bus. Bus tickets cost only 1.50€ and the journey takes approximately 30 minutes. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Milan at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.


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  • Prepaid flat price - no hidden fees.
  • Meet & Greet at the gate.
  • Cancel up to 24h before and get a refund

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I used Welcome Pickups twice. On time and english speaking drivers.

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Comparison of the options

Taxi €40 15min 24/7
Welcome Pickups €45 15min 24/7
A trusted, professional driver will pick you up at the gate right on time. Excellent reviews, flat price, no hidden fees, flexible cancellation.
Bus €3.00 30min 05:09–01:14


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How to get from Linate airport to centre by taxi

The fastest route to the city centre of Milan is by taxi. There is no flat fee from Linate airport to central Milan, so you will be charged by taximeter, depending on distance. Without traffic, the trip takes approximately 20 minutes.

White color and a windscreen sticker displaying "Taxi autorizzato per il servizio aeroportuale lombardo" are the signs of a licensed taxi.

Taxi fare from Linate airport to city centre

Since taxis do not have a flat fee from Linate airport to the city centre, your ride will be charged on the meter, based on the exact location of your destination. Additional costs, such as driving on public holidays or late-night driving, may be applied. However, the average cost of the journey is 40€.

If you book your Linate airport taxi ride in advance you might get a better a price.


A Linate Airport taxi offers reasonable charges from the airport to the center of Milan city and it is the most convenient and quick mode of transport.

Editor’s Note

Taxis offer comfortable and fast services especially if you arrive late at night, when no public means of transport operate.

Useful Tips

Make sure the meter is running.
Do not negotiate a fixed price with the driver.
Do not take a ride from a driver who approaches you.

How to get from Linate airport to centre by bus

If you want to use a public method of transport for your transfer from Linate airport to the city of Milan, there is the regular urban bus 73. Tickets for the bus are cheap, as they cost only 1.50€, and the trip to the city takes around 30 minutes. ATM bus 73 makes its final stop at Piazza San Babila and from there you have access to metro line-M1 that can be used if you want to travel to other places within the city limits.

How much is the bus from Linate airport to city centre?

A regular bus ticket costs only 1.50€ and is valid for 90 minutes for all public means of transport, such as metro and tram.

Please note that you cannot buy a ticket straight from the driver. You will find ticket machines at the bus stop and you can buy your ticket either with euro coins or credit/debit cards.



Trip Duration

30 Min.

Waiting time is around 10 minutes.

Value for money

On regular working days, bus 73 runs from 05:09 a.m to 01:14 a.m.

Where do I get it from?

The bus stop can be found directly outside of the airport's arrivals exit doors.


The urban bus 73 is a very inexpensive option of transfer. However, buses tend to get overcrowded; therefore, there is limited amount of space for luggage. In addition, you may need to purchase a luggage ticket if you carry more than one regular sized suitcase.

Editor’s Note

Please keep in mind that there are many private owned bus companies that operate at the airports of Milan. Make sure you are getting on the right bus.

Useful Tips

Validate your ticket before you get on the bus.
Expect slower services during night hours.
Buses in Milan do not run 24/7.

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Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Milan. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Linate airport to City Centre?

The average cost of a taxi trip from Linate airport to the city centre of Milan is 20€. When there is no traffic, the ride takes approximately 15 minutes.

How much is a bus ticket from Linate airport to City Centre?

The price of a regular bus ticket is 1.50€. You can buy bus tickets from the automated ticket machines at the bus stop or from newspaper kiosks.

How far is it from Linate airport to City Centre?

Milan city centre is approximately 8 km from Linate airport and you can get there either by taxi or bus.

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