Milan airport to hotel transfer

Other than a cab, is there a cheaper way to get from Milan airport to city center hotels? I'm traveling with my husband end of Sept.Thanks for your advice!
Mary

Posted by Frances
San Diego
590 posts

Yes, there is a train that runs from MXP to the central train station in Milan, or there are shuttle buses that run every 15 minutes or so to the central train station.
I've used the shuttle buses many times and find it very convenient and inexpensive.

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
8745 posts

Which of the two Milan airports ( 3 if you count Bergamo) did you mean, mary?

Posted by mary
Jamaica, New York, United States
14 posts

Arriving into MXP airport at 7am. Do the shuttle bus tickets have to be prepaid online, or can we just buy when we arrive? Can we pay in the bus? Do you remember how much one way ticket costs? Perhaps, shuttle bus is easier to manage with luggage in tow.Many thanks! Mary

Posted by Andre L.
Tilburg, Netherlands
2174 posts

Trains are better than shuttle buses! They cost 11,50 last year, I think, and you can buy them at the airport train station (easy access from the ground floor, across a covered access hall). You can use the automated ticket machines with English menus (accepting CC) and get done with it in less than 2 minutes.

Posted by Frances
San Diego
590 posts

I buy my shuttle bus tickets on the bus. I think it is about 5 - 8 Euros each way. Sorry I don't remember the exact price, but I usually buy a round trip ticket for the shuttle bus and it is a bit cheaper.

Posted by Ken
Vernon, Canada
17745 posts

mary, Based on what you've said, it appears that you'll be arriving at MXP Terminal 1. There are two easy options for getting into Milan: (1.) Malpensa Express (train) - there's a rail station at the airport, so simply buy a ticket and board the train. One important point to note is that there are two destinations possible - Milano Centrale OR Milano Cadorna. Most people go to Centrale, however if your hotel is close to the Duomo, Cadorna might be a better choice. I believe tickets to Centrale are currently €11 PP and the trip is 52 minutes. (2.) Malpensa Shuttle (bus) - this runs from both Terminal 1 & 2 to Milano Centrale. As I recall, there are two different firms providing this service, so if you buy a ticket for one it won't be valid for the other line. You can buy a ticket from the driver, from machines inside the Terminal or they may be a ticket booth close to the departure point. Fares are currently €10 PP and the trip is about 50 minutes (varies according to traffic, but it's always been close to that in my experience). Happy travels!

Posted by mary
Jamaica, New York, United States
14 posts

Thank you, all for your helpful advice!
Mary

Posted by RB
Coraopolis, Pa, USA
602 posts

We always use the Milan Shuttle bus because they are located just outside of Uscita (exit) 2 as you leave the customs area. We buy the tickets from the driver, load our luggage on the bus, and then board. Even during morning rush hour traffic it only took 45 minutes. You will be dropped off on a side of the station and can easily continue on your way. Buon viaggio,