Direct train from Milan Malpensa Airport to Florence

My wife and I are flying into Milan's Malpensa Airport in July. At one time I thought that I read that there were direct routes, with no change of trains from the airport to the Firenze Santa Marie Novella train station in Florence. I do not see them listed on the Trenitalia website any more. Can someone assist me?
Thanks

Posted by Sasha
Bainbridge Island
1590 posts

Past schedules have shown the 12:22 departure as ES 9533 a Frecciaross train going from Malpensa Aeroporto to Napoli, with stops at Milano Centrale, Bologna, florence, and Rome. "12:22 MALPENS 15:05 FI.SMN 02:43 9533 FRECCIAROSSA ES Italia AV" The Swiss rail site still shows this train (and one later too). But Trenitalia does not show ANY 12:22 departure from Malpensa, even tho' they are otherwise every 30 minutes at 22 and 43 after the hour. Instead, they have you take an earlier Regional train from the airport to Milano Centrale, and pick up the ES 9533 there. Very strange.

Posted by Tim
Minneapolis, MN, USA
8646 posts

There is no direct train. You have two choices for getting to Milano Centrale from where you can take a direct high-speed train to Firenze. 1. The Malpensa shuttle bus. Buses run every 20 minutes and the fare is €10.00. 2. The Malpensa Express. Trains run at 22 and 43 minutes past the hour and the fare is €10.00. Be sure to get on the right train. There are two separate routes for the Malpensa Express. One goes to Milano Centrale. The other one goes to Cadorna.

Posted by Frank
Tresana, Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
10884 posts

There has never been a direct train from the airport to anywhere. The train from the airport to Central station in Milan is relatively new about two years old. From there you can get direct train but they are not non-stop.

Posted by Tim
Minneapolis, MN, USA
8646 posts

Actually it's not strange at all. Malpensa Express trains are operated by Ferrovienord, an independent company, not by Trenitalia, so the Trenitalia site doesn't include them in its timetables.

Posted by Sasha
Bainbridge Island
1590 posts

I am not talking about the Malpensa Espress. Read again. I am talking about a Trenitalia ES (Frecia something) train that goes from Milano Centrale to Florence and on to Roma and Naples. I gave the number and everything. It used to start at Malpensa airport but now the schedule has you pick up that SAME Trentialia train at Milano Centrale. But the Swiss rail site still shows it as starting at Malpensa airport and says you can take it to Florence with no changes. so I wonder who is right, Trentialia (who shows a hole in thier schedule at that point) or SBB?

Posted by Tim
Minneapolis, MN, USA
8646 posts

You're right, Sasha. I didn't read your note closely enough. However, I think I've figured things out. For 9 June, ES 9533 is listed as originating at Malpensa and going to Milan and on to Florence, Rome, and Naples. Starting on 10 June, it is listed as originating at Milan. (New train timetables go into effect throughout most of Europe on 10 June.) I imagine the Malpensa-Milan section has been cancelled because of the new Malpensa Express service between Malpensa and Milano Centrale. I got confused because that service runs at 22 and 43 minutes past the hour and ES 9533 happens to leave Malpensa at 12:22 (through tomorrow). It turns out that the Malpensa Express timetables are shown on the Trenitaia site after all, but no fares are given, even if one enters a date within the next few days. I expect that's because Trenitalia doesn't sell tickets for those trains.

Posted by Sasha
Bainbridge Island
1590 posts

Tim, thanks for figuring that out. I knew I had seen schedules showing a direct train to Florence and posted it - that was from last January. And I must have checked SBB for 9 June to see it still. It is good to know Richard and I were not imagining things. I don't know where Frank got the idea that there has never been a direct train from the airport to anywhere. Trenitalia was running a Eurostar train ton airport, you could see it on the schedule, and how could that not go anywhere? Too bad they are discontinuing it.

Posted by Richard
St. Louis, MO, USA
2 posts

Thank you Sasha and Tim. I really appreciate the effort sorting this out. Needless to say I was confused. Now I can plan accordingly. Any suggestions for must see or do's? I know, loaded question. We like suppoting locally owned restaurant's or winery's. We are staying just south of Siena
Thanks agian.

Posted by Tim
Minneapolis, MN, USA
8646 posts

Richard, while I'm familiar with the Italian train system, I haven't been to the places on your list. I suggest that you start a new thread with a heading that reflects the kind of information you are seeking.

Posted by Anne
Houston, Tx, USA
4 posts

Can I go from Florence direct to Milan Malpense airport?