I am going to Milan this July. I am arriving by train to the central station. At present I am staying at a Marriott hotel which does not have transportation to the airport. So I am trying to figure out how I can get from the hotel to the airport early in the morning without taking a $100 cab ride. Can you give me any help?
Angie - google malpensa airport. When you are on the website there is a link to the "malpensa express" trains. Easy as pie. Have fun!
...... except that the trains leaves from the other station on the west side - at the moment cannot remember the name. Only a shuttle bus runs from the Central Station. About 45 minutes but I don't know the schedule.
I just researched all this!!
www.autostradale.com has bus shuttle service from all three airports. I think Malpensa is about 5 Euro, Linate 3 Euros and Bergamo 7 Euros. You don't say what airport you are flying into. There is Malpensa Express which is a train to Milan www.malpensaexpress.it costs 11 Euros. There is also Malpensa Shuttle which is bus service to Milan. www.malpensa-shuttle.com costs 5 Euros. For Bergamo there is also the Orio Bus Shuttle www.orioshuttle.com costs 7 Euros. Finally for Linate you can take the ATM city buses for 1 Euro. I think it is Bus #73.
Lots of options!! Milan has excellent public transportation.
I took the Malpensa shuttle bus from the airport to Milan, cheap, efficient (only downside: the bus driver liked bad American 80s rock music). The timetables on the website imply early departure times
If you're worried about safety, I'd take a cab from hotel to shuttle bus, then shuttle to airport. Traffic shouldn't be too horrible depending on how early in the a.m. you are going.
shuttle bus from main train station to airport is great, and it is just outside of the train station.