How to get to Milano

Useful information for travel by all modes of transport

Milano is a major interchange for air, rail and road transport connections to and from the main Italian and foreign cities.


Here you will find useful information on how to reach the city by all means of transport.

By plane

Milano is served by three airports: Malpensa, Linate and Bergamo Orio al Serio.


Malpensa (MXP, 45 km from the city centre) can be reached from the centre of Milano with the Malpensa Express train from the Cadorna, Milano Centrale and Milano Porta Garibaldi stations. Various bus companies also serve the route.


Linate (LIN, 7 Km from the city centre) can be reached by the M4 underground line.


Bergamo Orio al Serio (BGY, 50 km from the city centre) can be reached by bus shuttle services run by various companies.

By train

Milano can be reached from the main Italian and European cities by the Trenitalia (Frecce and Intercity) and Italo high-speed trains. The Trenord train company serves the regional routes. Please consult the railway companies’ websites for timetables and online ticket purchases.


The main railway stations in Milano are:


Central Station FS - piazza Duca d'Aosta - a departure point for most of the trains to foreign destinations. Connected with the M2 and M3 underground lines. 

Porta Garibaldi FS station - piazza S. Freud - connected with the M2 and M5 underground lines.

Cadorna FN station - piazzale Cadorna - connected with the M1 and M2 underground lines.

Rogoredo FS station - Via Cassinis - connected with the M3 underground line.

By bus

Milano can be reached by bus from the rest of Italy and Europe thanks to numerous services that cover medium and long-distance routes.


The main terminals are:



Via Giulio Natta 226 – connected with the M1 Lampugnano underground line. Located in the north of the city, near the San Siro district, the bus interchange consists of 20 arrival/departure bays and a ticket office with a waiting room and coffee bar. Other services are also available. Numerous bus companies use this terminus as a destination from the main Italian and foreign cities. 


San Donato

Via G. Impastato – connected with the M3 San Donato underground line. Located to the south of the city, it is the stopover and terminus for buses departing from, or arriving to, Milan on both national and international routes.


Tickets can be purchased online on the individual operators’ websites or at the bus station ticket offices.

By car

Milano is a main motorway interchange that connects the city to the rest of Italy and to Europe. It can be reached by car from five different motorways connected to each other by the Milanese ring road system.


Milano can be reached by the following motorways:


A4 Turin - Trieste
A1 Milano - Naples
A7 Milano - Genoa
A8 Milano - Varese (Milano - Lakes)
A9 Lainate-Como


Toll payment:


A ticket must be collected at the booth upon entry to the motorway, excluding Telepass holders who have dedicated lanes. Prior to exit the payment must be made in cash, by credit or debit card, or with a prepaid card.


Milano ring roads:


The tangenziali form a sort of ring around the city and the hinterland that is about 180 km long. It is almost entirely free of charge, only some sections require a toll.
The tangenziali are:
A50 Tangenziale Ovest (west)
A51 Tangenziale Est (east)
A58 Tangenziale Est Esterna (external east)
A52 Tangenziale Nord (north)

From Monday to Friday, from 07:30 to 19:30, cars entering the centre of Milan are subject to an Area C payment charge.

Tourist coaches

The tourist coaches that accompany groups within the city must adhere to specific rules set by sustainability and environmental quality policies. Here you will find all the details to organise your trip.