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Getting Around in MILAN

Metro - With three different lines (red, yellow and green), this is the perfect way to commute in Milan.

Trams - Trams still play a big role in the transportation industry of Milan. Colored in green, yellow and orange, they are a true symbol of Milan and can be used to easily commute across Milan.

Buses - Buses are comfortable, punctual and connect various parts of the city.

Trains - Milan also has a suburban railway system that connects metro area towns with the city centre. However, they are not as frequent as the metro.

Taxis - Taxis are expensive and can be either booked via phone calls or can be hailed on the street itself.

Cars - Driving cars around the city centre during peak office hours is definitely not recommended as Milan is well-known for its traffic congestions.

Walks - Many of the major tourist destinations are within a short walk from each other. Also, some of the tourist spots have been made pedestrian only making it all the more enjoyable.

How to Reach MILAN

By Air

The city of Milan is served by three international airports viz. Malpensa, Orio al Serio, and Linate. Linate Airport is approximately 10km away from downtown Milan. Swiss Airlines, British Airways, Air Berlin, Easy Jet, and Air France are some of the key airlines that operate international flights to Milan.

Malpensa International Airport caters to international carries like Air India, Aeroflot, Jet Airways, Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Air Europa and more. It is approximately 50 km from downtown and connects Milan to major destinations like London, Delhi, Moscow, Toronto, and Beijing. Located nearly 50 km from central Milan, Orio al Serio Airport caters to low-cost carriers. 

Malpensa with two terminals is the main airport and has shuttle services between the terminals. Malpensa Express trains link the airport to central Milan. There are also frequent buses which connect the airport to the city centre. Taxis are easily available from Malpensa to central Milan but are expensive. Linate Airport is closer to the city and majorly serves the domestic flights and a few flights from other European cities. There are numerous bus and taxi services that run between Linate Airport and Milan city.

By Road

Milan has an international bus station called Lampugnano Bus Terminal. It is a busy terminus which receives various domestic and foreign inter-city bus services connecting Milan to other cities of Italy and Europe. Eurolines, iDBus, and Megabus are the popular bus operators that offer both, domestic and international services. Taxis are provided within the boundaries and across it. 

By Rail

Situated in Piazza Duca d'Aosta, the Milano Centrale Railway Station is well-linked to Italian cities like Rome, Padua and Florence. Also, there are several trains that connect Milan to different European cities of Germany, Austria, France, and England. Train Line, Italia Rail and Trenitalia operate several trains to Milan from regional and international states. Trenitalia (state railways) trains connect Milan with almost all other Italian cities and with many European cities such as Barcelona, Zurich, Munich, Paris, Vienna, and more.

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