Milan Linate Airport Guide (LIN)
One of three main airports serving Milan, Milan Linate Airport is primarily used for domestic and short-haul flights and is the closest to the city centre. Our Milan Linate Airport guide includes information on airport facilities, contact details, transportation options and nearby hotels.
Airport and tourist information desks (tel: (02) 7845 2200) can be found on the ground floor and firts floor of the terminal.
From central Milan, take Via XXII Marzo and Viale Corsica / Viale Forlanini, which leads to the airport. From the A51 ring road, which skirts the east of the city, take the ‘Linate’ exit (exit 6).
Milan Linate Airport has good links to the northern Italian road network: Autostrada 8 leads to Varese; Autostrada 4 links to Novara; Autostrada 1 connects to Piacenza; and Autostrada 7 runs south to Genoa. The P41 connects to Switzerland via Como. Please note that most of these routes are toll roads.
Bus: Buses 73 and X73 (tel: 800 808 181; www.atm-mi.it) run daily and connect Milan Linate Airport with the city's underground network at San Babila Metro Station (journey time: 25 minutes; fare €1.50). For Milan Central Station (journey time: 40 minutes) take bus 73 to P.za Emilia and pick up bus 92.
Shuttle: A shuttle bus (tel: (02) 5858 3185; www.malpensashuttle.it) operates to Milan Malpensa Airport, on the other side of the city (journey time: 75 minutes; fare: €13). Free Wi-Fi is available on-board.
Coach: There is an airport express coach service (tel: (02) 3391 0794; www.starfly.net), which runs to the Air Terminal at Milan Central Station (journey time: 25 minutes; fare €5). Other services operate between Milan Linate Airport and Pavia, Brescia, Verona and Lugano.
Taxi: Taxis are available outside the arrivals level. Fares vary, but start at around €20, and the journey to central Milan takes 20 to 30 minutes.
There are banks on the ground level of the terminal. ATMs and bureaux de change can be found on the ground and first floors.
A post office is situated in the public area of the ground floor in Arrivals, and there are two additional mailboxes on this level. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout Milan Linate Airport, and there are also public telephones.
There are bars, fast food outlets and snack bars throughout the airport. In addition, self-service and sit down restaurants can be found on the second floor.
There is a wide range of shops throughout Milan Linate Airport, with a variety of specialist shops selling everything from newspapers and technology to fashion items. Duty-free shopping is available in the international departures area.
Left-luggage and lost property offices are located on the ground floor. Porters are available on request.
Business facilities, including internet access, telephones and newspapers, are available at Club SEA lounges; membership is required for the use of these lounges. Airlines also provide executive lounges in Domestic and International Departures.
There is a business centre situated on the ground floor of the terminal. A VIP service (tel: (02) 748 3510) can arrange assistance for check-in, fast-track access through security and transfers to aircraft with a personal vehicle.
Meeting rooms are available for hire at the nearby Novotel Milano Linate Airport Hotel (tel: (02) 507 261; www.novotel.com).
Wheelchair-accessible toilets, lifts to all floors and dedicated parking spaces are available. The Sala Amica is available on the first floor, in the domestic check-in hall, for passengers requiring assistance – this service must be pre-booked. Passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance should inform their airline prior to travel.
There are three car parks at Milan Linate Airport: P1 and P2 are connected to the terminal building and offer short-term rates. Rates for more than four days are available on the fifth and sixth floors of P2, while the dedicated long-term P3 car park is opposite the terminal. Car washing, valet and small repairs services are also available upon request (tel: (02) 7485 2934).
Car hire companies located at Milan Linate Airport include: Avis, Budget, EasyCar, Europcar, Hertz, Maggiore/National, Sixt, Thrifty and a number of local providers. Each of these companies has a desk in Arrivals.