Milan Malpensa Airport Guide (MXP)

Airport info
Code: MXP
Address:
21010 Ferno, Italy
Location:

Milan Malpensa Airport is located 45km (29 miles) northwest of Milan.

No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +39
Telephone:
02 232 323.
Timezone: GMT ++01:00
Map:
Milan Malpensa Airport map

The largest of three major airports serving Milan, Milan Malpensa Airport is used for long-haul international flights and is also a key hub for low-cost airlines. Our Milan Malpensa Airport guide includes contact details, information on airport facilities, public transport and nearby hotels.

Airport news

A third satellite concourse at Terminal 1 opened in January 2013.

Information

There are several information points located throughout both terminals. A tourist information desk (tel: 02 5858 0506) can be found in Terminal 1.

Website
www.seamilano.eu
Transfer between terminals

A shuttle bus connects the two terminals.

Driving directions

Milan Malpensa Airport can be reached from the SS336 state road. Take the ‘Busto Arsizio’ exit from the Autostrada dei Laghi (A8), which links directly with Milan.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

Rail: The Malpensa Express (tel: 02 8511 4774; www.malpensaexpress.it) trains run direct services from Terminal 1 to Milan Cadorna Station (journey time: 30-40 minutes; fare: €11) and Milan Central Station (journey time: 45-50 minutes; fare: €10). TrenItalia (tel: 199 303 060; www.trenitalia.com) and Trenord (tel: 800 500 005; www.trenord.it) services connect to other destinations in the region.

Public transport road

Bus: STIE (tel: 0331 519000; www.stie.it) buses operate from both terminals to Milan Central Station. There are also services to Milan Linate Airport, Sesto and Torino, among other destinations.

Coach: The Malpensa Shuttle Air Pullman (tel: 0331 258 411; ticketonline.malpensashuttle.it) links both terminals to Milan Central Station, stopping on request at the conference and exhibition centre during Milan fair events (journey time: 50 minutes; fare: €10).

Taxi: Taxis are available from outside Arrivals at both terminals. The fixed fare to central Milan is €90.

Terminal facilities

Money

Banks, bureaux de change and ATMs are available in both terminals.

Communication

There is a post office in Terminal 1. Public telephones and fax facilities are available in both terminals. Paid-for Wi-Fi access is available throughout Milan Malpensa Airport.

Food

There is a good selection of places to eat and drink in both terminals. These include plenty of Italian pizza/pasta restaurants and cafés serving coffee and cakes, as well as a specialist eateries serving a variety of cuisines.

Shopping

There are numerous shops at Milan Malpensa Airport, including duty-free for non-EU passengers, newsagents and gift shops. Unsurprisingly, given Milan’s fame as a centre of fashion, there are plenty of clothes boutiques and jewellery retailers to explore, with the likes of Armani Jeans, Boggi, Bulgari and Burberry. For motorsport lovers, there are Ferrari merchandise outlets in Terminal 1.

Luggage

Left-luggage facilities (tel: 02 5858 0298) are available in Terminal 1. Lost items can be reported by filling in a form on the airport’s website.

Other

There are chemists and first aid offices in both terminals. Interdenominational chapels are open to those seeking prayer, with Catholic mass held at certain times. Travel agencies and transport tickets desks are available in the arrivals areas. Dedicated baby change and feeding areas are located at various points within the terminals.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

Club SEA lounges (tel: 02 7486 2382) offer a range of business and VIP services to members. Meeting facilities and business services are available at the on-site Sheraton Milan Malpensa Hotel & Conference Centre (tel: 02 23351; www.starwoodhotels.com) and Crowne Plaza Milan-Malpensa (tel: 0331 21161; www.ichotelsgroup.com).

Disabled facilities

The Sala Amica (tel: 02 232 323) courtesy lounge in Terminal 1 provides telephones for the hearing-impaired, as well as newspapers and magazines in Braille. Wheelchair assistance is available and there are lifts and ramps for access, as well as disabled toilets and telephones in both terminals. Designated car parking spaces for disabled travellers are available at both terminals, and the shuttle bus connecting the terminals is wheelchair-friendly. Disabled passengers should inform their airline of any special needs when making their flight booking.

Car parking

Short- and long-term parking, operated by SEA Parking (tel: 02 7486 2646) and APCOA (tel: 02 5858 1069), is available close to Terminal 1 – APCOA provides covered parking spaces that are linked directly to the terminal by a walkway. SEA Parking also provides long-term and economy parking close to Terminal 2, with a shuttle bus connecting to Terminal 1. Valet parking is available at both terminals.

Car rental

Car hire companies located at Milan Malpensa Airport include: Auto Europa, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Locauto, Maggiore, Sixt and Thrifty. Desks for these operators are located on the first floor of Terminal 1, while Avis and Europcar also have offices in Terminal 2.

Hotels

There are a number of on-site hotels at Milan Malpensa Airport, with other accommodation options nearby. Most hotels in the vicinity offer free courtesy shuttles to and from the terminals. Our Milan Malpensa Airport guide includes the following choices:


Crowne Plaza Milan-Malpensa Airport

0331 21161.

Boasting conference facilities for up to 140 delegates, as well as in-room Wi-Fi internet access, a restaurant and bar, the 4-star Crowne Plaza Milan-Malpensa Airport is located between Terminals 1 and 2.

7 Via Ferrarin, Case Nuove 21019, Somma Lombardo, Italy

Hotel Villa Malpensa

0331 230 944.

This elegant hotel in verdant grounds is just 800m (0.5 miles) from Milan Malpensa Airport, to which it is linked via an airport transfer service. Guests here can make use of the swimming pool and dine at the on-site restaurant, which has a good selection of wines.

Sheraton Milan Malpensa Hotel & Conference Centre

02 23351.

Located within Terminal 1, the Sheraton is a good option for those on business, with a large range of services and meeting space. This chic hotel also has a range of leisure offerings, including a restaurant, indoor pool and fitness centre.

Malpensa Terminal 1, S.S. 336, Malpensa 21010, Italy

First Hotel Malpensa

0331 717 045.

Linked to the airport by a shuttle service, First Hotel Malpensa is 1km (0.6 miles) from the terminals. The hotel features an on-site Italian-style restaurant and meeting space, and is close to a number of golf courses.

Airport Motel Malpensa

0331 302 111.

A basic budget option just a five-minute drive from Milan Malpensa Airport, Airport Motel Malpensa provides car parking facilities, a small meeting room, bar and TV room.

Holiday Inn Express Milan Malpensa Airport

0331 18330.

Linked to the nearby airport by a free shuttle bus, the 121-room Holiday Inn Express Milan Malpensa Airport is a good option for those on a budget. Parking spaces are available to guests, while there is limited conference space for hire.

Via Francesco De Pinedo Ang. Via G. Oldrini, Case Nuove 21019, Somma Lombardo, Italy
Edited by Gavin Haines
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