Find the cheapest flight to Milan
The city of Milan has three international airports – by far the largest and busiest is Malpensa International Airport (airport code MXP). It is also Italy’s busiest airport in terms of international traffic. Malpensa is about 50km from Milan’s city center, and is one of two hubs for the Italian flag carrier, Alitalia. You will find a list of all the airlines serving Malpensa here, and you can track flight information here. Passenger services are listed here along with their locations, and include a left luggage service and a place to purchase both train and bus tickets. Ground transportation options include train (information here) and bus (information here), or for more freedom you can rent a car from one of the agencies listed here. Driving directions are here.
Linate Airport (airport code LIN) is the second major airport in Milan, and because it lies physically much closer to the actual city it is popular with domestic or short-haul flights. This might be ideal if you are flying within Europe and looking for a cheap flight on a budget airline – many of them fly into Linate. You can scan a list of airlines serving Linate here and you can track flights here. A list of passenger services is here, and includes a left luggage facility. Your shopping options are listed here, and your dining options are here (this is Milan, so it is only right shopping should come before eating). Your public transportation options are limited at Linate – but here is information on the bus schedule leaving the airport. You can also rent a car from one of the agencies listed here.
Milan’s third airport, Orio al Serio Airport (airport code BGY), is significantly smaller and serves primarily charter and low cost airlines. It is physically located in Begamo, a small town north of Milan. If you are flying from another European city and you will not be staying in Milan anyway, this small airport could be a great choice. The airlines serving Orio al Serio (largely budget airlines) are listed here and a map of destinations served from Bergamo is here. Your shopping choices at the airport are here, and your dining choices are here. Other passenger services, including a left luggage office, are listed here. Ground transportation options include shuttle bus and train, and you can learn about both here. You can also opt to rent a car from one of the agencies listed here.
More Information on Milan
Milan is known primarily for being Italy’s financial center and for being one of the fashion capitols of the world – but not necessarily as a touristy city. It does not have the ancient ruins and Renaissance masterpieces that you will find in Rome or Florence, but it has its own charms. Milan will give you a sense of what a real Italian city is like – and there is no place else on earth where you can see Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” in person.