Milan International Airport

Milan is one of the most popular cities in Italy, and to get here, Malpensa Airport (MXP) is the main air hub that serves as the entry point from India and several other countries. This airport receives regular IndiGo codeshare flights from India. Malpensa Airport is also considered the largest international airport in northern Italy. Other airports that also connect Milan are Linate Airport, also called Airport Enrico Forlanini, and Orio al Serio Airport also known as Bergamo Airport. 

For the full lowdown on how to make every day amazing when you get there, you can find all the insider inspiration you need in our Milan destination guide.

The three key airports in Milan

  1. Malpensa Airport: Malpensa Airport is the largest international airport in northern Italy which receives regular IndiGo codeshare flights from India. It is approximately 40 kilometers northwest of Milan.
  2. Linate Airport: Linate Airport is the third international airport of Milan, and one of the busiest airport in Italy. It is 22 kilometers from the heart of the city.
  3. Orio Al Serio Airport: Orio al Serio International Airport is in Orio al Serio. It is approximately 3.7 kilometers southeast of Bergamo and 45 kilometers north-east of Milan.

Airport Hours

Malpensa Airport, Linate Airport and Orio al Serio Airport offer round-the-clock arrivals and departures.

Terminal Information

Together with Turkish Airlines, we at IndiGo can connect you from India to Milan with multiple flights to Milan options as well as to several other European cities from Istanbul.

  • Malpensa Airport is at least 40 km away from Milan, but it has two terminals. The two terminals are easily accessible via a free shuttle that runs between them every 7 minutes. To get to Milan from Malpensa Airport, there are two train routes (the Malpensa Express and Trenitalia) connecting Terminal 1 to Milan’s city. 
  • Linate Airport features a three-story terminal building and supports only domestic flights from EU countries. Despite being closest to the city, the airport receives fewer international passengers. In terms of transport, to get to Milan from Linate Airport, there are local urban buses.
  • Orio Al Serio Airport is a smaller airport, in comparison, and has one terminal. Low-cost airlines arrive and depart from its terminal. The Terravision bus is another mode of transport from Orio al Serio Airport to Milan.

Airport Facilities

VIP lounges
Baggage wrapping
Club SEA
Digital services
Fast track
Meeting rooms
Terminal transfers
Short-stay car parking
Restaurants and bars

Things to do

While at the airport, it can get pretty boring waiting for your flight to depart. So, these are some of the things you can do.

  • Go for some last-minute shopping at the airport
  • Dine at the cafes and restaurants
  • Unwind at the VIP lounge 

Visa and Immigration

You will require a visa to travel to Italy from India. Since Italy is a member of the European Union (EU), you will require a Schengen visa. Make sure that your passport is valid for a minimum of three months and that you have sufficient funds to cover the cost of your Italian trip.

Tourists are permitted to stay for up to 90 days from the date of entry, which is a short stay. If your stay exceeds 90 days, you will need to apply for a long-stay visa. Multiple-entry visas for Italy are also available for those who travel regularly to the EU.

To ensure a hassle-free and seamless travel, here is a detailed information about the Italy visa -


Hotels near Milan Airports

There are several hotels near each airport in Milan. If you have a layover but cannot explore the city, you can check-in at one of the hotels near the airport.

Hotels near Malpensa Airport

  • Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel
  • Hotel Villa Malpensa
  • Holiday Inn Express Milan

Hotels near Linate Airport

  • Novotel Milano Linate Aeroporto
  • Hotel NH Linate
  • Belstay Milano Linate 

Hotels near Orio al Serio Airport

  • Hotel NH Orio al Serio
  • Winter Garden Hotel -
  • Hotel Cascata
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