Milan

milan

When To Visit

Climate

Milan Climate

Before Your Travel

Time Zone ( GMT )

Milan Time Zone : GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October)

Visa

Visa is not required for residents of Australia, Malaysia & Singapore for stays up to 90 days.

Electricity

Electricity in Italy is 230 volts, 50Hz. A variety of plugs are in use including the European-style two-pin plug. Most hotels provide adapters.

Water

Tap water is safe to drink in Milan

Language

Italian is the official language. English is understood in the larger cities but not in the more remote parts of the country.

International Access Code

Dialing Code to Italy : (+39)

Planning to visit Milan?

Getting around Milan is easy & convenient with its efficient public transport system such as metro, tram and buses.

Just print a Milan Metro Map and you are all set to go!

Download : Milan Metropolitana Map

Tommy Ooi’s Traveling Tips

Single tickets cost €1.00, while 24h (€3.00) and 48h (€5.50) tickets, as well as a “carnet” of 10 single trips (€9).

Single tickets are valid for 75 minutes, during which you can use them on as many trams and buses as you like, for one metro ride and for one ride on the urban part of the suburban train.

For More Info : Azienda Trasporti Milanesi Website

Alternatively, you can also buy a RIcaricaMI Rechargeable Passes -a rechargeable electronic card that can store various types of tickets. This allows you some convenience without needing to buy tickets every time.

The card is valid for 4 years and costs 2 €, with one standard single ticket included in the price.

The electronic pass may be topped up with the following types of ticket at the same time:

  • Up to 3 urban  2×6 weekly tickets
  • Up to 3 urban one day pass
  • Up to 3 blocks of 10 urban tickets
  • Up to 3 standard urban single tickets
  • One urban one-day ticket + one block of 10 urban tickets
  • One urban  2×6 weekly ticket + one block of 10 urban tickets

For More Info : RIcaricaMI Recharge Passes

Important for Travelers : Metro ticket can be bought from tabacchi which is tobacco store (look for the ‘T” signs outside), newsstands, and at metro stations

Arriving Milan

Milan Malpensa Airport

1. Malpensa Express Trains

Malpensa Express Trains connects Malpensa Airport Terminal 1 to either Milano Cadorna or Milano Centrale. Both stations are served by Milan Subway. Journey takes up to 36 mins to Cadorna & 55 mins to Centrale.

Fare: one-way €11.00, round trip in a single day €14.50. Your ticket must be bought and validated in the station before boarding.

Note : If you arrived in Terminal 2 (which is mostly for budget airlines such as Easyjet), it is advisable to take a bus directly to Milan instead as there is only 1 free shuttle bus operating every 20 mins from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 and it is often crowded thus waiting time can be very long.

For More Info : Malpensa Express Trains

2. Bus

Busses leave approx every 20 minutes for Centrale Station and Linate airport, costing about €7.50 (€15 return ticket). Journey takes 40 to 60 mins. Buses are the best bet if you arrive at Terminal 2.

There is always a bus waiting, and they usually wait until the bus is completely full before departing.

Linate Airport

1. Bus no. 73

Bus no. 73 outside the terminal building goes to San Babila Square, in the city centre, which is served by metro line MM1. The bus runs every 10 mins and costs €1.

To catch the right 73 bus from the airport to Milan, look for direction “SAN BABILA M1” and avoid Line 73 buses directed to “S.FELICINO” (be very careful not to take a bus to San Felicino, not only in the wrong direction, but you would also be considered without a valid ticket for that journey) .

2. Bus no. X73

Bus X73 connects Linate airport and San Babila Square, in the city centre and vice versa. Only operates on Weekdays 7am to 8pm. The bus runs every 20 mins & cost €1. Journey takes approx 30 mins.

3. Starfly Shuttle Bus

Starfly Bus connects Linate airport to Milan’s center running every 30 minutes and tickets cost €5 per adult (ticket sold at local newsagent and on board). This bus also stop on route at Lambrate railway station. The journey takes approximately 27 minutes.

For More Info : Starfly Bus

Milan Bergamo Airport (Orio al Serio airport)

1. Orio Shuttle

Direct bus from Orio Airport to Milano Centrale station, which is probably the best choice. Departure times may vary, but buses generally run every half hour during the day, less often at night, and take about 1 hour or more.

Adult one-way fare: €8.90. Tickets are sold in Orio Al Serio Airport in Bergamo and at the Central Train Station in Milan.

Be at the Milan Bus stop at least 15 minutes before nominal departure time, or you may get left behind. Tickets can be purchased online, but sellers at the airport and train station will offer 3 tickets for price of 2.

For More Info : Orio Shuttle

2. Zani Viaggi Bus

Bus service from Bergamo Airport to Milano Centrale station with a stop at the Cascina Gobba MM2 station on the North Eastern outskirts of Milan. Adult fare: €9ish one way. Tickets sold at an office in the airport or online.

For More Info : Zani Viaggi

By Train

The main railway station is the Central Station (Milano Centrale) & served by MM2 and MM3 metro lines.

Check Out by Tommy Ooi

  • 10 Must Visit Milan Attractions ( coming soon )

Disclaimer :
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4 Comments

  1. Hi,

    Do you know if 73 bus runs until midnight? And if one buys a 24h ticket, will it be valid in metro and to take buses?

    Thanks, Henrique

  2. Hi Tommy,

    Understand that there is some outlets in Milan for Branded goods. Any idea where is the place and how to go?

    Will appreciated if you could share information on that.

    Cheers
    Joyce Tan

    • Dear Joyce, there are 2 outlets in Milan, one is in Italy the other one is at border of Switzerland. It is better to shop in Italy as currency using Euro while Fox Town in Swiss uses Swiss France which price is higher.

  3. Hi Tommy,

    Would like to ask for your opinion, we have return ticket to Milan for 17days from during Christmas and New Year (16 Dec to 1 Jan). Is our 1st time to Italy, so have no ideal where to start with.
    What is your recommendation for places to visit in Italy for 17days during December (starting and ending point – Milan)

    Thanks in advance!

    Best Regards,
    CY Wong

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