Malpensa airport to Milan city centre is about an hour and a half drive. I spent a whopping €130 on a taxi from Malpensa to Piazza Cinque Giornate axis back in 2016 when I newly arrived in Milan. Not that I couldn’t have opted for a cheaper option – which is the bus, but I was too tired to ask for information after a long flight. I had zero clues on how things worked or where to turn.
So once a Taxi driver approached me right from the exit, I just went with him without bargaining on the price, he would be using a metre and I read somewhere online it was about €70 anyways – so that’s just fine by me. Well, false information!
I was shocked when I was billed almost two times what I had budgeted.
Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan City Centre by bus
So, here’s how you can get to Milan’s city centre for just €13, yes 10 times lesser than what I had spent. There are plenty of buses that offer rides to the city centre for a one-way ticket price of €13 euros.
You can buy the tickets right at the entrance of the bus before you put in your bags in the luggage room beneath the bus at no extra cost (if you do have luggage). The buses usually stop at multiple locations within the city, so you can easily choose the one nearest to where you are headed in town, and then make your way to your final destination through the public transportation system.
Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan City Centre by train
There is also the option to arrive in Milan city centre by train from Terminal 1 or 2 of the Malpensa Airport at the same cost of €13 – this is a faster choice, compared to the bus.
Don’t forget to buy your tickets if you will be using the public transportation system once you arrive in town – Milan!
Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan City Centre by Taxi
There is still this option available to you. You may consider bargaining with the driver on the price or asking an estimate of what you are expected to pay before embarking on the journey, so there would be surprises like I had.
See how to buy your public transportation tickets in Milan here.