Milan Linate Airport Guide (LIN) – A Simple Guide

Milan Linate International Airport (LIN), is approximately just under 8klms (5miles) South East of Milan itself. It is the closest of the 3 airports that service Milan, the other 2 Milan airports being Malpensa Airport and Orio al Serio Airport (Bergamo).

Although Linate International airport is the closest airport to Milan, it is actually the second largest airport behind Malpensa. However, it still has over 10 million passengers passing through the airport each year and is growing. Milan is a major city and has passengers traveling to the airports from a large number of countries throughout the world for many of the popular events in the city of Milan throughout the year. As a result, the airport can become very busy, especially at peak times.


Airport Facts

The airport was named after Enrico Forlanini and it offers domestic, short haul and medium haul flights. It has one terminal building which accommodates both International and domestic flights, from wide number of airlines.

It has 71 Check-In desks

8 Passport Control desks

12 desks for hand luggage check-in

24 Boarding Gates

The airport is open 24 hours

ATM’s at the airport are located ‘Landside’

Due to it’s location, the airport provides a fantastic gateway to Milan and is a popular choice with many passengers wanting easy acces to Milan. The airport is a great choice for passengers wanting a quick break or weekend in Milan, as it offer quick transfer times. It is also a popular choice for many business professionals, who use the airport on a daily and weekly basis. The airport offers many facilities for business professionals from VIP lounges to private transfers.


Getting To And From Milan – Linate Airport Transfers

Transfers to and from Linate are very easy and passengers have a number of options for transfer including bus, shuttle, car hire and taxi. There are many forms of transport waiting for passenger as they exit the main arrivals area but it is advisable to pre-book your transfer (where possible) to ensure you reserve your place. Obviously which form of transport you choose, is simply down to your own personal preference and budget.


Linate Airport Train

There is no direct rail link to the airport and if you are wishing to catch the train to your final destination, you will need to make your way to the main train station in Milan. From there, you can catch a large number of trains to major cities throughout Italy such as Venice, Florence, Como, Parma and many other European countries.

It is relatively easy to get from Linate to the main train station in Milan and passengers arriving at the airport have a choice of transport such as shuttle buses, public transport or taxis.


Car Hire From Linate Airport

There are many major car hire companies that operate from inside the airport terminal. All of these companies offer competitive prices and car rental is a popular choice, especially for small groups where car hire can be a cheap alternative.

I have provided a seperate page that lists some of the major car hire companies that consistantly offer the best deals on car hire from Linate airport. To acces this page, simply click on the link: Car Hire Linate Airport


Linate Airport Bus

There is a regular bus service that connects passengers from the airport to the centre of Milan itself. Bus number 73 (at the time of writing) will take you to the underground station ‘San Babila Station’ on the red line. This service, is a cheap and efficient way for passengers wishing to reach the centre of Milan and is great for passengers traveling alone on a budget.

There is also a regular bus service that connects passengers to the Central station in Milan, where you can then take a train to a wide range of destinations.

The Linate airport bus offers regular services that link passengers from the airport to the city centre of Milan and surrounding area. This is generally the cheapest form of transfer, especially if you are traveling alone and are only wanting to get from the airport to the centre of Milan.

The local bus service connect passengers to the San Babila Underground Station, the Duomo Train Station and then to the city centre.

The local bus service leave from outside the airport terminal building and the journey from the airport to the city centre of Milan is usually around 20 minutes, depending on traffic.

Linate Airport Bus To Milano Central Station

The bus service runs from 06.00am to 23.45pm and depart from the airport every 30 minutes. The fare for a single ticket is 4 euros and tickets can be bought on the bus.

Linate Airport Bus Number 73

Bus service number 73, connect passengers from the airport to San Babila Underground Station and then Milan centre.

The service runs every 10 minutes from 06.00am to 01.00am the following morning. The cost of the fare it usually about 1 euros for a single ticket.

Please Note: All the above about the Linate airport bus was corrct at the time of writing but is subject to change due to months of the year.


Linate Airport To Malpensa Airport Shuttle Bus Service

There is a shuttle bus service that connects passengers from Linate to Malpensa airport terminal 1, which is on the other side of the city. It is worth noting, that this service takes approximately 75 minutes, so if you are wanting to use this service for a connecting flight, please ensure you allow yourself plenty of time to complete the transfer without panicking.


Coach Services From Linate Airport

Regular coach services are in operation from the airport and connect passengers to Milan centre and many other destinations such as, Brescia, Lugano, Pavia and Verona. These coach services to and from the airport are usually scheduled to co-inside with many of the flight arrivals and departures at the airport. These service times can change, so it is always a good idea to check the timetables before you travel.


Taxis From Linate Airport

Passengers can catch taxis from outside the Arrivals Terminal and if you are wanting to catch a taxi to your final destination, it is advisable to check with the driver as to how much the fare will be, before you actually get in the taxi.

If you have any difficulty in locating your desired transport, simply ask a member of staff at the airport and they will point you in the right direction.


Linate Airport Arrivals And Departures

Linate Airport Arrivals And Procedures
If you are wanting to check flight arrivals at Linate Airport, the widget at the bottom of this page will allow you to keep up to date on all arrivals at the airport.

Although not the largest of the Milan airports, Linate airport arrivals still has in excess of 10 million passengers passing through it every single year. As you can imagine, this is a large volume of people and the arrivals area at Linate is a busy place. However, staff at the area cope with this large volume of passengers very well and ensure the whole process runs smoothly and efficiently.

As your flight touches down at Linate Airport, your aircraft will then taxi to is parking bay on the Apron. All passengers are required to remain seated until the aircraft has stopped and the ‘Fasten Seat Belt’ sign have been switched off. When the aircraft is in its parking bay, the Ground staff at the airport will begin to attach the staircase or walkway for passengers to disembark the aircraft safely. When it is safe to disembark the aircraft, the cabin crew will inform passengers so they can begin to disembark the aircraft. You will then need to make your way to the main Terminal building. If you require assistance getting from the aircraft to the Terminal building, it is advisable to contact either the airline or airport before you travel. This will ensure that there will be a member of staff on hand to meet you from your flight and assist you with your onward transfer.

Security And Passport Control At Linate Airport Arrivals

Please Note: Italy is part of the Schengen Zone and if you are traveling from another country that is also part of the Schengen Zone, you may not be required to present your passport.

As with any major International airport, there are certain procedures in place at Linate Airport that passengers landing at the airport are required to comply with. Passengers are required to clear Passport Control on entering the country and are required to present a valid passport and any other documents needed to travel. It is advisable that you check you have the right documentation needed before you travel.

Having cleared Passport Control successfully, you can then make your way to the Baggage Reclaim area (obviously, if you are only traveling with hand luggage and no hold luggage, you can bypass the baggage reclaims area). The Baggage Reclaim area is where you can collect any luggage that you may have checked-in for your flight. In the Baggage Reclaim area, you will find several carousels and each flight arrivals at Linate Airport is allocated with a carousel. There are several monitors located overhead in the Baggage Reclaim area and these monitors display the flight number to each carousel is processing. Simply locate the carousel that displays your flight number and wait for your luggage to appear.

The Ground staff at Linate Airport are usually very good at getting your luggage from the aircraft to the Baggage Reclaim area and you should not be waiting too long for your luggage to appear.

Once you have reclaimed your luggage, you can make your way to the main arrivals exit doors that lead to the main Arrivals Lobby area of the airport.

There are trolleys available in the Baggage Reclaim are to help assist you with your luggage. toilets are also available if you need to pay a visit or simply freshen up after your flight.

Main Arrivals Lobby Area

The main Arrivals Lobby area is the main meeting and is where passengers arriving at the airport are greeted by family and friends collecting them from the airport. If you have pre-booked your airport transfers to and from Linate Airport in advance or are travelling on a package that includes your transfer, this is where you will normally be greeted by your representative. If you are unsure as to where you will be greeted upon arrival at Linate, it is recommended that you contact the company that you booked your travel with.

In the main arrivals area, you will find the various different forms of transport. All the car hire desks are located in the arrivals area and if you have pre-booked a car or simply wish to make a booking at the airport, you will need to make your way to the appropriate desk. You will usually be required to present your driving licence and credit and if you have pre-booked your car hire, you will need to provide your booking reference or voucher.

Outside the main arrivals area, you will find taxis and local bus services. There are several bus services that run on a regular basis from outside the main Arrivals area and these service provide a cheap and cost effective means of transfer. The bus services connect passengers to many of the local towns and villages close to the airport as well as Milan itself.


Keep Up To Date On Linate Airport Arrivals

It is always a good idea to keep well informed about all Linate Airport Arrivals, especially if you are collecting passengers from the airport. Unfortunately, delays do occur and the last thing you want to be doing is turning up at the airport early if a flight has been delayed.

Keeping up to date with all the flight arrivals and departures at Linate Airport, will allow you to access up to date information on all flight arrivals by flight number, carrier, origin, status, arrival time and tracking and hopefully eliminate you turning up at the airport too early.


Linate Airport Departures And Procedures

I am sure you appreciate, having 10 million passengers passing through it every year, Linate airport departures can become a very busy place,especially at peak times when there are several flights departing around the same time. Throughout the year, Milan has several events and during these times, Linate airport is at it’s busiest.

As with any other major International airport, passengers wishing to fly will be required to check-in to their flight before boarding. Failing to do so, will result in the passengers not being allowed to fly.

It is advisable to ensure you arrive at the airport and leave yourself plenty of time to check-in. The check-in airport is generally quite efficient and runs smoothly, however, just like any other airport, Linate departures area can experience heavy volumes of people and sometimes delays and queues can occur.

It is recommended that you arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before your actually departure time and then this will give you plenty of time to check-in.

There are several check-in desks at Linate airport and passengers wishing to check-in will be required to present a valid passport and any other documentation. Passengers will then be issued with their boarding pass and will then be required to clear passport control and security.

Many airlines now allow passengers to check-in online. If you choose this option, please ensure that you have printed out your boarding pass and have it with you when you leave for the airport. Failing to produce your boarding pass will result in the airline having to issue you with another one and this will cost you alot of money!

Once you have successfully checked-in to your flight and cleared passport control and security, you can make your way to the main departure lounge. Here you will find a variety of shops and cafes where you can enjoy a drink and something to eat before your flight.

Up to Date Flight Information On All Linate Airport Departures
Lets face it, nobody like to be waiting in an airport longer than needs be, that is why it is always a good idea to keep well informed about Linate Airport Departures.


Linate Airport To Bergamo Airport

How To Get From Linate Airport To Bergamo airport

Unfortunately, there is no direct bus or coach that runs between the 2 airports on a regular basis. If you are wanting to get from Linate airport to Bergamo airport in the shortest time possible with the least hassle, then a private taxi would be the best option and you can pre book a taxi in advance from the following reputable company.

Pre Book Taxis From Linate Airport


Car hire is also an option, if the car hire company allows you to pick up the car at Linate and drop the car off at Bergamo airport. I know that Car Hire 3000 usually allow this and that the cost of hiring a car for a few hours is very cheap and can work out a much cheaper option, especially if there are a gruop of you traveling. Here is a website I use for car hire that always offer the best deals: Car Hire From Linate Airport

If you do not want to pay for a private taxi or car hire, there are a couple of other option available that are considerably cheaper but more time consuming. Obviously, it depends on how much time you have between flight connections but the following are alternative ways to get to Bergamo airport from Linate.

Option 1 for Transfer From Linate Airport To Bergamo Airport: Bus or Taxi, Then Coach

Firstly, you will need to make your way from Linate airport to Milano Centrale Station or Lambrate station. You can do this by catching one of the local bus services or by taxi, either option will only cost you a few euros.

Once you are at the Milano Centrale station or Lambrate station, you can then catch a direct bus/coach from outside the stations to Bergamo airport. The bus services from Centrale station run more frequently than from Lambrate station and are exactly the same price 9,90 euros (at the time of writing).

One of the most popular bus services is run by Terravision, I have used them several times and have never had any problems. If you know what time you will be traveling, I would recommend booking your seat on the coach in advance.


Option 2 For Getting From Linate Airport To Bergamo Airport: Bus or Taxi, Then Train And Bus

Firstly, you will need to take the bus or taxi from Linate airport to Milan’s Centrale station or Lambrate station. This does not cost much, just a few euros. You have 2 options with regards to train station, you can either stay on the bus and get off at Milano Centrale station or you can get off at Lambrate station. It doesn’t really matter as there is only about 10-15 minutes difference in train journey to Bergamo from Lambrate than if you were to get on at Milano Centrale station.

Once you arrive at either Lambrate station or Centrale station, you will need to catch the train to Bergamo. The trains run fairly regular and cost around 5-8 euros one way (at the time of writing). To check the current times and price, please click on the following link:


The journey is no longer than 1hr 10mins on the train to Bergamo and there are trains that take less time depending on what time of day you travel.

Once you have arrived at Bergamo train station, you will need to catch the bus to Bergamo airport and these run from outside the train station every 30 minutes.


Linate Parking Information Guide

Linate parking facilities offer passengers over 4500 parking spaces for passengers flying from Linate airport.

Airport parking is very popular with passengers flying from airports throughout the world and this is no different at Linate airport. Obviously, if you intend to drive yourself to and from the airport, youwill require a secure place to leave your car until you return.

The airport provides a variety of different parking options, that are available to passengers who wish to leave their car at the airport. The different options cover all durations of stay from short stay to long stay parking.

Linate Parking – Short Stay

The ‘Short Stay’ parking facility at Linate airport is situated in the arrivals and departure areas and allows passengers to park their car for short periods of time. The ‘Short stay’ parking is operated on a ‘Pay at the meter’ basis and costs €0.90 for every 15 minutes. The maximum amount charged per day is €26.00. (please note, these were correct at the time of writing).

Parking in the ‘Short Stay’ car park is FREE for Disabled drivers.

Linate airport also offers passengers or users of the airport ‘Long Stay’ parking facilities.

Linate Parking – Long Stay
P1 car Park At Linate Airport

The P1 car park, is a multi level parking facility that offers over 1300 parking spaces. There are 26 spaces available for Disabled drivers and these spaces a FREE. This parking facility provides passengers with easy access to the terminal buildings and is open 24 hours per day.

The cost of parking in the P1 car park varies depending on the duration of your stay. It is currently €28.00 per day. The daily cost reduces the longer the duration of your stay

P2 Car Park At Linate Airport

The P2 car park has over 1200 spaces and provides a little more facilities to passengers leaving their car at the airport.

The P2 car park offers such facilities as ‘Top Car’ luxury parking spaces, car valeting and an membership subscription scheme for regular travellers.

The current cost in the P2 car park at Linate airport is €28.00 per day

P3 – Currrently closed

PR1 Car Park At Linate Airport

The PR1 car park is located a short bus journey way from the main terminal. It has 450 spaces and is open 24 hours per day. This car park is a little less expensive than the P1 & P2 car parks and costs €22.00 per day.


Located a short distance form the actual terminal building, the PRA car park has 1100 spaces. It is open 24 hours per day and cost €22.00 per day.

Please Note: The figures shown for parking were correct at the time of writing. These figures may have changed and it is advisable to check before you book.

The daily cost for Linate parking reduces the longer the duration of your stay.

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Linate Airport Address – Milan Linate International Airport, 20090, Italy – Tel: 0039 (0)2 4852200