Although Malpensa is larger and better known, Linate is the actual airport of Milan. It is located 7 kilometers from the city center and is very easy to reach, both by public transportation and by car.
Linate Airport Milan
The official name of Linate is Aereoporto Enrico Forlanini.
The airport is mainly used for national flights and short-haul flights within Europe, including many flights operated by budget airlines.
Public transportation to and from Linate
Bus lines 73 (every 10 minutes every day from 05:35 to 12:35) and X73 (every 20 minutes every day except weekends from 07:00 to 20:00) run from Milan Piazza San Babila M1 to Linate Airport. A ticket costs 1.50 Euro.
From Milan Central Station, the companies Starfly (every day, every 30 minutes) and ATM (every day, except weekends) provide a direct connection to Linate. Tickets for these buses can be bought from the driver.
Linate does not have a railway station.
The general number to book a taxi is (+39) 02 7777. You can also call the following numbers: Radio Taxi 6969 (+39) 02 6969, Radio Taxi Freccia (+39) 02 4000, Taxi Blu – (+39) 02 4040, Radio Taxi La Martesana (+39) 02 2181 and Taxi 8585 Autoradiotassi – (+39) 02 8585. There are fixed rates from and to Rho Fiera (55 Euros) and Malpensa (110 Euros).
By car to and from Linate
The airport is easily accessible via Viale Forlanini, which leads directly to the terminal. If you are coming from the Tangenziale Est (A51), take exit 6 and follow the directions for Linate Airport. You will arrive at Viale Forlanini.
All the major car rental companies have offices at Linate.