Milan Malpensa Airport: how to get there and hotels where to sleep near the airport

Milan Malpensa Airport is the largest of the three Milan airports, of all Lombardy and Northern Italy, and the second (by number of passengers) in Italy. Therefore, it can be very useful to know how to get to the airport and what are the best hotels to sleep in nearby.

Located about 50 km from Milan, Malpensa Airport it has flights to and from almost all airports, major European and international destinations.

If your flight starts from Milan Malpensa airport it will be there useful to know how to reach it, while if you have a long-term stopover at this airport, a flight arriving late in the evening or departing early in the morning will also serve you know which are the best solutions where to sleep inside and near the airport.

How to get to Malpensa Airport

Malpensa Airport is about an hour from the center of Milan whether you use the car, the train or the bus. The airport has due terminal: T1 e T2. Before arriving at the airport it is advisable to inquire from which terminal your flight departs, in order to go directly to the correct terminal.

By car

If you arrive by car it is advisable to go A8 / A9 motorway and take the Busto Arsizio - Milano Malpensa exit. From there continue on State Road SS336 in the direction of Gallarate - Milano Malpensa.

However, it is advisable to rely on a navigator or to one smartphone for driving directions. Eg, Google Maps it is also very useful for viewing delays or work in progress.

Where to park

The airport's official car parks, managed by ViaMilano Parking, are P1, P2, P3 and are a very convenient solution to park the car. From the car parks you can reach the terminals on foot or by shuttle bus.

Parking P1 it is the most convenient car park and closest to the terminals, but also the one with the highest rates, therefore used for short stays. The parking lots P2 e P3 they are used for long term parking, have cheaper rates and are located further away from the terminals.

You can park for soste very briefly also in front of the terminal at a cost of about 1 euro every 15 minutes.

There are also numerous private car parks near the airport which offer even cheaper and more convenient rates. Many also offer a free shuttle service to and from the car park to the airport on the way back.

By train

From the train station of milan Central you can reach it comfortably and in less than an hour the T1 and T2 terminals of Milan Malpensa Airport, with the service Malpensa Express. Trains depart every 30 minutes from both Milano Centrale and the railway stations of the airport terminals. The cost of the ticket is 13 euros for one way and 20 euros for return.

From the train station of Gallarate Milan Malpensa Airport can be reached in about 30 minutes with direct trains (cost 6 euros), or with changes, but with a longer travel time.

The railway company Linden offers links from Ticino at Milan Malpensa Airport.

By bus

The bus is one of the most used means, by tourists and not, to move between airports and cities. There are various transport companies that make connections to the large Milanese airport.

From Milano Centrale you can use the following bus companies: Terravision, Air Pullman Malpensa Shuttle, FlixBus e STIE Autostradale.

From Fiera Milanocity you can use the service offered by Airport Bus Express or from Air Pullman Malpensa Shuttle, the latter also offers connections to and from Linate Airport.

From Turin you can use the companion buses SADEM, while from the loclita on Lake Maggiore you can use the connections of Alibus.

Other means of transport

Il taxi, although it is a little more expensive than other means, it is a very convenient solution for getting between the airport and the hotel. The cost from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Airport is around 100 euros. If you are traveling with 3-4 or more people, the rate per person is significantly lower.

Other solutions to reach or move from the airport are i private transfers and car sharing.

Where to sleep near Malpensa Airport

Hotels near the airport are a very convenient solution when you arrive late in the evening and you want to go to sleep right away, when you have a long overnight stop and you want to rest comfortably, or especially when you have an early flight and you want to sleep near the airport so as not to risk missing your flight.

Find and book a room at a hotel near the airport


This is why many hotels have also sprung up around Milan Malpensa airport they host arriving and departing travelers. Among the best hotels near the Milan airport we certainly recommend these hotels.

Best hotels within Malpensa Airport

Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Centre

Located inside Terminal 1, this 4-star hotel is the best solution for sleeping inside the airport. Some rates also include free breakfast.

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ZZZleepandGo MXP – Hotel a capsule

Located directly at the airport, it represents a new stay. The rooms are comfortable pods, but the toilets are shared.

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Best hotels near Malpensa Airport

All hotels near the airport offer a fee private transport service to and from the airport.

Hotel Villa Malpensa

Located just 800 meters from the airport's Terminal 1, this 4-star hotel is one of the best choices for value for money. Some rates also include breakfast.

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Idea Hotel Milano Malpensa Airport

Although it is a 4 star hotel, it offers the best deals and cheapest rates of all hotels near the airport. Over 10.000 reviews with an average score of 9 out of 10 confirm that this hotel is one of the best choices to stay in.

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Holiday Inn Express Milan-Malpensa Airport

Located about 3 km from the airport, the rates at this good 3-star hotel also include breakfast. Car parking is included free of charge.

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First Hotel Malpensa

This 4 star hotel is a good choice for not spending a lot and being only 3 km from the airport. The hotel features a restaurant and free private parking.

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Crowne Plaza Milan Malpensa Airport

Located about 4 km from the airport, this 4-star hotel can be a good choice also because the property features a restaurant, a fitness and wellness center, and free private parking.

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Cervo Malpensa Hotel Restaurant

This 3-star hotel located about 3 km from the airport has an internal restaurant where you can dine or have breakfast. In addition, some rates include car parking for 7 days, very convenient for those leaving for a week-long holiday

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