MXP Airport

Milan Malpensa

MXP Airport
Milan Malpensa
Milan Malpensa Airport receives domestic and international traffic. It is managed by S.E.A. S.p.A., which also manages Milan Linate Airport. Milan Malpensa Airport is located in the province of Varese (Lombardy Region), but within the city of Milan.
The original terminal, built between 1958 and 1962 and designed by the architectect Vittorio Gandolfi, has been developed over the years and is today’s Terminal 2.
A second stage under the Malpensa 2000 project saw further expansion, which led to the construction of a large terminal, Terminal 1, inaugurated in 1998.
In 2013 a third satellite building was constructed with new check-in desks and piers for the Airbus aircraft.
In 2015 the Milan Malpensa Airport was completely renovated. The restyling has led to a functional and aesthetic improvement of the entire check-in area, boarding and security checks and the creation of the new commercial area with shops and the piazze del Lusso e del Gusto (squares of Luxury and Taste), an area for fashion and food and wine boutique and shopping.
Milan Malpensa Airport is the most important international airport in north Italy and lies some 48 km from Milan.  
  • Milan Malpensa Terminal 1: dedicated to business and leisure travelers traveling on national and intercontinental routes with scheduled and charter carriers.
  • Milan Malpensa Terminal 2: dedicated to low-cost traffic and Milan Malpensa Cargo.
In July 2019 the new Milan Malpensa Prime was inaugurated, the Milan Malpensa Business & General Aviation Terminal, located between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, for helicopter or private jet flights.

Management company: S.E.A. S.p.A.
Address:  Milan Malpensa Airport - 21010 Ferno (Varese) - Italy
Telephone no.: Call Centre +39 02 232323

Country code: IT
Transportation to/from the airport
Milan Malpensa Airport can be reached from the centre of Milan with the Malpensa Express from Milan railway stations: Cadorna Station, Central Station and Porta Nuova Station (Trenord Malpensa Express, Trenitalia). The train stops at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
Malpensa Airport can be reached from Milan Central Station, Milan City Trade Fair Centre/Rho Pero and from Milan Linate Airport with special airport buses (Terravision, Autostradale, Air Pullman).
Milan Malpensa offers bus connections to / from the main towns of Lombardy, Piedmont, Valle d'Aosta, the rest of Italy and Switzerland.
Bus connection with Milan Bergamo Airport (Orio Shuttle), Valle d'Aosta (Sadem), Turin and Novara (Busitalia Fast), Domodossola (Comazzi), Savona, Sanremo, Genoa, Padua, Verona, Venice (Busitalia Fast) and Rome (Flix Bus).

From Milan or places to the north and east of the airport, take the A8/A9 motorway, and from places in the west or south, take the A4 motorway.
Furthermore you can use the motorway A36 Autostrada Pedemontana Lombarda for those coming from the north-east of Lombardy.
A taxi service to the airport operates from the city of Milan, stopping in front of the terminal. At the airport, taxis can be found at the Arrivals of Terminal 1 (Port 6) and Terminal 2 (Port 4).

Car hire
The car hire firms present in the airport are: 
Terminal 1
  • Auto Europa/Sicily by car, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Dollar, Gold Car, Hertz, Locauto, Maggiore, Leasys, Sixt, Interrent and Thrifty.
Terminal 2
  • Avis, Budget, Europcar, Sixt, Locauto Rent, Maggiore, Dollar, Thrifty, Hertz, Firefly.
Text: Alisè Vitri
Photos for editorial use only: ©, Shutterstock
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Update: November 2019
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