Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Milan: Malpensa Or Linate?

Leaving from Milan aboard KLM, bound for Amsterdam

This month, I had the opportunity to utilize both main airports of Milan, Italy in one trip: Malpensa and Linate. Milan-Malpensa is the larger international airport complex containing mostly long-haul and inter-continental flights on wide-body jets out of the sleek new Terminal 1, as well as a focus city for EasyJet which is the sole tenant at its smaller and older Terminal 2. It's about an hour by motorcoach or rail to/from the city center.

Milan-Linate, on the other hand, is the more domestic-oriented airport. It serves a handful of European airlines for services within the continent, in addition to handling Alitalia's routes within Italy. Only 4 miles from the city center, it's a very short ride on the motorcoach to/from Central Station.

Both airports have their assigned motorcoach bays at the Central Station. Once there, the rest of the city can be explored through an extensive network of subways, trams, vintage streetcars and buses.

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