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Linate International Airport (LIN) is the second largest of three international airports serving the metropolitan area of Milan, together with Malpensa and Orio Al Serio (Bergamo) Airports.
The airport is officially called Aeroporto di Milano-Linate “Enrico Forlanini”, after the Milanese aeronautical pioneer, engineer and inventor.
Handling over 9 million passengers per year, Linate Airport offers good links to major European cities, amongst them London, Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Copenhagen. A good choice of domestic flights to Milan-Linate is available from Rome, Naples, Brindisi, Regio Calabria, as well as from Sardinia and Sicily.
Getting from Linate Airport Milan to Milan city centre
One of the greatest advantages of using Linate for flying to Milan is the airport’s location, only a short drive away from Milan city centre.
Linate Airport is situated approx. 4.8 miles (7.8 km) south-east of Milan. Viale Forlanini/Viale Corsica/Corso XXII Marzo roads make it a straight drive from Linate to central Milan. With favourable traffic conditions it takes around 15-20 minutes to drive from Linate to Milan. However, frequent traffic jams on the access roads to Milan may increase the travelling time significantly.
There are several options of getting from Linate to Milan. Public busses (bus no 73, from Linate to Piazza S. Babila) are, without a doubt the cheapest, costing around EUR 2.5.
Taxis are a considerably more expensive options - prices from around EUR 15 during daytime - although the most comfortable one. If you are travelling to Milan in the summer, the busiest time for the tourist traffic in Milan, however, be prepared for having to queue, as during high season taxis at Milan airports may come in short supply.
Due to Linate’s proximity to Milan centre, there is not as a wide choice of private shuttle operators as at Malpensa Airport, however, you are sure to find online offers of Linate-Milan shuttle transfers. This solution turns to be more practical if you are travelling in a larger group.
Finally, if car hire is your preferred solution for continuing your trip after landing in Linate, car rental services are widely available at this Milan Airport.
Milan Linate car rental companies
Most of the large car hire companies are represented in Milan Linate Airport, including: Avis Autonoleggio, Budget Car Hire Italy, Europcar Milan, Hertz, National, Sixt Car Rental, Thrifty, Dollar, Alamo, Firefly and Auto Europa.
Italian car rental brands operating at Milano Airport are Locauto Rent and Maggiore.
Milan-Linate car hire comparison
Internet search engine of car hire, Cartrawler is a useful tool for comparing Milan-Linate car hire deals.
Through one quick search on Cartrawler, you get price quotes from all the major providers of rent a car services at Linate. After choosing the ideal offer, Cartrawler guides you through a simple and safe online booking process.
Cheap car hire in Milan does not come easy, especially if you book just before heading off to Italy. For best results, check your options for Linate Airport car rental and book well in advanced.
Usually, the cheapest hire cars in Milan-Linate are not actually the best option: small city cars, such as Fiat Panda, Peugeot 107, or similar, hardly ever can be found with prices below £160-170 for a week of Milan car hire. Considerably larger vehicles from the economy class, in Linate often a Renault Clio, a Ford Fiest, a Fiat Punto, or similar, cost only slightly more, providing more comfort of travelling and space for passengers and luggage.
UK flights to Milan Linate
Flights from the UK to Milan Linate Airport are available with Alitalia and British Airways, with departures from London-Heathrow.
Low-cost carrier Easyjet flies to Milan-Linate from London-Gatwick.
What to do in Milan?
Milan is on of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.
The city appeals to fashionistas, art lovers, socialites and opera buffs, offering an interesting mix of the latest fashion trends and world-class art and culture. Amongst the most iconic landmarks of Milan are:
Il Duomo - Milan Cathedral
At the heart of the city, Milan’s Cathedral is the world’s largest Gothic cathedral.The best time to visit is in bright sunshine, when the windows create a kaleidoscope of colors through the atmospheric interior.
Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele II
Entered from the piazza in front of the Cathedral, the glass-domed cruciform Vittorio Emmanuele II Gallery is a wonderful place to spend some time. Winter and summer, the people of Milan can be seen here, escaping the rain, shopping in the exclusive stores and sipping campari and soda in the bars.
Santa Mariadelle Grazie
The church and the Dominican convent of Milan is known for containing one of the most famous paintings, or more precisely, murals, of all times, The Last Supper, by Leonardo da Vinci.
Shopping in Milan
Milan is a perfect place for shopping. Look all around you for inspiration or go straight to the designer heaven in the Golden Quadrilateral, just north of the Duomo. Here you can walk away with the world's most coveted brands of clothing and accessories.
Antique collectors and art lovers will surely find something for themselves along the Canale Grande in the Navigli district.
For a budget-friendly alternative, visit the Pampianiano Market, packed with designer goods. Outside the city centre one can find several outlet stores, amongst them Serravalle Outlet, Vicolungo Outlet and the Foxtown Outlet, close to the Swiss border.
Related article: Travel guide to Milan - Milano tourist attractions, Italy.
The weather in Milan is quite similar to weather in Northern Italy, where warm summers and cold, humid winters are common. In the winter, the average temperatures fall below zero and snow fall is frequent.
The location at the foot of the Alps and the Apennine mountains protects Milan from the strong winds blowing from northern Europe.
Summers in Milan can be quite hot and moist, with temperatures reaching up to 30 degrees Celsius. Milan weather in spring and autumn is generally pleasant, with temperatures between 10 and 20 degrees Celsius.
See Milan weather chart.