Milan Malpensa Airport, T1
Milan Malpensa airport is an intercontinental airport with the most international airlines in Italy. It is the second largest airport in Italy and one of the top 20 in Europe. More than 18.5 million passengers travel through Milan Malpensa airport each year. 71 airline companies offer flights to four continents, 90 countries and 165 different destinations. Completely renovated in April 2015, Milan Malpensa is now a more welcoming, efficient airport. The wide-ranging restyling project improved the practicality and appearance of all check-in, departures and security areas. It also saw the creation of a new commercial platform, one of the biggest in Europe: the 23,000 m2 space boasts over 100 stores. The airport operates with two passenger terminals and a cargo terminal.
Thanks to the renovation of Terminal 1, you can now soak up the atmosphere of Milan’s most exclusive shopping district. With “Piazza del Lusso”, “Piazza del Gusto”, “Piazza del Pop” and the brand-new Duty Free Shop to choose from, passengers can browse the cream of luxury and fashion, take advantage of the best offers around and taste some of Italy’s delicious gastronomic offerings in a setting where the potential for shopping never runs dry. There are 39 bars and restaurants at Terminal 1, and many fashion brand shops such as Armani Jeans, Furla, Gucci, Ferragamo and Versace Jeans. There is a train station in the basement of the terminal for special trains from the center of Milan. The ground floor contains the Arrivals area, while the Departures area can be found on the first floor. Most of the shops are located on the first floor of the terminal, and the second floor is intended for check-in procedures. There is a children's playground on the third floor. The terminal also contains cash machines, exchange offices, post and bank offices. The Milan Malpensa Terminal 2 has 25 bars and restaurants, a pharmacy, newsstands and a few fashion shops. The ground floor contains the Departures area, while the first floor consists of both Departures and Arrivals areas. Milan Malpensa Airport offers the passengers a Shop & Collect service – anything passengers buy before their flight can be left at the airport and collected upon their return to the Malpensa Airport.
Milan Malpensa Airport offers the passengers three different Wi-Fi options. You can use the WiFi Free connection and surf the web free of charge at 512 Kbps speed and with no time limit. No registration is required. The WiFi Plus Free offers free connection at 2 Mbps speed but it requires a registration with the ViaMilano Program. If you have an account with one of Milan Malpensa’s roaming partners (BOING, B-TEL o I-PASS), you can choose WiFi Roaming from the menu, access with your credentials and surf online for free.
How to reach the airport and where to park
Milan Malpensa Airport can be easily reached by car using the A8 motorway if you are coming from Milan or localities north or east of the airport, or the A4 motorway if you are coming from the west or the south. Those using the A8 are advised to take the Busto Arsizio – Malpensa exit, then continue on the State Highway SS336 in the direction of Gallarate – Malpensa. Those using the A4 are advised to take the motorway to the Marcallo Mesero exit, then proceed in the Marcallo – Mesero – Malpensa direction, and finally take the SS336 in the Malpensa – A8 – Milan – Varese direction. You can also hop on a train in the center of Milan, but it will take you 45 minutes to arrive at the airport. Fast transfers are also available between Malpensa Airport's two terminals. To travel from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 and vice versa there is a free shuttle running 24 hours a day. The journey takes 20 minutes. There are 9,500 open-air and covered parking spaces at the airport and a weekly parking fee is at least EUR 45.
When to arrive at the airport
Milan Malpensa Airport is Italy's second biggest airport, so good time management is essential. It is important to arrive at the airport at least two hours prior to your scheduled flight, but the airport procedures can sometimes take even longer.
After you have landed at Milan Malpensa Airport and you have collected your luggage and passed through the border control, your GoOpti van will pick you up in front of Exit 10 of Terminal 1.
When you’re flying from Milan Malpensa Airport, your GoOpti driver will drop you off at the Departures entrance of Terminal 1.