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Transport of Milan – how to travel in Milan

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If you come in our city you need to know how to travel in the city with transport of Milan. Below you will find a comprehensive Milan transport guide and links from the airports.

1. Metro Milan

ATM guarantees the service  every day, except in exceptional situations outside the control of the company.

Each schedule has developed into weekdays, Saturdays and holidays.

From Monday to Friday the timetable is divided in those bands:

Rush hour: 7.00 am to 9.00 am  and 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm for the subway lines, and the surface lines.

Soft hour hour: the remaining hours of the day

transport of milanOn December 25th and on May 1st the service is provided from 7.00 am to 7.30 pm. In the other festivity the service is is guaranteed with normal holiday schedule.

The summer schedule will be in place from 9th July to 4th  September 2016.

From 1st to 28th August 2016 the lines carry out the Saturday schedule in the days from Monday to Saturday and festivity schedule on Sundays and festivity.

In case of strike the service takes place in the time of guarantee bands, from the starting of service until 8.45 am and from 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm.

Milan Red Subway – Line M1

The red subway starts from Sesto 1° Maggio to Rho Fiera and Bisceglie.

Every day the first subway starts at 6.15 am from Sesto 1° Maggio, at 6.16 am from Rho Fiera and at 6.20 from Bisceglie.

From Monday to Friday the subway passes every 4-8 minutes, on Saturday every 7-8 minutes and on Sunday and festivity every 11-12 minutes.

The last subway is at 0.10 from the terminus.

The stops don’t included in the Milan urban area are: Sesto Rondò. Sesto 1° Maggio, Pero, Rho Fieramilano.

Milan green Subway – Line M2

The green subway starts from Abbiategrasso and Assago Milanofiori Forum to Cologno Nord and Cascina Gobba.

Every day the first subway starts at 6.00 am from Assago Milanofiori Forum and Abbiategrasso, at 6.05 am from Cologno Nord and at 5.55 am from Gessate.

From Monday to Friday the subway passes every 8-12 minnutes, on Saturday every 10-20 minutes and on Sunday and festivity every 20 minutes.

The last subway is at 0.36 am.

The stops after Cascina Gobba, to Cologno Nord and Gessate, aren’t included in the urban area of Milan.

The stops don’t included in the Milan urban area are: Assago Milanofiori Forum and Assago Milanofiori Nord .

Milan yellow subway – Line M3

The yellow subway starts from Maciachini to San Donato.

Every day the first subway starts at 6.00 am from Maciachini and at 6.00 am from San Donato.

From Monday to Friday the subway passes every 2-4 minutes, on Saturday every 5-6 minutes and on Sunday and festivity every 6-7 minutes.

The last subaway is at 0.20 am.

Milan lilac subway – Line M5

The lilac subway starts from San Siro Stadio to Bignami.

Every day the subway starts at 6.00 am from Bignami, at 6.00 am from San Siro Stadio.

From Monday to Friday the subway passes every 3-4 minutes, on Saturday every 4 minutes and on Sunday and festivity every 4 minutes.

The last subway is at 0.00 am.

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2. Tram and bus Milan

The schedule of the beginning and of the conclusion of the service change depending on the type of the lines.

Type line Service starts Ending service
Lines 90/91 (filobus) Continuous service
Lines 9 (tram) 4.00 am-4.30 am* 2.00 am-2.40 am^
Tramway lines 4.30 am-6.00 am* 1.00 am-2.30 am^
Automotive lines 5.30 am-6.00am* 0.30 am-1.45 am^

* timetable of departues

^ timetable of end of service

  Winterly Summer August
Hours of rush hour soft hour rush hour soft hour rush hour soft hour
Main lines 3’-6’ 5’-8’ 4’-7’ 6’-10’ 6’-9’ 8’-11’
Other lines 7’-9’ 9’-11’ 8’-10’ 9’-13’ 9’-13’ 10’-14’

Programmed frequencies

In the evening time slots, from 9.00 pm, the service has a medium frequency of 15 minutes on the main lines, a medium frequency of 20 minutes on the other lines.

  Winterly Summer August
Hours of rush hour soft hour rush hour soft hour rush hour soft hour
Main lines 3’-6’ 5’-8’ 4’-7’ 6’-10’ 6’-9’ 8’-11’
Other lines 7’-9’ 9’-11’ 8’-10’ 9’-13’ 9’-13’ 10’-14’

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2. Malpensa Express – train from the Malpensa airport 

transport of milanThe Malpensa Express is an airport rail service linking the city of Milan with Malpensa Airport, in Lombardy.

Trenord, a railway company established by Trenitalia and Ferrovie Nord Milano, operates Malpensa Express services between the Malpensa Airport and both Milan Cadorna Station and Milan Central Station.

The Malpensa Express trains run:

– between 5.07 am and 11.58 pm from Milan Cadorna Station, between 5.26 am and 00.26 am from Malpensa Airport

– between 5.25 am and 11.25 pm from Milan Central Station, between 5.46 am ant 10.47 from Malpensa

The train ticket for Malpensa Express also includes the shuttle bus connecting Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, which doesn’t have a pedestran connection to Terminal 1 or train station.

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3. Milan train city

The passing railway of Milan is a infrastructure almost entirely underground that crossing Milan. The suburban lines make possible a whole new way to move by train.

The lines S connect the hinterland area of Milan and the city center, through the underground railway and along railway lines surface.

The passing railway passes every 5-6 minutes.

To access the rail link will we cross the turnstiles.

The passing railway statitons  are all equipped with light panels that provide information about the time of arrival and destination.

The passing railway is crossed by the suburban lines S1 (Saronno – Lodi), S2 (Camnago – Milano Rogoredo), S5 (Treviglio – Varese), S6 (Novara – Pioltello/Treviglio) and S13 (Milano Bovisa – Pavia).

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4. Airport bus – Malpensa Airport, Linate Airport, Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport

The city of Milan is served by 3 airports:

Malpensa Airport

It is located in the district of Varese, it is the major airport of the city. It is 45 km from the city center, conneted at the center of Milan by a service of buses of Autostradale.

The buses start from 4.30 am to 11.00 pm from Milan and from 6.00 am to 00.30 am from Malpensa. The buses start every 20 minutes.

Linate Airport

It is located in the district of Peschiera Borromeo. It is 7 km from the center of the city, conneted to the city with the buses of Autostradale.

The buses start from 5.30 am to 10.00 pm, every 30 minutes.

Bergamo Airport – Orio al Serio

It is located near Bergamo, it is the aiport dedicated to flights of low cost airlines. It is 50 km from Milan, conneted to the city with the buses of Autostradale.

The buses start from 2.45 am to 11.15 pm from Milan, from 7.45 am to 00.15 am from Orio, every 30 minutes.

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