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    fm malpensa airp to center city... to bergamo airp

    by lmiguel Written Feb 4, 2007

    Hi everyone,
    I'll arrive at Malpensa airport on May 6th (sunday), around 10:00am.
    So I need to check what the best way (easier, cheaper) to go to the Milan center city, leave my luggage in security, enjoy the city for few hours (unfortunately) and go to the Bergamo airport about 18:00hs
    Can anyone help me with data about transportation and some place to leave my luggage ?

    many thanks in advance :)

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    Fm Malpensa airp to City Center.. to Bergamo airp

    by lmiguel Written Feb 4, 2007

    Hi everyone,
    I'll arrive at Malpensa airport on May 6th (sunday), around 10:00am.
    So I need to check what the best way (easier, cheaper) to go to the Milan center city, leave my luggage in security, enjoy the city for few hours (unfortunately) and go to the Bergamo airport about 18:00hs
    Can anyone help me with data about transportation and some place to leave my luggage ?

    many thanks in advance :)

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    Transportation tickets

    by Diana75 Updated May 30, 2006

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    An ordinary transportation ticket in Milan is valid on buses, trams and subway and it costs EUR 1-.

    The ticket is valid for 75 minutes from the first validation and allows the traveler to use as many buses and trams as he needs but only one journey on the subway.

    The tickets can be bought from the newspapers stands in the subway stations or the Central Station.

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    Getting to Milan by car

    by paoseo Written Mar 19, 2006

    My first advice would be to advise anybody against driving to Milan.
    It's quite difficoult moving around in Milan.
    Milan's ring road is the end point of highway A4 coming from Turin, of the A4 from Venice and Verona; of A1 connecting Milan and Bologna, Florence and Rome; the A7 coming from Genoa and Liguria; and the A8/A9 that go to Switzerland and to Lakes Como and Maggiore. The ring road is divided in Tangenziale Est and Tangenziale Ovest.

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    Getting to Milan

    by paoseo Updated Mar 19, 2006

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    It's very important remembering that Milan has two airports: Malpensa (MXP) that is the main airport and also has intercontinental flights and the Linate (LIN) airport that serves domestic flights and some European links.
    To go to Milan from the Malpensa airport you have 3 ways.
    1)by bus: The bus leaves from Air Terminal piazza Luigi di Savoia and in 50 min arrives to the airport and by the coach bus Malpensa Shuttle http://www.malpensashuttle.it/e-default.htm.
    2) By the Northern Railways:
    “Malpensa Express” train [http://www.ferrovienord.it/webmxp/]http://www.ferrovienord.it/webmxp/ . It takes 40 min, its first bus leaves at 4,20am from cadorna, the last one at 11,27pm. From Malpensa at 5,53am the first one, at 1,30pm the last one
    3) By Statal Railways:
    http://www.trenitalia.com

    Linate is linked to Milan by bus. The bus 73 ATM starts from the large square in front of the airport to the center, in Saint Babila's square, takes 25 minutes with trips every 10 min.;the first bus leaves Linate at 06,05am and the last one at 0,55pm. From S.Babila the first leaves at 5,35am and the last 0,35pm.
    The service "Autobus Starfly" - tel. 02 717106 leaves from Luigi di Savoia square to go to Linate with trips every 3min(from 5,40am to 9,35pm) and takes around 20 minutes.
    Linate and Malpensa are moreover connected to each other by a shuttle service provided by Air Pullman.
    At 45 km from Milan you will find also Orio al Serio (BGY) international airport. It is Italy's first low-cost airport with many flights for Italian and European destinations. From the airport there are 30 daily coach service runs to Milan Central Station provided by "Autostradale" and "Locatelli Air Pullman".

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    International Airport in Milano

    by Grazina Written Feb 3, 2006

    I flew out from Milano to Belgrade Serbia on JAT airlines...to fly is 396.00 euros...I stayed in Serbia 4 and a half day, but just to see Jelena in person was worth this much money, in American dollars it a little over $400.00.

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    The most used transport

    by desert_princess Written Dec 13, 2005

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    you will see them everywhere - it seems that these motors are the most used type of transport by the locals. they are manoeuvrable throught the narrow central streets , don't need alot of place to be parked and can be used by two persons awell - conclusion : perfect for the summer.

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  • Don't hire a car. You will die.

    by vixen6 Written Sep 3, 2005

    Me and my friend hired a car from Bergamo and got to Milan in 30 mins. Good signage. Once there we spent 6 hours (with detailed driving directions) looking for our hotel. Tired and stressed, we ended up following 'Dave' and his nephew on their bikes to our hotel. He was the 20th person we had asked for directions and nobody seemed to have heard of the hotel or address. Durting the 6 hour search we were almost locked between two trams and killed. Got away with getting a parking toicket from the police as we were tourists and there is nowhere to park at all. Just get cabs if you must visit the place.

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    Driving around Milan... if you dare

    by sierralyndon Written Sep 2, 2005

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    If you are crazy enough to want to drive around Milan city, just go with the flow. I don't think Milanese drivers are known to be the most courteous in the world.

    A big issue in Milan is parking - there just isn't enough space for all the cars that are here in the city. For the most part, many of the residential apartment blocks hurriedly constructed immediately after World War 2 (and previous to that) never took into consideration the parking needs of residents. There just weren't that many cars I guess. Today, with many households having about 2 cars each... there is a real crisis.

    In most housing areas, you will notice parking spaces on the road denoted by either yellow or blue lines. Yellow line parking is reserved for vehicles belonging to residents within the stipulated zone (they have a sticker on their car). Visitors can only park on the blue line areas by buying a ticket (from a newsagents, other authorised dealers or the guy in orange hanging around selling parking tickets).

    Please also note, that once a week, roads get washed down by the town council. If you are leaving your car parked on the road overnight, just make sure you're not unlucky enough to be in the spot where the trucks are coming in the middle of the night. You'll be fined quite heftily for leaving your car there. Look out for the street cleaning signs telling you what day and what time the trucks come.

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    Getting around on public transport

    by Graceful Updated May 1, 2005

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    ATM is the company that runs public transport in Milano. Don't expect too much from them, as compared to the public transport in other countries, it can seem really bad, but nonethelest its the easiest and cheapest way to get around Milano.

    One ticket is valid for 75 mins (1hr and 15 minsutes) on the "mezzi di superfice" aka Buses, trams and things running on/above ground, OR one trip on the Metro. You cannot use the metro and then take a bus with only ticket.

    While drivers don't usually check, when you get off trams/buses/metro, you might run into a "controllore", who fines 34 euro if you pay right away, or 70 if it gets sent home (and they DO ask for ID, i've even seen them get police involved when a tourist did not want to pay).

    Like i said, 1 ticket is 1 euro,and that is regardless where you buy it, but you might want to get a daily pass, valid for 24/h from the stamp, and on all public transport (metro, city train, bus, tram...). a 48 hour pass is 5.50 euro. Then there is the Carnet, a block of 10 tickets (a booklet of 5 tickets, there is a ticket on each side of the page), which costs 9.2 euro. You can use this for multiple people (ie two of you are on the same tram, you can use two tickets from the same carnet), BUT REMEMBER TO USE THE TICKET STAMPED "MATRICOLA" LAST; IF YOU TEAR THE MATRICOLA TICKET OFF, THE ENTIRE PASS IS VOID. You can just rip the other tickets (the ones not stamped with Matricola) off after you use them.

    They do have a monthly/yearly pass but i don't think most VTers are interested on that; if you are email me and i'll be happy to explain ;)

    You can buy your tickets at most coffee bars, magazine shops/booths, Tabaccherie (where they sell cigarettes et al, they have a T sign), pretty much everywhere...even at the airport and suburban train stations.

    The website of Aziend Trasporti Milanesi (ATM) is below, it has timetables, ticket prices info, etc.

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    To/From Orio Al Serio Airport by Bus

    by Graceful Written Apr 30, 2005

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    There are two main companies serving this airport, Zani Viaggi and Autostradale (the main bus company that serves the nation).

    Autostradale arrives/leaves from the left side of Central Station in Milano, making it easier to find, although its is the more expensive option. it costs 6.70 euro for a one way trip.
    Link to site and timetable in english: http://www.autostradale.it/interna.aspx?gr=2&sez=60&sot=2&ae=2
    You can buy your tickets directly on the bus or at an autostradale ticket office (Garibaldi train station, under the covered area outside where all the other Autostradale buses depart)

    If you are familiar with Milano, and want to save some cash, I reccomend Zani Viaggi, Round trip is 9 euro, although it leaves from Lambrate station (Metro 2, the green line, Lambrate stop, various trams). Link to their site and timetable in english is here.
    http://www.zaniviaggi.it/zani_orari/orio_lambrate/orari_orio_lambrate_eng.asp You can buy your tickets directly at the Orio al serio.

    This company also has buses direct to Malpensa airport, to Bergamo central station, to Mendrisio (CH), and other places (ie Gardaland). They are a travel agency as well as bus service.

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    Train To/From Malpensa

    by Graceful Written Apr 30, 2005

    This train starts in Cadorna station (Metro 1 & 2 Cadorna; various buses as trams), and ends up in Malpensa termal (and vice versa). Its approx. a 1hr trip and costs 9 euro one way. you can see timetables and promotions below.

    It is run by the Ferriovie Nord, which is a private railway operating in Lombardy.

    While this is a good option if there is traffic, it takes the same amount of time and costs double the bus ticket (which leaves from Stazione Centrale/Malpensa).

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    Taxi? No thanks!

    by Graceful Written Apr 29, 2005

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    Taxis in Milano are quite expensive, if you can avoid taking one, do so. Use the metro, passante, trams or buses if you can.

    After 21hr just by calling one you get charged 8 euro plus the trip. For parts of the city you can use the radio bus (see my tip on Radiobus... coming soon).

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    Smart...Really Smart

    by tpal Updated Jan 20, 2005

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    I did a keyword search for "Smart Car" on Virtual Tourist and got 67 hits so I know this won't be big news but...isn't this a great little car! We saw these little guys all over and by the time we left I was really itching to drive one but alas the moment escaped me. I got a little excited when I heard that efforts were afoot to start importing Smart Cars into the US. Further research, however, revealed that apparently we are not quite ready for these little cuties. Instead, initial plans call for the introduction of a SUV version into the US market...go figure!

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    Drive to Milan

    by Pakistaniguy Written Apr 17, 2004

    Milan, The Cultural and Fashion Capital of Italy is located in the Northern part of the country. It is just 40 minutes drive from the Swiss border (Chiasso) and it is 30 mins drive from Bergamo. Italy's most important motorway called A1 touches Milan. From Milan if u take A1 it can take u town to Naples via Rome. The condition of Motorway is very good. There are many fuel stations and restaurants. We never had any problem except the Traffic which was mammoth because of Easter holidays.

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