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If you’re looking for Malpensa Express train information, schedules and tickets, you’re in the right place. The Malpensa Express is an express train that links Milano Centrale and Cadorna railway stations with Milano Malpensa Airport. To buy your Malpensa Express train tickets now, simply start a search above.

Travelling with the Malpensa Express

Malpensa Express trains connect Milan to Milan Malpensa Airport with departures every 15 minutes, 7 days a week. The first train from Milan Central station to Terminal 2 at the airport is at 05:25 and the last at 23:25. From Milan Cadorna station, the first train leaves at 04:27 and the last service at 23:27. For full schedules, check out the timetable section below.

Less expensive than a taxi and faster than a bus, the Malpensa Express train takes only 47 minutes to and from Milan Cadorna station, and 58 minutes to and from Milan Central Station.

Located in the historic centre, Milan Cadorna train station is also close to metro, tram and bus stops, as well as attractions such as the Sforza Castle and the Brera district. The train leaves and arrives from platform 1.

Milan Central train station is ideally located for urban transport with two metro lines, a tram and city bus stop, as well as the main sights such as Piazza Duomo and La Scala Theater. The train leaves and arrives from platform 3.

The Malpensa Express train stops at Terminal 1 (the train station is at level -1) from Milan Malpensa Airport, and at Terminal 2 (the train station is at level -1 and is connected to the terminal by a pedestrian bridge).

Malpensa Express timetable

Here are the complete schedules (updated in July 2018) of the Malpensa Express train.

  From Milano Centrale to Milano Malpensa Airport From Milano Cadorna to Milano Malpensa Airport From Milano Malpensa Airport T2 to Milano Centrale From Milano Malpensa Airport T2 to Milano Cadorna
First train 05:25 04:27 05:37 05:20
Morning hours 05:55, 06:25, 06:55, 07:25, 07:55, 08:25, 08:55, 09:25, 09:55, 10:25, 10:55, 11:25, 11:55 04:57, 05:27. 05:57, 06:27. 06:57, 07:27, 07:57, 08:27, 08:57, 09:27, 09:57, 10:27, 10:57, 11:27, 11:57 06:07, 06:37, 07:07, 07:37, 08:07, 08:37, 09:07, 09:37, 10:07, 10:37, 11:07, 11:37 05:50, 02:20, 06:37, 06:50, 07:07, 07:20, 07:37, 07:50, 08:20, 08:37, 08:50, 09:20, 09:37, 09:50, 10:20, 10:50, 11:20, 11:50
Afternoon hours 12:25, 12:55, 13:25, 13:55, 14:25, 14:55, 15:25, 15:55, 16:25, 16:55, 17:25, 17:55 12:27, 12:57, 13:27, 13:57, 14:27, 14:57, 15:27, 15:57, 16:27, 16:57, 17:27, 17:57 12:07, 12:37, 13:07, 13:37, 14:07, 14:37, 15:07, 15:37, 16:07, 16:37, 17:07, 17:37 12:20, 12:50, 13:20, 13:50, 14:20, 14:50, 15:20, 15:50, 16:20, 16:50, 17:20, 17:50
Evening hours 18:25, 18:55, 19:25, 19:55, 20:25, 20:55, 21:25, 21:55, 22:25, 22:55 18:27, 18:57, 19:27, 19:57, 20:27, 20:57, 21:27, 21:57, 22:27, 22:57 18:07, 18:37, 19:07, 19:37, 20:07, 20:37, 21:07, 21:37, 22:07, 22:37, 22:50, 23:13. 00:20 18:10, 18:50, 19:20, 19:50, 20:20, 20:50, 21:20, 21:50, 22:20, 22:50, 23:20, 23:50, 00:20
Last train 23:25  23:27 01:21 01:21

Malpensa Express prices

A one-way ticket to or from Milano Centrale and Milano Cadorna costs € 13. The price is fixed and there is only one class of service.

With Trainline, you can buy Malpensa Express train tickets online in seconds and at no additional cost. On trains from Milan to Malpensa Airport, you can use CartaFRECCIA, the Trenitalia card that allows you to get discounts on train tickets and collect loyalty points.

Prices for children

Children from 0 to 4 years old travel for free. Children aged between 4 and 14 pay half price fares.

Validity of tickets for the Malpensa Express

Tickets are valid for three hours from the selected departure time on all Malpensa Express trains that follow the same route.

malpensa express train at Cadorna station

How to buy Malpensa Express tickets

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To buy Malpensa Express tickets on Trainline, simply enter the following information in our search engine:

1. The departure station (Milano Centrale, Milano Cadorna, Malpensa Airport T1 or T2)

2. The arrival station (Milano Centrale, Milano Cadorna, Malpensa Airport T1 or T2)

3. The date you want to travel

In the search results, you will see both Malpensa Express trains and coaches that go from the airport to Milan city centre and vice versa. This allows you to compare the prices, journey times and schedules for both options and choose the one that best suits your needs.


Where to take the Malpensa Express

At Milano Centrale train station 

The Malpensa Express arrives and leaves from track 3. 

At Milano Cadorna train station 

The Malpensa Express arrives and departs from track 1. 

At Milano Porta Garibaldi station 

The Malpensa Express arrives and departs from platform 13 (subject to possible changes). 

At Malpensa Airport

The Malpensa Express train arrives and departs from the Terminal 1 level -1 underground station, and the Terminal 2 metro station.

Traveling on the Malpensa Express

The Malpensa Express train is modern, clean and comfortable. Near the entrance doors, you will find enough space to leave large luggage.

At Milano Centrale, Milano Cadorna and at the airport train station, there are comfortable waiting rooms with air conditioning.

Tip for those departing from Milano Cadorna station: instead of going around the station outside to reach platform 1, you can enter through the main entrance, and pass the inner turnstiles on your left - the train is located on this side.

milano centrale train station

Malpensa Express VS Shuttle bus VS Taxi

Malpensa Express

Duration: 47 min from and towards Milano Cadorna, 58 min from and towards Milano Centrale

Price: 13 €

Children under the age of 4 : free

Kids from 5 to 14 years old : 6,50 €

Luggage: unlimited

Pets: free if small

Shuttle bus

Duration: 50 - 70 minutes

Price: 8 €

Children under the age of 4: free

Kids between 5 and 12 years old: 5 €

Luggage: maximum of two suitcases and a piece of hand luggage 


Duration: 50 minutes

Price: 95 €

Children under 12: full price

Luggage: depends on the size of the vehicle

Pets: full price 

Malpensa Express FAQs

Find out the answers to frequently asked questions about the Malpensa Express train service from central Milan to Milan Malpensa Airport.

No, tickets for the Malpensa Express are only available to buy in advance.

There is no WiFi connectivity onboard the Malpensa Express but there are power sockets to charge electric devices.

No, all seats on the Malpensa Express are sold as Standard class.

Yes, small animals placed in a pet carrier can travel for free.

The Malpensa Express service is guaranteed in the event of a strike.

There is no weight or size limit on the Malpensa Express. As a guide, sticking to your airline’s baggage restrictions is always a safe way of traveling to the airport.

Yes. The Malpensa Express is equipped with easy access and reserved spaces for disabled travellers.

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