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 connects 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 Malpensa Express

Malpensa Express trains connect Milan Central Station 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 the metro, tram and bus stops, as well as attractions such as the Sforza Castle and the Brera district. The train leaves and arrives at platform 1.

Milan Central 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 Theatre. The train leaves and arrives at platform 3.

The Malpensa Express train stops at Malpensa Airport Terminal 1 (the train station is at level -1) and 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 January 2020) of the Malpensa Express train.

 From Milano Centrale to Milano Malpensa AirportFrom Milano Cadorna to Milano Malpensa AirportFrom Milano Malpensa Airport T2 to Milano CentraleFrom Milano Malpensa Airport T2 to Milano Cadorna
First train05:2504:2705:3705:20
Morning hours05:55, 06:25, 06:55, 07:25, 07:55, 08:25, 08:55, 09:25, 09:55, 10:25, 10:55, 11:25, 11:5504:57, 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, 11:5706:07, 06:37, 07:07, 07:37, 08:07, 08:37, 09:07, 09:37, 10:07, 10:37, 11:07, 11:3705:50, 06:20, 06:50, 07:20, 07:50, 08:20, 08:50, 09:20, 09:50, 10:20, 10:50, 11:20, 11:50
Afternoon hours12:25, 12:55, 13:25, 13:55, 14:25, 14:55, 15:25, 15:55, 16:25, 16:55, 17:27, 17:5512:27, 12:57, 13:27, 13:57, 14:27, 14:57, 15:27, 15:57, 16:27, 16:57, 17:27, 17:5712:07, 12:37, 13:07, 13:37, 14:07, 14:37, 15:07, 15:37, 16:07, 16:37, 17:07, 17:3712:20, 12:50, 13:20, 13:50, 14:20, 14:50, 15:20, 15:50, 16:20, 16:50, 17:20, 17:50
Evening hours18:25, 18:55, 19:25, 19:55, 20:25, 21:25, 21:55, 22:2518:27, 18:57, 19:27, 19:57, 20:27, 20:57, 21:27, 21:57, 22:27, 22:5718:07, 18:37, 19:07, 19:37, 20:07, 20:37, 21:07, 21:3718:20, 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 train23:25 23:2722:3701:21

Malpensa Express prices

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

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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.

How to buy Malpensa Express tickets

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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'll see both Malpensa Express trains – indicated with the name of Trenord, the train company which provides this service – 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 platform 3. 

At Milano Cadorna train station 

The Malpensa Express arrives and departs from platform 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.

Travelling on the Malpensa Express

The Malpensa Express train is modern, clean and comfortable. There's plenty of space for luggage near the entrance doors.

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.

Malpensa Express vs shuttle bus vs taxi

Malpensa Express

Duration: 47m from and towards Milano Cadorna, 58m 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 - 70m

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: 50m

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 on board the Malpensa Express but there are power sockets to charge electric devices.

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

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

Yes, 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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