Milan Malpensa Airport is 26 miles outside of central Milan, so when it's time to travel home or head off on a new stage of your journey, travelling by train is a great way of getting to the airport with ease. More than 30 Trenitalia trains run from Milan Central Station to Malpensa Airport daily, and the journey lasts less than an hour.
With so many services daily, you're guaranteed to get to the airport with plenty of time for your flight, totally stress-free and not having to worry about taxi prices or inner-city traffic. Ready to book? You can read FAQs about the journey from Milan to Milan Malpensa Airport below or search for train times and tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page.
Founded by Trenitalia and FNM (Ferrovie Nord Milano), Trenord run suburban and regional trains in Lombardy and from Lombardy to Ticino, the Italian-speaking region in Switzerland. With Trenord, you can travel between Milan, Bergamo, Como, Varese, Pavia, Brescia, Chiasso, Milan Malpensa Airport and Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport in total comfort. All Trenord trains have First and Second Class and offer special discounts to travellers under 14, over 60 and groups.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Milan Central Station to Milan Malpensa Airport by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Milan Central Station and Milan Malpensa Airport is 1 hour and 0 minutes, with around 37 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Milan Central Station to Milan Malpensa Airport is 51 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Milan Central Station to Milan Malpensa Airport can start from as little as €10 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Milan Central Station to Milan Malpensa Airport without having to change trains. There are 32 direct trains from Milan Central Station to Milan Malpensa Airport each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Milan Central Station to Milan Malpensa Airport leaves at 00:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Milan Central Station to Milan Malpensa Airport leaves at 23:25. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Milan Central Station to Milan Malpensa Airport cover a distance of around 26 miles (42 km) during the journey.