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Taking the train from Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central Station

Trying to find an easy way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central station? It’s easy – travel by train. Direct train services will take you straight to your destination in under an hour. You’ll arrive in the city centre fully refreshed and ready to explore all that Italy’s fashion capital has to offer.

Getting the train to Milan Central station from Milan Malpensa airport is more cost-effective than taking a taxi. You’re also guaranteed not to run into traffic, which gives you more time to check into your hotel and start your city-wide exploration!

The train route from Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central station is covered by Malpensa Express, a fast-regional train that makes fewer stops than a normal regional train. The Malpensa Express runs every 15 minutes 7 days a week, so you’ll be able to catch your train anytime you need.

The Malpensa Express is a modern and well-equipped train for a comfortable journey, with plenty of space for luggage, power sockets and large seats.

Want to learn more about this train route? Read on for more details, including FAQs and timings.

Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central Station by train

It takes an average of 58m to travel from Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central Station by train, over a distance of around 26 miles (42 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central Station and tickets for this journey start from €13 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 54m
PriceFrom €13
Distance26 miles (42 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train10:13
Last train15:19
Departure stationMilan Malpensa Airport
Arrival stationMilan Central Station
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTerravision, Autostradale, Trenord, Flixbus

Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central Station train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central Station for Wednesday 4th August 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
22:43 Malpensa Aeroporto T123:35 Milano CentraleRegionale 10388 Trenord Get tickets52m, direct
00:26 Malpensa Aeroporto T105:37 Milano CentraleRegionale 304 Trenord Get tickets5h 11m, 1 change
05:43 Malpensa Aeroporto T106:37 Milano CentraleRegionale 10312 Trenord Get tickets54m, direct
06:13 Malpensa Aeroporto T107:07 Milano CentraleRegionale 10314 Trenord Get tickets54m, direct
06:43 Malpensa Aeroporto T107:37 Milano CentraleRegionale 10316 Trenord Get tickets54m, direct
07:13 Malpensa Aeroporto T108:07 Milano CentraleRegionale 10318 Trenord Get tickets54m, direct
07:19 Malpensa Aeroporto T108:35 Milano CentraleRegionale 28318 Trenord Get tickets1h 16m, 1 change
07:43 Malpensa Aeroporto T108:37 Milano CentraleRegionale 10322 Trenord Get tickets54m, direct
08:13 Malpensa Aeroporto T109:07 Milano CentraleRegionale 10324 Trenord Get tickets54m, direct
08:43 Malpensa Aeroporto T109:37 Milano CentraleRegionale 10326 Trenord Get tickets54m, direct

Cheap train tickets from Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central Station

The price of train tickets from Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central Station starts at €13 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

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 Malpensa Airport to Milan Central Station by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central Station? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central Station take?

The average journey time by train between Milan Malpensa Airport and Milan Central Station is 58 minutes, with around 15 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Milan Malpensa Airport and Milan Central Station by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central Station is 54 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central Station cost?

Train ticket prices from Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central Station can start from as little as €13 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.

Is there a direct train from Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central Station?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central Station without having to change trains. There are 11 direct trains from Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central Station each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central Station leave?

The first train from Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central Station leaves at 10:13. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central Station leave?

The last train from Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central Station leaves at 15:19. 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.

What's the distance between Milan Malpensa Airport and Milan Central Station by train?

Trains travelling from Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central Station cover a distance of around 26 miles (42 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Milan Central Station to Milan Malpensa Airport.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in Italy. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central Station for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/04/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 10/09/2020 for travel on 10/09/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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