Street cars, buses, trolleybuses, three underground lines and eight suburban lines are the principal means of transport which allow millions of people every day to get about Milan. The ticket for all lines is the same, it costs 1 and can be bought in bars, newsagents' and vending machines. Different subscriptions give tourists the possibility to choose the rates which suit their requirements the most. Not to be missed are over 4.500 taxis which run across Milan and its outskirts.
Those travelling by train will take advantage of the Central Railway Station, which gathers trains travelling to the major cities in Italy and abroad. The second largest station after Rome Termini, Milan's Central Station is a huge structure which was realized in 1912 by architect Ulisse Stacchini in the Art-nouveau style. It gathers plenty of restaurants, shops and information offices. A short distance from the station are plenty of hotels belonging to different categories which are able to suit even travellers' most demanding requirements.
Other important stations are Lambrate, which is situated north-east in Milan and is reached through the M2 (green) underground line, street cars no. 23 and 33 and several urban (53, 54, 75, 75/) and extra-urban buses (924), Porta Garibaldi, which gathers both regional and interregional trains and is accessible through S1, S2, S5, S6 and S10 lines of the suburban train service, and Cadorna North Station, which is situated near the Sforza Castle and Milan's Triennal Exhibition and is reached through S3 and S4 suburban lines and the (M1) red and (M2) green underground lines. It gathers trains belonging to the Northern network, which cross the northern area of the city and of the province of Milan and Como.
Given the large numbers of both tourists and businessmen who daily travel to and from Milan, the city has two international airports, Malpensa and Linate.
Malpensa airport is situated about 50 kilometres far from the city centre and is easily accessible by public means of transport leaving from the Northern Station, such as “Malpensa Express” shuttle train, which reaches it in 45 minutes, and from the Central Station, such as regular shuttle buses which leave every 20 minutes. Malpensa Shuttle shuttle buses, which stop at both terminals in Malpensa, also connect the airports of Linate and Malpensa. On the occasion of important trade fairs and exhibitions, shuttle buses also stop at Milan's Exhibition Centre. Comfortable hotels situated a short distance from Malpensa Airport and Milan's Exhibition Centre welcome guests with utmost hospitality, and also offer business travellers the possibility to take advantage of high-quality services and facilities, such as large conference rooms and state-of-the-art technologies.
Linate Airport is situated east, ten kilometres far from the city centre. Dedicated shuttle buses connect the Central Station with Linate Airport, while urban buses no. 73 connect Milan's city centre with the eastern outskirts and also stop at Linate Airport. A short distance from Linate Airport is a remarkably wide array of comfortable hotels which are able to suit even travellers' most demanding requirements.
For further information:
ATM - Tel. 800 808 181
Taxis - Tel. 848 814 781
Trenitalia - Ferrovie Dello Stato - Tel. 892.021
Ferrovie Nord Milano - Tel. 199 151 152
La Malpensa: Tel. 02 74852200
Linate: Tel. 02 74852200
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