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How to reach Milan

By Plane

Milan has 3 airports – Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate and Orio al Serio International Airport (BG). Together they provide extensive and frequent national and international connections.

MILAN MALPENSA AIRPORT is the largest and most important international and intercontinental airport in northern Italy and is located 48 km northwest of Milan. Connections between Milan and Malpensa:

MILAN LINATE AIRPORT is the city airport. Very close to the city centre, is just 9 km from the Central Railway Station. Connections between Milan and Linate:

  • By bus: The city centre can easily be reached in 20 minutes with ATM public transport busesTicket price: € 1.5
  • Private shuttle bus services are available to the City Center (,
  • By Taxi/By car: The taxi ranks can be found at ARRIVALS. Tarifs: Linate/Milan Central Railway Station € 50. The journey from Milan to Linate by car takes approximately 25 mins.

ORIO AL SERIO (BG) AIRPORT is 50 km from the city centre and well connected with Milan. 

  • By Airport Coach: The shuttle bus services with Milan Central Railway Station (,
  • By Train: For those arriving or departing by train a bus service to the airport from Bergamo Central Railway Station is available every 10 minutes: click here for the info.
  • By Taxi/By car: The taxi stands can be found outside Arrivals. The journey takes approximately 1 hour.

All the airports offer a wide choice of car rental companies and cars with chauffeur service.

By Train

The main railway station is “Milano Centrale“, located in Piazza Duca d’Aosta. The terminal is well-linked to Italian cities like Turin, Bologne, Florence, Rome, Naples and Venice and to the main European cities in France, Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

Another important railway station is “Milano Porta Garibaldi“, located in Piazza Sigmund Freud. In addition to many regional and national trains it also connects Milano to Lyon (Gare Part Dieu and Saint Exupery TGV) and to Paris Gare du Lyon, by TGV

Timetables and routes can be found looking at Trenitalia, Italo or DB or webpages.

By Car

The main motorways linking Milan to the rest of Italy are the following:

A1, the Autostrada del Sole, linking Milan to Bologna, Florence, Rome and Naples.
A4 Westbound linking Milan to Turin, the Western Alps and France.
A4 Eastbound, the Autostrada Serenissima linking Milan to Bergamo, Brescia, Verona, Padua and Venice, and further to Trieste and Slovenia.
A7, linking Milan to Genoa, the Ligurian Riviera and the Cinque Terre.
A8, the Autostrada dei Laghi linking Milan to Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Lugano and the rest of Switzerland.
A9, linking Milan to Varese and Western Ticino in Switzerland.

The main highway operating company is Società Autostrade per l’Italia.

How to reach Milan-Bicocca University

By underground

 BICOCCA station and then either 10′ walking or TRAM line 7

PRECOTTO then 10′ walking, or BUS line 86 or TRAM line 7

ZARA station and then TRAM line 7

Timetables and routes can be found looking at ATM-Milano webpage.

By bus or tram

BUS Line 87 Centrale FS – Villa S. Giovanni M1. Nearest stop: Arcimboldi Ateneo Nuovo.

TRAM Line 7
 Precotto – P.le Lagosta. 
Nearest stop: Arcimboldi Ateneo Nuovo.

BUS Line 86 Cà Granda M5 – Cascina Gobba M2 
Nearest stop: Breda Rucellai.

BUS Line 51: Cimiano M2 – Zara M3 M5
Nearest stop: Ponale-Testi.

Timetables and routes can be found looking at ATM-Milano webpage.

By train

The railway station “Milano Greco Pirelli” is the closest to University of Milan-Bicocca.

The Conference venue can be reached with 10′ walking from the railway station following “Viale dell’Innovazione’ towards U6 and U7 Bicocca buildings.

Timetables and routes can be found looking at Trenord or Trenitalia webpages.

From “Milano Centrale” railway station the Conference venue can be reached using the Bus 87 (see ATM-Milano webpage for timetables and routes).

Getting around in Milan

Public transportation ATM

Milan offers a remarkable public transport service with 4 subway lines in addition to surface vehicles and suburban railway system. To simplify your travel, you can visit the official ATM website, GiroMilano to organize a trip and the Trenord suburban railway system 

Bike Sharing

If you want to travel by bike, Milan offers 3 bike sharing services, all very widespread in the urban area:

BikeMI – by ATM


Car Sharing

If you want to be more free to travel, especially at night, Milan offers a large number of car sharing services. Free floating services:


Station-based services