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Piazza Fontana, 3 – 20122 Milano, Italy

Getting to Milan


Milan is located in the north of Italy. The city is easily accessible both by land and by air. It is Italy’s international gateway with three good-sized international airports.

By plane

By plane, Milan is reachable via 3 airports:
  • Malpensa (MXP)
  • Linate (LIN)
  • Bergamo (BGY)

Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is Milan’s largest international airport. Malpensa Airport has two terminals which are quite far apart, so we recommend checking which terminal you fly out of because the bus or train to get to each terminal can vary Two train routes connect Terminal 1 to Milan’s centre: the Malpensa Express and Trenitalia. The Malpensa Express takes 50 minutes to the end of the line and runs every 20 – 40 minutes. It will take you to Milano Centrale, Cadorna or Milan Porta Garibaldi. The bus company called Autostradale has a permanent bus service that connects the Central Station of Milan with Malpensa Airport’s two terminals. The buses depart from Milan to the airport from 4 am to 11 pm. Read more on how you can travel from Malpensa. Linate Airport Milano Linate Airport is the second-largest airport serving the city and is an inner-city airport, located just 7 km from central Milano. From/To Linate Airport: By train: it is possible to reach Milano Linate airport by train arriving at the Milano Forlanini station, directly connected to the airport through the urban bus line 73 (7 stops for a journey of about 10 minutes). By metro: Linate is now reachable from Milano in a few minutes thanks to the first section of the new M4 underground line. With the Blue line it is possible to arrive at the airport in 8 minutes from Dateo, with intermediate stops at Susa, Argonne, Forlanini station and Repetti. By coach: the bus connections between the city of Milano and the neighboring municipalities and Linate Airport are operated by various bus lines: ATM, Airbus, Starfly, Autoguidovie, and Air Pullman. Travel time: to/from Milano City Centre (Duomo): 60 minutes – to/from Milano Central Station: 25 minutes. By car: Milano Linate airport can be easily reached by car from the North (A4/A51), from the West (Viale Forlanini) and from the East (A35-Brebemi) via the Rivoltana provicial road. By taxi: several radiotaxi services are available at Milano Linate. The taxi ranks are located at the ARRIVALS, at the ground floor, at gate 5.

By train

If you have planned to come to Milan by train, you can easily do so. Milano has 3 train stations:

  • Milano Cadorna Train Station
  • Milano Centrale
  • Milano Porta Garibaldi

Travelling from Venice to Milan takes 2 hours. Traveling from Rome to Milan takes 3 hours.

By car

Milan has highway access from all directions, making the city extremely accessible by car. The city’s ring road, divided into the eastern Tangenziale Est and the western Tangenziale Ovest, is the endpoint of a number of main regional highways, including the A4 coming from Turin, Venice and Verona, the A1 connecting Milan and Bologna, Florence and Rome, the A7 coming from Genoa and Liguria, and the A8/A9 that go to Switzerland and Lakes Como and Maggiore.


From Milan Central Station (5 km), take the yellow line underground towards
San Donato and get off at the Duomo stop. The hotel is within walking

• From Fiera di Milano (8km), take the red line underground towards Sesto FS
to the Duomo stop.
• From the New Milan Fair Center (Fiera – 10 km), take the red line
underground towards Sesto FS to the Duomo stop

From Linate airport (12 km) take the blue metro to San Babila

From Malpensa airport (50 km), take the shuttle to Central Station.

From Orio al Serio (50km), take the bus to Central Station.

Congress language

The official language of the Congress is English.

Useful general information


Current time in Italy is GMT/UTC +1


Climate: The weather in Milano in July has average daily maximum temperatures of 30°C and lows around 20°C, as well as long hours of sunshine.


Euro is the official currency.

Credit cards

Credit cards (mostly Visa and Mastercard) are widely accepted.


Electricity in Italy runs on a 230-volt, 50-hertz AC current. Italy uses Type C, F and L plugs. If you bring electrical appliances, you might need a plug adapter. You may also require a transformer, although today most major appliances have one built in.


We recommend to proceed with the hotel reservation as soon as possible in order to have better rates.
Here is a list of hotels:


iH Hotels Milano Ambasciatori  (200 m from the venue)

Hotel Galileo (250 m from the venue)

Hotel Brunelleschi (450 m from the venue)

Hotel dei Cavalieri Milano Duomo (700 m from the venue)

The Square Milano Duomo (700 m from the venue)