You can get from the airport of Bergamo to Milan by three kinds of buses, train (with a change), or taxi. Buses from Bergamo to Milan run quite frequently. You will get to the northern capital of Italy in 1.5 hours and for EUR 5 (if you manage to buy tickets on the website). The trip by train takes about 50min and costs EUR 5, but don't forget that first you'll need to get from the airport to Bergamo train station. The journey by taxi will be more expensive - about EUR 83. However, the duration of this trip is only 50min. The distance from Bergamo to Milan is 45km.
Buses and trains don’t run at nighttime. So if you arrive at night, the only way for you to get from the airport to Milan is by taking a taxi. All other passengers we recommend to catch a bus. The bus stop is located near the terminal. The tickets are rather cheap and you can book them online. If you want to get there by train, you need to know Italy well and how to buy bus and train tickets yourself. Also, you need to buy tickets for your children because children cannot travel free on this route.
Orio al Serio Airport is known as Bergamo Airport. The airport is located 3km from Bergamo city centre. Most tourists come to this airport, however not to visit Bergamo, but get to Milan. This is encouraged by cheap airlines (low-cost carriers) which often offer ticket sales (for instance, Ryanair, Wizz Air). This is the second largest airport in Milan. It is quite small and has only 1 terminal.
Three Bergamo-Milan buses (Terravision, Autostradale, Orioshuttle) depart from the only airport terminal about every 30min. The average duration of the bus trip is about 1h. The bus ticket bought online costs EUR 4-5. If you buy it on the spot, the price will be higher. Tickets are free for children under 4 years old (Terravision) and under 2 years old (Orioshuttle). Buses don’t run at nighttime.
Terravision, Autostradale, Orioshuttle
from 04:00 a.m. to 01:00 a.m. next day
to Milan city center or to Milano centrale train station
medium: comfortable buses, places for luggage, online booking
Terravision: trip is free for children under 4 years old
Autostradale: ticket for children from 2 to 12 years old costs EUR 3.5
Orioshuttle: trip is free for children under 2 years old.
individual tourists with hand-luggage who know the route and the language and are travelling without children
The bus stop is located right at the exit. As there is only one airport terminal, you won't spend much time looking for the bus stop.
First, you'll need to get from the airport to Bergamo train station by ATB bus. After that, you'll need to buy a train ticket to Milano Centrale train station or Milano Porta Garibaldi. Trains run from 11:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m. departing every 30min. Getting from Bergamo Airport to Milan by train is more expensive than gettting there by bus. Also, this trip is much longer.
from 11:23 a.m. to 04:22 p.m.
Milano Porta Garibaldi
1h 5min (15min - to Bergamo, 50min - to Milan)
1h (30min - bus, 30min - train)
€7 (€2 - bus, €5 - train)
You need to go by the ATB bus to Bergamo train station. The ATB bus stop is located outside Bergamo Airport. At the train station, you'll need to buy an electric train ticket to Milan. Your platform will be specified on your ticket. To get to it, follow special signs at the railway station.
If you don’t want to wait for a bus and would like to get to Milan as fast as possible, it’s worth taking a taxi or a transfer from Bergamo to Milan. If you arrive at nighttime (buses and trains are not available at night) or are travelling with small children, you can take a taxi at the airport or book it in advance. Taking a taxi from Bergamo is more expensive than getting from there by bus or train, but at the same time it is much more comfortable.
from the airport to your hotel/any address
about 5min (if you take a taxi at the airport)
If you book a transfer in advance, you will be picked right upon arrival. The driver will meet you with a nameplate.
If you take it at the airport: air-conditioning,journey without stops and other passengers
If you book a transfer in advance: child seats, water, English-speaking operator
families with babies, inexperienced tourists, disabled persons, aged tourists, tourists with a lot of luggage or who arrive at nighttime, those who are in the country for the first time and don't know the language
If you want to take a taxi at the airport, you need to go to one of the official airport taxi stands and order a car.
If you book a taxi in advance, you will be met at the exit from the arrivals area with a nameplate.
If you want to have a comfortable trip from Bergamo to Milan, you need to plan it in advance. Take into account the quantity of your luggage items, whether you are travelling with your children and how easy it is for you to find ticket offices and buy tickets at a foreign airport. If you prepare carefully for your trip from Bergamo Airport to Milan, it won't matter which form of transport you'll choose - your trip will be great!