Stuck on a layover at The Milan International Linate Airport (LIN)? The airport is located 4 miles east of Milan, which makes a trip into town very accessible for long layovers. If you’re trying to determine whether you can leave the airport during your Milan layover, click here for useful tips.
If you’re stuck inside the airport during your Milan layover, the airport is equipped with many public services including a drug store, shops, post office, currency exchange, banks, cash machines, food options, medical and emergency services. You can also find work stations and wireless access. There are no hotels in the airport but for a list of hotels near the airport, click here.
For those who want to leave their bags and explore the city, there is a Left Luggage facility at the Arrivals Area (pre security area). Fares are from 3,50 to 4,00 Euros a day, they are open from 07:00 to 21:30 and their number is +39.02.716659.
As for transportation, you can take a taxi into town (located outside the arrivals level), or you can find a list of car hire companies and information here. There are also bus services connecting to Milan, Pavia, Brescia and Verona. For information on timetable and tickets, click here. In addition, Bus 73 runs daily and connects to the Milan underground on the red line at San Babila Station.
For information of things that might interest you to see or do in Milan, the airport suggests this interactive map of various points of interest in the city.
Layover Guide’s Suggestions Of Things To Do On A Milan Layover:
There’s a multitude of tours you can take around Milan, depending on the time of day you arrive and your area of interest. Tours include bus and walking tours, the Last Supper Tour, food tours, Milan By Night and much more. For a list of tours you can take from Milan, into the surrounding areas, click here.
Santa Maria delle Grazie
One of the world’s most famous paintings, Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” (1495-97), is displayed here at the Santa Maria delle Grazie (a former Dominican Monastery Church). The address is Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie 2, off Corso Magenta, Sant’Ambrogio, Milan, Italy. Viewing costs €6.50 plus €1.50 reservation fee and the church is open Tues.-Sun. 8-7:30, last entry 6:45. Try to book ahead by telephone at (+39) 0289421146 (Mon./Fri. from 9am to 6pm, Sat. from 9am to 2 pm, closed on
Milan Duomo Cathedral
Finished in the early 1800s, the Duomo is one of the largest churches in the world. The Duomo is in the center of Milan in the Piazza del Duomo and very accessible to other attractions. Take the church’s elevator or stairs up to the roof to take a look at the incredible view. The entrance is round the side of the Duomo; follow the signs for the roof (Salita alle terrazze). Tickets cost €3.50 (stairs) or €5 (elevator).
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele IIl
Completed in 1877, this glass-topped, barrel-vaulted tunnel is now a shopping mall and event center. It is centrally located linking the secular Piazza della Scala on the north to the spiritual Piazza della Duomo on the south.
This area in Milan offers reasonably-priced, good restaurants, top-notch hotels and some of the city’s most popular nightclubs. It’s a great place for window shopping at boutiques and art galleries, as well as stopping by cafés, bars, and restaurants.
Viale Papiniano Market
This is a great place for shoppers or those looking to pick up some gifts or souvenirs. The Viale Papiniano flea market, where you can wander among stands of food, plants, clothes, and textiles. You can find great deals on quality leathers and cashmeres.
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