Fashion forward in Italy’s couture power-house
It’s not only the exclusive designer boutiques that would satisfy the most dedicated shopper in Milan. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II was beautifully restored some years ago and now in 2023 / 2024 represents all that is artistic and stylish in the city. A visit to the Design Museum will confirm the impression that this is the capital of la vita moda (the stylish life).
Masterpieces ancient and modern
The lovely Gothic cathedral the Duomo, and the Santa Maria delle Grazie, site of Michelangelo’s Last Supper, may be practically obligatory for the visitor on a flight to Milan, but there are also modern works of art everywhere you look. The contemporary flair of Milan’s fashion houses is reflected in the lively bars, restaurants and clubs that populate the city. When you decide to see the delights of Milan for yourself, let us help you find what you need. Whether your priority is cheap flights to Milan, or a return flight on specific dates with a preferred carrier, we can find Milan flights to fit the budget and the diary.
When to go
Peak season for flights to Milan is high summer, when flight fares are at their highest. The low season falls in winter when you’ll find the lowest fares for Milan flights, but the weather may be a problem. The shoulders of the holiday season are the best times, with a happy combination of mild weather, not too many tourists and lower air fares than in the summer.
The humid sub-tropical climate means hot sultry summers with temperatures around 29 degrees Celsius and cold, often foggy winters with average temperatures around one degree Celsius. In spring and autumn, you can expect temperatures around 17 degrees Celsius.
If you decide to book your Milan flight during the spring or autumn months, you will be pleased to know that the city has one of the lowest rainfall rates in Europe but bring something warm for the chilly evenings.
Airports and airlines
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Malpensa Airport (MXP)
Milan’s Malpensa Airport is 50 kilometres from the city centre. British Airways offers direct flights to Milan. Indirect flights are operated by KLM, Swiss Air, Air France, Austrian Airlines, Iberian, Lufthansa and SN Brussels Airlines. Stopover locations include Amsterdam, Zurich and Paris. Direct flights from Manchester are operated by Flybe and Alitalia, with other carriers offering one-stopover flights to Milan from other UK airports. View more flights to Malpensa Airport.
Getting around the airport
Malpensa Airport has two terminals with a free shuttle service connecting them. Both terminals have links to buses and taxis, with trains going from Terminal 1.
Getting to the city from the airport
The trains that depart from Terminal 1 connect the airport with Milan City centre and routes to other cities also start here. Buses also run to central Milan and to other Italian cities and villages. Taxis are also available, with a taxi rank outside each terminal. The trip by taxi to the city centre is about 90 euros.
Don't forget before you fly
British passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to any country in the EU – you can stay for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. You just need to make sure that your passport has at least six months validity left, on the day you travel. Remember your passport, tickets and euros, pack your coolest shades and prepare to enjoy Milan.