Getting from Milan Airport to Milan Centrale after our long overnight flight, was an easy process as the train station is attached to the airport.
There are signs in the airport advising which way to go to get to the train station. It was a long walk from our arrival gate to the actual train station, but it felt good to be walking. When we finally got to the area to purchase our tickets from the machines, there were too many people waiting to use them. Instead we went to the ticket office that is right there and purchased our one way ticket for 24 Euros for two people. We validated the tickets in the machine on the train platform and proceeded to the waiting train. It was really convenient to be able to go right to the train station and not have to worry about finding a taxi or driving. To help in our planning, we checked the train schedule ahead of time to know which train to take.
There was plenty of space on the train and we were able to spread out and enjoy the thirty minute ride to Milan Centrale.
When we finally arrived at the Milan train station it was a very busy place. Since J was familiar with the station from using Google street view, he knew right where to go. I was to preoccupied admiring the beautiful architecture of the building and taking pictures as we walked through to the exit and was glad he knew the way. This is a place where you could spend some time just wondering around, as there are places to grab a bite to eat and shops to explore. If you need to catch the Metro, it’s attached to the train station which is very convenient.
There are plenty of machines to purchase your train tickets. Just select your language and follow the screens.
Or if you would rather buy your ticket from an agent, go wait in line at the ticket office. We decided to see an agent to check on our options on how to get to Lake Como the next day before leaving the train station.
When you enter the ticket office, get a number out of the machine and watch for your number to appear on the board.
When the number appears on the board, go to the desk associated with your number.
After we established what we needed to do, we headed to Hotel Berna, where we were staying for two nights. Again, J knew right where to go and it was a very easy walk from the train station to the hotel. He got us around like he had been to these places before during our two weeks in Italy. This makes my life so easy when we travel.
Getting from Milan Airport to Milan Centrale was so easy. Save your money and take the train if you are heading to Milan Central.