Train from Florence to Milan Malpensa Airport
Get straight from the airport into the heart of the Renaissance. Find out about taking the train from Florence to Milan Malpensa Airport.
Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) isn’t connected to Italy’s high-speed rail network, but it does have a train station that connects to Milano Centrale, the main train station in the city. If you're heading home from Florence, Trenitalia's train connections to the airport via Milano Centrale can shave almost an hour off the drive time over the 220 miles (355 km), and you won't have to worry about missing your flight because of traffic.
Frequent Trains from Florence Santa Maria Novella to Milan Malpensa Airport
Trenitalia’s high-speed Alta Velocità (AV) trains will take you from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Milano Centrale in about 1 hour, 40 minutes. Then, getting to the Malpensa Aeroporto railway station from Milano Centrale is as easy as taking the regional Malpensa Express. It takes about 50 minutes, and runs twice an hour through most of the day. With the connection at Milano Centrale the earliest you can get to Milan Malpensa Airport is 9:46 am. Tickets for the whole trip cost $44-67.
Your other option for the ride from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Milano Centrale is to take an Italo train. That trip typically takes 1 hour 50 minutes. Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.
Direct Trains from Florence to Milan Malpensa Airport
There are no direct trains from Malpensa Airport outside Milan to Florence.
Amenities on Trains from Florence to Milan Malpensa Airport
The top of the line AV trains are called Frecciarossa, which all come with air conditioning and power outlets in the seats for your convenience. There are both 1st class and 2nd class cars - 1st class passengers get a free drink and a choice of newspaper, and there is a cafe car that's available to all passengers.
The Malpensa Express trains are similar to subways or commuter trains, and so have no real amenities.
Florence and Milan Malpensa Airport Train Stations
Florence's Santa Maria Novella station is close to the historic center, and the street in front of the station is a major hub for city and regional buses, making it easy to get to and from the station if you're traveling light.
Milan's main station, Centrale, is also a local transportation hub with buses and trams stopping outside and a Metro (subway) stop in a lower level of the station itself. Porta Garibaldi station is a smaller station, though it also has a Metro stop and several bus lines stop nearby.
The train station at Malpensa Airport is located in Terminal 1 of the airport. Tickets can be purchased either at the kiosk during regular open hours or from automated machines. Be sure to validate your ticket before you walk down onto the platform, as there are no validation machines on the platform itself or on the trains.