Planning a flight to Milan? The world's capital of Fashion and Design and one of Italy's most popular destinations for visitors. Milan is a perfect blend of a fast-paced modern city, a centre of business with old world opulence. Milan is one of those city's which screams to be experienced at least once in a lifetime.
The perfect destination if you're the kind of person who likes to adventure away from the well-worn track but who also values entertainment and amenities to be close by. Booking your flight to Milan with Aer Lingus is the perfect start to your Italian adventure.
Aer Lingus fly direct to Milan up to 11 times a week.
How long is the flight to Milan?
The total flight duration from Dublin to Milan is 2 hours 30 minutes. During the flight to Milan, our cabin crew will ensure your journey is safe and comfortable. Sit back and enjoy our service, great food, and in-flight entertainment.
Is Milan Expensive?
One thing all European city destinations have in common is they can all be done on a budget. The size of that budget is down to you, but there is something for every type of budget. Budget friendly accommodation can range from €85 - €150+ per night. Eating out and experiencing some of Milan's local cuisine will set you back approximately €10 - €25 per person. Some of the most popular activities, attractions and museums can range from being completely free to €30-€40. Planning is key so plan your trip as much as possible. The earlier you book Milan flights, plan your activities and research where to go for dinner, the more you'll get from you budget.
Top Free Things to See & Do in Milan
Even better than finding your cheap flights to Milan with Aer Lingus is knowing some of the top things to see and do in Milan that are completely free.
- Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II: Of course, a shopping related destination would top the list of what to see and do in Milan. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milano is one of the oldest shopping malls in the world and even today, you can see a plenty of people indulging themselves in the ancient sport of retail therapy. The shopping may not be free but experiencing this incredible building is.
- Milan Cathedral Located in the centre of Milan in the self-named Piazza del Duomo, the cathedral was constructed in 1386 but not officially completed until 1965. Dedicated to the Nativity of St Mary (Santa Maria Nascente), it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, currently Archbishop Mario Delpini. Locally known as the Duomo. It's the second-largest Catholic church in the world, second only to Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome. Safe to say it's big!
- Monumental Cemetery Ok hear us out on this one. Visiting a cemetery while trying to enjoy your trip may sound strange but this is not any old cemetery. The Monumental Cemetery is extremely famous for its numerous beautifully decorated artistic tombs. There is a type of "Hall of Fame", where hundreds of Italy's most renowned architects, sportsmen, actors, journalists, musicians, and many others are buried.
- Sempione Park: Parco Sempione is a large urban park in the centre of Milan with open green spaces where tourists and locals come to rest and relax. Built between 1890 and 1893, the park contains many architecturally beautiful buildings.
Public transport in Milan
Public transport in Milan is relatively cheap, runs until late, and can be quite efficient. Milan has four subway lines called Metropolitana. The four lines are the Red Line, which is line one, the Green Line, which is line 2, the Yellow Line, which is line 3 and finally Line 5, the Purple Line. Fares are by zone with most attractions being in zones Mi1 to Mi3 which is considered the core of Milan. Cost is approximately €2 for 90 minutes. Day passes are also available.
Best Time to Visit Milan
The best times to visit Milan are April to May or September to October. The period from June to August is about unbearable heat and throngs of tourists. The weather demands packing layers and umbrellas for those visiting Milan between November and March.
Getting from Milan Airport to the City Centre
Your flight to Milan has landed, now what? The best ways to get from Milan's airport to Central Milan:
- Getting from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Milano Centrale: you can choose between two different types of transport: Taxi or Bus. The most convenient and fastest way to reach the city centre is by hiring a taxi at the Linate Airport. This costs approximately €40 and takes around 15 minutes. Bus tickets cost only €1.50 and takes approximately 30 minutes.
- Getting from Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Milano Centrale: Two train routes connect Terminal 1 to Milan's centre. The Malpensa Express and Trenitalia. The Malpensa Express takes 50 minutes and will take you to Milano Centrale. This trains runs every 15 minutes and costs approximately €13 one-way.
There is a permanent bus service that connects the Central Station of Milan with Malpensa Airport's two terminals. Buses leaves every 20 minutes and take nearly an hour to get to the centre. The bus costs € 8 per journey or € 14 if you buy a return ticket. Children (aged between 3 and 11) pay € 5 per journey.
For those looking for a more comfortable journey, a transfer service is available. You can book a private chauffeur for €90.
Taxis are expensive as Malpensa is quite far from central Milan and can cost upwards of €95
How to track your flight from Dublin to Milan with Aer Lingus
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