Milan in one day: the best route


This Milan guide in one day It is prepared for travelers who do not want to miss anything important in the city of fashion, but have only one day to do it.
Capital of the beautiful region of Lombardy, Milan is the perfect combination of great historical-cultural heritage with new trends and modernity, something that besides being unique, makes it unique as well as a perfect city to travel on foot, having the vast majority of Points of interest concentrated in the historic center.
Based on the experience of our trip to Milan and Bergamo in 4 days we have made this practical guide to know the best of Milan in one day. We start!

How to go from the airport to the center of Milan

Although Milan has 3 airports near the city, the two most used are Malpensa Airport and Bergamo Airport or Orio al Serio, both located about 50 kilometers from the center. Low cost companies such as Ryanair land at the Bergamo airport, while large airlines operate at Malpensa International Airport.
The best means of transport to go from these two airports to the center of Milan are:

  • Train: From Terminal 1, the Malpensa Express will take you to Piazza Cadorna, near Sforzesco Castle, in half an hour for a price of 13 euros.
    This train that has a frequency of 30 minutes and also arrives at the Central Station in 50 minutes for the same price. These two stops are very well connected by subway with the rest of the city.
  • Bus: From the T1 and T2 of the Malpensa airport, connected by a free bus, the buses of the companies Malpensa Shuttle and Autostradale leave every half hour, which will take you to the Central Station of Milan. The journey time is about 50 minutes and the price is around 10 euros. Keep in mind that there is also a night bus service.
    From the airport of Bergamo, the Terravision and Orio Shuttle buses leave, which will take you to the Central Station of Milan in an hour for 5 euros.
  • Cab: The price of a taxi from the two airports to the city center can be close to 100 euros.
  • Private transport: With a price a little lower than the taxi, it is the most comfortable alternative, since a driver will wait for you at the airport with a sign with your name, which will take you directly to the hotel in Milan. You can book it here.

For more information about the transfer you can consult this post on how to go from the Milan airport to the center.

Accommodation in Milan

Our recommended hotel to make a route through Milan in one day is the Andreola Central Hotel, located 200 meters from the Central Station of Milan. The hotel is well connected to the airport and to the center thanks to the metro and in addition to the location, it has a great value, a good restaurant, quality buffet breakfast, comfortable classic-style rooms and attentive staff.

Tips to save in Milan

Following this list of tips will help you save in Milan:

  • A good option to know the history and curiosities of the most important places in the city is to book this free tour of Milan Free! With guide in Spanish, one of the best free tours in Milan.
  • The Milanocard card offers you free public transport for 48 hours for 6.5 euros and also includes discounts at the main points of interest in the city, as well as in restaurants, shops, bicycle rentals or guided tours.
  • To save time you can book the one-day tourist bus that stops at all tourist points in the city and offers recorded comments in Spanish.
  • You can find discounted tickets for the Teatro de la Scala if you go on the same day of the show.
  • If you do not want to pay commissions when withdrawing money from ATMs and always have the current exchange, we recommend using the N26 card to pay and the BNEXT card to get money, our two favorite cards for travel.
    You can find much more information in the post of the best cards to travel without commissions.

For more recommendations you can consult this post of tips to travel to Milan essential.

Milan guide in one day

The Milan route in one day It starts arriving early in the Piazza del Duomo, the main square of Milan. This square is located in the historic center and is surrounded by some of the most important buildings in the city such as the Cathedral, the Víctor Manuel II Gallery and the Royal Palace.
The Duomo or the Cathedral, which opens at 8 in the morning, is one of the most beautiful churches in the world and one of the places to visit in Milan more essential, which highlights its pink white marble facade, which we are sure, will leave you speechless.

Map of the route of Milan in one day

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