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Milan Linate is the smaller one of the two airports in Milan. It is located at the edge of the city and is therefore easily reachable from the city centre of Milan. Linate is mainly used for national flights but is also approached from abroad because the close connection to the city centre is a plus especially for business travellers. The airport is offering some day connections with which allow a one day trip to Milan by arriving in the morning and departing late afternoon or in the evening. There are three car parks at the airport from which the ones in the north and west offer cheaper long-term parking. But cars can also be hired as most of the know care hire agencies have a desk over there: AutoEuropa, Avis, EasyCar, Europcar, Hertz, Maggiore/National, Sixt, Thrifty-Italy by Car and Tirreno/Prestige. Taxis are available on the arrival level. The costs are usually around 15 Ä for a 15 min ride. The bus line 73 operates every 10 min between 6.05 am and 0.55 pm from the metro station San Babila. An Air Pullmann Shuttlebus is connecting the two airports Linate and Malpensa (75 min). There are also other busses like the Star Fly-Airport bus which goes every 30 min from 6.05 am to 11.45 pm from the airport to the airport terminal of Milanís central station or a bus of SGEA which goes 9 times a day between 6 am and 10.30 pm between the airport and Pavia.
The airport Milan Bergamo is an internationally used Italian airport that lies 45 km East of Milan and 5 km away from Bergamo. The Autostradale goes several times a day to Milanís central station. Between 5.30 am and 11.20 pm a bus (Zani Line) operates between the airport and Bergamo central station. The trip takes about 15 min and costs 1,50 Ä.
Milan is connected to many other Italian cities like Bologna, Venice, GEnoa, Turin, Rlorence and Rome by high-speed connections running from Stazione Centrale at Piazza Duca díAosta. The stationís building includes a tourist information office (Tel.: +39 02 7252 4360), a post office, banks and a self-service restaurant. There are a couple of other train stations which mainly cover commuter routes. While Porta Garibaldi offers services to Varese, Bergamo and Cremona, Ferrovie Nord Milano owns the trains departing from Cadorna station including the Malpense Express. The Italian State Railway; Trenitalia (+39 147 888 088) serves all remaining connections. Usually train trips are affordable and reliable, although some types of trains require a high extra supplement (see Diretto, Inter-regionale, InterCity and Eurostar). All train tickets have to be stamped in the available yellow machines before boarding a train.
Milan has a very well sorted highway system, the biggest one in Italy. The ring road of Milan is the end point of the highway A4 which is coming from Turin, the A4 from Venice and Verona as well as the A1 from and to Bologna, Florence and Rome, the A7 from Genoa and Liguria and the A8/A9 to Switzerland, Lago Como and Lago Maggiore. The speed limit on Italian highways is 130 km/h. All highways are tolled (www.autostrade.it). The Strade Statali are toll free, fast and efficient and offer a good alternative to the tolled motorways. Driver and all passengers must wear seatbelts otherwise they will be highly fined. Fines can also be given for drunk driving. The maximum legal alcohol to blood ratio is 0,05 %. Automobile Club Italiana (ACI) (tel: (06) 491 115; website: www.aci.it) provides further information on using a car in Italy such as the need of an International Insurance Certificate (Green Card or Carta Verde).
The coach service in Milan doesnít have a separate station. Coaches for the airport operate from the Air Terminal at Stazione Central. International and intercity coaches depart from Piazza Castello. The coach companies Autostradale (www.autostradale.com) and Azienda Transporti Milanesi (www.atm-mi.it) provide information and advice on the Italian coach system. International trips are organised by Eruolines (www.eurolines.it) and run from Piazza Castello. They offer direct connections from Milan to Warsaw, Prague, Vienna and Istanbul.