So many travellers to Milan are tempted by the cheap flights on offer which they quite rightly book and then start to think about where they want to stay and how to get there from Bergamo Airport. The transfer options from the three Milan Airports are basically the same: a friend is picking you up: you catch public transport which gives you the choice of a bus or train from Bergamo: you travel by taxi: pre-book a private transfer or hire a car.
To make life easier we have provided full details on how these options apply at Bergamo Airport.
Hiring a car is often the best option as it gives you the freedom and flexibility to explore the region and not be tied to bus and train timetables. And as the car rental business is so competitive in Italy, prices are usually kept as low as possible making it a cheap solution to your transport requirements.
You can book your hire car before you arrive at Bergamo requesting any extras like baby seats/child restraints that need to be fitted at that time. This means you do not have to fill out paperwork when you land in Milan with just your driving licence and credit card required to collect the vehicle from the rent a car desk.
We have provided details of car hire firms based at Bergamo Airport and not the ones which are based on the airport perimeter and a shuttle bus journey away.
The notion that booking a private transfer costs a lot more than taking a taxi is often wrong. I believe that benefits outweigh any extra costs as you can book and pay for your private transfer (singkle or return) in advance to ensure a driver is waiting for you in arrivals. Baby/child seats can be ordered at the time of booking so that they are already fitted in the vehicle which collects you. Also the majority of Italian taxis can only take a maximum of four people, so for larger numbers you can book a larger vehicle via a private transfer company.
It is the fastest option to get to your destination with no waiting for buses or queuing in a taxi rank. Find out more about how to book a Bergamo Airport private transfer
The taxi ranks can bve found outside the arrivals hall at Bergamo Airport. There is usually a Security Guard in charge of the queue to stop travellers pushing in and keeping arguments at bay.
Taxis from the airport into Bergamo city centre cost approximately €25.00 for the 8km journey. A taxi to Milan from Bergamo Airport is a 57km journey and will cost in the region of €75.00. The fare quoted by the driver is per vehicle, not per person (rthey can normally accommodate up to 4 people) Find out more about Bergamo Airport taxis here.
Shuttle buses from Bergamo can be caught just outside the arrivals hall. Terravision, Autostrada and the Orio Shuttle are the main low cost companies providing airport transfers to and from Milan and many other destinations at affordable prices.
Destinations which can be reached from Bergamo Airport include Bergamo Railway Station in the city centre, Milan City Centre, the Dolomites and South Tyrol, Brescia and Lambrate.
For full details of fares and timetables visit Bergamo Airport Buses
There is no train service from Milan Bergamo Airport, but you can get a bus to the railway station in Bergamo city and from there you will find that regular trains run to Milan (one hour journey time), Lecco, Lake Como and Brescia as well as on to Verona and Venice
You can find more details of trains and timetables at Milan Bergamo trains