Milan

Italy’s financial heart and the home of the national stock exchange is also a global fashion capital...

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... and the place where you’ll find Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, one of the world’s greatest cathedrals and many of its finest art collections. And then there’s football, making Milan a contender for the most multi-talented of modern cities.

Flying to Milan

Flights from London City Airport to Milan arrive at Linate Airport, the closest to the city centre of Milan's two airports, at just five miles (8km) from the heart of the city. That makes the LCY–Milan route not only ideal for business travel, but also for weekend trips, making the most of your time in Milan and cutting down on transfer time. Of course, Milan is also the gateway to the lakes and many of the excellent ski resorts of the Italian Alps. Whatever your reason for travel, setting off from London City Airport gives you a straightforward flight to Milan with minimal hassle and a speedy journey from the centre of London.

Flying from London City Airport to Milan: Q&A

Even if you've travelled on the route before, it's still helpful to check the practicalities. So below we've answered some of the most common questions about flights from London City Airport to Milan Linate.

How long is the flight from London to Milan?

It takes two hours to fly direct from London to Milan, arriving at Linate Airport, which is just to the east of the city centre, and not to be confused with Milan Malpensa Airport, which is some 30 miles (50km) to the northwest of the city. Once you arrive in Milan Linate, it’s about five miles (8km) to the centre of Milan by bus or taxi.

How many flights a week are there from London City Airport to Milan?

There can be up to seven flights each working day from London City Airport to Milan, though this varies depending on the time of year you’re flying. Check for your exact dates using our booking portal or take a look at the LCY–Milan timetable for more information.

What airlines fly most frequently between London City Airport and Milan?

If you choose a direct flight from London City Airport to Milan, you will either be flying with British Airways or Alitalia (you may also find Air Italy flights, which are operated by BA). Both airlines offer frequent flights and business class options. When you search for flights, you may also find indirect options with other operators, which will generally add an hour or more to your journey.

Practical information about flying from London to Milan

You will need your passport if you’re travelling from London to Milan. Once you land at Linate, public transport is relatively easy to navigate ‒ the number 73 bus will take you straight from the airport to the centre of the city in 20 minutes, and taxis wait in a rank outside Arrivals at Exit 5. They run on a meter and can be slightly cheaper than you might be used to in London.

What to expect in Milan

Milan is a stylish centre of culture and the high life, and whether you’re visiting on business or for a weekend getaway, it’s hard not to get swept up in the grandness of it all. In between towering Gothic architecture and gleaming designer shops you’ll find trendy cocktail bars and eateries that routinely top World's Best… lists. Travel north to the lakes for tranquil waterside luxury, or stay in the city and find your own Milan. Take a look at our guide to Milan to start planning your trip.