If you’re planning on attending an event or visiting Politecnico di Milano, here are some travel options to consider.
Taking the train to Milan is a great way to travel. Milan has excellent rail connections with the rest of Europe, and there are several high-speed trains that operate to and from Milan. From the main train station in Milan, Milano Centrale, you can take the subway (Line 2, green line) to reach Politecnico di Milano. Apart from booking specific trains from A to B, you can also consider the option of a Interrail/Eurail pass. This gives great flexibility: you can use almost any train in Europe and most do not even need booking in advance. There are now a range of options available. For example, there’s a “4 days within one month pass” currently selling for under 200EUR. Those 4 days mean you can get to Milan from anywhere in Europe (max 2 days there, 2 days back).
Full pass options are listed here:
Consider looking for low-emission buses or coaches that offer service to Milan. This can be a cost-effective and convenient way to travel, especially if you’re traveling from nearby European cities. Some popular bus companies that operate in Italy and offer service to Milan include:
From the main bus station in Milan, Lampugnano, you can take the M1 subway until Cadorna station and then switch to the M2 line until Piola.
Once you arrive in Milan, consider using public transportation such as buses, trams, and metro systems to get around the city. Public transportation is an eco-friendly alternative to driving, and Milan has a comprehensive network of public transportation options that are easy to use and affordable. From the city center, you can take the subway (Line 2, green line) to reach Politecnico di Milano.
Milan is served by three main airports, Milano Malpensa (MPX), Milano Linate (LIN); and by the nearby airport of Bergamo Orio al Serio (50km east of Milano). Malpensa is an intercontinental hub, while Linate mostly connects to European airports. Bergamo Orio al Serio mainly serves low-cost airlines to and from Europe and other continental destinations. Non-stop trains (2 rides per hour lasting 40-50 minutes) connect Malpensa with two main train stations in the City (Milano Centrale and Milano Cadorna). Linate is currently connected to the city center both by an express bus and by the recently inaugurated M4 metro line. Several shuttle buses also connect the Bergamo Orio al Serio airport, with Milan central station (50 min approximately).
Driving to Milan is not recommended due to traffic congestion and limited parking options. However, if you must drive, you can find parking options near Politecnico di Milano or use a car-sharing service.
Getting to Politecnico di Milano
Politecnico di Milano has two main campuses: the Leonardo campus and the Bovisa campus. Both campuses are easily accessible by subway.
To reach the Leonardo campus, take Line 2 (green line) and get off at the Piola stop. From there, it’s a 5-minute walk to the campus.
You can take a taxi from the airport or train station to reach Politecnico di Milano. Taxis are available at all major transportation hubs in Milan, but keep in mind that they can be an expensive option.
Milan has an extensive network of bike lanes and bike-sharing services. If you’re staying in Milan for a few days, consider renting a bike or using a bike-sharing service to get around the city. From the city center, you can take the subway (Line 2, green line) to reach Politecnico di Milano. Milan, Italy has several bike sharing services available for residents and visitors. Here’s some brief information about two popular bike sharing services in Milan:
- Milan’s official bike sharing service managed by ATM.
- Website: BikeMi
- A popular dockless bike sharing service available in Milan.
- Website: Dott