Milan Bergamo airport is one of three airports servicing the Milan area, the others are Milan Malpensa and Milan Linate airport. Despite being referred to as Milan Bergamo airport, it is actually 45kms from Milan near the city of Bergamo. Because Bergamo airport is serviced by low cost airlines such as Ryanair, it is increasingly popular for people looking to visit Milan and the north of Italy. It only takes an hour to get from the airport into the centre of Milan and when you weight up the transfer time with cheaper flights, Milan Bergamo airport is very attractive to many. Milan Bergamo airport has many names so you may also hear it referred to as any of the following; Bergamo Airport, Milan Bergamo airport, Il Caravaggio International Airport or Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport.
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Bergamo airport is very popular as many people travelling to the airport are looking to explore the north of Italy and what better way to see all the delights of this area than in a hire car. Because it is a base for low cost airlines, you will find many flights land at similar times and so there can be queues for car hire, so ensure that you have your hire car booked in advance, and if possible when travelling in a group, send the driver out to the car hire desk while someone else waits with the bags. It will mean that you can get on the road in your hire car with a minimum of fuss. There is a good choice of hire car in Milan Bergamo airport and Car Booker work with all providers there saving our customers up to 30% on car hire in Milan. Providers in Milan Bergamo include Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Goldcar, Maggiore and Sixt rent a car. You will see all the desks when you come out of the arrivals gate.
With any airport we recommend that you plan your journey in advance and especially in Milan Bergamo as it is not close to Milan and many people want to go north and explore more of Italy. If you are not renting a car in Milan Bergamo, then you will need to take a bus or a taxi from the airport. Trains are only possible from Bergamo train station and you will need to get a bus or taxi there. Taxis are located outside the terminal building and it takes about 20 minutes to get to Bergamo city and fares cost from €15-20, or a taxi to Milan will cost €60 or more. You can get a shuttle bus from the airport to Milan which will take an hour and set you back €5 one way This is a private service operated by Terravision.
Milan Bergamo airport is perfectly situated for a trip in the north of Italy. It is right at the Motorway and you can be on your way in your hire car in no time at all. From the motorway you can go Verona, Venice, Lake Garda and the Dolomites in the north, you can go south to Milan or you can go to Bologna or Lake Como. There is so much to do in this area that you will be wishing for more time and it doesn’t matter if it is winter or summer, there is something for everyone. For some winter fun on the slopes, jump into your hire car and drive to Colere (1 hour 10 minutes), Foppolo (1 hour 10 minutes), Livigno (3 hours 20 minutes), Madesimo (2 hours), Montecampione (1 hour), Passo Dello Stelvio (3 hours) and Santa Caterina (3 hours).