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Trains in Italy: Trains to and from Airports

Alice Twain

Several Italian airports have a rail service to the nearest city. The station is usually either inside the airport or in the immediate vicinity.


Rome Fiumicino airport is connected to the city of Rome with the Leonardo Express, which runs from the airport to the Termini station. It is a Trenitalia service.

The Ferrovia Metropolitana 1 Train departs from the same station at Rome airport and connects travelers other stations in Rome.

Read more about public transportation from Rome Airport.



Milan Malpensa airport is connected to Cadorna station in Milan by the Malpensa Express train. Trains depart every 30 minutes and travel time is 40 minutes. The service starts at 6am and ends at 10pm. The train also stops in Saronno, where you can make connections to Como (on Lake Como). Tickets to Milano cost 9 euro; tickets to Saronno cost 5 euro.

Remember that Malpensa Express does not stop in Centrale (the central train station in Milan), because it is a service run by Ferrovie Nord Milano. It is convenient if you are going to stay in Milano or if you are heading to Como, but if you need to take a Trenitalia train to any other destination, you will have to transfer from Cadorna to Centrale station on the subway (line 2, 5 stops).

As an alternative, from Malpensa airport there are bus services that connect to Centrale station.


Pisa is the main Tuscany airport and it has a train connection to both Pisa and Florence departing from a station placed 40 meters away from the airport. The trains to Florence also stop either in Pontedera and Empoli or in Lucca, Montecatini, Pistoia and Prato. The price of the ride to Florence is 4.95 euro for the Empoli route and 5.80 euro for the Lucca route. The service is run by Trenitalia.


Airport Punta Raisi is connected by the Trinacria Express train to Palermo Centrale station. The trip takes 45 minutes and costs 4.50 euro. The trains run hourly. The service is offered by Trenitalia.


Turin Caselle airport is served with a station placed 150 meters from the entrance of the airport and the train takes you to just outside the Trenitalia Dora station of Turin. The trains also run in the other direction towards Ceres. Trains run every 30 minutes from 5:30am until 8pm (approx.), and the trip takes 19 minutes. Tickets cost 3 euro. Service is run by GTT.

Written by Alice Twain, a regular on the Slow Travel Forums. Alice is Italian and lives in Milan. Read her blog in Italian: A Typesetter's Day 3.0. See her Slow Travel Member page.

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