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Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Milan (MXP)

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Visiting from Melbourne to Milan (Malpensa)

Milan travel information

Milan, Italy has a wealth of little-known pleasures to explore. It’s a fast-paced city, full of creativity and looking good is an art form. Milan has a fascinating and ancient history, is home to the major design showrooms and endless round of trade fairs, along with modern spas, bars, galleries, Michelin stared restaurants and Milanese cuisine. Be sure to try the local dishes of buttered veal and saffron risotto. During your stay, don’t miss the Last Supper mural, the extravagant Duomo Gothic Cathedral and the Castello Sforzesco iconic brick castle. It's an old city mixed with modern masterpieces and sure is an elegant city to see.

When to visit

Best time to visit  Milan

The best time to visit Milan is between April to May or September to October, with plenty of sunshine, festivals and outdoor dining to enjoy. September is fashion week and the city is very busy, so if traveling then its best to book well in advance. Temperatures between April and May are around 16°C to 21°C, making it a good time to visit the Duomo and Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper. July and August are very hot, with temperatures around 32°C and most Milanese take their holiday, so some stores may be closed, though most major attractions are still open.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP).Opens external site in a new window It is the largest international airport in the Milan metropolitan area in northern Italy. It is one of two main international airports in Milan. The airport is located 49 kilometres northwest of central Milan, next to the Ticino river (dividing Lombardy and Piedmont). The airport has two terminals (Terminal 1 and Terminal 2).

Arriving in Milan

The helpful staff at  Milan Airport will greet you when you land to help with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are multiple transport options available to where you need to go.   

Getting into Milan from Milan Airport  

By train, car, taxi or bus, getting into Milan is really simple, depending on the transport means of your choice. From the airport you can easily hire a car or book a private airport transfer to get straight to your hotel for a relaxing start to your holiday. Taxi services are available at both terminals and located at arrivals on the ground floor, with a journey time of approximately 50 minutes. The easiest way to get to central Milan is to take the airport express train, the trip takes around 30-50 minutes with trains leaving the airport every 20 minutes. The Malpensa Bus Express connects the airport with Milan’s central station, or you can take a coach shuttle service. Car sharing services are available to book from Milan Malpensa airport, for an easy way to get to your destination or explore further afield in Northern Italy.

Getting around Milan

Metro is the quickest way to get around the city, with four major lines connecting Duomo with Porta Venezia, the castle and other major attractions. Trams and buses are best for reaching areas in the south and northwest of the city and useful for sightseeing. It’s easy to rent a bike from a bike sharing service or rent a motorbike. Having a car in Milan is not easy as many of the streets have restricted parking. Taxies are available to hail, but your best chance is going to a designated rank outside train stations, hotels and in major piazzas. Milan has a train system and the main hubs are Porta Garibaldi and Cadorna. Walking is a good way to see the sights, or you may wish to join a tour.

Departure information

Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.  

What is the main airport called?

Melbourne Airport. Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic AirportOpens external site in a new window (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.

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Customers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are a allocated checked baggage allowance. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.

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Customers travelling from Melbourne, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

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Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important Information

 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 30 April 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 30 April 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 30 June 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 31 December 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 30 June 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.

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