Linate Airport Transfers & Taxis
There are several companies operating the official taxis in Milan. The vehicles are white with a roof sign and the company's logo and phone number on the front doors. The taxi rank at Linate Airport is located directly outside the exit from the arrivals hall.
The three provinces in which Milan's airports are located, Milan, Varese and Bergamo, all operate the same taxi tariffs so, whichever airport you are using, or if you are travelling between them, the fare structure is the same. The official taxis must all have a meter fitted, although there are some journeys with a flat fare.
The taxi companies now offer a variety of ways to order taxis including by text, email, online, via an app, using WhatsApp or the good old telephone. Payment can be made by cash, card or, in some cases, via mobile banking. Most of the websites also have a fare calculator.
Whichever means of payment you use, it is advisable to request a receipt, which the drivers are equipped to issue. It should show the date, vehicle registration, the driver's taxi licence number, the fare and the journey's start and finish locations. If you leave something in the cab or you have reason to complain, you will have the necessary information.
There are modified taxis for people with reduced mobility but these would need to be requested in advance to ensure availability.
There are fixed fare journeys for some destinations including the following:
- Linate to Malpensa Airport: €105.00
- Linate to Milan Fair (Rho): €55.00
Where a fixed fare does not apply a tariff is used. The minimum fare is €3.30 in the daytime, other than festivals when it is €5.40, and at night is €6.50. It is then €1.09 per kilometre or €28.32 per hour. From all Milan airports, there is a minimum fare for the journey which is €13.10.
With these tariffs, the approximate fare for popular journeys are as follows:
- Linate to Milan city centre: €32.00
- Linate to Monza: €52.00
- Linate to Milan Bergamo Airport: €107.00
Guide dogs are carried free of charge.
The contact details for taxi operators are as follows:
- Radiotaxi 6969:
- Website: http://www.026969.it/?lang=en
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: (+39) 02 6969
- Radio Taxi Freccia:
- Website: http://www.024000.it
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: (+39) 02 4000
- Website: http://www.taxiblu.it
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: (+39) 02 4040
- Radio Taxi La Martesana:
- Website: http://www.radiotaxi2181.com
- Telephone: (+39) 02 2181
- Autoradio Taxi 8585:
- Website: http://www.028585.it
- Telephone: (+39) 02 8585
Private Transfers and Shared Transfers
Taxis can be a convenient means of travelling for relatively short distances, but for longer journeys, it can work out very expensive. As an alternative, you could book a private transfer, a service which is offered by many companies in and around Milan.
The transfer is booked and usually paid for, in advance. On your arrival at the airport, the driver, holding a sign with your name, will meet you in the arrivals hall and take you to the vehicle, which will be an appropriate one for the size of your party. You will then be taken to the door of your home or holiday accommodation.
Yet another, cheaper option is a shared transfer. This is useful for journeys to popular destinations to which a number of other passengers might be travelling.
A shared transfer is generally slower as there will be other people to drop off. Also, the transfer may not stop at specific private addresses, but at a nearby drop-off point, which you would need to take into account when planning your journey.
The transfer companies tend to be reliable and the drivers and vehicles appropriately licensed.
On booking, you will be given a meeting point, either in the arrivals hall or at a specific vehicle in the parking area. Booking can be made by using the form at the top of this page.