Turkish Airlines offers three to five direct flights on a daily basis from Istanbul to Milan. Flights from Istanbul Airport (IST) or Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) land at Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) within nearly three hours. Ongoing all year round and being high in demand, these flights remain same throughout the year; no changes occur in the numbers of departure on a seasonal basis.
Istanbul harbors the traces of an extremely deep-rooted history with Hagia Sophia, Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Topkapı and Dolmabahçe Palaces, Galata Tower, Rumeli Fortress and many more. What makes this city so attractive is not only its historical heritage; Istanbul gathers under the same roof various cultures by its strategic location connecting the Asia and Europe, as well as its cosmopolite presence. Moreover, Istanbul shines out as the pioneer city countrywide in many aspects like finance, education and production.
Hosting busy air traffic all year round, Istanbul has two international airports to manage such traffic: Istanbul Airport (IST) in the European side and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) in the Anatolian side. Passengers with a flight ticket from Istanbul with Turkish Airlines may select amongst both airports their point of departure.
Istanbul city center is 35 km from Istanbul Airport (IST). Istanbul Airport is located on the European side, between Tayakadın, a neighborhood on the Black Sea coast, and Akpınar villages.
If you are looking for an affordable, quick transport option then you can benefit from the Havaist and IETT bus services. Travel comfortably with the airport shuttles that run day and night from many places in the city. In addition, you could pay 100-110 TL for a 30-minute taxi drive from the city center. For more information on transportation to Istanbul Airport, check our transport information page.
Some flights by Turkish Airlines from Istanbul to Milan take off from Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Located in Pendik, Kurtköy district, this airport is a bit far from the center, when compared to Atatürk Airport (IST). Nevertheless there are various options for transportation.
The first choice of the passengers is the public buses. It is possible to reach Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) from the European side by the bus numbered E-3 from 4th Levent and SG-2 from Taksim. Those travelling from Kadıköy may get on the buses numbered SG-1 or E-11. The buses numbered KM22, on the other hand, serve between Kartal Subway Station and airport.
Setting off from Kadıköy, Taksim or Yenisahra, airport shuttles would be another alternative. Moreover, you may always use the cabs to reach the airport in a comfortable way.
Regarded as the center of fashion and design in Europe, Milan is therefore one of the most visited destinations in Italy. Milan promises an utterly delightful vacation for its guests by its fashion events ongoing all year round, pretty cafés where you can sip your espresso with pleasure, and its design stores serving in different concepts.
The square where the remarkable Milan Cathedral is located is generally the first stop for the touristic tours in the city. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the world’s oldest shopping centers, which is also situated in the same square appeals to both the shopaholics and fanciers of architecture. La Scala would be the best choice, if you are planning to go the opera for the first time in your life, or, already an opera lover.
There are two airports serving in Milan: Malpensa Airport (MXP) and Linate Airport (LIN). Passengers with a flight ticket to Milan with Turkish Airlines land at Malpensa Airport (MXP).
Cabs serve on the gate 6 of the terminal 1, and gate 4 of the terminal 2 in Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP). You may get on the cabs from here to reach any destination you wish in the city.There are also buses operating from terminal 1 and 2 to Milan Central Station. It is also possible to reach the nearby cities with these buses. You may also use the trains setting off from the basement floor of Terminal 2, heading towards the Central
Station. The train line numbered S40 in the same spot reaches the nearby cities like Como, Mendrisio and Varese.
If you are planning to rent a car to ensure a smooth transport during your stay, you should follow the A8 highway for reaching the destinations in the northern and eastern parts, and the A4 highway for the west and south.