Accessibility, Ema Milano – Flight time between London and Milan is less than two hours, and there are over 250 direct flights a week. This, together with the wide availability of hotels and residences in the immediate surroundings of the Pirellone and the accessibility of the new EMA headquarters will make commuting between the two cities easy and effective.
Milan is served by three major airports. Malpensa (MXP), with nearly 20 million passengers in 2016, serves a wide network of European and international destinations. Linate (LIN), with nearly 10 million passengers in 2016, is just 7km from the Pirellone and offers convenient connections to European and Italian cities. Orio al Serio (BGY), with over 11 million passeners in 2016, is an operating base for all major European low-cost airlines. Nearly 1,300 weekly flights link Milan to 27 EU capitals.
The three airports are connected by bus to the city centre and Malpensa also has a direct rail connection to major railway stations in Milan (including Milan Centrale, in front of the Pirellone), with a total of 158 journeys a day. The new metro line M4, expected to be completed by 2021, will connect Linate airport directly to the city centre in less than 15 minutes and to south-western areas of the city.
A high-speed rail network links Milano to other major Italian and European cities: it takes just 3 hours to get to Rome (2h25 from 2018), 2h25 to Venice (1 hour from 2018), 1h40 to Florence, 3h30 to Zurich (3h from 2020), 4 hours to Geneva and eight hours to Paris (4 hours once the Turin-Lyon railway project is completed in 2030). Milano Central station is the main hub for international railway traffic to Europe. Daily destinations include Bern, Lugano, Paris, Nice, Marseille, Wien, Barcelona and Munich.
Milano and its metropolitan area are at the junction of three major EU transport corridors – the Mediterranean, the Rhone-Alpine and the Scandinavian Mediterranean – with a road network linking the region’s main cities with its smaller towns (over 700km of highways and 58,000km of municipal roads). Milano is also connected by highways to France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Slovenia and to the ports of Genoa and Venice-Mestre.