How do I, or can I, catch a train to Milan city from Malpensa Airport Terminal 2? Are they going to open a new train station for Malpensa T2? Or are buses the only option for public transport?

Answer: Yes, you can get a train from Malpensa Terminal 2 to Milan city - starting from December 2016; so that's good news for Terminal 2's Easyjet passengers.


The first Malpensa Airport rail station was built only at Terminal 1


Malpensa Terminal 2, despite its number, is the original and older one of the two terminals at Milano-Malpensa Airport. There was never a train station there. Terminal 2 passengers often just used the services of the three bus companies on the route T1 > T2 > Milano Centrale Station; rather than having to catch the free shuttle bus (every 7 minutes) to the Terminal 1 train station for the Malpensa Express train service to Milan (option of Cadorna or Milano Centrale termini).

The train station at Terminal 1, built under the conference complex facing the front of Terminal 1, was only opened in 1999, the year just after the modern and impressive Terminal 1 itself was opened.


Where is the location of the new railway station for Malpensa Airport Terminal 2?


The train line is being extended from Terminal 1 northwards to Terminal 2, with the station at Terminal 2 expected to open for the Malpensa Express train service in December 2016. Here below is the train station for T2 on Openstreetmap.org marked out with the train lines shown, just north of the arrivals hall of T2. The rail line back to T1 heads west from here, then continues beside the main road south to T1.



How do you find the new train station at Milan Malpensa T2?


So, how do you get to the station? Unless an underground passageway is built from Terminal 2 to the new train station, then this is the way you would take to get to the station...

When in Terminal 2, take the large exit in the far north side of the arrivals building. Here below is the internal Google Streetview of that very exit (and see the position of this exit in a regular Google Map further below this page):

(To head in the direction of the train station for Terminal 2, first take the large exit in the far north end of the arrivals building of Terminal 2, in the direction of "Parking P5". Exit Terminal 2 here, then continue walking to the train station. Feel free to click and drag around inside the interactive Google Streetview to explore the area. You can also go to the original streetview on Google Maps.)


And here below is an August 2016 photo (taken from the air from an Easyjet aircraft) of the connection between The Terminal 2 train station and the north end of the arrivals building of Terminal 2. In this photo below, I have traced with red dots the path that you would walk: out of that northern exit from Arrivals, take the next zebra crossing across the road from the corner of the Arrivals building, then take the covered walkway (won't be so great in really bad weather) that runs most of the way parallel to the Moxy Hotel on the other side of the main access road into Terminal 2, that leads all the way to the train station entrance. As soon as you enter the doors, a short escalator will take you down to the station area.

view from the air of path to new T2 train station of Milan Malpensa Terminal 2
The red dots show the path from the Arrivals building of Malpensa Terminal 2, northwards along a covered walkway to the entrance of the new train station, passing parallel by the Moxy Hotel on the other side of the main access road into Terminal 2. Photo taken from the air in August 2016. Image Credit: @ Mxpairport.it.


And following below is the Google Maps version of those walking instructions:

interactive map of new T2 train station of Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 2
Google Map showing the path from the far northern exit of the Arrivals building at Malpensa Terminal 2 to their newly built train station, going past the Moxy Hotel on the other side of the main access road. Click here to go to the original interactive Milanfinally Google Map of important places & landmarks of Milan Malpensa Airport.


What does the new railway station at Malpensa T2 look like?


You can see more of the newly built Malpensa Terminal 2 train station in the video below (Credit: AeroportiLombardi):




covered walkway to T2 train station of Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 2 passing the Moxy Hotelcovered walkway up to entrance of T2 new train station of Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 2

Photo 1) The covered walkway going parallel past the Moxy Hotel on the other side of the main access road into Terminal 2. Photo 2) The covered walkway ending at the entrance to the Terminal 2 train station which goes slightly below ground. Click to enlarge. Image Credit: Varesenews.It.




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