bergamo airport

Airport Bus Bergamo

IATA code: BGY,
Number of passengers: ~14 million

Milan Bergamo Airport (BGY) or, as it’s also known, Orio al Serio International Airport, is located in the heart of one of the most industrialised and populated regions of Italy, with over 9 million inhabitants who can get there within 90 minutes.

Milan, Bergamo and Brescia are a few kilometers away from the facility, accessible by an efficient road system.

The following guide will present you with all the necessary and relevant information about Milan Bergamo Airport.

How to get from Bergamo airport to Milan

There are several ways of reaching the city of Milano.

Airport Shuttle

The shuttle bus from the airport runs to Milano Centrale (main train station).

The timetable of departures can be found in the table below:

Bergamo Airport to MilanMilan to Bergamo Airport

Local Bus

The bus to Bergamo’s train station (bus number 1) runs from outside Bergamo airport to the train station in Piazza Marconi.

The bus stops close by several of the hotels in Bergamo such as The Best Western and San Marco.

  • The bus runs every 20 minutes and it takes around 15 minutes to get to the station.
  • The price of the ticket is around 2€ and it is valid for 90 minutes.
  • Once you buy the ticket, you are required to validate the ticket on the machines inside the bus. The tickets can be bought at the train station, newsstand or from the machine.
  • There is also a possibility of buying a three-day ticket if you are staying for a longer period.


  • The buses that run to the airport from Bergamo usually have a picture of a plane or have the word aeroporto displayed on the front of the bus.


Although Bergamo airport does not have a direct rail link, the train station in Bergamo is within easy reach and only takes 10 – 15 minutes to get there by bus.

Taxi services

During the summer season, the queues can be quite long and you can easily wait up to thirty minutes, although when it is busy there is usually a security guard organizing the taxis.

  • If you are getting a taxi from the airport then you should establish the price before you get in. Taxis from the airport to the Bergamo city centre cost around 20€ in the daytime and a few euros more in the nighttime, for the 8km journey.
  • A taxi to Milan is a 57-km journey and will cost around 100€ in one direction.


Another way to travel to Milan is with a private, door-to-door transfer from BGY to your accommodation in the city.

To explore transfers to the most popular destinations, visit Bergamo Airport taxi & transfer page.

You can also pre-book a transfer to almost any city in Italy from the airport that you would like to visit for a hassle-free experience.

You will find a list of the most popular transfer routes from Bergamo Airport below where you can pre-book your private transfer and pay on arrival.

Bergamo Airport to Bergamo from 7€ p.pBergamo Airport to Lake Como from 32€ p.pBergamo Airport to Bardolino from 27€ p.p
Bergamo Airport to Como from 23€ p.pBergamo Airport to Milan from 16€ p.pBergamo Airport to Bellagio from 17€ p.p
Bergamo Airport to Lake Garda from 24€ p.pBergamo Airport to Verona from 30€ p.pBergamo Airport to Brescia from 13€ p.p
  • NOTE: The prices displayed in the table above are per person (Minibus for up to 8 Passengers) and NOT per vehicle.

Renting a Car

If you prefer reaching and exploring the city by yourself, you should rent a car online or do it on the spot: most car rental companies like Goldcar, etc. are situated in the airport area.

Compare their prices and book your car online.

How to get from the airport to nearby cities

If you want to go to Brescia or Milan from the airport, check out all the available bus routes.

From BGY to Brescia: There are up to 12 daily departures from Bergamo airport to Brescia.
The journey takes 1h and costs approximately 12€.

From BGY to Milan: There are many departures a day from Bergamo airport to Milan.
The journey time is 1h and one single ticket costs approximately 5€.

Airlines at Bergamo Airport

21 airlines operate at BGY. They offer seasonal and year-round flights from and to various European destinations and airports, such as Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Budapest, Paris-Orly and Warszaw-Chopin.

Below are listed the most important airlines offering departures and arrivals to and from the airport:

  • Albastar
  • easyJet
  • Eurowings
  • Ryanair
  • Wizzair

Facilities and Services

BGY provides its passengers with various amenities and services which can prove useful if you’re waiting for your flight.

Check them out in the list below.

  • Banks
  • Car Parks
  • Currency Exchange
  • Chapel
  • First Aid
  • Lost & Found
  • Restaurants & Shops
  • WiFi

Bergamo Airport bus FAQs

I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?

No, the bus lines are very frequent (every 20 minutes), but in case you missed them all, you can always call a taxi.
Avoid getting overcharged by booking your taxi in advance.

I have an early morning departure from the airport, are there any airport hotels I can stay at?

Sure thing. There are two hotels in the airport area.
Right across the airport you have Hotel NH Orio al Serio and 57ResHotel Orio al Serioand both of them offer free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking.

I would like to spend one day in Bergamo in between flights. Is that possible?

Yes, of course. The best way to do so is to take the bus (line nr.1) which takes you directly from the airport to the city centre and it is the most convenient way of transportation.
If you don’t want to carry your luggage with you all day, simply leave it in the luggage storage at the airport for the price of 3 – 5€, depending on the weight. The service is situated at the arrival area.

I am continuing my journey outside Bergamo. Are there any direct lines from the airport to other cities?

The only direct lines from the airport to other cities are to Milan and Brescia, by shuttle bus.
However it is possible to visit other cities, such as Venice, Florence or Rome, departing from the train station. Check all the desired routes on GetByBus.

Can I exchange the money at the airport to pay for my transfer?

Yes, there are several exchange offices and ATMs at the airport, working 24/7, but it would be better to exchange the money before the trip and have some euros on you since the rate will be a lot higher on the spot and no currency other than euro is accepted.


  1. Dusica Popovic

    We booked the room in Bergamo and we have an early flight.
    Is there any public transportation at 4 AM or we have to take a taxi?
    Thank you.

    • Melani   Author

      Dear Dusica,

      The earliest departure is at 5:00, so you will need to take a taxi to your accommodation.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  2. Sally

    Do you know if we can buy the “Io viaggio Lombardy” 7 day travel pass at the airport or do we need to buy it at the train station in Bergamo? (we are travelling to Iseo). Also, do you know if we can use the pass on the airport bus?


    • Melani   Author

      Dear Sally,

      Unfortunately, we don’t have that information, but I suggest to contact directly the customer service of Bergamo Airport. Here’s the link to their official website:

      Best regards
      Melani GBB Team

      • Sally

        Hello Melani

        Thanks for that information – that’s great.

        Best Wishes


  3. Paula Johnston

    how do I get to albavilla from the airport? Don’t want to pay 220 euros in taxi so what is the alternative

    • Melani   Author

      Dear Paula,

      First you need to go to Milano Centrale by shuttle bus from BGY and then catch metro M3 to Milano Affori Railway Station. From there take regional train R16 (900647 Canzo-asso) and exit at railway station in Erba (Stazione Trenord). After that, take bus line C49 to Albavilla.

      Best regards
      Melani GBB Team

  4. Lovelive

    My departure is at 6 am. What time I should be present in the airport?

    • Melani   Author

      Dear Lovelive,

      It is recommended to be at the airport at least one hour before the flight.

      Best regards
      Melani GBB Team

  5. Laura

    Hello Dear,
    Our airplane lands at 23:10 at Milano Bergamo airport. We are planning to stay in Bergamo.
    Is there any public transportation at 23:40 (midnight) or we have to take a taxi?
    Waiting for the answer.
    Thank you in advance!
    Best regards,

  6. Archibald McCandless

    Hi, you seem very helpful. Can you tell me what time is the LAST bus from the airport to Bergamo city centre? (I am supposed to arrive to Bergamo at midnight.)

  7. Iyad

    I arrive at 0:30 , and want to get to Milan central train station. Is taking the bus is an option!?

    • Gabriela

      Dear Iyad,
      All the bus information we provide you can find in the post. For more information, please check at the airport. We can also suggest you booking a direct transfer from Bergamo to Central train station on the link.

  8. Char

    What is the best and cheapest way to go to Tuscany and from which airport. ? I’m a South African.

    • Melani   Author

      Dear Char,

      There are two international airports in Tuscany, Florence Airport and Pisa Airport, so you should see for yourself which of these two airports would be the best pick for you.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

    • Melani   Author

      Dear Ara,

      The link is outdated, check the new timetable for the bus line 1. There’s a departure at 00:32 from the airport. I suggest to get off at STAZ. INF. FUNICOLARE bus stop, it is the closest to your accommodation at that time of night.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  9. Katelyn

    Hi, just wondering if my flight lands at orio al serio, at 09:45 would i make it to a bus outside scheduled for 10:00.

    • Maja

      Hi Katelyn,

      if you click on this link, by picking a date you will see all the departures for that day.
      As you will notice, there are departures usually every 10-20 minutes at the time when you arrive, so you don’t have to worry that you will be waiting for a bus for too long.

      GBB Team

  10. Stathis Marki.

    Hello dear Melani, my flight is around 12.00 in the morning..i will take an early train from milano and i will arrive in Bergamo train station before 09.00 (hopefully), as I understand there is a bus outside Bergamo train station that drives yoy near the airport right?
    And when i say near i mean not a long way by foot.

    • Maja


      Yes, that is correct.
      There is a bus line 1 connecting Bergamo train station and Bergamo Airport.
      This bus takes you right in front of the terminal building.

      GBB Team

  11. kieran


    We arrive at bergamo at 9.30am in april. looking for the best way to get to venice whilst also trying to not spend a fortune. Thanks 🙂

    • Marija Štrljić

      Hi Kieran,

      consider options like direct buses, trains (with possible transfers), carpooling services such as BlaBlaCar, or shuttle services between airports and cities.

      Marija, GetByBus Team


    Hello I land with my daughter at Bergamo Airport at 15.10 on Friday 29th March. We are staying in Lombardy other than taxi what would be the easiest way to get there – thank you in advance !!

    • Marija Štrljić

      Hi Lisa,

      you can use bus services to Milan, where you would travel between 50 and 75 minutes and prices range between €5 and €16. You can also take a local bus to Bergamo city center and then a train to Milan, where the train would take around 48 minutes and cost around €6.

      Marija, GetByBus Team

  13. Mag

    we arrive around 21.00 hrs. is there a bus to hopps hotel hazard del villa please

    • Marija Štrljić

      Hi Mag,

      yes, there is, even if you arrive around 21:00 hrs.

      Marija, FerryCroatia Team

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