Airfare to Milan, Italy
If you’re in search of ruins, wine and all the sweet, soft things Italy is known for, then Milan is one to skip. However, if money, nightlife and modern is what you’re seeking, then Milan is the right place. The financial center for the country and home to Italy’s robust fashion industry, this industrial city offers plenty of places to wine, dine and dance the night away.
Airfare to Milan will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Rome, Italy or Bern, Switzerland. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through London, England; Rome, Italy or another major gateway city. Because there are more connecting flights within Europe on low budget airlines versus direct flights, you can save some cash. Flights within Europe rarely exceed two-and-a-half hours. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Alitalia, based in Rome, is the national airline. It also has a large hub in Milan. However, many low-budget, no frills services also fly into Italy.
The most expensive air tickets to Milan are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the summer Eurail season. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak winter season, January-March
- Consider flying into OTHER PLACE and traveling overland to Milan via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Milan, check out BootsnAll’s Milan Travel Guide.