Getting to Milan Bergamo Airport (BGY)
Bergamo Airport is surrounded by an area comprising of over five million people, and this area is considered to have one of the highest densities of commercial activities in Europe. This airport is also well known as Milan Orio al Serio Airport, and is situated nearby three of Italy’s most important provinces, Milan, Bergamo and Brescia. It is one of Milan’s three most important airports, and is a gateway for many tourists to enter this interesting region of Northern Italy. Bergamo is surrounded by attractions such as lakes, mountains, shopping centers and cities of art.
Orio al Serio Airport is only 5 km away from Bergamo, and 45 km from Milan. Other towns nearby include Brescia, 48 km away, Lecco – 40 km, Lodi – 58 km, Como – 62 km, Garda Lake – 78 km, and Cremona, which is 91 km from the airport. Areas which are located further from Bergamo include Novara and Varese, which are 100 km away, Verona – 115 km, Mantova – 131 km, Alessandria – 140 km, Turin – 180 km, Genoa – 200 km, and Venice, which is 220 km from the airport.
Motorists who are traveling to the airport should take the A4 Milan-Venice motorway, which is connected to the airport. From this motorway, take the Bergamo or Seriate exits. The airport is then well signposted after passing through the toll gate. By following these signs, motorists will not have any problems in finding the airport.
Once arriving at Bergamo, motorists will find plenty of convenient parking options, and a single airport terminal building which has all the amenities required. The main banking services at the airport are offered by the Banca Popolare Di Bergamo S.p.A and Credito Bergamasco. There are also ATMs in the terminal building for more casual banking transactions. Passengers can buy and sell foreign exchange at the Maccorp Italiana S.p.A, as well as purchase Traveler’s Checks, cash Euro Traveler’s Checks and buy pre-paid phone cards and top-up cards. There is a pharmacy available at the airport, as well as a church in the arrivals area which is open at all hours.
Business class passengers can make use of the VIP Lounge. This is referred to as the Orio al Serio VIP Lounge, and it offers a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. Refreshments are available in the form of hot drinks, soft drinks, aperitifs and sweet and salty snacks. Television and TV text is available, and there are electricity sockets for PC usage. Check-in services can also be used at the VIP Lounge, for passengers and baggage. Companies can purchase a special VIP card which is valid for a year, and entitles any member of that company to access the airport’s VIP lounge.
Bergamo Airport offers numerous interesting and useful shopping outlets, including DIF S.p.A, for the sale of newspapers and tobacco, Dufrital Duty Free shop, selling a range of items such as leather goods, food, perfumes, watches, sunglasses etc, and Timberland, for all your clothing and gift items. Freshly cut flowers are available from Energy Flower, and other miscellaneous items can be purchased from the Free Fly Travel shop. In terms of meals and refreshments, Bergamo Airport will not disappoint its passengers. Typical Bergamo food can be enjoyed at the Agripromo, while the Autogrill S.p.A offers an Italian style snack bar. MyChef is another excellent restaurant available at the airport. Lighter refreshments, smoothies, yoghurt, fruit salad and natural breakfasts are offered by the Juice Bar, and ice-cream, drinks, liquors and beer can be purchased at the Iniziative Commerciali.
Passengers who would like to travel to Orio al Serio Airport have a few transportation options besides their own vehicle. Taxis are available on call, or from any of the main train stations, bus stations or major public areas in Bergamo. Taxi fares, although more expensive than buses, can be quite reasonable, and they are a convenient and quick way to travel to the airport. There are many bus services which travel between the airport and the three main railway stations in the area. The Orioshuttle travels from Milan Central Station to the airport, and this is a direct service with no stops on route. The ATB Buses offer transport from Bergamo Railway Station to the airport, while Autostradale travels from Milan Central Station, Milan Lambrate Railway Station and Brescia CIBA Station. Passengers arriving in Bergamo or Milan by train will need to use one of these bus services to reach the airport, as there is no actual train station at Orio al Serio Airport.
Information desks are available inside the terminal building for any general airport enquiries. The Touristic office (Bergamo Tourism) is open 7 days a week from 08:00 and 23:00. It offers free tourism information and hotel booking services. Promotional material for Bergamo is available as well.