Bergamo airport (Orio Al Serio) is situated just outside Bergamo.
The low budget airlines that now service Bergamo airport, have certainly put this airport on the map and have made it one of the favourite destination for low cost weekend breaks, be it shopping in Milan or a few days skiing in the Italian Alps.
The quick reference guide, is the easiest and quickest way to find the answers to your questions about the airport and any other information you may wish to know. The quick reference guide has been compiled with many of the FAQ’s and hopefully will help you find the information to which you are looking for. Simply click here to go to the page.
Transfers To And From Bergamo Airport & Car Hire From Bergamo Airport
Transfers to and from Bergamo Orio Al Serio airport are relatively easy and there are many low cost coaches on hand to take you to various destinations.
Obviously, one of the major attractions close to Bergamo airport is Milan. Although many of the low cost airlines that fly into Bergamo, advertise Bergamo Orio Al Serio airport as ‘Milan Bergamo (BGY)’, it is in fact about 45 klm North East of Milan centre, so you will need to arrange transport to get you to and from Milan itself.
‘Terravision’, ‘Autostrada’ and the ‘Orio Shuttle’ are the main low cost coach companies that operate out of Bergamo Orio Al Serio airport and they provide airport transfers to and from Milan plus other destinations, at very affordable prices. I have used them several times and have never had any problems.
The journey time from Bergamo airport to Milan is approximately 60 minutes by coach and costs approximately 5 euros single and 9 euros for a return ticket (at the time of writing), (children 5-12 years travel for 5 euros single or 9 euros return and children under 5 travel FREE, depending on which company you use). Coaches leave Bergamo airport every 30 minutes approx (sometimes more frequent) but you can check out the times and pre-book your seat (always a good idea) by visiting their website via the link below.
Car Hire From Bergamo Orio Al Serio Airport
Car hire from Bergamo airport is reasonably cheap especially if there is a few of you traveling, which helps cut the cost. I have hired a great number of cars from Bergamo Orio Al Serio airport and usually use one or two hire companies that always seem to provide good deals. I have provided a link below to a lists of cheap car hire companies. Obviously, you can shop around but I generally find that the companies listed always provide the best deals. Car Hire Bergamo Airport
Ski Resorts Accessible From Bergamo Airport
Bergamo Orio Al Serio also services many great Italian ski resorts and you can be on the slopes within an hours drive from Bergamo. Many of the smaller resorts are situated in
the Lombardy region, making Bergamo airport a fantastic choice for skiers and snowboarders.
Lombardy ski areas are as follow:
|Province of Sondrio||Height|
|Aprica||1200 – 2500m|
|Bormio||1225 – 3012m|
|Livigno||1816 – 2797m|
|Santa Caterina Valfurva||1728 – 2735m|
|Passo Dello Stelvio||2760 – 3450m|
|Chiesa Valmalenco||960 – 2236m|
|Caspoggio||1089 – 2200m|
|Madesimo||1550 – 2884m|
|Province of Bergamo|
|Colere||1020 – 2300m|
|Foppolo||1500 – 2350m|
|Piazzatorre||1150 – 1800m|
|Presolana-Monte Pora||1350 – 1900m|
|Province of Lecco/Bergamo|
|Piani Di Bobbio-Valtorta||1340 – 2000m|
|Province of Brescia|
|Montecampione||1200 – 2100m|
|Borno||956 – 1694|
The larger ski resorts and ski areas such as ‘The dolomites Super Ski’ – Val Gadena & ‘The Alta Badia’ are 3-4hrs drive from Bergamo, depending on weather conditions and
traffic. In the winter, Terravision do run coaches to these resorts but you will need to check that the times correspond with your flight times as the coaches to the larger ski resorts only run on certain days and at certain times. The price for the service is very cheap and it is only 17 euros for a single one way journey and just 29 euros for a return
journey. I have used the coaches to get to certain ski resorts and I must admit, it was nice to let somebody else do the driving for a change, especially after an early morning flight.
To check the times of the shuttle services to and from Milan Bergamo airport to: Dolomites ski resorts: Bolzano – Ortisei – Santa Christina and Selva Val Gardena, Please
click on the Terravision banner above.
There is also a bus run by ‘MTBUS’ that runs to Livigno from Bergamo Orio Al Serio from December – April and costs just 25 euros:
Things To Do And See In Bergamo
Bergamo itself, is well worth a visit. It’s deep streets, ancient houses and churches provide a unique atmosphere of their own and a local bus company operates a service to
and from Bergamo centre from Orio Al Serio airport. The cost of the bus journey is 1,65 euros each way (at the time of writing) and only takes around 10-20 mins. You catch the bus outside ‘arrivals’ at the airport and this then takes you to the railway station in Bergamo, the city centre or up to the higher part of the city.
The buses run from 06.00am until midnight and run every half an hour.
You can buy the tickets at the tourist office inside Bergamo airport or at the ticket dispensers..
From Bergamo you can also catch buses to other regions and there are buses that will take you to the ski resorts of Passo Tonale, Ponte Di Legno, Foppolo and many more. There is also a railway station in Bergamo that services many other towns and cities.
Cheap Accommodation in Bergamo, Lombardy, Milan, Hotels Near Bergamo Airport And Surrounding Areas.
Everyone’s preference and choice of accommodation is different and there is enough choice to suit all tastes and budgets.
Whether you are looking for a low cost cheap hotel room in Milan or a 5* luxury apartment in The Alps, you will not be disappointed.
There are many hotels near by that service Bergamo airport and for your convenience, we have provided a link to a webpage that will save you time tying to find the best
Facilities At Bergamo Airport
- Bergamo Airport offers over 5,000 car parking spaces
- There are several shops inside Bergamo Airport, selling a wide range of goods such as: Drinks, electricals, leather, sunglasses, watches, tobacco, perfume and gifts.
- Food & Drink: There is a selection of cafe bars selling snack and drinks. There is also a juice bar selling juices and smoothies.
- Bank facilities are available at the airport
- Foreign Exchange Bureau
- VIP Lounge
- Tourist Office
- Left Luggage
- Disabled facilities are available but you will need to contact your airline carrier in advance to arrange support at the airport
Contact Address For Bergamo Airport
Bergamo Orio Al Serio International Airport
Airport Code: BGY
Milan Bergamo (Orio Al Serio)
SACBO Via Aeroporto 13
I-24050 Orio Al Serio
Telephone: (+)39 035 326323