Dave White

30 Apr 20

Shared Ski Transfers Milan

Dave White

30 Apr 20

Milan is a major hub for shared ski transfers reaching fantastic ski resorts in western Italy and resorts in the French or Swiss Alps too!

However, whilst there are a number of ski transfer companies offering transfers shared ski transfers from the leading French ski airports, as well as Geneva, shared ski transfers from Milan are sadly not so common.

At least not many shared ski transfers from Milan are available at the time of writing. Things can and do change quickly though, so it’s worth running a quick check yourself to see if there are any new options.

(An easyJet flight lands at Milan Malpensa Airport)

So what are the transfer options? Well, there are companies which will book you a taxi, or even a whole minibus. Even if you fill a taxi though, be aware that for most destinations you’re looking at hundreds of Euros per person.

The price per-person comes down if you hire (and fill) a minibus for your shared ski transfer from Milan.

Whichever method you choose it’s important to check first which Milan airport you are flying in to. Three different airports are all in Milan: Bergamo, Linate and Malpensa.  So make sure the booking you make is from the Milan airport your flight is landing at!

Shared Ski Transfers Milan to Bormio

Bormio is an incredible resort. It’s the host of one of the classic annual FIS World Cup downhill races each winter. Bormio will also be a venue for the 2026 Winter Olympics.  There are a number of options for a shared ski transfer from Milan.

For speed, it’s about a three-hour/200km drive on a good day. You could take a train/bus combination from the airport, which will take about 4.5 to 5.5 hours.  This taking a train from the airport to Milan Central, then on to Tirano where you switch to a bus to Bormio.  The service to Tirano runs every few hours, and from Tirano to Bormio every hour.

Fresh snow falling at Bormio.

If your flights arrive and depart at times that meet the limited number of direct coach transfers that are also organised that could be a good choice too. A bus company in the region organises these especially for skiers and boarders searching shared ski transfers from Milan. So that could be the quickest and cheapest way to do it. Details are available here .

If you’re looking for a taxi or even to book a private minibus or larger bus for your group for a shared ski transfer from Milan to Bormio they can be booked. Services like ski-lifts.com can provide quotes and book services for you on this route. As mentioned above the price per-person decreases the more of you there are to share the ski transfer from Milan.

Several other companies can offer quotes on a private transfer from Milan to your ski resort including Alps2Alps and Shuttle Direct.

Of course, there is also the option of renting a car at the airport.

Shared Ski Transfers Milan to Sestriere or Sauze d’Oulx

It takes around three hours for a ski transfer from one of Milan’s airports to one of the ski resorts in the high Italian Via Lattea (Milky Way) ski area. This is one of the country’s and the world’s best ski regions with 400km of piste for all abilities stretching over the French border to the slopes of Montgenevre. Most events in the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics, the last to be staged in Western Europe, we staged here. At over 2,000 metres of altitude, Sestriere is also one of the continent’s highest and most snowsure ski destinations.

There is a specialist ski transfer company called SnowCab operating the route. It has a British HQ and bookings, they say, are ABTA protected.  The actual transfer service is run by a company based in Montgenevre.  They say a transfer from Milan Malpensa airport should take about 2.5 hours.

Italian Ski Resort

Looking down on fabulous Sestriere

Another option for a shared transfer from Milan is the local-specialists Sestriere Online who can organise transfers for you, advising you on the price and other details when you make an online enquiry.

If you go for public transport from Milan, once you get to Milan’s central station from your airport it’s about an hour to Turin on the high-speed Frecciarossa (Red Arrow) service. Then a further 75 minutes to the nearest rail station at Oulx from there you need to switch to a bus for the final  30 minutes up the mountain to the resort.

Shared Ski Transfers Milan to Livigno

Livigno is one of the most popular ski resorts in Italy. It is famous for is great snow reputation, thanks to its high altitude. Livigno also has duty free status, so is one of the more affordable resorts to visit. The village is also one of the most distant from major airports, with Innsbruck to the north closest as the crow flies. Zurich is also a little closer in distance and should be for travel, at about four hours drive. However, it is sometimes tricky around the border crossing from Switzerland and the good news is Milan can work out closest sometimes at around 5 hours.

For a shared ski transfer from Milan by public transport the route is the same as coming to Bormio, except you change again there to a second bus and carry on to Livigno.

Livigno's new gondola

Gondola cabins at Livigno

The same company that runs bus transfers in the ski season direct from Milan airport also operators to Livigno.  That is usually the cheapest and quickest way to make a shared ski transfer from Milan. There are only a limited number of connections each week so it’s worth checking these before you book your flight, to check they match up.  You should also work out a backup plan if your flight is delayed.

There are also a number of Livigno based taxi companies that can collect you from Milan airports. It is important to agree on the cost in advance, and it will be quite high due to the time and distance.

They are Taxi Express and Consorzio Taxi.