Driving Directions From central Milan
Take Via XXII Marzo and Viale Corsica; from the ringroad, take the Linate exit. The airport has good links to the northern Italian road network: Autostrada 8 leads to north Milan and Varese and Autostrada 4 leads to Milan and to Novara, west of Milan. The P41 leads over the Alps to Switzerland via Como, the Autostrada 1 leads southeast to Piacenza, and the Autostrada 7 leads south to Genoa. Most of these major routes are toll roads.
To Como by car
You can hire a car at Linate airport from one of the many international and national car rental companies. From the airport road take the Viale Enrico Forlanini road SP150 and follow signs for Lecco, Brugherio, Monza, Erba, Treviglio, Brescia, Venezia. This will lead to the A-51 motorway, which you should follow for 6km. Head for the A-52 in the direction of Tangenziale nord, Torino, Como, Malpensa. After 4.5 km exit to follow signs for Torino, Monza, Monza Sant’Alessandro, Malpensa. Take the A-4 motorway for 12 km and follow exit signs for Varese, Sesto Calende, Como, Chiasso, and Malpensa. As you leave the motorway take the Autostrada Dei Laghi (A-8) for 33 km. The Autostrada Dei Laghi changes into the A-9/E-35 and continues on this for 28 km. Follow the exit signs for Como sud, and head for the Via Cecilio road to take you into the town centre.
We recommend that you look at the RAC website or Google maps to plan and print off your route beforehand which gives you ‘step by step’ directions. We have used this numerous times travelling by car from UK to Italy and found that it made the journey much more enjoyable.