Milan Bergamo Airport (officially known as Orio al Serio International Airport) is situated approximately 45 kilometers from Milan, close to the city of Bergamo. It serves as part of the Milan airport system, together with Linate and Malpensa Airports. Milan Bergamo Airport is mainly used by budget companies and handles more than seven million passengers per year.
Most of the passengers arriving at Bergamo are tourists. Milan Bergamo airport has a single terminal building which handles all departures and arrivals. It is a modern and well-equipped terminal offering a vast variety of passenger services.
For more information on Milan Bergamo Airport, check out the official site: www.orioaeroporto.it
Disabled Facilities at Milan Bergamo Airport
Milan Bergamo Airport has excellent accessibility for disabled passengers. There are wheelchair ramps, special telephones for the hearing impaired and toilets with disabled access. The visually impaired can find their way with relief pathways. There are parking spaces close to the terminal reserved for the disabled. For more information about handicapped facilities at Milan Bergamo Airport, please visit the airport’s official website.
Money and Communication at Milan Bergamo Airport
There are two banks located along the terminal building with Bancomat service 7x24 hours. In the terminal of Bergamo airport you can also find money exchange offices and a post office.
Milan Bergamo Airport Restaurants
Bergamo Airport offers a good selection of restaurants, ranging from a self service restaurant serving hot and cold meals to an Italian coffee shop and snack bar. You can find a list of restaurants at Bergamo airport on this link.
Milan Bergamo Airport Shopping
Bergamo Airport is quite small so there is not a vast selection of shops, but there are retail outlets where you can purchase duty free goods, souvenirs, clothing and books, newspapers and magazines for your flight. You can also find a pharmacy in the Arrivals Hall. There is a comprehensive list of all the shops on Milan Bergamo airport’s official site.
Milan Bergamo Airport Weather
Milan’s climate is typically Mediterranean with cold and foggy weather in winter and high temperatures and sunny days in the summer. Usually July and August are the hottest months with temperatures around 30°C for much of the time. In the spring and fall, temperatures are at their most pleasant. During winter time, the city is very quiet, as weather can be quite unpredictable from November to February. There may also be heavy rain and occasional icy winds, so be sure to bring warm clothes. The best time to visit Milan would be springtime but early summer or autumn could also have nice weather.
You can check the forecast on this site.
Driving to / from Milan Bergamo Airport
Bergamo Airport is along highway A-4 which connects Milan to Venice, this is a toll road. You can also access Brescia and Verona by this route. For Bergamo you take the junction from the airport to the A-4, but you keep driving straight, when you come to the roundabout take the road on the left, three quarters of the roundabout, to Bergamo.