Bergamo Airport Mini Guide
Bergamo is the 4th busiest airport in Italy serving Milan
and the ski resorts of the Italian Alps. Parking is easy at the airport with 5,000 spaces divided into short term and covered and uncovered long term parking.
The airport is served by the budget airlines of many countries but the largest carrier is Ryanair with flights to and from nearly 70 airports Europe-wide. Ryanair operate a base in Bergamo Airport keeping many of their planes there. In fact it's one of Ryanair's biggest.
Getting to your Destination From the Airport
There is a shuttle bus that operates every 30 minutes from the airport to Bergamo railway station for onward journeys. A number of bus companies operate routes from the airport to Bergamo and some, less frequently to Milan itself. TerraVision operate routes to the ski resorts from the airport but schedules and operations may vary. Check online www.terravision.eu or at the airport information desk where timetables are available. Taxis are available outside the arrivals hall and if you’ve pre-booked a Rhino hire car or wish to hire one, the desks are easily located in the public area of the arrivals hall. It is a very busy airport so be aware that unless you are quickly through controls, you may well have to queue, sending a party member through as soon as possible often helps you get away sooner.
There is a public information and help point in the public area of the arrivals hall. There they can advise about onward transfers and other travel related matters.
There are banking facilities available in the arrivals public area and ATMs dotted around the airport in both arrivals and departures. In the departures area basic post office facilities are available for last minute postcards. There is a lost luggage desk which also takes baggage for storing for a fee dependent on the storage period.
The airport prides itself on its food facilities and there is a large number of restaurants, wine bars and cafes serving a range of food and snacks.
A church is available for Christian visitors although there are no facilities for multi-faith worship.
VIP lounge facilities are available with access to business communications and Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport building.
Can I Shop Till I Drop?
Being close to the fashion houses of Milan, airport duty free is stuffed with designer stores selling their clothes and accessories at duty free prices. Nearly every fashion label is represented there and duty free has been described there as a shopaholic’s dream. In addition there is the usual duty free alcohol and tobacco outlet also offering wine from the region. Finally, a local crafts and produce shop can help you with very last minute gifts.
Bergamo takes the welfare of disabled travellers very seriously and has ensured that all public areas of the airport are readily accessible. They do advise though that you contact your tour operator or airline when booking to check arrangements at the airport.
- Milan-Bergamo airport has grown exponentially over the last few years adding a million passengers between 2010 and 2011. This figure is likely to increase further with new routes added for 2012 from Wizzair and Volotea amongst others. This makes getting to Bergamo a lot easier but means that booking your car hire in advance is even more important.
- Carpatair have tripled their routes from Bergamo to Moldova whilst new airline Mistral have set up at the airport in 2013 flying to Burgas and Zakynthos.