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Bergamo Airport: everything you need to know

Are you arriving at or departing from Bergamo Airport? Below is some of the most important information you need to know before you arrive.

 

General information about Bergamo Airport

Bergamo – Orio al Serio Airport (officially Il Caravaggio International Airport) was established in 1937 for military purposes and made its first civil flight in 1972. Recently it has become one of the most important airports in Italy becoming, in 2015, the third Italian airport for passenger traffic. This is mainly due to the presence of the low cost Ryanair that has made it one of its three main bases together with Dublin – Cork and London – Stansted.

 

How to get there

Bergamo Airport is located in the town of Orio al Serio, 5 km from Bergamo and 50 km from Milan.

Reaching it is easy.

 

By Car

The airport is easily reached by the A4 freeway.

For those coming from Milan the exit to take is Bergamo, while for those coming from Brescia it will be Seriate.

Once off the freeway, there are many well-marked directions.

 

By train

You can also reach the Bergamo – Orio al Serio Airport by train.

Once you reach the Bergamo station you will find an ATB bus service (Airport Bus) with which you will reach the terminal in 10 minutes.

 

By bus

Bergamo Airport is also easily accessible by bus: there are several companies that provide daily connections between the airport and the main cities of northern Italy, but also with the rest of the peninsula.

Among the companies with the most connections we point out Flixbus and BusCenter.

Autostradale, OrioShuttle and Terravision, on the other hand, connect the airport in Bergamo with the railway stations in Milan, with the trade fair centers of the Lombard capital and other cities in Lombardy.

There are also numerous Fly Ski Shuttle buses that connect the airport with the main ski areas in the surroundings.

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Where to park

If you reach Bergamo Airport by car, you will have no problem finding a parking space where you can leave your car safely.

In addition to the official airport parking lots, you will find several alternative ones. The offers range from premium to low cost options: the suggestion is to always take a look at the reviews before choosing.

The official parking lots are:

  • P1 in front of the terminal and convenient for a short stop (the first 10 minutes are free 3 times a day).
  • P2 with 3335 spaces available, of which 1035 are covered.
  • P3, further away from the airport and equipped with a continuous shuttle service, with 2766 spaces.

 

Reserve your parking space in advance so you don’t risk not finding a space and losing time.

 

Airlines flying from Bergamo Airport

There are many airlines that fly to and from Bergamo. Besides the already mentioned Ryanair, there are WizzAir, AirAlbania, AirArabia, BlueAir, Blu Panorama Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Albastar and SkyUp Airlines.

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Areas and services of Bergamo Airport

The airport terminal is one, but rather long.

Check-in desks are located in the eastern area and range from 1 to 36. To the west is the Arrivals area. In the middle are the security checks.

Once the controls have been carried out you will reach the Departures area on the upper floor where you will find stores and bars where you can spend time before boarding.

There are two gates: Gate A (1 – 16) and Gate B (extra – Schengen).

Inside the terminal you will find a Sala Amica for passengers with reduced mobility and a smoking area.

The Arrivals area can be reached after passing through the Baggage Reclaim area.

Once outside, bus stations, cabs and car rental points are all within walking distance.

The entire airport has free WiFi.

 

What to see nearby

Bergamo Airport is an excellent starting point to discover the whole of Italy, as we said,  there are many and frequent connections to the whole peninsula.

Obviously, however, the destinations that we recommend are those in northern Italy, closer and reachable in a short time.

Among the suggested destinations we suggest:

  • Bergamo, very close to the airport and famous for its Upper Town.
  • Milan, the city of fashion and aperitifs.
  • Brescia, a destination still little beaten by mass tourism.
  • Lake Iseo, where you can visit the tiny Monte Isola.
  • Lake Como, not to be missed with its splendid villages.
  • Lake Garda with its many amusement parks.
  • Turin, famous for its chocolate.

 

In many of these cities we organize pleasant Food Tours to discover the history, attractions and gastronomic traditions of Italy.

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Browse through the Do Eat Better Experience website and choose your favorite tour: we are waiting for you to spend a few hours of fun!

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SELENE

SELENE

A graduate in Literature and Media Communication and Culture, she loves to write and tell stories. She made her first trip when she was only two and a half months old and hasn't stopped since. Each of her trips is accompanied, of course, by several samples of the local cuisine! Today she tells all this and more on her blog "Viaggi che Mangi" and in the meantime writes for other portals.

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