Autostradale is a well known shuttle bus company in Italy that links some of the main airports to the close-by cities. It also offers several routes to some outlets and Lombardy cities as well as seasonal destinations, both ski towns during winter, such as Madonna di Campiglio or St. Moritz, and great beaches during summer, like Cinque Terre. The company was founded in 1924 and therefore is one of the first bus services in the country; over time, it focused on the connections to and from the airport by coach.
Autostradale routes and schedule
Most of the airports which are served by Autostradale are located in the Northern part of Italy. Particular attention is dedicated to Milan - its three airports, Linate, Malpensa and Orio al Serio, are definitely the ones with the most frequent shuttle buses. However, Pisa, Bologna, Bari, Rome, Trieste and Venice airports are also well connected to the nearby cities by Autostradale coaches.
Autostradale schedule depends on the route you need to travel on. On itineraries such as Malpensa airport to Milan there are departures every 30 minutes from 4am to 11pm, on the contrary, in other cases buses leave depending on when flights land. The quickest way to check Autostradale shuttle timetable is to do a search on Wanderio for the date of your interest - few seconds and you’ll be able to view how many coaches are available and how often they leave.
As the journey from the airport to the nearby city is generally quite short, onboard facilities are quite basic.
Pets on the bus
You are allowed to travel with your small-sized pet if it wears a muzzle and there is enough space on the bus. The owner must pay a regular ticket for letting their cat or dog onboard, unless it is a guide dog (that can travel for free).
You are allowed to bring a luggage up to 50x30x25 cm large for free; if you have a bigger suitcase, you have to pay an ordinary ticket. Any equipment that doesn’t fit in the luggage rack must be placed in the truck of course.
Seats and assistance for the disabled
Even though there are no specific seats for people with reduced mobility, they have priority boarding and the staff is at your disposal for any assistance.
You can buy Autostradale ticket in piazza Castello or in piazza Duomo in Milan or at the airport (more specifically, the three Milan airports and Pisa airport). The quickest and most convenient way to book a trip is online. There are a few things you need to know before booking with Autostradale. Tickets show the same route details whichever direction you need to travel on, regardless you need to get from the airport to the city or vice versa. Of course, unless you have bought a return ticket, your voucher will only be valid for one way. Moreover, only the name of who has booked the trip will appear on the ticket, even in case of group reservations - no worries, these are not named tickets (although they are not transferable). One last thing: your ticket must be printed.
For young travellers
An adult can let a child under 2 travel for free; however, if there are several children of that age with one accompanying person, they need to buy an ordinary ticket every two children. Also, there’s a reduced price for those aged 2-12.
Buying your Autostradale airport bus ticket online
It’s very easy to buy Autostradale tickets for your journey from or to the airport with Wanderio. You can see all the available options for the route and the date you need on our site. Once your reservation has been confirmed, you will receive your vouchers via email, which you must print in order to get on board the day of the departure. Do you need to book the airport bus but you’re in a rush? You can do it thanks to the free Wanderio App, available on the App Store.
Autostradale ticket fare, terms and conditions
Autostradale tickets are sold at a fixed fare (reduced prices for children excluded), which is different for each route. You can’t change them nor ask for a refund, but they don’t have an expiration date in fact - if you can’t travel anymore today, you can use your tickets for next time, even for getting in the opposite direction.