Last update: April 2019
Bergamo’s Orio al Serio Airport, located roundabout 50KM north east of Milan city center, is the third busiest in Italy and one the best spots for connecting between RyanAir flights either when travelling on business or vacations.
In today’s quick guide, i would like to share some recommendations on what to see and do nearby the Milan Bergamo airport. This should be useful for people in for a short few hour stopover or arriving into Bergamo as part of a trip in northern Italy.
As always, we’ll focus on different layover alternatives:
My usual recommendation also applies here. If your layover in Bergamo is shorter than 5 hours, my recommendation would be to stay in the airport area.
If your layover is shorter than 2 hours, then by all means focus on going through immigration and customs (if you are coming from a non-Schengen destination) and proceed into your destination gate.
If you have a bit more time, you might be able to relax in one of the several cafes available in the Schengen concourse or shop for any required items.
If your layover is longer than 5 hours you might be able to leave the airport and spend some time in Bergamo. In this case, go through immigration and customs as applicable and exit towards the arrivals hall.
Before leaving the airport:
Couple of options are available for your layover:
Bus operator ATB runs the bus service into Bergamo train station and onward into the City center in roundabout 18 minutes.
Here’s a list of essentials thighs to do in Begamo city tour:
Note: Bergamo airport is departure hall is somewhat crowded, specially in the mornings. Therefore, our recommendation is to plan for significant queuing time in RyanAir baggage drop counters as well as in the security check lanes. Therefore, i would recommend to plan on returning to the aiport no later than 1.5 hours from your flight departure time.
If you have more than 8 hours, then several options are available.
Enjoy Bergamo and safe travels 🙂