|Ryanair is the major carrier at Orio al Serio|
Orio al Serio, which is sometimes referred to as Milan Bergamo airport, handled nearly 7.7million passengers in 2010 and traffic is expected to increase in 2011. The budget airline Ryanair is the biggest individual carrier, with flights from 67 airports in its 2011 schedule. You can find full details in our new, updated flights guide.
There are many advantages to choosing to fly to Bergamo. It is just a short bus or taxi journey to Bergamo’s Città Bassa (lower town), where there is a good choice of restaurants, hotels and shops.
Buses stop at the railway station in Piazza Marconi, from where there are services to Brescia, Milan, Cremona, Lecco at the foot of Lake Como and Sarnico on Lago Iseo. From Brescia you can board the Milan/Venice express which stops at resorts on Lake Garda.
From the nearby bus station there are regular coaches to Lago Iseo, and the pretty towns in the valleys north of Bergamo.
The town is also a gateway to the southern Alps, with a dozen ski resorts less than an hour and a half away.
But many visitors arriving at Bergamo’s railway station will find themselves intrigued by the view of the Città Alta (upper town) in the distance and be tempted to stay and explore it.
There are regular shuttle buses linking Orio al Serio airport with railway stations in Milan and Brescia and with Malpensa airport, making it easy to touch down in Bergamo and reach other places quickly.
Bergamo’s airport at Orio al Serio is continually being developed to provide good facilities for passengers. The latest innovation to be publicised in the Italian media this month is Orio Kube, an interactive tourism information facility.
The Kube can provide information not just about Bergamo and the surrounding area but for travel throughout Lombardia and the rest of Italy.
It is claimed the Kube is the first such device to be located in an airport. It has four touch screens that make it easy to navigate between its different functions. Passengers can book hotels and restaurants, find out about events, contact a free multilingual call centre with their queries or Bluetooth any useful data to their own phones.