Milan-airport cab fare third priciest in Europe

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The cost of a taxi trip between Milan's Malpensa airport to the centre is among the priciest in Europe. Photo: Milan taxi photo: Shutterstock
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Taxi transfers between central Milan and Malpensa airport are the third most expensive in Europe, with a one-way trip costing over €80, according to research released on Friday from a UK-based travel money specialist.

Because of the distance (50km), the trip will typically set you back £58.59 (€80.46), with a round-trip being double that, No. 1 Currency said. That amounts to £1.17 (€1.61) per km.

Milan is only slightly behind Oslo, where a one-way trip for the 52km ride into the city from the airport costs £58.84 (€80.81).

Meanwhile, a taxi ride between Rome’s Fiumicino airport to the centre typically costs £39.08 (€53.67), or £1.22 (€1.68), per km.

London tops the list of the most expensive taxi fares, with the journey from Heathrow to central London costing £68 (almost €95) for a 28km trip.

But when it comes to distance, a taxi ride from Geneva to the city centre – just 6km away – is actually the priciest in Europe.

The journey costs £23 (33 Swiss francs, €32), or £3.80 (€5.22) per km. This is followed by Copenhagen and Brussels.

On a per km basis, Istanbul ranks as the cheapest place to take a taxi from the airport at £0.19 (€0.26).

But the absolute cheapest cab ride between a European city centre and its nearest airport is in Sofia, Bulgaria, where the 10-km trip will set you back just £3.33 (€4.57), No. 1 Currency said.

“Our research reveals that there is a huge variation in the cost of a taxi depending on which European city you’re visiting, so do your research before you travel,” Simon Phillips, retail director for No. 1 Currency said in a statement.

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“If the airport to city centre taxi ride is particularly pricey, like Milan, then taking the bus or train may be the better option,” Phillips said.

No. 1 Currency is part of FEXCO, a multinational financial and business solutions provider, with operations in 28 countries worldwide.

It bills itself as a leading provider of foreign exchange services in the UK.  

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