Milan is well connected to the rest of the country by road (mainly toll highways). Traffic can be hectic, but there are convenient parking lots at many underground stations (good to use if you come from the highway and plan to stay in Milan for 1 or 2 days).
Getting to Milan by train is convenient as the city has direct links with all major cities in Italy, as well as several destinations in Western Europe.
Most of the train arrive at (and depart from) the Stazione Centrale (central station). Two underground lines as well as several tram and bus lines, link the station to many main points of interest in Milan. Many tourist-class hotels can be found in the station area.
Malpensa is the biggest airport in the Milan area and is located approx. 50 km NW of Milan, just a few km. South of Lake Maggiore. It has two terminals. T1 is used by all airlines, except Easyjet, which uses T2. To travel between Malpensa terminal 1 and Malpensa terminal 2, there is a free shuttle-bus service in operation 24 hours a day, with departures every 7 minutes (every 30 minutes at night, from 1 to 5.30AM).