Book flights to the Milano Cortina Winter Olympics 2026
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About the Winter Olympics 2026
The Winter Olympic Games was founded by the IOC, which also runs the Olympic Games. The winter event debuted in 1924 being hosted by France in the Chamonix ski resort. The competition has grown in popularity with more countries signing up to take part and additional snow and ice sports being added to the competition. Today, there are 15 various sports countries that can participate in, broken up into 3 categories, Ice, Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding as well as Nordic. Some of these include Luge, Figure Skating, Curling, Moguls, Halfpipe, Slalom, Ski Jump, Cross-Country Skiing and more. The Milano Cortina Winter Olympics are due to be held in February 2026 after being awarded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 2019. The competition had finalist bids from Stockholm, with Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo being the winners. The competition is set to be held in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo, utilising some of the venues used during the 1956 Cortina Olympic Games. Dates for ticket sales for the 2026 Winter Olympics have not been announced yet.
How to fly to Milano Cortina 2026
If flying domestically to the 2026 Milano Cortina Winter Olympics, there are three Italian airlines to choose from making it easy for you to get to the games. Some of the routes directly operated from Milan include Bologna, Rome, Florence, Naples, Palermo, Turin, Venice and many more. The 2026 Milano Cortina Winter Olympics are easily accessible for domestic Italian travellers.
Flying from an international destination
Italy also has an abundance of international airlines operating to international airports in Milan. Travellers can arrive from various other destinations in Europe, Oceania, Asia, North America, Africa and the Middle East. Some of the destinations directly served from Milan include Athens, Madrid, Paris, Delhi, Tokyo, New York, London, Hong Kong and many more. This makes the Winter Olympics easily accessible for international travellers too!
Airports close to Winter Olympics 2026
Milan has a handful of major airports which handle a mix of both domestic and international services. Unfortunately, Cortina d'Ampezzo is a little harder to get to since the Cortina d'Ampezzo Airport closed down in 1976, however, there are other airports surrounding Cortina that you can travel to instead.
Milan International Airport (MXP)
Milan Malpensa International Airport is the largest out of all 3 airports in Milan and handles the majority of long-haul international flights with nearly 25 million passengers passing through in 2018. Currently, all flights from the US fly into Malpensa. Accessing the city centre from the airport can be done by public transport which can take up to an hour, or you can take a taxi/hire a car with a journey of up to 40 minutes.
Distance to Milan:45 km (30-40 mins by car approx)
Distance to Cortina d'Ampezzo: 453 km (5 hours by car approx)
✈ Domestic airlines:ITA Airways, easyJet, Neos, Ryanair
✈ International airlines: Aegean Airlines, Air Lingus, Air Canada, Air China, Air Europa, Air France, Air India, airBaltic, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta Air Lines, easyJet, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Eurowings, Finnair, Gulf Air, Iberia, Icelandair, ITA Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, LATAM, Lufthansa, Middle East Airlines, Neos, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair, Saudia, Scandinavian Airlines, SWISS, Thai Airways International, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Wizz Air
Milan Bergamo Airport (BGY)
Bergamo's Orio al Serio International Airport, otherwise known as Milan-Bergamo, is Milan's second airport with around 12 million passengers a year passing through. The airport is a hub for the budget airline Ryanair making travel across the UK and Europe easy and accessible to all.
Distance to Milan: 50 km (50 mins by car approx)
Distance to Cortina d'Ampezzo: 369 km (4 hours by car approx)
✈ Domestic airlines: AlbaStar, Ryanair, Volotea
✈ International airlines: Air Albania, Air Arabia, Air Nostrum, AlbaStar, Albawings, Blue Air, easyJet, Eurowings, HiSky, Neos, Pegasus Airlines, Ryanair, TUI fly Belgium, Volotea, Vueling, Wizz Air
Treviso Airport (TSF)
Treviso Airport, sometimes known as Venice-Treviso Airport, is an international airport used mainly by low-cost airlines. The airport is accessible via car or public transport and is the closest airport to Cortina d'Ampezzo, making it the best airport to fly into when seeing the Winter Olympics events based in Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Distance to Milan: 281 km (3 hours 15 mins by car approx)
Distance to Cortina d'Ampezzo: 137 km (2 hours by car approx)
✈ Domestic airlines: Ryanair, Wizz Air
When is Milan Cortina 2026?
The 2026 Winter Olympic games are due to be held from 6th February until 22th February 2026. After these games, the Winter Paralympics will run from 6th March to the 15th March 2026.
Where is the 2026 Winter Olympics?
The 2026 Winter Olympic games were awarded to the host cities of Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. The Winter Olympics will be played across 6 areas with Milan, Valtellina, Verona, Val di Fiemme, Cortina d'Ampezzo and Anterselva hosting various events.
How do I get tickets to Milan Cortina 2026?
To purchase tickets to one of the events during both the Winter Olympic Games and Paralympic Games please visit the official Olympic website.
How do I fly to the 2026 Winter Olympics?
To fly to the 2026 Milan Cortina Winter Olympics you should fly into either Milan-Malpensa International Airport or Treviso Airport.
How do I buy flights to Milan Cortina 2026?
Firstly enter your departure airport and the destination airport either MXP, BGY or TSF as well as adding the passengers who are flying. Select your dates and travel class then press search. You will easily be able to filter the search results by airline, times, stops, connections, price and more, making it easy to find the right flight.
How can I pay for flights to the Winter Olympics?
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