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Milan Expo 2015 – Tickets Now Available!

Milan expo tickets - available now online

Advance ticket sales for the Milan 2015 Expo are now taking place. Hundreds have reportedly already been sold since the online Expo 2015 ticketing machine went live yesterday.

Fixed date tickets for the first day of the Expo appear to have already sold out.

Here’s information on Milan Expo 2015 ticket prices, where you can buy tickets online, and some suggestions on where to stay – especially if Milan accommodation is full when you want to come.

The 2015 Milan Expo will run from May 1 to October 31 and will be open every day from 10 in the morning until 11 in the evening.

Milan expo tickets - available now online
Milan expo tickets – available now online

If you buy an Milan Expo 2015 ticket now, you’ll save up to 20% on the full ticket price. The basic online ticket price is €32 which becomes €27 if you specify a certain date. There are family tickets and tickets for visiting groups of school children, plus discounts for the over 65s.

The disabled, alas, are not able to purchase Expo tickets online because they are required to present proof of their disability. At present, the only way for individuals will a disability to acquire a ticket is for them to go buy one in person – which may not be easy. Tickets may be purchased from the Expo Gate which sits in front of Milan’s castle.

Another minor annoyance is that it does not appear to be possible to buy tickets for more than one Expo day. This may change though. Let’s hope so, as I suspect one day may not be enough to see everything.

Milan Expo ticket prices

The Expo runs from May 1 to October 31, 2015

Prices per day for fixed date tickets – prices discounted.

If you buy a fixed date ticket you will have to visit the Expo on the date mentioned on the ticket.

  • Adult – €27
  • Senior citizen – €20
  • Family package – 2 adults and 2 children €69*
  • Family package – 1 adult and 2 children – €46*

*Up to 10 more children can be added at the time of booking at a cost of €10 per extra child.

  • Family package – 2 adults and 1 child – €57.50
  • Family package – 1 adult and 1 child – €34.50

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You might want to check the availability of accommodation before purchasing fixed date Milan Expo 2015 tickets. If so, here’s some additional information which might help you.

Via Booking.com you can check the availability of accommodation, hotels, apartments, B&Bs and guest houses in Milan here: Milan Accommodation

Should Milan accommodation fill up or be full on the dates you wish to visit, other places to stay – from which Milan can be reached by train or car are:

  • Pavia – close to Milan (lovely city too). Around 50 minutes by car to the Expo site. By train and metro, an hour and a half.
  • Lecco – on lovely Lake Como – an hour or so away from Milan by train – trains will drop you off at Cadorna on the Red metro line which goes to the Expo site. 50 minutes or so by car to the Expo site.
  • Como – on fabulous Lake Como too – an hour or so away from Milan by train. 40 minutes or so to the Expo site by car.
  • Bergamo – an hour or so by train, followed by a metro ride. Allow 1 hour 30 minutes. Beautiful Bergamo is a 50 minute drive away from the Expo site.

Prices per day for open dated tickets.

If you purchase a open date ticket, you can decide when to visit the Expo.

  • Adult – €32
  • Senior citizen – €25
  • Family package – 2 adults and 2 children €82*
  • Family package – 1 adult and 2 children – €54*

*Up to 10 more children can be added at the time of booking at a cost of €10 per extra child.

  • Family package – 2 adults and 1 child – €69
  • Family package – 1 adult and 1 child – €41

As you can see, tickets can either be booked for a fixed date, or a come when ever you want open date.  A maximum of 15 tickets can be bought during on online purchasing session. You may also give an Expo ticket as a gift.

As part of the ticket buying process you will be asked to register – email address, password etc. You will also be able to decide whether you want to receive promotional email. You have to check the first box as it is a requirement of Italian privacy law. If you are going to check any of the other boxes, then this is probably the only one worth checking: “I agree to receive promotional information from Expo 2015.” Check the other boxes and you may receive more “promotional” emails than you expect and may well continue to receive these emails for decades after the 2015 Milan Expo has ended. The choice, though, is yours.

Once you have purchased your ticket, or tickets, you can print it, or them, off. Don’t forget to bring the ticket, or tickets, with you!

You can get your tickets here: Milan Expo 2015 tickets or you can buy them using the Expo Milano 2015 Official App

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Prices correct as at 16 September, 2014.

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