From Malpensa airport:
Take the Malpensa Express towards Milan, taking a ticket for Saronno, which is the first or second stop (depending on the train, it takes 17 or 20 minutes, cost 6 €).
From Milan Cadorna (Milan center):
Trains to Saronno are very frequent (about every 5 minutes). The trains to Varese, Como, Laveno and Novara stop in Saronno and make only two stops along the way and take 20 minutes to get to Saronno; other trains take about 30 minutes (price 2.75 €). It is not necessary to take the Malpensa Express to get to Saronno, it is more expensive and takes only two minutes less.
From Saronno train station (see the map above, about 5 minutes on foot):
Exit the station from the exit near platform 6, through the underpass, turn slightly left across the car park, and at the end of the short street turn right into a tree-lined street (via Ferrari). After 200 meters turn left into via Legnanino, then at the roundabout go straight into via Giuliani for about 250 meters. At the Y-junction (on the next roundabout) take the road on the left (via Sampietro). After 100 meters on the left there is an entrance, without a gate, from where you can see the hostel: a brand new red building. The address is via Sampietro 22.
From Milano Centrale station:
Trains to Saronno are less frequent (about every 30 minutes); you can take the regional trains (€ 2.75) or the Malpensa Express (around € 5). It is also possible to take the underground (green line 2: 5 stops) to Milano Cadorna, and from there take one of the many trains to Saronno.
For train timetables from Malpensa, see www.trenord.it, inserting from MALPENSA AIRPORT to SARONNO; when choosing Saronno station, choose Saronno instead of Saronno Sud.
For train timetables from Milan, see www.trenord.it, inserting from MILANO N. CADORNA or MILANO CENTRALE (depending on the station from which you leave) to SARONNO when choosing the Saronno station, choose Saronno instead of Saronno Sud.
We recommend not to take those trains departing from Milano Centrale that require changes during the journey.
From Milan Central there is a direct train to Saronno every hour; alternatively, you can take the underground (green line 2, € 1.50) towards Assago or Abbiategrasso, it doesn't matter, and get off at Cadorna FN (5th stop, about 12 minutes).
From Cadorna there is a train to Saronno approximately every 6-8 minutes, and it takes from 18 to 22 minutes to arrive (ticket price: 2.75 €).