Take the fashion capital by storm with a Milan car hire
Benvenuto to Milan! This Italian city is known for its world class fashion and design, home to one million residents and the perfect place to start your road trip through Italy. Grab a cheap rental car and let the adventure begin.
Get lost in ancient architecture, must-visit museums and dazzling high-end shopping. See Da Vinci's famousLast Supperand dine your way through a mix of Mediterranean, French and Italian eateries. Stare at extravagant cathedrals like Duomo and Chiesa di San Maurizio and explore piazzas full of street vendors and espresso bars. Let your airport rental car take you around beautiful Milano.
Fall in love with the Italian countryside when you extend your Milan holiday into a multi-city road trip. Cruise south to Genoa, Florence and Rome or drive east to Verona and Venice.
Hiring a car in Milan
Choose Airport Rentals to secure fast and easy car hire at Milan-Malpensa Airport. Simply type in your desired travel dates and click ‘search’ to compare multiple brands on one page. Use the handy filters to refine your options, selecting from highly-rated brands such as Avis, Budget and Europcar. Choose a vehicle that is comfortable for your holiday needs and complete your booking in minutes. Confirm securely online without worry of booking fees and access to 24-hour customer service should you need it.
Milan-Malpensa Airport (MXP)
Malpensa Airport serves over 19 million passengers each year, making it the busiest international airport in northern Italy. The 24-hour airport welcomes travellers with shops, eateries, pay-to-use lounges, on-site sleep pods, free WiFi and hotels across two terminals.
Ready to pick up your car hire? Avis, Budget and Europcar are located in both terminals, while the other companies are only located in Terminal 1. Use the free shuttle to travel between terminals.
If you’re picking up your car hire in downtown Milan, hail a taxi or pre-book a shuttle through your hotel. To save on transportation costs, opt for the local bus or travel via train.
The drive from Milan-Malpensa Airport to the city centre will take around 45 minutes (with tolls) in normal traffic conditions. Exit the airport following signs to merge onto Strada Statale 336 and stay in the right 2 lanes to merge onto A8/E62 heading to Milano. Take the exit toward Milano/Viale Certosa Centro and follow signs to the city centre.
Driving tips for your Milan rental car
Traffic congestion is to be expected during peak hours. Always stay alert and cautious while behind the wheel and follow these tips to get around safely:
• Drive on the right side of the road, overtake on the left side.
• Italians are known for tailgating; keep your safe speed and let them pass when the opportunity arrives.
• ZTL zones are areas that limit driving in congested areas. Avoid Milan’s city center (Area C) from Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 7:30pm.
• Hands-free mobile devices are permitted, but use cautiously.
Parking options at Milan-Malpensa Airport and Milan
Choose from a number of parking options within a 4-minute walk to the Milan Airport Terminal 1 and a free shuttle service to Terminal 2. Long-term is best for cheap multi-day parking. Choose Express or Executive lots to park directly next to the terminal. The Easy lot is next to T2 and includes a free shuttle to T1.
When parking your car hire in Milan, it is best to avoid the city centre (Area C). Instead park outside the area and travel on foot or use the public transport. Street parking is marked by blue lines and uses a pay and display system. Note: the hourly rate increases the closer you get to the city. Garages are available for longer periods of parking time.