Car Hire at Milan Linate Airport
This information is correct as of October 2015
Whether you want to indulge in designer shopping in Milan, scale the heights and see the views from Bergamo or get romantic in Lake Como, you can find the best car hire at Milan Linate Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Milan Linate Airport
There are ten car hire companies with desks at Milan Linate Airport: Sicily by Car, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europecar, Hertz, Locauto, Maggiore, Sixt and Thrifty. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Milan Linate Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is an Eni garage located just 3 minutes by car from Milan Linate Airport. Head east from the airport, keep left, turn left and the petrol station will be on the left hand side.
Driving around Milan Linate Airport
Milan Linate Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. The main motorways linking Milan to the rest of Italy are the A1 Autostrada del Sole (Highway of the Sun), that links Milan to Bologna, Florence, Rome and Naples; the A4 Westbound to Turin, the Western Alps and France, the A4 Eastbound to Bergamo, Verona, Padua and Venice, and onward to Slovenia, the 7, to Genoa, the A8, (Highway of the Lakes) to Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and the rest of Switzerland and the A50, A51 and A52 that form a ringroad around Milan.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Milan Linate Airport. Also, you can check out our guide on what to do in Milan.
This vast, shimmering blue lake in the foothills of the Alps is the centrepiece for a handful of beautiful and very lucky nearby villages including Como, Menaggio, Bellagio & Varenna. This gem of a lake is where locals come to be surrounded by nature, to swim and sail and cycle, to have romantic lakeside strolls in the sunshine, or eat mouth-watering local dishes in the wonderful cafes and restaurants that hide in the surrounding villages. What could be better?
It takes an hour and forty minutes to reach Lake Como from Milan Linate Airport. Tae the S14 from the airport then get on the A51. Take the A52 and then the A9 towards Lake Como and continue on the SS34 following signs to the lake.
Beautiful Bergamo hides a wealth of art and medieval, renaissance and baroque architecture. With spectacular views across Southern Italian landscapes, Bergamo is utterly beguiling. The hilltop part of Bergamo is a maze of cobbled winding streets and ancient Venetian walls with cute cafes and restaurants and outdoor markets and one of the loveliest walkable centres in Italy. The Alta or upper town of Bergamo is steep and narrow and climbs high into the hills. A funicular makes it easy to reach while the Bassa or lower town is where neoclassical meets Mussolini in its architecture and where there is some exquisite shopping to be done.
Bergamo is just 40 minutes from Milan Linate Airport. Get on the S14 and take the A51 from this road. Follow the A51 to the A4 and exit for Bergamo. Follow signs for the city centre.
This unique Italian city is steeped in history, spectacular architecture and has one of the best reputations for shopping in the world! From cutting edge and contemporary to medieval and Roman, Milan’s buildings, fashions, food and culture represent the best of both worlds. Stunning hidden courtyards are as magical to see as the Piazza del Duomo and Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Well heeled neighbourhoods ooze sophistication with designer boutiques and outstanding fine art while the pizza and gelato in Milan has to be some of the best in the country.
It takes just 30 minutes to reach Milan by car from the airport. Get on the SP14 then take the A51 towards Milan. Continue on the Corso Lodi and follow signs to the city centre.
A congestion charge is in operation in the centre of Milan. So before you drive into the centre you are required to purchase and activate an entrance ticket. This can be bought from parking meters, newsagents, tobacconists and costs €5. The charge is operational on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 7.30am to 7.30pm hours, and Thursday from 7.30am to 6pm hours. On street parking in Milan is charged from Monday to Friday from 8am to 8 or 11pm depending on the area and costs €1-1.40 for an hour. Car parks in Milan cost from €5.00 for the first two hours then €1.50 per hour after. Public Transport Companies offer parking close the metro stations of MM1, MM2 and MM3 on the outskirts of the city and cost €2.10 per day. Some hotels in Milan also offer free parking.
Prices subject to change