Car Hire at Milan Malpensa Airport
This information is correct as of October 2015
Whether you want to indulge in designer shopping in Milan, see sweeping views from Bergamo or chill out by the beautiful Lake Como, you can find the best car hire at Milan Malpensa Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Milan Malpensa Airport
There are eleven car hire companies with desks at Milan Malpensa Airport: Sicily by Car, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europecar, Hertz, Locauto, Maggiore, Sixt, Thrifty and Gold Car. 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 Malpensa Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is an ESSO garage located just 14 minutes by car from Milan Malpensa Airport. Take the SS336 form the airport and exit at the SS341. Follow this towards the SP40 and the petrol station will be on the left hand side.
Driving around Milan Malpensa Airport
Milan Malpensa 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 Malpensa Airport.
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 less than an hour and a half to reach Lake Como from Milan Malpensa Airport. Take the SS336 from the airport and get on the A36 then the A9 towards Como. Take the exit for Como Nord off the A9 and follow the 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 a little over an hour by car from Milan Malpensa Airport. Take the SS336 from the airport, merge with the A8 and then take the A4 towards Bergamo. Exit for Bergamo on the A4 and follow signs for the SS42 and 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.
Milan is 5 minutes by car from Malpensa Airport. Get on the SS336 from the airport and merge with the A8. Stay in the right hand lane to take the exit for Milan and follow signs for 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