Car hire in Milan
On this page you’ll find tips and advice on renting a car in Milan, and the cheapest rental cars at guaranteed lowest price. If this is your first time renting a car in Italy, please read our general tips on car hire in the country via the link below.
Our car rental offices in Milan
- Milan Central Train Station: If you are arriving in Milan by train, there are several places to hire a car close to the station. There are six offices within short walking distance from the station. You’ll find them on Via Leptit, Via Luigi Galvani, Via Cappelini and Piazza Duca D’Aosta. All of these office have a wide selection and a large number of rental cars. Getting from the train station to other parts of Milan as well as the city’s surrounding areas is also smooth and easy.
- Central Milan: There are four car rental offices on Piazza Armando Diaz. These offices are very central. They are located within walking distance from Piazza del Duomo, which is the largest Piazza (city square) in Milan and one of the most popular places in the city. You’ll find getting out of the city from Piazza Armando Diaz very convenient.
- West Milan: Car hire is also available in west Milan. In the Lorenteggio district, you’ll find four car rental offices on Via Chinotto, Viale Aretusa and Via Romolo Gessi. These offices are in close connection to a few major roads, making it easy to get to other parts of the city.
- North Milan: There are four car rental offices in the Cagnola area in north Milan, on Viale Espanisse and Viale Certosa. Getting out of Milan to the surrounding areas is smooth and easy from these offices.
Car hire at Milan Airport
The largest airport in Milan is the Malpensa Airport (airport code: MXP), which is located about 30 miles from the city centre. This airport services most international flights. Car hire at Malpensa Airport is very easy, you’ll find all major car rental firms in Terminal 1. If you are landing in Terminal 2, hop on the free shuttle bus to Terminal 1.
Car hire at Bergamo Airport
Bergamo Airport, officially named Orio al Serio International Airport (airport code: BGY), is about an hour east of central Milan. This is a smaller airport that services some of the low-cost airlines. You’ll find the car rental firms directly in the Arrivals hall. Be aware that the opening hours for pick-up of your car might be limited during weekends. Returning your car, however, is usually possible at any time.
Where to go around Milan
Milan’s location in the North of Italy makes it an excellent starting point for excursions in the fantastic mountains of the Alps as well as the smaller, historic cities spread out in the area. Below we’ll mention some of our favourite places.
Lake Como is just an hour’s drive north of Milan. This lake is well-known for stunning location among the mountains. Besides going on a boat ride on the clear waters of the lake, you can also visity the city of Como which has many historic and famous buildings.
You’ll find the city of Pavia 22 miles south of Milan. Pavia is a famous university town with a calm and cosy atmosphere. There are many interesting churches, and the Cathedral is an impressive medieval building well worth a visit. Furthermore, the monastery of Certosa di Pavia is worth visiting. It is located just outside of Pavia and is one of the largest monasteries in all of Italy, as well as one of Pavia’s main attractions.
A little over an hour’s drive south of Milan lies Tagliolo Monferrato. This is a municipality with several cosy towns and lots to see, even if it’s just from your car window. We recommend a visit to Castello di Tagiolo, an old castle well known for its wine production.