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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Milan Airport Malpensa Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$2.84 / per day
Milan Airport Malpensa Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$2.86 / per day
Milan Airport Malpensa Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$2.89 / per day
Milan Airport Malpensa Car Rental
Mini
Peugeot 108 or similar
Peugeot 108
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Interrent
$3.04 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Milan Airport Malpensa Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Interrent
$3.06 / per day
Milan Airport Malpensa Car Rental
Mini
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$3.24 / per day
Milan Airport Malpensa Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Rhodium
$3.74 / per day
Milan Airport Malpensa Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Centauro
$4.84 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Our Customers Reviews

October 7, 2018
We drove to the Italian lakes which was very peaceful, though signs for the speed limit are few and far between.
September 5, 2018
I rent the car in Milano Linate arriving to the train station, it tooks me 50 mins to go there because there is no direct line with public transports.
August 30, 2018
We drove around northern Italy, many towns require to register your license number so you can legally drive in the area, it is good to know that and get the permit
August 15, 2018
Driving south through the Autostrada del Sole is am amazing way to experience Italy. One must be aware of the high tolls and traffic times but besides that a sure pleasurable experience.
August 2, 2018
Milan - not necessarily need a car but we drove to the lakes which was nice to have a car for. The road is nice to drive, stress free and fun.
July 20, 2018
Place is really really good and hiring car gives you flexibility to move around and do better planning.
July 3, 2018
Renting a car is very necessary UNLESS you ONLY want to visit major cities Milan, Florence, Rome... where you can take a direct Train. Otherwise there is no other way to get around. In the Tuscany area parking is a real bitch, especially in the walled cities like Montalcino, Sienna, San Gimignano so PACK Light. have a nap sack that you can put one or two days clothes and personals in and leave the suitcase in the trunk.
June 8, 2018
Plan where to park. Milan, like a lot of European cities, towns & villages, were originally built for horses, carriages & mules. Not a lot of extra room to park. On the outskirts of Milan, where modern vehicle planning was executed, it is not a big deal.

Travel information

Language
Italian,
German,
French
Currency
EUR
Country code
+39
Average car rental length
5 days
Economy car rental price
$33.76 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
70 - 90 km/h
43 - 56 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why rent a car in Milan?

Renting a car in Milan is a great idea. Having your own ride will let you explore this large city, as well as to travel to many other interesting destinations in Northern Italy.

Milan Car Rental

Top ways to enter Milan

  • Milan Malpensa Airport: Second busiest in Italy, Malpensa Airport is about an hour’s drive west Milan city center, and offer some of the most stunning views right before the landing.
  • Bergamo Airport: Located in the nearby town of Bergamo, this airport is an hour’s drive east of Milan and is favored by many low-cost carriers.
  • Milan Linate Airport: The smallest of the three international airports in the Milan area, Linate is also the one that is the closest to the city center.
  • By rail: If you’re arriving in Milan by train, you can conveniently pick up a rental car right at the Milan Central Railway Station.

Useful city facts

  • Milan Region is the most densely populated part of Italy. The Milan metropolitan area, also known as Grande Milano, has more than 8 million people living in it.
  • Winters in Milan can be quite cold, with occasional snowfall. In summer, humidity levels are high and peak temperatures can reach temperatures above 35 °C (95 °F).

Top destinations and activities

  • Milan Cathedral. Duomo is the most famous building of Milan and the heart of the city, located right next to countless other landmarks.
  • The historic center. Centro Storico area is right next to Duomo and is the reason from where Milan gets its posh reputation as Galleria Vittorio Emanuele shopping arcade, Teatro Alla Scala opera house, as well as many restaurants, fashion boutiques, and art galleries are located there.
  • Sempione Park. Milan has several beautiful parks and gardens, but Parco Sempione is perhaps the most famous one, both because it is the largest and because it houses the renaissance Sforza Castle and its museum with artworks by Da Vinci and Michelangelo.

Traffic and parking tips

The speed limit in cities is 50 km/h, although in certain areas the speed limit may be reduced to 30 km/h. 

Main highways are limited to 130 km/h, non-major highways to 110 km/h, and local roads to 90 km/h. During the rain the limits are respectively lowered to 110 km/h, 100 km/h, and 80 km/h. The general speed limit is lowered to 50 km/h during heavy fog or other cases of bad visibility.

The insurance and car documentation needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.

If you’re the driver, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.

The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.00% for novice drivers. Being over the allowed limit can result in hefty fines and even imprisonment. 

The emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112.

Toll roads

There are numerous toll roads in Italy. The exact fee depends on the route of your choice and the type of a vehicle. See the official Italian toll road website for more information. Use the website’s toll road calculator to find out exactly how much you’ll have to pay for using the toll roads on your planned route. 

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Bergamo. Just 60 km (42 mi) from the city center, Milan’s smaller, but equally charming neighbor offers the walled Upper City, great restaurants, and countless museums and galleries.
  • Turin. About 2 hours drive west of Milan, the capital of Piedmont Region and Italy’s fourth largest city, Turin is sometimes considered Milan’s friendly rival. It offers stunning architecture, interesting history, and perhaps a tad more relaxed atmosphere.
  • Lake Maggiore. The town of Arona, located on the southwest coast of this picturesque lake, is just a bit more than an hour’s drive away from Milan.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Italy is the Fiat Panda, but travelers also pick the Ford Fiesta and the Fiat 500. The most often picked rental car types are economy, mini, and compact. 

Further destinations

  • Switzerland. Closer to Milan than Rome and Venice, Switzerland is a great nearby destination full of dramatic mountain scenery and cozy little valley towns. Start in the Italian-speaking region of Ticino, then proceed to Geneva in the west or Davos and the many national parks in the east. Note that if you’re coming from Milan to Switzerland, you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it.
  • Provence. France’s picturesque coastal stretch is just a three and a half hour drive southeast of Milan. Visit Mediterranean towns like Nice, Cannes, and Marseille, and make time for a short stop in Monaco, the affluent microstate that’ll be on the way. Note that if you’re coming from Milan to France, you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it.
  • Parma, Modena, and Bologna. The three cities of Emilia-Romagna region are located next to the same national highway, and each make an equally interesting travel destination thanks to a unique history, architecture, and culinary traditions.

How can I save money on my rental car?

These are the things you can do to get the best possible rental deal in Milan:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Milan is the cheapest in January when renting a car is about 45% cheaper than the yearly average and 68% cheaper than renting a car in June.

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Milan?

Car rental prices in Milan vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Milan
$25.76
January
$66.70
February
$31.12
March
$56.95
April
$35.47
May
$79.55
June
$56.08
July
$40.84
August
$40.25
September
$36.12
October
$48.64
November
$48.64
December
The best month to rent a car in Milan is January (when prices for an Economy class start from $25.76). This is 45% cheaper than the yearly average and 68% cheaper than renting in June (when rental prices start at $79.55 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Milan?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in April, travelers rent a car for an average of 18 days, in August, the average rental period is 6 days.
Average Rental Length in Milan
7
January
7
February
7
March
18
April
8
May
7
June
7
July
6
August
10
September
6
October
6
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Milan?

While travelers visit Milan year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is July, and the least popular is October.
Milan Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
102%
January
113%
February
90%
March
100%
April
110%
May
112%
June
134%
July
112%
August
80%
September
77%
October
85%
November
86%
December

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Lecce Car Rentals from $26.34 per day
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Top 5 Locations near Milan

Top 13 Best Milan Suppliers in 2019

Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.2
00390258580333
APT MALPENSA 2000 TERMINAL 1, LONATE POZZOLO
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Exceptional 9
0039 3316397220 / 0039 0331 231435
SS. 336 Km8+500 Cardano al campo (VA)
Centauro
Centauro
Excellent 8.8
0039 03 311 133 174 / 0039 0683 662 959
Via del Barchello, 1, 21019 Somma Lombardo VA
Locauto
Locauto
Excellent 8.7
0039 0 258 580 333
Malpensa Terminal 1, Aeroporto, 21010 Ferno
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+390274869200
MALPENSA APT-TERMINAL 1
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+39025858621
MALPENSA APT-TERMINAL 1
JoyRent
JoyRent
Excellent 8.6
0039 033 123 0820 / 0039 393 818 4018
Via Don Andrea Sacconago 2, Vizzola Ticino
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Excellent 8.5
0039 0258 581 048
APT Malpensa, 21010 Ferno VA
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.4
00390258580333
APT MALPENSA 2000 TERMINAL 1, LONATE POZZOLO
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
0039 0 645 229 545
Terminal 1, Aeroporto di Milano-Malpensa, 21010 Ferno VA
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.4
0039 3 485 739 956 / 0039 3 311 820 322
Via Caproni, 3, 21019 Somma Lombardo VA
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.4
0034 965 233 425; +39 064 520 96 34
On-Airport. Ufficio Terminal Arrivi
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.3
0034 965 233 425; +39 064 520 96 34
On-Airport. Ufficio Terminal Arrivi

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