Car Hire in Milan

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Milan Airport Malpensa
Economy
Lancia Ypsilon or comparable
Lancia Ypsilon
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GaldieriRent
£ 4.69 / per day
Milan Airport Malpensa
Mini
Peugeot 108 or comparable
Peugeot 108
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Moventur
£ 5.55 / per day
Milan Airport Malpensa
Mini Elite
Peugeot 107 or comparable
Peugeot 107
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
£ 5.84 / per day
Milan Airport Malpensa
Compact
Opel Corsa or comparable
Opel Corsa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
RentSmart24
£ 8.52 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Milan Airport Malpensa
Economy Elite
Peugeot 208 or comparable
Peugeot 208
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Felirent
£ 8.70 / per day
Milan Airport Malpensa
Intermediate
Peugeot 308 STW or comparable
Peugeot 308 STW
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Differental
£ 14.43 / per day
Milan Airport Malpensa
Compact Elite
Volkswagen Polo or comparable
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Welcome Cars
£ 14.92 / per day
Milan Linate Airport
Standard SUV
Jeep Compass or comparable
Jeep Compass
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Drivalia
£ 22.95 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 01:42 on 2024-06-09.

Travel Information

Languages
Italian
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Dialing code
+39
Average car hire price
£ 11 per day
Average car hire length
7 days
Speed limit within city centre
50 - 70 km/h or 31 - 43 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
90 - 130 km/h or 56 - 81 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Score
9.1 / 10
Average gasoline price
£ 1.57 per litre or £ 5.93 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.49 per litre or £ 5.65 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.69 per litre or £ 6.38 / 1 gallon

Why hire a car in Milan?

Capital of fashion, opera, and commerce, Milan is one of Italy’s most famous cities and the country’s largest metropolitan area. Its atmosphere might be less historic and busier than that of Venice or Florence, but there are countless landmarks and experiences to make up for that. Located at the heart of Northern Italy, Milan is also near Lake Como and many other wonderful places for day trips.

Milan

One-way Car Hire in Milan

The most popular one-way car hire options for pick up in Milan and drop off in another city include:

  • From Milan to Bergamo - 281 offers from £ 6.85 per day
  • From Milan to Rome - 322 offers from £ 6.85 per day
  • From Milan to Pisa - 127 offers from £ 6.85 per day
  • From Milan to Venice - 113 offers from £ 21.05 per day
  • From Milan to Naples - 212 offers from £ 21.05 per day

Top ways to enter Milan

  • Milan Malpensa Airport: The second-busiest in Italy, Malpensa Airport is about an hour’s drive west Milan city center.
  • 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 car right at the Milan Central Railway Station.

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.
  • Duomo. There are lots of important buildings in Milan, but unquestionably the Duomo is the most famous of them all. Also known by its full name, the Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica of the Nativity of St. Mary, the stunning Gothic church is the third-largest in the world. Many of Milan’s landmarks are located at or near Cathedral Square.
  • 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.
  • Museums. Although perhaps not as famous as those of Rome or Florence, Milan is home to a large number of high-quality museums. Naturally, there’s a wide variety of art museums and galleries, not the least of which include the Diocesan Museum, the Sforza Palace Complex, and the Museum of Twentieth Century. Other notable ones include the Archaeological Museum, Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology, and Alfa Romeo Museum which is dedicated to the works of the famous Italian carmaker.

Traffic and parking

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 day trips

For more about traveling around Italy with a rental car, check out our complete guide.

  • 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.
  • Bergamo. Milan’s smaller, slower-paced, but equally charming neighbour is one of the most popular day trip destinations in the area. Divided into the walled Upper Town and the more modern Lower Town, Bergamo is known for its scenic architecture, many museums and galleries, and quality restaurants. Depending on traffic, the drive from Milan takes between 45 and 60 minutes.
  • Lakes Como and Maggiore. The home of the rich and famous from Italy and abroad, Lake Como is another very popular place to visit on a day trip from Milan. A touch less glamorous, but equally scenic, its western neighbour, Lake Maggiore, is also not to be overlooked. The town of Arona, located on the southwest coast of the latter, is just a bit more than an hour’s drive away from Milan.
  • Lecco. Located on the eastern bank of Lake Como, the little town of Lecco is famous not only for its scenic beauty, cable cars, and hiking trails, but also for landmarks like the stunning San Nicolò Basilica, towers, bridges, the Natural History Museum, and even a planetarium. Located some 55 km (37 miles) northeast of Milan, Lecco can be traveled to in one hour by car.

Most popular cars

The most hired car in Italy is the Fiat Panda, but travelers also pick the Ford Fiesta and the Fiat 500. The most often picked 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 hire company in advance to make sure they permit 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 hire company first to make sure they permit it.
  • Parma, Modena, and Bologna. The three cities of the 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.
  • Stelvio National Park. Shared between Lombardy and Südtirol, Stelvio is the largest national park in Italy. Located in the Alps on the border with Switzerland, the national park is made up of snow-capped peaks, pristine alpine lakes, and a network of hiking trails. You can also find a wide variety of local flora and fauna like the Alpine ibex, chamois, red deer, and western capercaillies. Located about 200 km (125 miles) from Milan, the national park takes some three hours to reach from Milan. There are many places to stay in and around the park so you don’t have to rush back to the city on the same day.

Car Hire Prices in Milan

  • Convertibles - starting at £ 31 per day
  • Station wagons - starting at £ 8 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 8 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 6 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 34 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 41 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 5 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 6 per day

Money-saving tips

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

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

According to our data, prices for hiring a car in Milan fluctuate depending on the time of year. This graph displays the average hire prices in each month in order to help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day in Milan
£ 13.60
January
£ 14.46
February
£ 18.07
March
£ 20.03
April
£ 21.28
May
£ 41.94
June
£ 43.36
July
£ 35.94
August
£ 33.62
September
£ 22.73
October
£ 13.56
November
£ 20.48
December
The best month to hire a car in Milan is November (when the average price is £ 13.56 per day). This is 46% less than the yearly average and 69% less than hiring in July (when the average price is £ 43.36).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for and how much in advance you book. Simply type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

What is the usual period for which people keep their hire cars, on average, in Milan?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in July, the average renter keeps their car for 8 days, and in February, they keep their car for 6 days.
Average number of hire days in Milan
7
January
6
February
6
March
7
April
7
May
7
June
8
July
8
August
7
September
6
October
6
November
7
December

What is the most favoured month for hiring a car in Milan?

Given the number of searches made by our customers, the most popular month for car hire in Milan is July, and the least popular is November.
Popularity of Car Hire in Milan by Monthly Searches
71%
January
81%
February
82%
March
92%
April
110%
May
115%
June
132%
July
120%
August
130%
September
102%
October
63%
November
101%
December

Car Hire Information

Car hire locations 44
Airport locations 2
Popular suppliers Felirent, Drivalia, RentalPlus, Sicily By Car, Surprice
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Large cars
Lowest price £ 5 per day
Cheapest supplier GaldieriRent

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Drivalia Jeep Renegade 5 3 SUVs
Drivalia Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Felirent Fiat Panda 4 2 Small cars
Brent Toyota Aygo 5 2 Small cars
Felirent Peugeot 208 5 1 Small cars
Sicily By Car Fiat Panda 4 1 Small cars
Drivalia Fiat 500X 5 2 Medium cars
RentalPlus Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Sicily By Car Peugeot 208 5 2 Small cars
RentSmart24 Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Lithuania
Volkswagen Golf
26 April 2024
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United Kingdom
Opel Astra
26 April 2024
Amazing part of the world from mountains and snow to the sea and sunshine. City's are amazing but watch out for ZTL's... and a few death wish local drivers. Coffee is cheap but the food can become tedious though had some great all you can eat sushi. English is widely spoken and generally people are happy to help.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen T-Roc
19 February 2024
Lake di garda was amazing and everything else
United Kingdom
Jeep Renegade
24 January 2024
Ski in Cervina, great resort and links to Zermatt
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
23 September 2023
17 days touring the amazing sites of Northern Italy, from the Alps, Lake Como, Venice, Florence and the West Coast if Cinque Terra and Lucca. Beautiful country
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United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
19 September 2023
Italy - why say more...
United Kingdom
Fiat 500X
19 September 2023
Go to Venice!
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
15 September 2023
Great trip to all the main Italian Lakes
United Kingdom
Seat Arona
12 September 2023
Drove to rimini to see MOTO GP motorbike race
United Kingdom
Fiat 500X
5 September 2023
First family holiday.
United Kingdom
Skoda Scala
4 September 2023
Pleasant holiday around the Italian Lakes
United Kingdom
Opel Corsa
26 August 2023
We rented a car for 1 week going from milan malapensa to lake Garda and thanks to very economic Skoda fabia we didn’t spend much on fuel 😉 travel around the lake was very convenient to see a lot of beautiful places 😍
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United Kingdom
Fiat 500X
22 August 2023
We did a mountain holiday with plenty of Trekking and sightseeing visits in Piedmont at the border with France
Israel
Fiat Panda
5 August 2023
The lakes are amazing!
United Kingdom
Opel Karl
19 July 2023
Very good for renting when visiting lake garda.
United Kingdom
Opel Corsa
18 July 2023
Lake Como is beautiful and worth the drive up
United Kingdom
Skoda Octavia STW
18 July 2023
Enjoyed sightseeing and restaurants. Laid back holiday.
United Kingdom
Citroen C3 Aircross
25 June 2023
Dolomites walkers paradise
United Kingdom
Jeep Renegade
4 June 2023
Beautiful location (Lake Como) for my daughters wedding.
United Kingdom
Audi A3 Sportback
8 May 2023
Great service with car - thanks
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
17 April 2023
Explored lakes and cities.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500L
27 February 2023
Efficient transfer
United Kingdom
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso
25 February 2023
A great ski trip to Bormio
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
30 January 2023
skiing in france
United Kingdom
Fiat 500L
4 January 2023
Aosta was a great base to access the local ski resorts from and it had a very nice feel to it with many small bars and restaurants that were very reasonably priced.
United Kingdom
Jeep Renegade
6 September 2022
Nice to spend some family time and the keep provided was the perfect car for the trip - thank you
United Kingdom
Lancia Ypsilon
28 August 2022
Good service. Complicated walk to find car.
United Kingdom
Lancia Ypsilon
13 August 2022
Lake maggiore! Stunning, and nice easy roads to drive on.
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
28 May 2022
I have to each time I go to Italy.
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
5 August 2021
very efficient, clear communication and straight forward process from pick up to drop off. All you need when hiring a car. thankyou
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Felirent
8.8 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Surprice
5.4 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
300
Total rental companies
48
Average daily price
£ 10.71
Lowest daily price
£ 4.69
Total cars available
3567

Top 48 Suppliers in Milan in 2024

Felirent
Felirent
Very good 8.8 / 819 reviews
2 locations
£ 7 - £ 756
RentalPlus
RentalPlus
Very good 8.8 / 765 reviews
2 locations
£ 8 - £ 476
Locauto
Locauto
Very good 8.7 / 481 reviews
7 locations
£ 24 - £ 131
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.7 / 153 reviews
3 locations
£ 26 - £ 98
RentSmart24
RentSmart24
Very good 8.6 / 460 reviews
2 locations
£ 9 - £ 24
Centauro
Centauro
Very good 8.5 / 454 reviews
1 location
£ 36 - £ 78
Moventur
Moventur
Very good 8.4 / 242 reviews
2 locations
£ 6 - £ 54
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.4 / 44 reviews
9 locations
£ 23 - £ 254
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Very good 8.2 / 1,437 reviews
4 locations
£ 24 - £ 197
Ciao Rent Car
Ciao Rent Car
Very good 8.2 / 168 reviews
2 locations
£ 14 - £ 315
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.1 / 98 reviews
8 locations
£ 25 - £ 148
Welcome Cars
Welcome Cars
Very good 8 / 5 reviews
2 locations
£ 8 - £ 23
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.9 / 30 reviews
19 locations
£ 16 - £ 78
Clarent
Clarent
Good 7.9 / 12 reviews
2 locations
£ 32 - £ 173
SIXT
SIXT
Good 7.8 / 206 reviews
6 locations
£ 47 - £ 494
Keddy
Keddy
Good 7.8 / 189 reviews
7 locations
£ 27 - £ 76
Differental
Differental
Good 7.8 / 183 reviews
2 locations
£ 7 - £ 148
National
National
Good 7.8 / 6 reviews
3 locations
£ 34 - £ 150
Flizzr
Flizzr
Good 7.8
4 locations
£ 40 - £ 84
Goldcar
Goldcar
Good 7.7 / 358 reviews
1 location
£ 7 - £ 32
Maggiore
Maggiore
Good 7.7 / 291 reviews
12 locations
£ 23 - £ 186
Target Rent
Target Rent
Good 7.7 / 35 reviews
2 locations
£ 11 - £ 14
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.7 / 28 reviews
13 locations
£ 29 - £ 92
Italy Best Rent
Italy Best Rent
Good 7.7 / 17 reviews
1 location
£ 27 - £ 258
Avis
Avis
Good 7.7 / 16 reviews
13 locations
£ 34 - £ 193
YES YOU RENT
YES YOU RENT
Good 7.7 / 6 reviews
1 location
£ 26 - £ 42
Key'n Go
Key'n Go
Good 7.7 / 4 reviews
1 location
£ 27 - £ 32
SRC Rent Car
SRC Rent Car
Good 7.7 / 2 reviews
1 location
£ 19 - £ 31
WheeGo
WheeGo
Good 7.7
1 location
£ 22 - £ 202
ACARENT
ACARENT
Good 7.6 / 232 reviews
2 locations
£ 8 - £ 279
Fourwheels Renting
Fourwheels Renting
Good 7.6 / 7 reviews
3 locations
£ 57 - £ 1180
Liigu
Liigu
Good 7.6
1 location
£ 27 - £ 34
Savalan Rent Car
Savalan Rent Car
Good 7.6
1 location
£ 31 - £ 79
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 7.5 / 63 reviews
3 locations
£ 13 - £ 22
OTOQ
OTOQ
Good 7.5 / 1 review
2 locations
£ 18 - £ 94
Budget
Budget
Good 7.4 / 39 reviews
10 locations
£ 33 - £ 187
GaldieriRent
GaldieriRent
Good 7.3 / 217 reviews
1 location
£ 5 - £ 13
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7.2 / 19 reviews
20 locations
£ 17 - £ 92
Drivalia
Drivalia
Good 7.1 / 1,302 reviews
11 locations
£ 14 - £ 107
Ok Mobility
Ok Mobility
Good 7.1 / 585 reviews
2 locations
£ 31 - £ 242
Autovia
Autovia
Good 7.1 / 192 reviews
3 locations
£ 15 - £ 230
Ecovia
Ecovia
Good 7 / 438 reviews
3 locations
£ 14 - £ 230
Noleggiare
Noleggiare
Satisfactory 6.9 / 828 reviews
3 locations
£ 17 - £ 827
Firefly
Firefly
Satisfactory 6.9 / 9 reviews
2 locations
Brent
Brent
Satisfactory 6.8 / 607 reviews
3 locations
£ 7 - £ 33
Italy Car Rent
Italy Car Rent
Satisfactory 6.7 / 97 reviews
1 location
£ 17 - £ 85
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Satisfactory 6.7 / 83 reviews
2 locations
£ 10 - £ 28
Surprice
Surprice
Poor 5.4 / 650 reviews
4 locations
£ 6 - £ 127
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