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Car Hire in Milan

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Milan Airport Malpensa
Mini
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
£ 8.14 per day
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Milan Airport Malpensa
Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Centauro
£ 8.78 per day
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Milan Central Railway Station
Mini
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Brent
£ 8.86 per day
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Milan Airport Malpensa
Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Centauro
£ 9.73 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Milan Airport Malpensa
Economy
Ford Fiesta or comparable
Ford Fiesta
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Centauro
£ 10.54 / per day
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Milan Central Railway Station
Compact
Renault Captur or comparable
Renault Captur
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Brent
£ 11.46 / per day
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Milan Airport Malpensa
Compact
Ford Focus or comparable
Ford Focus
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Centauro
£ 11.70 / per day
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Milan Airport Malpensa
Compact
Ford Focus or comparable
Ford Focus
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Centauro
£ 12.97 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 03:18 on 2021-08-04.

Travel Information

Language
Italian
Currency
EUR
Dialing code
39
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
70 - 90 km/h
43 - 56 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why hire a car in Milan?

Hiring 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

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 £ 6.93 per day
  • From Milan to Rome - 322 offers from £ 6.93 per day
  • From Milan to Pisa - 127 offers from £ 6.93 per day
  • From Milan to Venice - 113 offers from £ 21.30 per day
  • From Milan to Naples - 212 offers from £ 21.30 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.

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.
  • 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 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

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

  • 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.
  • 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 hire types and 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

  • Station wagons - starting at £ 48 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 61 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 32 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - starting at £ 86 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 24 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 40 per day

How can I save money on my hire car?

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.

Top 18 Cities near Milan

  1. 462.8 km / 287.5 miles away
  2. Bari starting at £ 7.69 per day
    790.8 km / 491.4 miles away
  3. 659.8 km / 410.0 miles away
  4. Bologna starting at £ 8.35 per day
    197.0 km / 122.4 miles away
  5. Venice starting at £ 12.46 per day
    238.5 km / 148.2 miles away
  6. Bergamo starting at £ 15.82 per day
    44.2 km / 27.5 miles away
  7. Florence starting at £ 8.80 per day
    245.9 km / 152.8 miles away
  8. Brindisi starting at £ 9.24 per day
    891.4 km / 553.9 miles away
  9. Turin starting at £ 20.29 per day
    128.0 km / 79.5 miles away
  10. Lamezia Terme starting at £ 9.24 per day
    934.2 km / 580.5 miles away
  11. 235.0 km / 146.0 miles away
  12. Verona starting at £ 12.20 per day
    140.8 km / 87.5 miles away
  13. Pescara starting at £ 7.65 per day
    525.1 km / 326.3 miles away
  14. Genoa starting at £ 12.59 per day
    121.0 km / 75.2 miles away
  15. Treviso starting at £ 11.44 per day
    236.2 km / 146.8 miles away
  16. 973.2 km / 604.7 miles away
  17. Bolzano starting at £ 14.86 per day
    199.1 km / 123.7 miles away
  18. Trieste starting at £ 7.70 per day
    336.6 km / 209.2 miles away

Top 19 Destinations around Milan

  1. Milan Via Canonica starting at £ 20.29 per day
  2. Milan Fieramilanocity starting at £ 15.61 per day
    1.5 km / 0.9 miles away
  3. Milan Duomo starting at £ 15.61 per day
    2.3 km / 1.4 miles away
  4. Milan Viale Espinasse starting at £ 19.93 per day
    2.9 km / 1.8 miles away
  5. Milan Lorenteggio starting at £ 19.93 per day
    4.2 km / 2.6 miles away
  6. Milan Viale Umbria starting at £ 19.93 per day
    4.7 km / 2.9 miles away
  7. Milan Porta Romana starting at £ 15.61 per day
    5.2 km / 3.3 miles away
  8. Milan Via Carnia starting at £ 15.61 per day
    5.4 km / 3.3 miles away
  9. Milan Corvetto starting at £ 14.12 per day
    6.1 km / 3.8 miles away
  10. Milan Vigentino starting at £ 15.53 per day
    6.1 km / 3.8 miles away
  11. Milan Sesto San Giovanni starting at £ 20.29 per day
    6.8 km / 4.2 miles away
  12. Milan Pero starting at £ 20.29 per day
    7.5 km / 4.7 miles away
  13. Milan Assago starting at £ 20.29 per day
    7.9 km / 4.9 miles away
  14. Milan Airport Linate starting at £ 9.24 per day
    9.3 km / 5.8 miles away
  15. Milan Via Conte Suardi starting at £ 15.61 per day
    9.9 km / 6.2 miles away
  16. Milan San Donato Milanese starting at £ 20.29 per day
    11.1 km / 6.9 miles away
  17. Milan Pioltello starting at £ 20.29 per day
    11.7 km / 7.3 miles away
  18. Garbagnate Milanese starting at £ 32.98 per day
    12.8 km / 7.9 miles away
  19. Milan Cassina de Pecchi starting at £ 20.87 per day
    15.4 km / 9.6 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in Milan?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Milanfluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Milan
£ 19.42
January
£ 50.28
February
£ 28.46
March
£ 37.95
April
£ 26.74
May
£ 59.97
June
£ 42.27
July
£ 30.79
August
£ 30.34
September
£ 36.71
October
£ 36.67
November
£ 36.67
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Milan is January with prices starting at £ 19.42 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is June with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 59.97. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 36. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

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

Hirers picking up a car in Milan keep them for an average of 10 days during in September, while those picking up their cars in May keep them for an average of 6.
Average Hire Length in Milan
7
January
7
February
7
March
7
April
6
May
7
June
7
July
6
August
10
September
7
October
6
November
6
December

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

While travellers visit Milan year-round, the most popular month for hiring a car is May, and the least popular is October.
Popularity of Car Hire in Milan by Monthly Searches
101%
January
112%
February
107%
March
109%
April
134%
May
111%
June
133%
July
111%
August
79%
September
32%
October
84%
November
85%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Sicily By Car Fiat Panda 5 1 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Maggiore Lancia Ypsilon 5 1 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Renault Clio 4 2 Small cars
Centauro Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Sicily By Car Fiat 500X 5 3 Medium cars
Brent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Brent Toyota Aygo 5 2 Small cars
Brent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars

Top 24 Hire Companies in Milan in 2021

Interrent
Interrent
Remarkable 9.5
+390645229545
Malpensa Terminal 1 Malpensa - Terminal 1 - MXP T1 21010 Ferno VA
Working hours
Mon:09:00-19:00
Tue:09:00-19:00
Wed:09:00-19:00
Thu:09:00-19:00
Fri:09:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-19:00
Sun:09:00-19:00
National
National
Remarkable 9.2
+390267075767
Via Giovanni Battista Pirelli, 15 20124 Milano MI
Enterprise
Enterprise
Remarkable 9.2
+390267075767
Via Giovanni Battista Pirelli, 15, 20124 Milano MI
Locauto
Locauto
Remarkable 9
+390267075767
Via Giovanni Battista Pirelli, 15, 20124 Milano
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Remarkable 9
+390270104072
Viale Brianza 35 c/o Central parking - Garage Brianza
Target Rent
Target Rent
Outstanding 8.9
+390239541842
Via Giovan Battista Pergolesi, 18/20
Working hours
Mon:09:00-21:00
Tue:09:00-21:00
Wed:09:00-21:00
Thu:09:00-21:00
Fri:09:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-21:00
Sun:09:00-21:00
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Outstanding 8.8
+390267490342 / +393457313588
Via Vittor Pisani, 7, 20124 Milano MI
Working hours
Mon:09:00-12:59; 15:00-17:59
Tue:09:00-12:59; 15:00-17:59
Wed:09:00-12:59; 15:00-17:59
Thu:09:00-12:59; 15:00-17:59
Fri:09:00-12:59; 15:00-17:59
Sat:09:00-12:59; 15:00-17:59
Centauro
Centauro
Outstanding 8.8
+3903311133174 / +390683662959
SP52, 5, 21010 Vizzola Ticino VA
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.7
+390294757979
Via Flavio Baracchini, 1, 20122 Milano MI
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.7
+390267075767
Via Giovanni Battista Pirelli, 15, 20124 Milano MI
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.6
+390254123371
Viale Umbria, 18, 20135 Milano MI, Italy
Working hours
Mon:14:30-18:00
Tue:14:30-18:00
Wed:14:30-18:00
Thu:14:30-18:00
Fri:14:30-18:00
Sat:08:30-12:00
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.6
+390254123371
Viale Umbria, 18, 20135 Milano MI, Italy
Working hours
Mon:14:30-18:00
Tue:14:30-18:00
Wed:14:30-18:00
Thu:14:30-18:00
Fri:14:30-18:00
Sat:08:30-12:00
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
+390226921911
Via Conte Suardi 96
Working hours
Mon:08:30-12:30; 14:00-18:00
Tue:08:30-12:30; 14:00-18:00
Wed:08:30-12:30; 14:00-18:00
Thu:08:30-12:30; 14:00-18:00
Fri:08:30-12:30; 14:00-18:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
0226921911
Via Conte Suardi 96
Working hours
Mon:08:30-12:30; 14:00-18:00
Tue:08:30-12:30; 14:00-18:00
Wed:08:30-12:30; 14:00-18:00
Thu:08:30-12:30; 14:00-18:00
Fri:08:30-12:30; 14:00-18:00
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.5
+390267075767
Via G B Pirelli 15
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
Noleggiare
Noleggiare
Outstanding 8.2
+393423885691
c/o Stazione Centrale Milano -Galleria delle Carrozze- Piazza Duca d'Aosta, 1
Working hours
Mon:08:30-20:00
Tue:08:30-20:00
Wed:08:30-20:00
Thu:08:30-20:00
Fri:08:30-20:00
Sat:08:30-20:00
Sun:08:30-20:00
Ecovia
Ecovia
Outstanding 8.1
+393201992806
Piazza 4 Novembre n.2 c/o Rent a Car Hall, 20124 Milano
Ok Rent A Car
Ok Rent A Car
Outstanding 8.1
+393495997457
Via del Gregge, 220, 21015 Lonate Pozzolo VA
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Outstanding 8
+390223186669
Via Soperga 20, Milano, 20127
Working hours
Mon:08:00-19:01
Tue:08:00-19:01
Wed:08:00-19:01
Thu:08:00-19:01
Fri:08:00-19:01
Sat:08:00-14:01
Interrent
Interrent
Great 7.8
+390689830777
Via Vittorio Veneto, 87
Goldcar
Goldcar
Great 7.4
+390645209634
Malpensa - Terminal 1 - MXP T1, 21010 Ferno VA
Working hours
Mon:09:00-19:00
Tue:09:00-19:00
Wed:09:00-19:00
Thu:09:00-19:00
Fri:09:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-19:00
Sun:09:00-19:00
RightCars
RightCars
Great 7
Rhodium
Rhodium
Great 7
+390645209634
Goldcar, Malpensa - Terminal 1 - MXP T1, 21010 Ferno VA
Working hours
Mon:09:00-19:00
Tue:09:00-19:00
Wed:09:00-19:00
Thu:09:00-19:00
Fri:09:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-19:00
Sun:09:00-19:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Great 7
+34902360636 / +8778223872
Via del Gregge, 220, 21015 Lonate Pozzolo VA, Italy
Working hours
Mon:10:00-18:00
Tue:10:00-18:00
Wed:10:00-18:00
Thu:10:00-18:00
Fri:10:00-18:00
Sat:10:00-18:00
Sun:10:00-18:00
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