Car Hire in Milan
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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.
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.
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.
- 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
462.8 km / 287.5 miles away
Bari starting at £ 7.69 per day790.8 km / 491.4 miles away
659.8 km / 410.0 miles away
Bologna starting at £ 8.35 per day197.0 km / 122.4 miles away
Venice starting at £ 12.46 per day238.5 km / 148.2 miles away
Bergamo starting at £ 15.82 per day44.2 km / 27.5 miles away
Florence starting at £ 8.80 per day245.9 km / 152.8 miles away
Brindisi starting at £ 9.24 per day891.4 km / 553.9 miles away
Turin starting at £ 20.29 per day128.0 km / 79.5 miles away
Lamezia Terme starting at £ 9.24 per day934.2 km / 580.5 miles away
235.0 km / 146.0 miles away
Verona starting at £ 12.20 per day140.8 km / 87.5 miles away
Pescara starting at £ 7.65 per day525.1 km / 326.3 miles away
Genoa starting at £ 12.59 per day121.0 km / 75.2 miles away
Treviso starting at £ 11.44 per day236.2 km / 146.8 miles away
973.2 km / 604.7 miles away
Bolzano starting at £ 14.86 per day199.1 km / 123.7 miles away
Trieste starting at £ 7.70 per day336.6 km / 209.2 miles away
Top 19 Destinations around Milan
Milan Via Canonica starting at £ 20.29 per day
Milan Fieramilanocity starting at £ 15.61 per day1.5 km / 0.9 miles away
Milan Duomo starting at £ 15.61 per day2.3 km / 1.4 miles away
Milan Viale Espinasse starting at £ 19.93 per day2.9 km / 1.8 miles away
Milan Lorenteggio starting at £ 19.93 per day4.2 km / 2.6 miles away
Milan Viale Umbria starting at £ 19.93 per day4.7 km / 2.9 miles away
Milan Porta Romana starting at £ 15.61 per day5.2 km / 3.3 miles away
Milan Via Carnia starting at £ 15.61 per day5.4 km / 3.3 miles away
Milan Corvetto starting at £ 14.12 per day6.1 km / 3.8 miles away
Milan Vigentino starting at £ 15.53 per day6.1 km / 3.8 miles away
Milan Sesto San Giovanni starting at £ 20.29 per day6.8 km / 4.2 miles away
Milan Pero starting at £ 20.29 per day7.5 km / 4.7 miles away
Milan Assago starting at £ 20.29 per day7.9 km / 4.9 miles away
Milan Airport Linate starting at £ 9.24 per day9.3 km / 5.8 miles away
Milan Via Conte Suardi starting at £ 15.61 per day9.9 km / 6.2 miles away
Milan San Donato Milanese starting at £ 20.29 per day11.1 km / 6.9 miles away
Milan Pioltello starting at £ 20.29 per day11.7 km / 7.3 miles away
Garbagnate Milanese starting at £ 32.98 per day12.8 km / 7.9 miles away
Milan Cassina de Pecchi starting at £ 20.87 per day15.4 km / 9.6 miles away
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Most Popular Car Hire Models
|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|