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Car hire in Milan

Car hire in Milan

Hiring a car in Milan is simple, use the search box to your left, enter the name of the airport or place you want to pick up your hire car from and Expedia will help you compare the prices of small, medium and large cars so that you can find the cheapest car hire deals in Milan. Alternatively, below you can check out some of the great deals on car hire we currently have for Milan.

Driving in Milan

Milan is the capital of the Italian region of Lombardy but is also seen as a capital for both fashion and design. The city combines an historic centre, ringed by crumbling Spanish walls, with more modern outskirts that sprawl into the surrounding countryside.

Car hire in Milan is the perfect way to explore this cosmopolitan metropolis. Despite the many modern aspects associated with Milan, it is in fact a very ancient city. Founded all the way back in the 2nd century BC, sadly though few remains are left from Milan's early days.

Milan is a great example of an Italian city embracing the modern world whilst also maintaining its rich history. As with many Italian cities, the city's heart is a central piazza. The Piazza del Duomo is Milan's central square and is surrounded by many beautiful and important buildings.

By renting a car, visitors will not only be able to enjoy the impressive architecture within the city limits but also explore beyond into the region of Lombardy. Lake Como, located north of the city, is a popular destination and is a manageable distance from the city centre.

Get the most out of Milan by renting a car and experience all this thriving Italian city has to offer. Book your holiday today!

Cheap Car Hire at Milan Airport

Milan International Airport is Milan Malpensa and is Milan's largest airport. One of 3 major airports in the metropolitan area of Milan, Malpensa serves over 18 million passengers annually, Milan busy tourism and fashion industry is fuelled by Europe's 21st busiest airport.

Flying into Milan Airport brings visitors within touching distance of the city centre. Located less than 40 km from the heart of Milan, those tourists who rent a car will quickly find themselves in centre of Milan. The most direct route will take visitors along the A8 and should take roughly an hour depending on traffic. A helpful hint, this stretch of motorway does include tolls so travellers should ensure that they have adequate change in the vehicle. However, those tourists planning to do a lot of driving may want to ask the relevant car rental company about obtaining a toll pass that will expedite most journeys, and could also save money.

When deciding on renting a car from Milan International Airport, visitors will be spoiled for choice. All the major car hire companies tourists would expect to see have locations at the airport. There are also a number of car rental locations in the city itself, adding to the convenience that hiring a car provides. Avis, Europcar and easyCar, to name only a few, will be able to provide cheap car hire in Milan.

Car rental also allows tourists to select the best vehicle for their journey. Car hire companies in Milan have extensive fleets of vehicles and will provide the perfect car to meet every need. Tourists looking to blend in with the fashionable Milan crowd may want to rent a car that reflects the stylish surroundings. Alternatively, a reliable family car for day trips in and around the city may be more appropriate. No matter the need, car hire companies in Milan will be able to satisfy every requirement.

Discovering the beautiful countryside around the city is an added benefit of car rental in Milan. Taking a break from the busy city, tourists will be able to explore several smaller, and more traditional, Italian towns. Destinations like Monza, Lecco and Como are all within manageable distances from Milan and will provide a glimpse into traditional Italian culture and cuisine.

The extensive network of roads and motorways facilitates exploring the area and is also extensively sign-posted for added convenience. It is also a good idea to opt for a reliable satellite navigation system. Despite the road signs, trying to read signposts in a foreign language can be confusing and lead to unnecessary stress and potential delays.

Car hire from Milan International Airport is the ideal way to see the entire city and beautiful surrounding areas.

Car Hire in Milan, The City

Milan is a sprawling city with many the popular museums, historical sites and impressive architecture located throughout the city.

Those wishing to drive through and around Milan need not worry about parking. There are a number of safe and secure car parks all around the city, whilst many hotels in Milan also provide free parking to guests. Parking on the street is slightly more complicated so be sure to read relevant signs, as some streets may require resident permits. There is a congestion charge area in the heart of the city that is in effect from 7:30am to 7:30pm on weekdays however visitors who rent a car that qualifies as an electric or hybrid will be exempt from the congestion fee.

Like many other major cities, Milan does experience a rush hour period. Travellers looking to make the most of the city and surrounding areas should look to leave either before or after the morning rush hour to avoid the stresses that sitting in traffic incurs. When returning to the city, consider avoiding the rush hour period that begins around 4pm.

Those venturing out to explore the region of Lombardy should take the time to visit Lake Como. Located 80 km north of the city, Lake Como is a great destination for a relaxing day trip. Visitors should follow the A9 out of the city and within 2 hours will find themselves on the shores of one of Italy's most scenic lakes.

Car hire in Milan is a great option to see this fashionable city. Tourists will enjoy all the glitz and glamour of this fashion centre whilst also being able to indulge in true Italian cuisine and culture.

Discover your own Milan with the convenience only car rental can provide, book your holiday today!