Best Car Hire Milan Malpensa Airport

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Things to be Consider Hiring a Car at Milan Malpensa Airport?

Always thoroughly look over your car, inside and out, before you drive away. This is to ensure there is no pre-existing damage. If there is, report this to the hire company and make sure it is documented; otherwise, you could later find yourself charged for the damage. When you return the car, make sure it has the same amount of fuel as when you picked it up. Again, this is to make sure you don’t get a hefty invoice for the fuel which could be much more than it would have cost at the garage.

Do some research on the road laws at your destination and stick to them. You don’t want your holiday marred by unwanted attention from the authorities. Always drive responsibly, exactly as you would at home.

Nine car hire companies have premises at Milan Malpensa, located in the arrivals hall of Terminal 1. It’s highly recommended to book in advance online, in order to save time and money.

Car Hire Companies at Milan Malpensa Airport see below

Company Telephone Number
Auto Europa +
Avis Autonolegio +39.02.5858481
Budget +39.02.7485.34035
Europcar +39.02.761.102.58
Hertz +
Locauto Rent +
Maggiore National +39.02.717210
Sixt +
Thrifty +

Driving costs and Potential Destinations

The average price of unleaded petrol in Italy is €1.65 per litre. Using a medium-priced vehicle such as the Smart for Two, which gives 67 miles to the gallon, the approximate fuel cost per 10 miles would be €2.47.

If you do want to contact the company by telephone, then

Destination Distance Journey time Directions Video
Milan Duomo 52.7 km 56 minutes
Basilicia Di S. Ambrogio 49.6 km 47 minutes
Gallerie di Piazza Scala 50.5 km 53 minutes
Villa Necchi Campiglio 51.7 km 53 minutes
Castello Sforzesco 49.9 km 45 minutes
Santa Maria delle Grazie 49.1 km 44 minutes
Teatro La Scala Museum 50.5 km 52 minutes
Parco Sempione 48.7 km 43 minutes
Giardini Pubblici Park 51 km 51 minutes
Cheisa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore 49.4 km 45 minutes

Before You Go

You’ll need to show certain documents when picking up your car. A valid driving licence from your home country (if a UK licence, both the photocard and paper part) and an International Driving Permit (IDP) are mandatory – even if you don’t get asked for the IDP at the rental office, you might get fined for not having it if stopped by the police.

How to Buy Car Insurance

With car hire in Italy, there are normally some provisions with the package you get such as a Collision Damage Waiver or Theft Cover. However, this is not adequate insurance to cover you in the event of an accident as you would still need to pay a substantial excess. For this reason, it’s a good idea to buy some excess insurance from a separate provider such as This would also protect you in case of damage to elements such as the windows, undercarriage, and tyres.

General Information & Tips on Car Hire

Malpensa is Milan’s largest international airport out of three which serve the city. It has seen recent growth in passenger numbers, with 18.8 million passing through in 2014, up 5% on the previous year. It is 40 km (25 miles) northwest of the city centre. From here, you could hire a car to drive into the city or explore the stunning scenery of the surrounding countryside. Malpensa has two terminals and two runways, with a third runway under construction, to open in 2017. The airport is over 100 years old, having first opened in 1909 as an industrial airfield before opening its doors to civil traffic in 1948. It sits in joint first place with Rome’s Fiumicino Airport as the top in Italy for passenger traffic and cargo operations. A host of facilities are available in both terminal. Terminal 1, the newer, larger terminal, was opened in 1998 when Malpensa overtook Linate as Milan’s premier airport. It includes the railway station. Terminal 2, the older terminal, is currently used solely by EasyJet. Both terminals have shops, cafes, currency exchange and other facilities.

Usefull Information

Both terminals have an array of information points. The tourist information desk can be found in Terminal 1 and can be contacted on +39 02 5858 0506.

Malpensa Express (rail services): +39 02 7249 4949

STIE buses: +39 0331 519000

Malpensa Shuttle Air Pullman: +39 0331 258 411

Left luggage: +39 02 5858 0298

Club SEA VIP lounges: +39 02 5858 0298

Sala Amica (disabled passenger lounge): +39 02 232 323

Sheraton Milan Malpensa Hotel & Conference Centre: +39 02 23351

Crowne Plaza Milan-Malpensa: +39 0331 21161

SEA Parking: +39 02 7486 2646

APCOA: +39 02 5858 1069

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