Milan car hire

Milan car hire

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Cheap car hire in Milan

Passenger vanR2 746/day
Compact estate carR246/day
Compact SUVR272/day
Supplier choiceR291/day
Intermediate SUVR387/day
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Top tips for hiring a car in Milan

  • Explore Milan and the beautiful Italian landscape conveniently with a hire car. Visit one of the many adjoining parks or other picturesque Italian cities like Monza or Gorgonzola (where the famous cheese is made), which are less than an hour away by car. With a hire car, you will be at your dream destinations in no time.
  • Pick up a hire car directly upon your arrival at Milan Malpensa International Airport to get into the center of this fashion metropole in just under an hour, as the airport is located 51 miles from the heart of Milan. Companies like Sixt, Hertz, or Avis provide their cars from the desks at Terminal 1 in the arrivals hall. A free shuttle bus goes from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 and the hire car center. Travelers arriving at the Milan Linate Airport can also rent a car from there and can drive into Milan’s city center in under 30 minutes.
  • Milan is among the cities which operate ZTL (zona a traffico limitato), which means some areas of the city cannot be accessed by non-residents during specific times due to traffic restrictions. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the times you are allowed to go into certain zones. Also consider that driving defensively is pivotal in Italian cities, as the driving style is generally rather aggressive and some speed limits or signs are not adhered to at all times.
  • If possible, try to avoid driving in the city center, unless your hotel is there and you’ve been issued a pass to enter the zone (ask the hire car provider or your hotel for details). Milan has narrow lanes with cyclists, pedestrians, and motorbikes zooming in and out, so driving attentively and at a low speed is very important.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Milan for R2 659 or less
  • Book your car hire in Milan at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Milan are around 28% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Mini car hire in Milan are around 86% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Milan

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Milan?

    If you intend to drive in the heart of Milan, definitely opt for a compact car like a Fiat 500 to effortlessly fit through the narrow lanes. A minivan or SUV are good choices if the car is parked outside the city, as they provide more space for families and good tire traction for the country roads.

  • What’s the speed limit in Milan?

    In residential areas, 50 kph (31 mph) is permitted, while 90 kph (56 mph) is the limit on rural roads. Highways allow up to 130 kph (80 mph), but check the posted signs and always adhere to the written speed limit, as the police are pretty strict with street regulations in Italy.

  • Where are the best places to park in Milan?

    Parking in Milan requires a great deal of patience and time, so it is advisable to park in a parking lot or a P+R and walk into the city or take public transport. Curbside parking is an option and indicated with a blue line, but it is metered, so make sure to put your ticket in your windshield. A parking lot in the outskirts of the city would be Lampugnano, from which you can take the metro to the city center.