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Car Hire Linate Airport

If you seek for a more independent way to move through Milan, the best option for you is without any doubt to hire a car.

Though it is not recommended to driver in Milan’s city centre, there are several restrictions to limit the pollution in the city, specially in the Area C (Congestion Charge Area). To get to these zones, you’ll need to purchase a 5-euro ticket available to many locations (ATMs, tobacco, newsstands, etc.).

As explained below, in Milan, like other big cities in Italy, driving is fast and aggressive. It is not indicated for those drivers who aren’t used to defensive driving. 


See attached the available car hire companies in Milan Airport:

- Avis: +39 02 715123
- Budget: +39 02 715123
- Europcar: +39 02 76110258
- Goldcar: +39 02 70200700
- Hertz: +39 02 70200256
- Thrifty: +39 02 70208154
- Sixt: +39 02 74853405 / +39 02 74853404

Opening hours: 24 hours. 


Find car rental companies’ booths in the ground level of the terminal building.

Online car rental

Just remind you can book your car online through our search engine, it’s easy and fast to use! 


To move freely through the city, you can also hire a moped or a Vespa, they are very practical and ideal for short distances – It is the best mean of transport to navigate through big cities. 

Renting a car in Italy – Tips and advices

- To be able to drive in Italy, you’ll have to be at least 18 years old. Some car rental companies won’t hire you a car if you are under 21 or even 25 years old.

- While renting your car, there is a fee for novice drivers. 

- To be able to drive in Italy, you’ll have a valid driving permit of any EU country. For non-European residents, you should possess an IDP (International Driving Permit). 

- Driving in Italy may be hectic and will surely prove your skills. Italian drivers tend to be aggressive and won’t stand a chance to overtake you or to do whatever they want to. So to avoid possible injuries, act decisively without hesitation.

- As the Italian language, many signs are used on road, for example, flashing stands for either get out of my way and don’t pull out I’m not stopping. Also, if some car approaches you and flashes you, it would mean there is a police check ahead. 

- While driving in the city, watch out for the scooters, since they can appear everywhere without you notice it. Many city roads are narrow so be sure not to be stuck in one of them due to traffic.

- Be special aware of ZTL zones, since they are limited traffic areas allowed to permit holders. These areas are overwatched by cameras. Take attention if you see the signposts, since fares to enter to these zones without permit can be up to 100 €. 

- Parking comes to be a big headache in the city: there are few and they fill up quickly, which will make you park on the street.