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Book cheap car hire in Milan and you’ll have access to a host of nearby wonders. A tour of Lake Como? Tasting trips to vineyards in Franciacorta, Italy’s sparkling wine region? A quick jaunt to the beach at Camogli? Check, check, check.

Both of the two main airports in Milan offer numerous hire options, as does nearby Bergamo Airport. Car hire pick-ups are also available in the city centre.

Language: Italian | Currency: Euros (€) | Avg. Flight time: 1.45 hrs

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What age do I need to be to hire a vehicle in Milan?

You need to be at least 19 years old to hire a car from a number of firms in Milan. For other firms, the minimum age is 21. You’ll also be required to show that you’ve been qualified to drive for at least 12 months.

What do I need to hire a vehicle in Milan?

You will need a full driving licence, a current credit or debit card (preferably a credit card), and another form of ID, such as a passport to hire a car in Milan. In addition, some car hire firms may request that you present a proof of insurance and/or proof of address. An International Driving Permit is not required if you hold a UK licence.

Do I need car hire excess insurance in Milan?

No, you do not need car hire excess insurance in Milan – the cost of the rental usually includes a level of protection. This tends to be quite basic, meaning you’ll be required to pay the agreed excess if you find yourself having to make a claim. You can think of car hire excess insurance as a way of reducing that amount. Save yourself time and money and take out a policy with a standalone provider.

Can I rent a car with a debit card in Milan?

Yes. A number of car hire firms operating in Milan do accept debit cards for rentals. Some, however, only accept credit cards. For less stress, more options and greater convenience, stick with a credit card.

Which rental companies are available at Milan Malpensa Airport?

Milan Malpensa Airport has two terminals. Each terminal is home to a number of car hire companies. At terminal one, you can hire a car from the following firms: Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Goldcar, Hertz, Locauto, Maggiore, InterRent, Leasys, Sicily by Car, Sixt and Thrifty. At terminal two, you’ll find Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, Locauto, Maggiore, Sicily by Car, Sixt and Thrifty.

Is it cheaper to rent a car at the airport or off site in Milan?

In most cases, you’ll find that it’s cheaper to hire a car off-site than at the airport, as a so-called ‘premium location fee’ will usually be added to the cost of your rental.

Can you rent a car in Milan and drop it off in another city?

Yes, you can hire a car in Milan and drop it off in another city. A charge will usually apply for what is known as a one-way rental. The fee varies from one provider to the next.

Can you rent a car the same day in Milan?

Yes, you can rent a car the same day in Milan. While many car hire firms in the city offer on-the-day deals, your options may be limited. It’s best to try and book in advance.

Can I hire a vehicle at 21 years of age in Milan?

You can hire a car in Milan if you’re 21 and have held a full driving licence for at least 12 months. For some firms, it’s often the minimum age you have to be to rent a car. As you’re under 25, you’ll be subject to a ‘young driver surcharge’. This is standard practice.

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