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Marvel at Milan in your rental car

Welcome to the marvelous Milan, one of the most popular and memorable cities in Italy. This city is a beacon of luxury and pioneering fashion designers, rich history, art, culture, and unforgettable landmarks. Add the city's mouthwatering and time-tested culinary traditions, and you’re only grazing the surface of what Milan has to offer. In short, it’s a top tourist destination for very good reason—it is dazzling and delightful no matter what kind of traveler you are, or what kind of things you are into. With a Milan Airport car rental from GoSee, you can explore this incredible city with complete comfort and flexibility.

Some info about Malpensa International Airport 

Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is the second-busiest airport in Italy, serving over 20 million passengers each year—almost 10 times the amount Mallorca Airport in Spain serves! 

The airport is modern and very easy to navigate. It offers airport-wide fast and free WiFi so that you can easily plan your day, make accommodation books, or research your next steps.  

You’ll also find plenty of shopping opportunities between the many fashion and technology stores, restaurants, cafés, gift stores, and more. 

Once you are done shopping or dining and you are ready to rent a car in Milan Airport, you can make your way to the arrivals hall. From there, you’ll find signs pointing to the local rental car kiosks.

You may choose from several parking options within a 4-minute walk to the Milan Airport Terminal 1 and a free shuttle to Terminal 2. Long-term is the best choice if you want cheap multi-day parking. You may also get Express or Executive lots if you wish to park directly next to the terminal. While the Easy lot is next to T2 and includes a free shuttle to T1.

Milan Airport Malpensa is notably far from the city center, at over 50kms. A taxi ride from the airport may cost you north of €85, so it may make more sense to get a car hire directly from the airport's car rental desks and make the most of it.

If you do opt for Milan car rentals, the drive to the city center will take you around 40 minutes, and you’ll save yourself the high taxi fare. 

milan piazza del duomo square

Best times to visit Milan 

While driving a rental car in the UK in the winter can be a little gloomy, Milan is a city worth visiting any time of the year, but the best time to visit (weather-wise) is between April and May in the spring, when the weather is cooler than other months, and there are noticeably fewer tourists around. 

But if you’re visiting Milan for its main global attraction—fashion, you’ll want to be here for Fall in September when fashion week happens. Of course, it’s very crowded around this time of the year, too. 

For minimal crowds and ample opportunities to visit the iconic landmarks throughout the city in your rental car, you can’t beat Winter from December to February…just be prepared for the cold!

Whenever you decide to come, you’ll want to pre-book a car with GoSee to make sure you’re able to secure the cheapest deals on the car rental Milan Malpensa of your choice. 

Things you must see and do with your Milan car rental

As a leading globally recognized city, Milan’s reputation is already well established. Whether you’re a fashion enthusiast or want to delve into history, explore the country's rich cultural and artistic roots, or simply eat some of the most delicious food in the world, you’re in the right city. 

Here are just a few things you can look forward to seeing and doing while on your rental car Milan Airport trip:

Architecture

Duomo di Milano

Pick up a rental car at Milan Malpensa Airport and head to one of the most iconic cathedrals in the world. This incredible structure started being built in 1386, with the finishing touches only being complete in 1965. A building over 600 years in the making! 

Sforzesco Castle

Visit this wonderful old castle with your car hire from Milan. Sforzesco Castle is a medieval fortification from the 14th century, with touch-ups done in the early 1900s. Inside it lives works by both Michaelangelo and Leonardo Di Vinci. 

Santa Maria delle Grazie

This church is not only a UNESCO World Heritage site but also the home to one of the most famous and important artworks in human history—Leonardo Di Vinci’s “The Last Supper”. This is definitely a must in your car rental Milan Malpensa itinerary!

Arco della Pace

Not far from Sforzesco Castle is a 19th-century gate known as the “Arch of Peace”, a landmark famous for its Napoleonic roots.

milan glass ceiling gallery

Art, History & Culture 

Pinacoteca di Brera

As the main public gallery in Italy, this “Pinacoteca” houses thousands of masterpieces from some of the most famous artists in history, including Caravaggio, Rubens, Michelangelo, and Leonardo Di Vinci.

Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della

The largest science and technology museum in Italy, this museum honors the works of Leonardo Di Vinci first and foremost, with scale models of some of his most prized and famous.

Mudec

Being the modern cultural museum in Italy, Mudec is world-renowned for housing works from some of the most important artists of the 20th century, including Frida Kahlo, Paul Klee, and even Bansky. 

Natural History Museum

You probably didn’t expect to see dinosaurs in Milan, and you won’t. But you can see the next best thing…their bones! Among many other exhibits and displays of natural history, for all things mineralogy, paleontology, and zoology.

Restaurants & Bars  

Langosteria

milan food bruschettaEasily the most recognizable restaurant in Milan, this seafood restaurant offers a range of the city’s best fish and crustacean dishes in all of Italy. The price tag reflects the quality and prestige, though. 

Dongió

An old-fashioned ‘trattoria’ that serves Calabrian dishes known throughout southern Italy, with signature dishes like fresh pasta with tomato sauce, spreadable sausage pastes, and eggplant Parmesan.

Erba Brusca

This rural retreat offers a short, bespoke menu of dishes featuring ingredients from its on-site garden. Expect delicious pasta with clams, truffles, wild sorrel (erba brusca), and expertly-paired wines. 

Monkey Cocktail Bar

One of the leading cocktail bars in Europe and ranked in the top 50 across the world if you’re looking for artisanally hand-crafted libation, there’s nowhere else you should be looking. 

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Car rental Milan Airport: Frequently asked questions

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Does the rental car center at Milan Malpensa Airport offer any amenities for customers? 

While there aren’t many amenities within the Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 1 car center itself, there are plenty of amenities on-hand within a short walk around the area in the airport.

How do I get to the rental car center at Milan Malpensa Airport? 

It’s easy getting to the rental facility to collect your car at Milan Malpensa Airport. Simply make your way to the arrivals hall and follow the signs pointing to the rental kiosks, which include Europcar, Hertz, Budget, and Avis. 

How much is a rental car per day from Milan Airport (MXP-Malpensa Intl.)? 

Generally, car rental rates will vary based on the pick up/drop off locations, vehicle availability, and travel dates. For as low as €65 per day, you can rent a top-class economy car, like the Suzuki Swift which has 500+ 5-star reviews on GoSee. You can also rent larger vehicles and SUVs like the Toyota Yaris for as low as €113 per day.

Just search on GoSee and compare the best and cheapest deals from the top car rental companies in Milan Malpensa Airport including Avis, Hertz, Budget, and Europcar. 

Can I rent a car from Malpensa International Airport (MXP)? 

You can pick up a Malpensa Airport car rental directly as soon as you arrive. Just use GoSee and you can search through thousands of the best and cheapest car rental deals in Malpensa Airport. You can then pre-book your car so that it is ready the moment you land. Save yourself the delays and hassles of finding and renting a car after your long flight. 

How much will it cost to rent a car in Milan, Italy in May? 

While May is a peak month for tourism in Milan, with GoSee you can still find the best and cheapest deals on car rentals. From just €65 per day, you can rent one of the most popular and cheapest local rental cars, the Suzuki Swift.

What car rental companies are available at Malpensa Airport? 

You can find all the best rental car Milan Airport companies including Hertz, Budget, Avis, and Europcar. Use GoSee to search and compare deals from all of the best car rental companies to find the cheapest deal on your rental car.

What is the most popular car to rent at Malpensa Airport? 

Looking for the most frequently booked car rental at Milan Airport Malpensa? Depending on their budget, solo travelers and couples often opt for either economy cars like the Suzuki Swift, or luxury models like the Audi A8. Larger groups regularly rent SUVs like the Toyota Yaris for added baggage space and comfort. You may utilize our handy filters to see the details of the car class you prefer and choose the perfect vehicle for your trip. Rent a car Milan Airport with GoSee now and explore Northern Italy.

Who can rent a vehicle?

Planning to rent a car? Milan Malpensa Airport suppliers have several requirements such as:

  • The renter and any additional driver must be over the age of 18 with a full driving license and a secondary identification like a passport.
  • The renter also needs to have a valid credit card with enough funds to cover booking and excess fees. 

Renting a car with GoSee is so easy and secure with no booking fees. You will also receive an instant reference number upon getting a booking confirmation by email.

Are one-way rentals available?

Yes, one-way rentals are being offered by most car hire companies at Milan Malpensa Airport terminal. If time is in your hands, you can start your trip in Milan and travel down to Sicily by car or go up to Lombardy to check out the famous Lake Como, and drop off your vehicle in Rome. Please note that there is usually a one-way charge for this kind of trip. Always read the rental agreement thoroughly or contact our customer service team for more information about the policies of your chosen rental company.

What is the minimum rental period?

The minimum hire period for a car rental at Milan Malpensa Airport varies per supplier. Several companies usually allow rental for at least 24 hours, while others will need you to rent for a minimum of 3 days. It is good to clarify and read the rental agreement for more details.