Car hire from Milan Linate Airport is a cost effective way of getting around northern Italy, the Italian Alps and the Dolomites - although both the latter two are a good drive away. It is a useful transit location particularly in busy periods, when demand at closer airports pushes up the prices. The position on the circular motorway around Milan gives it good access for self drivers. It is not as well positioned for those looking for public transport, as trains run from the centre of Milan.
Milan Linate Airport car hire companies are located in the airport and the firms located there include:
They can either be approached directly, or (often with lower prices) through car hire brokers' websites, which tend to have more competitive prices, especially when booking in advance.
Our Top Milan Car Hire Tip - Area C:- The city introduced a congestion charge in 2012. This fee is payable when driving in the centre of Milan. Charges apply Monday to Friday, generally from 7.30am until 7.30pm (except Thursdays until 6pm). Drivers need to purchase a 5 Euro ticket before entering the zone. Ask at the car hire desk if you are likely to want to drive into the centre of the city!
Watch out for hidden compulsory charges for fuel. A pre-purchase fuel plan often includes a service charge you cannot avoid and it can be as high as €58 - so make sure the cheapest car hire deal you see really is as good an offer as you think it is.
This content was last reviewed on 04/10/2021