Car hire from Milan Malpensa Airport is a well connected way into Milan, Northern Italy, the Italian Alps over the border into Switzerland - It has a direct train link with Milan city centre, but a further local station, Gallarate, which can be reached by bus from Malpensa links is worth investigating as it can save having to travel via Milan if you are travelling northwards. Milan Airports can be very attractive in peak periods, when demand in airports closer to ski resorts increases prices.
The Car Hire desks at Milan Malpensa are a floor below the Arrivals Hall in Terminal 1, the main international terminal, and can be reached by either lifts in the centre of the concourse or escalators at either end. They are set off a long hall where, rather handily, there is a small supermarket where refreshments for the onward journey can be found. If you have landed into Terminal 2, into which the lo coast airlines fly, there is a inter terminal shuttle bus which runs every 20 minutes, 24 hours a day.
Car hire desks located in the Airport include:
Run a quote for the best prices. Booking before you arrive means you not only receive lower prices, but also ensure the car you are looking for is reserved for you and you do not need to accept second best.
The hire car parking at the airport is found at the same level in a multi story car park, which is split into two areas A and B. Remembering the area will make finding your drop off area easier when you return to Milan Malpensa.
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Do some research on your journey before you leave the UK - use a site like Mappy or Multimap to plot your route - Malpensa Airport has roads heading directly to Milan but, if you are travelling West, you are better taking a cross country route - but do use a map as it is not that well signposted either to or from the airport.
New roads have made leaving Milan Malpensa in your rental car easier, but be aware that the dual carriageway which acts as a main link to the motorway between Milan and Turin has a speed limit of 110km, as there are speed cameras on this road and it is easy to build up speed especially when in an unfamiliar hire car.
This content was last reviewed on 26/11/2018