Car Hire in Milan
This information is correct as of July 2015.
Drop by Milan in Italy and visit Milan Cathedral, Sforza Castle, Piazza del Duomo, and San Siro Stadium, to name a few. When travelling around, rent a car via the car hire companies that operate from within and around the city.
Where to hire a car in Milan
Many well-known car hire providers operate within Milan, such as Avis, Hertz, Sunnycars, Dollar, NU Car, Alamo, Enterorise, Sixt, National, Budget, Ofran, AutoEurope, Advantage, Thrifty, Holiday Autos, and Europcar. Local major providers also offer car hire services within the city, such as Car Italy, Maggiore Rent, Elite Rent-A-Car, Locauto, and Milano Luxury Rent, among others. Some of the most common pick-up and drop-off locations for car hires in Milan include the airports (Milan Linate and Milan Malpensa), the city centre, downtown, and train stations.
What to expect when hiring a car from Milan
Working as a key artery for the national road network within Italy, Milan is served by all major highways of Northern Italy. However, just like many European cities, driving within the centre and its immediate surroundings can be quite a hassle. Heavy traffic or congestion and parking spaces are typical challenges to be expected when driving into and around the city centre. During work hours, traffic is often blocked within the city and its surrounding highway ring. Due to the everyday congestion, there is a Congestion charge from €2.00 (3.28 NZD) to €10 (16.41 NZD) per day to enter the second city ring (i Bastioni), applicable during weekdays at 7:30AM to 7:30PM. When driving around during these times, drivers should buy tickets online or from key points within Milan.
Getting to your destination
Please understand that the driving instructions provided have been simplified to work as a quick reference when driving around Milan. The driving directions below are recommended to be used together with a navigation system or a detailed map, if available. Destinations within driving distance from Milan include Genoa, Turin, and Verona, in Italy.
The capital of Liguria, Genoa offers sights and attractions that include but are not limited to the Genoa Cathedral, Aquarium of Genoa, Palazzi dei Rolli, Piazza De Ferrari, and more. The sixth largest city of Italy is also home to many churches, palaces, fortresses, parks, and promenades.
Drive from Milan to Genoa by getting on A7 Milano - Genova/A7 from Corso Magenta, Via degli Olivetani, Via Andrea Solari, SPexSS11/SS11, and Via la Spezia for 6.6 kilometres. Next, go down A7 Milano-Genova/A7 to reach Bobbio in Genova. From A12, take the Genova Est exit. Lastly, drive down SS45 to reach Viale Paolo Thaon di Revel for 2.7 kilometres to get to Genoa. Getting to Genoa from Milan will take approximately an hour and 58 minutes or 146 kilometres from point of origin. Please be advised that the route from Milan to Genoa has tolls.
Some of the noteworthy attractions to visit in Turin are San Salvario, Crocetta, Cenisia, Cit Turin, San Donato, Aurora, and more. Turin is a known important business and cultural centre within northern Italy.
Get to Cavalcavia del Ghisallo, via Corso Magenta, Via Monte Rosa, Viale Eginardo, Viale Lodovico Scarampo, and Viale Alcide de Gasperi. Go down A4 to Corso Giulio Cesare in Torino for 128 kilometres then take Lungo Stura Lazio, Str. di Settimo, Corso Regio Parco and Via Vanchiglia to reach Via Po after an additional 9.2 kilometres. There are toll zones to go through before getting to Turin from Milan. The total travel time is around an hour and 50 minutes for 144 kilometres.
Travel to Verona and visit the Basilica of San Zeno Maggiore, Basilica of San Lorenzo, Santa Maria Antica, to name a few. Verona can be found close to the Adige river of Veneto, northern Italy.
Go down Corso Magenta, Via Monte Rosa, Viale Eginardo, Viale Lodovico Scarampo, and Viale Alcide de Gasperi to reach Cavalcavia del Ghisallo. From Via A4, reach Via Flavio Gioia in Verona after taking the Verona Sud exit from A4. Lastly, take Via delle Nazioni, Viale del Lavoro, and Viale del Piave to get to Via degli Alpini. The total duration of the trip is around two hours and 29 minutes, and covers around 169 kilometres. Please be advised that following this route will get you in and out of toll zones.