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About Car Rental at Bergamo Airport

Situated at the foot of the Italian Alps, close to Milan, Bergamo is the ideal location for those looking to go on vacation in Italy. Bergamo has everything you could possibly want, from skiing, to history, shopping, to restaurants – whether you’re a history lover, a foodie or just want to relax, Bergamo is the place for you. 

Bergamo Airport is just a short distance from the city center, and driving in is so easy. At the airport, you have so many options for rental car companies, including Hertz, Firefly and Europcar – among other, more local companies. When you first arrive at the airport, you can find the car rental desk in arrivals. If you plan to visit Bergamo, we’d recommend renting a car if you can – and to do it well in advance if you plan to, in order to save yourself some money. Renting a car in Bergamo will open up so many doors, as you will be able to explore this beautiful area in Italy, without relying on public transport or forking out money on taxis.

Renting a car in Bergamo

Although picking up a car from Bergamo Airport is a great option, you might want to spend some time without a car for the beginning of your trip – which means you won’t need to pick up your car from the airport, so what are your options? Plenty of people arrange to collect their rental car from a company in Bergamo itself, and this is quite often the cheapest option too. Along with this, you can find cheaper alternatives to the international car rental companies, that offer just as good a service.

If you haven’t booked your rental car in advance, you may struggle to rent a car if you don’t have the correct currency. Unlike the airport, which will accept almost any currency, when you’re in Bergamo city center, car rental companies will almost exclusively only accept Euros – so make sure you plan for this if this is an option you want to take.

Driving in Bergamo

With cobbled old towns that are bordered by main roads and mountains, it is pretty easy to get lost when driving in and around Bergamo – however, there are clear signs around that should make it easy for you to find yourself again. The main roads that lead you out of the town are the SP342 West and East, and the SS470 North, which is the road you will want to follow if you plan to head into the mountains at some point.

Once you get out of the city center, the main roads are well maintained, but fast – meaning they make it very easy to get to airports and other cities quickly and efficiently. However, they can sometimes be a bit tricky to navigate. We recommend getting yourself a GPS, which will usually be offered when you go to rent your car, as this will prevent you from getting lost.

One thing to remember when driving in Italy is that the center is a ZTL (Limited Traffic Zone), meaning you will probably want to avoid driving there, or risk getting yourself a ticket. If you happen to be staying within the ZTL and you have rented a car, you will want to get yourself a permit, to avoid any fines.

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Car Rental Agencies in Bergamo

In Bergamo, you won’t be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a rental car company. At the airport, you have a number to choose from, including: Avis, Budget, Sixt and Hertz. Again, we would always recommend booking well in advance if you can, to save yourself a little bit of money and to give yourself more of an option when it comes to choice of car.

Top Road Trips from Bergamo

Bergamo is a great place to be, especially if you are wanting to visit other places in Italy. For example, Lake Iseo is only a 30-minute drive from the city, and it is a beautiful drive. Along with this, if you don’t mind driving for about an hour, you could head to Milan and explore the city there – the culture is unlike any other, with incredible Gothic structures, opera houses and galleries – we cannot recommend a road trip to Milan enough.

Frequently asked questions about car rental Bergamo airport

What's the best area to stay in Bergamo?
Bergamo isn’t a very big city, so you could stay anywhere in the city center to be close to all the amenities available. Bergamo is such a beautiful place to stay, you will want to make the most of staying in the center if you can. Another great place to stay in Bergamo is Città Bassa, which is a serene and relaxing part of the city, with a lot of history and culture to explore.
What is the cheapest time to go to Bergamo?
Typically, January is the cheapest time to fly to Bergamo, because it is in the winter and fewer people want to visit. If you aren’t traveling on a budget, the most expensive time to visit the city is August, it is also the busiest too.
What is the best time to go to Bergamo
The best time to visit Bergamo depends solely on what you want to gain from visiting. If you are wanting to catch some of the Italian sun, we’d recommend going in August – but this is also the most expensive time to visit the city. If you are after good weather, but aren’t too fussed if it isn’t at its warmest, then the best time to visit is September and October.
Can you get around Bergamo without a car?
Although there are good bus connections within the city, if you truly want to make the most of being in this part of Italy, you will want to rent a car. Renting a car will mean you can not only explore Bergamo itself, but also the surrounding areas such as Milan.
Tips and experiences for Bergamo airport

Our customers rated Bergamo airport with an average of 9.1 based on 59 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

08-11-2021
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A small convenient airport very close to the center of Bergamo. Only the instructions for returning the car could have been better placed.
20-10-2021
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Travel to San Pellegrino Terme.
19-09-2021
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Parking lot close and walking distance to the terminal, fast check-in. It is not required to be at the airport extremely early - I like Bergamo Airport a lot from this perspective.
11-09-2021
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Everything ok but when bring car in line too much time for wait 2-3 hours ..for fast they need 30£ for skip line
19-04-2021
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Pack your ID and wallet, everything else you can buy. Depends on length but plan main sights to visit. Double check with car company about child seat availability.
06-03-2021
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Bergamo airport is small and tidy. It is well organized and the bus station layout is very easy to navigate. Bergamo is a good spot to land if you are traveling to either Milan or Verona. It has buses to take you to Milan in under an hour. The food at Bergamo airport is not that expensive for airport food and being in Italy, you can expect far above average quality airport food. All in all, not many complaints. Just make sure to book your car ahead of time, it is a lot more money to book it the day of.
07-02-2021
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It is a small, quite busy airport. When we were there, the security check queue was really big because unfortunately, only two counters were working. You have to be fit when you travel through this airport, since the way to the gates is long and twisted. On the bright side, there is a shopping mall right across the road. You need to walk for about 10 minutes to get there. Just make sure that you don't lose track of time while shopping and miss your flight!
04-02-2021
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Bergamo arrivals is pretty simple and basic but departures is a more modern and up to date affair with plenty of shops and facilities.
17-12-2020
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Easy to use airport. Away from the city. Easy pick up for car hire as on site. Helpful to travellers with skiing injuries.
16-12-2020
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Everything was quick and easy. Car was also in very good condition. Directly at terminal. Easy pick up end returning.
16-12-2020
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Take AVIS car rental service, and enjoy your holiday.
10-12-2020
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A very good experience with Bergamo Airport, nice and comitted personell, customer oriented, good services.
29-11-2020
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Fast track for passport, with automatic machines.
22-11-2020
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IF you are taking a rental car at bergamo airport, make sure that you use it to go from lake Como to Bellagio and other villlages there, you will not regret any second of that drive near the lake :)
23-08-2020
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Bergamo is the perfect airport away from the crowds. Modern, big and all the facilities. Duty Free and car rentals. Easy to get to, and drive away from. Bergamo itself is also a often overlooked tourist destination.
06-08-2020
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Always hire a car on airport against bus transfer
01-06-2020
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Cinque Terre, Lago Garda, Pisa, Florens, Genoa And lots and lots of fantastic food and wine everywhere you go!
22-10-2019
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Great, helpful and very nice stuff! Definitely recommend!
28-09-2019
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Review airport map. Book hotels and cars upfront (to avoid long queues in airport).
22-09-2019
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Bergamo airport is perfect for reaching ski resorts in Alps.
09-09-2019
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Good airport, no problems, smooth travel.
08-09-2019
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Bergamo is a beautiful city that should not be missed. The mountainous north side is beautiful and the historic city is enchanting. One must definitely visit citta alta which will take you back hundreds of years and offers you breath taking scenery. One can also find some of the best restaurants the city has to offer here. Driving through Bergamo is easy and its definitely recommended. To the west sde of the region of Bergamo lies lake Iseo which is another site one should not miss. Bergamo is also a family friendly city.
05-09-2019
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Our favourite airport. Convenient entry point into Italy, great facilities now and so clean and tidy.
25-03-2019
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Always take pictures of your rental car before and after use to be safe against damages you didn't do. Traveling lightly is easier, especially in warmer climates. Just take the bare essentials with you and buy the rest at the destination(toothpaste, washing lotions, eating hardware etc.). Always have a offline GPS system with you, can't always rely on having access to mobile internet abroad. A paper map as backup is also good to have. When looking for places to eat, look further from the center of town, observe and ask where the locals go to eat. This way you will find tasty and cheap options which are not always marked on the maps. It is a good idea to book hotels in advance, as all the good deals usually get taken before you arrive.
20-03-2019
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Rocca di Manerba is good place to go hiking and running also should check out the beaches in Salo.
04-01-2019
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If cities are your interest, Bergamo Alta is a must, and also Brescia for its good eateries and high class shops.
23-11-2018
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Lovely town and very tranquil. Take time to explore and try the many places to eat.
21-11-2018
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Nice, quiet city
20-11-2018
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You do need winter tires or at least snow chains!!
15-11-2018
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Academia Carrara is an absolute must. Wonderful art museum. Charming old city (citta alta), with great walk up the hill. Take the cable car down. Teatro Donizetti reminds of good old world, if there's smth on - don't miss it.
28-10-2018
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Free Wi-Fi available in the airport. For foreigners driving - please ensure you get a GPS with an updated map with the car.
23-10-2018
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Bergamo is a tiny city but very Nice. The High city is wonderful, visit! I go to the Milan, Padova, Venice, Brescia, Verona and Viscenza. A great travel by car. I love it.
21-10-2018
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Navmii italy is an app you can download in UK, giving offline sat nav. It worked very well, and meant we didn't need to pay for data on phone or hire a sat nav.
21-09-2018
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It was very relaxing nice restaurants
05-09-2018
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We went to la Tania, France for skiing. It took around 4 hours.
20-08-2018
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Bargain is beautiful..but do try to get to the Lakes for stunning scenery and hospitality.
14-08-2018
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Tip: enjoy your resting time!
07-04-2018
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Lake garda is beautiful
02-04-2018
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Visit Lugano at once
31-03-2018
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Good starting point for Your North-Italy trip.
21-03-2018
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The tips I want to give to other tourist is not to rent a car from Hertz! Our trip was wonderful, but only because we didn't rent a car from Hertz!
15-03-2018
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It is 2 mins from the motorway. Very convenient
25-02-2018
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Nothing...just figure it out
15-02-2018
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Fine place. Very interesting monuments in the Upper city. Deserves a visit.
13-02-2018
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We went to Colá, Lake Garda. Very beautiful area. Clear water, many vineyard's and good food.
10-02-2018
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Hotel La Valetta just 15 mins walk to old town , (free transport offered 4x/day) friendly owners lovely peaceful location
08-02-2018
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definitely Cita Alta is a must see in Bergamo
16-01-2018
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Visit Citta alta and look to the night view from Citta alto to Citta bassa.
11-01-2018
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I did not stay in Bergamo, but in Verona, which is fabulous. The best italian city to visit, a plain 5 star. I have visited Bergamo in the past, it is a nice city (particularly the Old City up in the hills). So Bergamo gets my 4 stars.
29-12-2017
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Recommend to go and visit Gardaland next to Lake of Garda.
20-12-2017
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Sinque Terre was the best
09-12-2017
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A visit to upper town is mandatory. Eat casonselli.
18-10-2017
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Please issue and send ito me a invoice Invoice should be on PROTEA Anti Aging Spzoo ul. Bohdanowicza 19 lok. 7 02-127 Warszawa Ponad Pleas confirm BR
03-10-2017
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The hire car car park is a bus ride from the terminal, and the bus is only every 15 or so - factor tjisnin when returning the car. Otherwise the area is lovely - we travelled to Como and the mountains for skiing and a winter break
28-09-2017
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We used bergamo as a landind point anddrove for ski in Masdonna de campiglui
15-03-2017
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Nice city with beautiful view from the hill.
15-03-2017
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Nice old town
08-02-2017
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A nice country :)
07-02-2017
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go to the dolmiths