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Car rental Milan Malpensa airport

Milano Malpensa Airport (IATA: MXP, ICAO: LIMC), previously called Aeroporto Città di Milano, is Milan's largest airport, also one of three airports in the Milan metropolitan area, along with Milan Linate Airport and Orio al Serio Airport. Handling over 19 million passengers annually, it is the 21st busiest airport in Europe in passenger numbers, as well as the top Italian airport in terms of international traffic. Malpensa has two terminals and three runways. Malpensa is EasyJet's biggest base outside the United Kingdom with a dedicated Terminal (T2). Other airlines serving at the airport include Aer Lingus to Dublin, Alitalia to Miami, New York, British Airways to London Heathrow, KLM to Amsterdam many more.

Car rental facillities at Malpensa airport

Car rental at Malpensa airport is largely favored by tourists travelling in Milan, for its great convenience and relatively cheap car rental rates. The airport is located about 48 kilometers northwest of central Milan, which is very easy to head to the city in a rental car by following the SS336 to the A8 motorway, taking about 50 minutes. There is a full range of companies that offer car rental at Milan Malpensa airport, including Auto Europa, Avis, EasyCar, Europcar, Hertz, Maggiore, Sixt, Targa Rent, Thrifty-Italy by Car and Tirreno. As the airport can get quite hectic during holiday high season, it's better to rent a car at Malpensa airport in advance and simply pick it up upon arrival. You can book a rental car at Milaan Malpensa airport with international car hire broker holidaycars.com. With an extensive network of suppliers in Italy, it is able to offer cheaper rates with guaranteed quality.

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Milan Malpensa International Airport
21010 Varese
Italy

Airport codes

IATA airport code: MXP
ICAO airport code: LIMC
Tips and experiences for Milan Malpensa airport

Our customers rated Milan Malpensa airport with an average of 9.0 based on 86 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

09-12-2019
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great value, great service at sixt. I will use this agency heretoforward they helped to make northern Italy by car a wonderful trip
16-10-2019
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The train to Milan for a short visit is good value. The mountain passes to Switzerland and back - especially the Splugen are out of this world. Bellinzona is a delightful town and we found a great Air B&B. Lake Como and Lecco were beautiful on a calm evening. Even the mortorway tolls are cheap and easy to pay on line. And the airline fare from Liverpool UK is only a headline E25! What's not to like!
07-10-2019
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If You are driving a car alone - please investigate also other traveling options like bus (FLixiBus or other company) or train. When travelling by the highways- it is not so cheap: from Milan Malpensa to Bolcano with return it cost for me additionally ~70EUR. So total rent for 6 days cost me: ~40EUR car + 40EUR insurance (optional)+15 SicilyByCar tech support (optional)+ 70EUR highways + ~50 EUR petrol = ~215 EUR.
30-09-2019
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Take a neck pillow Bring light snacks Drink water every 1 1/2 hours Bring eye shades Warm socks Easy slip on/off shoes Take Melatonin and or muscle relaxers to sleep vs Rx sleeping pills, for less hangover effective
27-08-2019
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Milan airport's rental car availability depends on the Terminal in which you arrive. However it isn't always well described on the registration document you get from your rental car agency...be aware
07-08-2019
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1. Make sure you have all the booking doucmnets print out with you on arrival. 2. Have some idea about the traffic Rules and regulations before reanting a Vehicle. 3. Make sure not park a Car in Unauthorised place. 4. Be careful of speeding and speeding cameras ! 5. If your tired then make a pit stop and get some coffe and have a power Nap. 6. Do not Drink and Drive under any circumstances !
07-08-2019
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Grab some water & snack food from the airport store on arrival. If you have booked a shuttle or taxi, make a sign with your family name so the driver can find you too. Make regular refreshment stops - don't drive too long. If you need a car park, investigate parking location options before you arrive at your destination. Plan your day prior and have a back-up plan in case things change. Keep your valuables (such as wallet, phones, tablets, purse and /or passports) out of sight. Always carry some cash and separate cash and credit cards in different bags in case one bag gets stolen or you loose it. Other than that, relax and enjoy your wonderful holiday with friends and family! :)
05-08-2019
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Take into considerations that the rental stations are closed after 0.00 am in Italy. Beware traffic limitations in Italy cities and security cameras. Police is quite active in Rome - looking for parking in 2nd row. Sixt is quite loyal in terms of rental extension and city change. Be careful at autostradale exit - always pay for it even in case of system bug and have ticket on hand. Also consider full insurance - Italians are reckless drivers and parkers. Never leave luggage in your car - it is highly likely to be stolen.
16-07-2019
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When traveling in Italy. (1) Get Navigation in the car. It places the required speed limit on the odometer so you’re ready for changes. (2) Watch for narrowing road signs or symbols painted in the street (3) Stay in the middle lane on the auto strata if possible. This keeps you out of the fast lane and also away from merging traffic. (4) watch for motor cycles on smaller roads as they will pass closely and without warning (5) signal and prepare for the unexpected in advance (especially on smaller roads, traffic circles and in heavy traffic). (6) Don’t be intimidated by tailgaters. They will eventually find a way to pass. (7) Take breaks on long trips and enjoy the scenery. (8) get used to traffic circles and speed limit changes.. .they’re everywhere.
13-07-2019
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We were going to Como but accidentally put in a Milan adress in our GPS so we got lost. We later learned that there are many street names un Como that also exist in Milan, so its good to check. Beautiful city!
22-05-2019
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Good experience. Easily located the counters for Alamo. Got my car and left. It was a bit confusing to return the car. I went to P3 as instructed but it appears that the car rental drop off area has their own entrance to P3
11-03-2019
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prebook everything. take spare clothes in hand luggage. have some emergency cash. hot showers are good for steaming away travel creases. lock your passport away. be nice to people, everyone is stressed!.
28-02-2019
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Most important is to stay positive as travel could be quiet stressful if not well prepared. It should fun for everybody. Go well prepared and have additional copies of travel documents in case of loss and a list of (emergency) contact numbers for each traveler, especially your bank and loved ones. Make sure all travelers know what action to take in case of any calamity and ensure you take sufficient time to get to the airport for returning your rental vehicle and flight check in. Lock down the GPS coordinates of the rental services prior departure of car rental terminal. Have fun.
14-02-2019
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Definitely a MUST to have a reliable CONFIRMED RESERVATION - Holiday Cars WORKS WELL ! :) - or face long waiting time; Be a little FLEXIBLE (after all value for money is EXCELLENT): I had a car UPGRADE, but the car only externally was not very clean (not such a big deal in winter, on a base model and if you're not heading for a Wedding...)
13-02-2019
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I would highly recommend to rent with GPS. Also plan ahead your routes. Visit Plaza Duomo with the Cathedral. You can not miss Leonardo Davinci' s Museum and do shoppping. After Milan I drove to Venice for 3 days. Went to Murano island, Florence for 2 days visiting also Pisa and the Tuscany. Then Rome for 4 days with Vatican, The Coliseum, La Fontana di Trevi and The Vatican.
10-02-2019
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Arriving at MXP is usually smooth and efficient. Baggage delivery is typically quick unless it is at a very busy time. There is a good selection of coffee shops and even a mini market where you can get a few supplies before going home or to your accommodation. Always ask the car rental company for a local area map, even if you have GPS. You have to be very quick at reading the road signs if you want to get on the correct route at first attempt. Enjoy your stay and see every aspect as an adventure.
22-01-2019
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Make sure to review the arrival terminal vs the terminal to pick up the vehicle. Make sure you have small change to pay for a trolley for the luggage.
10-12-2018
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A lot of improvements since my last time there. Nothing to report: I was there at late night.
09-12-2018
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Make sure you use a car rental company that is "on site". It takes a lot of the stress out of travelling, especially when you return the vehicle. Research the best route to your final destination on the internet before leaving home and write it down....step by step. Even if you use a GPS, there is so much to think about that you should have a back up plan. We are often tired after a long flight and clear directions are a must. Use a good map to familiarize yourself with the names of towns and the general geography of the area. Sometimes signposts feature places we have never heard of....then you have no idea which one to follow!
22-10-2018
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Have an espresso on arrival at Mi Gusto! Its a wonderful way to stand at the counter and experience a great coffee in Italy. The Milan exhibition as you exit the airport is great to see as well. Make sure you add Lake Como to the list and visit Villa Carlotta. I go to Italy twice a year and always eat the gelato (have it for breakfast!) anywhere and everywhere!! A visit to the Cathedral is always a great way to crowd watch and experience the culture.
15-10-2018
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Malpensa is a good destination to fly for, as you can go to very many destinations from there. Starting Italy, France, Switzerland and even Austria and Croatia. There is a trick of how to find car pickup garages (Goldcar, Avis), so follow the signs. The same applies to the car return, as going in the wrong one will lead to at least 5 EUR (PArking cost) and extra circuit around the airport. If you choose car return on Waze its tricky and you need to check yourselves, as it drives you a bit different way, it was good that it wasn't my first time there, so it would be good if someone would make an official point in waze on car return. And my favorite part of MXP - you can have great espresso right at the gate for the Italian price, that seems like peanuts in traditional airport coffee prices.
11-10-2018
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Pretty standard medium-large airport. Good for getting in/out of Italy inexpensively.
10-10-2018
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After checking in our bags, there are no directions to customs. There are no signs, we had to ask at the information desk. Some of the gates are a 10-15 minute walk from duty free. The restaurants are reasonably priced.
02-10-2018
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good airport with facilities. best to book car in advance
24-09-2018
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When you get get in your car and have set Google maps to your destination, listen to it, even when it tells you to get on a train !! The drive on drive off train thru the mountains of Switzerland was so memorable and so foreign for an average Aussie, thanks Google maps for the directions and Europecar for the SUV. After driving nearly 2000km in a week, neither failed.
23-09-2018
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All ok
17-09-2018
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We rented a car with "metano". That turnout very good, because we travelled many kilometres and saved a lot off money! The purpose of this trip was to visit some friends in Piemonte. It is a very beautifull area. We went to see the wineyards. In Barollo we went to the Museo del Vino! A must see for every wine lover!
26-01-2018
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I suggest to all using holidaycars.com when you are searching for car to rent,best offers,best service and you fell their support during all rent time. Good luck,holidayscar,I wish your company will become bigger and bigger.
20-01-2018
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Be positive and enjoy the culture you are going to visit.
21-12-2017
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Milan is always a great city to travel to, but c I nicer that parking on street might be a problem.
30-07-2017
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Very well priced service
28-07-2017
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Good thing to do when going from the airport is to get familiar with the roads and where to return the hired car. That will save time and frustration when returning to the airport. If you arrive late at night and plan to hire a car, it is good to just get a room at a hotel nearby, where there is a shuttle service. Take the shuttle to the hotel and get a good night rest and a nice breakfast in the morning. Take the shuttle back to the airport next morning and go to the car hire service. That way you are fully rested and relaxed before you go on driving in Italy. In addition, it is more enjoyable to drive during the day ;-)
21-07-2017
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Arrival and departure were speedy and efficient. Baggage arrived promptly and transit through security was straightforward.
26-04-2017
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it was the best travel, travel by car, it's cheap and comfortable
07-04-2017
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Remember you will be charged 50€/week to rent show chains even if the weather is like a beach holiday if you arrive before mid-April. Go to Milan, get lost in the culture and enjoy a beautiful city packed full of great places to eat, drink and people-watch.
23-03-2017
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We travelled to Santa Caterina which is a great ski resort with guaranteed snow during ski season
16-03-2017
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Go enjoy an "Apericena" in Corso Como
16-03-2017
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We travelled to Gressoney-la-trinite, would highly recommend for ski-ing!
08-03-2017
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We did not visit in Milan.
08-03-2017
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Italy is great
20-02-2017
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Give yourself extra time to do everything.
11-02-2017
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Use the slow food network and explore the small cities
07-02-2017
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Don't forget winter tires or chains
02-02-2017
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Rented car in Milan, final destination was Cervinia. This is an incredible place to ski!
01-02-2017
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Milan was not my final destination.
31-01-2017
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my destination was not Milan, but MXP airport is very well located and very well organized
29-01-2017
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Pavia is beautifull .
26-01-2017
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We didn't travel to Milan, we went to Varenna on Lake Como and it was stunning, cannot recommend it enough. It was the perfect place to propose.
24-01-2017
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Please, supply normally winter tires, as a normally priced option.
15-01-2017
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Book the cheapest car so they can down grade you
30-12-2016
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I suggest to the tourists to visit the vatican museum and the church. For me it was the most beautiful and pleasant feeling I've ever felt in my life. We can truly feel God's presence.
31-08-2016
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Careful when you drive here, especially read up on ZTL zones ( No Entry for cars at certain times), parking regulations and payment for entry into C Zone
27-08-2016
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Milan is a great stepping of point to travel around the northern parts of Italy. Both Airports we passed through had good facilities and it was easy to pickup and drop off our rental car.
24-08-2016
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Parco Sempione: a nice green spot in the very heart of the city
20-08-2016
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We would just like to point out that 15 August is a bank holiday in Italy and therefore many things are shut. Just something to bear in mind.
19-08-2016
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Go see Lake Como/Sondrio area. Only use left hand lane when passing. Some people go 50 mph and others go 100 mph on expressways. Be aware of motorcycles. They will weave in and out of traffic and drive between lanes and the wrong lane. The food is awesome!!!!
13-08-2016
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Excellent experience in Lake Como. Recommend to all.
13-08-2016
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Overall atmosphere, getting around is easy, cafes
11-08-2016
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Travel up to Como, it's beautiful.
10-08-2016
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Visit all the interesting places, do not drive into Milan. There constant trains from the airport
05-08-2016
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Go to the Doumo and the Galleria in Milan. My destination was Lake Come which I loved as I am from there
03-08-2016
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Great place for shopping and food
01-08-2016
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Como area was the most beautiful and best.
30-07-2016
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Use GPS! A life saver.
27-07-2016
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Visiting Varenna on lake Como was the highlight of the trip
27-07-2016
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Book car in advance check maps on best routes as traffic heavy from airport to Milano
09-07-2016
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We drove to lake iseo & Como
06-06-2016
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Orta is a stunning place
22-05-2016
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Ensure you have correct directions to your destination or use the sat nav facility. Too many wonderful places to mention.
07-05-2016
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Duomo, Last Supper by Leonardo
03-05-2016
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Go a see everything
21-04-2016
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Go to doumo and como lake
18-04-2016
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enjoy Milan for a lively city buzz, and pop up to the lakes to relax
17-04-2016
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Driving in Italy is fun
11-04-2016
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We didn't go into Milan itself. My suggestion in a similar situation is to pre-plan your journey on the roads round Milan. They're a bit confusing.
08-04-2016
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Nice and pleasant trip. The good thing is that the main places of interest are within a mile from the Duomo. We actually walked most of time. 55 euro for a sightseeing bus is definitely not worth.
25-03-2016
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See Como, great place to see. It is only one hour from Milano. Very nice nature and view.
17-03-2016
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Bring your Tom Tom. It's not so easy to go around and make sure you check the way for destination. In case you are supposed to cross any river on boat with the car make sure you are aware of timing and if they work.
03-03-2016
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I love going to Legnano and Bergamo
31-01-2016
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We've been to Selva di Valgardena. Nice place for ski.
23-01-2016
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Use car Maggiore - good car and good price
01-12-2015
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Impressed with destination Saluzzo and Hotel San Giovanni!
30-11-2015
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Falta sinalização em todas as cidades italianas, inclusive Milão. Fiquem atentos ao GPS ... Sem ele VC sofrera muito!
11-11-2015
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Nice place to visit
10-07-2015
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Drive around the lakes (Como and Garda), visit Bellagio, go to Verona and spend some time in Venice.
14-06-2015
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I don't know, I've been to a business trip in a small city near Milano