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Car Hire from Milan Malpensa Airport

Car Hire from Milan Malpensa Airport

Milan Malpensa Airport in northern Italy is ideally located between the city of Milan and the lakes of the north such as Lake Como and Lake Maggiore. Hiring a car from Milan Malpensa Airport will give you an array of opportunities when it comes to touring the city and the breath-taking scenery of the north. Skyscanner can help you find the best car hire deal from Milan Malpensa Airport available for your dates of travel.

Where to hire a car at Milan Malpensa Airport

When hiring a car from Milan Malpensa Airport you have a number of car hire companies to choose from. The airport has two terminals; Terminal 1 has car hire desks for Auto Europa, Avis, Autonoleggio, Budget, Europcar, Maggiore, National, Locauto Rent, Hertz, Sixt GoldCar and Thrifty. In the arrivals hall of terminal 2 there are desks for Avis, Europcar and Autonoleggio.

Petrol Stations near Milan Malpensa Airport

If you have hired a car on a full to full fuel policy you will need to ensure you have refuelled the car close to the airport before returning to avoid any fuel charges.

If you are approaching the airport from the north of the airport the petrol station en-route is an Esso Station on Via Don Giuseppe Selva, 10km and a 15 minute drive away. For those approaching the airport from Milan the nearest petrol stations to Milan Malpensa Airport are Esso Stations on Via Verdi Giuseppe, 15 minutes away or Viale Lombardia, 18 minutes away.

Driving around Milan Malpensa Airport

The main road out of Milan Malpensa Airport is the SS68 which leads to the A8 motorway to Milan city centre, 50km away.
As with all autostradas in Italy, the A8 is a toll road and although you can use a route which avoids the tolls, the motorways are often quicker and congestion free. Payment for the tolls are made in cash when you exit the toll through the booths.

Driving to your destination

Here is a guide to some of the most popular tourist destinations in northern Italy which can be reached easily from Milan Malpensa Airport.


The style capital of the wold, Milan has a lot to offer. Designer labels, fashion, the Milan Cathedral and a number of must see attractions such as galleries and museums. Take a look at our guide to the top things to do in Milan beyond the shopping.

Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan is a 50km, 50 minute drive via the SS336 and A8 toll road.
Driving in the city of Milan can be complicated due to the city’s narrow roads and pedestrianised areas. There are a number of parking spaces available on the outskirts of the city but if you are looking to park closer to the centre booking a hotel with parking would be recommended.


The town of Como is the gateway to Lake Como and the Alps as well as being a tourist spot in its own right with a number of churches, museums, gardens and theatres throughout the town.

Driving from Milan Malpensa Airport to Como will take 45 minutes, a 52km drive on the A36 and the A9 toll roads.
On street parking is available in Como, especially around the temple and the stadium or at some of the Como hotels.


Varese is situated at the base of the Alpine Foothills, stunning scenic landscapes, ten lakes and nature found in the mountains are the main attraction here.

Milan Malpensa Airport is a 40km, 35 minute drive to Varese via the SS336 and the A8. Plenty of parking is available in the town of Varese, some of which is free.

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