Car Hire Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 1
Car Hire at Milan Malpensa Airport
We're located in the arrivals area in Terminal 1.
Alternatively, you can find us at Milan Malpensa Terminal 2 - or even Milan Linate Airport - if you prefer.
Address & Contact DetailsAeroporto Malpensa Terminal 1, Malpensa, 21010. Tel: 025858481
Plan your trip from Milan Malpensa AirportAfter collecting your hire car from Avis Milan Malpensa airport, it’ll take you just under an hour to drive into central Milan.
Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) is the main hub of Milan, see the magnificent Milan Cathedral as well as some of Milan’s most important buildings here. Prepare to be amazed by the sheer size and features of the Cathedral (it has 135 spires and a staggering 3,200 statues). The roof, accessible by stairs and lift, gives you a breathtaking view of Milan.
On the other side of the piazza you’ll see the entrance to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, an exclusive shopping arcade built in the 19th century. Enjoy a stroll and admire the bars, cafés and up-market shops.
At the other end of the Galleria, across the road, stands La Scala, the world-famous opera house. Join a guided tour to discover the many secrets and facts about this splendid theatre. It’s a short distance from La Scala to the Quadrilatero d’Oro fashion district, four streets forming a compact location for the biggest designer names' stores.
One of the city’s major highlights is, of course, Leonardo da Vinci’s Il Cenacolo or ‘Last Supper’, in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. It’s a very popular attraction so make sure you book tickets well ahead. Da Vinci also designed the defences of the imposing Castello Sforzesco in Piazza Castello, which now houses several museums with exhibits covering Palaeolithic history and furniture, among other things.
After an action-packed day of sightseeing and shopping, rub shoulders with the locals over an aperitivo at a local bar.
Road trips from Milan Malpensa AirportIf you’re intending to visit one of the city’s famous trade shows, car hire is a must as most events are now held in a location approximately 10 miles from the city centre. Fiera Milano at Rho can be reached via the A4 and the A8/A9 motorways or the Tangenziale Ovest.
Take a trip to the scenic Lake Como, around an hour and a half’s drive to the north, with its scenic views and lush vegetation. The town of Como is also the centre of the silk industry and the best place to shop for the material.
Pavia is perhaps not one of the best known destinations in Italy, but is something of a hidden gem. This university city was once known as the city of a hundred towers, although few are left today. The impressive Certosa di Pavia monastery in Gothic and Renaissance style lies just over five miles north of the city.
Nearby Vigevano has arguably one of the finest piazzas, the Piazza Ducale in the town centre, designed by Bramante.
If you’re travelling to one of the many ski resorts within easy driving distance of Milan, we can supply ski and snowboard racks and snow chains for your Avis hire car.
Livigno offers duty-free shopping as well as facilities for winter sports.
Driving rules in ItalyWhich side of the road?
In Italy, please drive on the right side of the road.
Country driving laws
- Mobile phones may only be used with a hands-free device
- Dipped headlights must be used in poor daylight visibility when driving on motorways, dual carriageways, and rural roads
- Use the outside lane to overtake on motorways and dual carriageways
- Do not use the horn in a built up area unless in danger
- There are historical areas in which you cannot drive. Look out for “Zona traffico limitato”
All speed signs will be in km/h.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban roads: 50 km/h (31 mph)
- Urban highways: 70 km/h (44 mph)
- Secondary extra-urban roads: 90 km/h (56 mph)
- Main extra-urban roads (Expressways): 110 km/h (68 mph)
- Motorways: 130 km/h (80mph)
Be aware of changes to speed limits displayed on road signs due to adverse weather conditions.
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
- It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
- Children aged under 12 and less than 150cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size
- Children weighing up to 9kg must be seated in a rear-facing child restraint, in the back of the car only
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.