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Car Rentals Malpensa MXP

If you’re looking for a cheap rate when renting a car at Malpensa MXP Airport in Milan, try companies like Gold Car, Leasy Rent, Sicily By Car, and Fox Rent a Car.

Base Rates

The base rates for car rentals at Milan Malpensa will vary greatly based on the make and model you prefer. As a general rule, minis, small compact/economy cars, as well as small SUVs are all you’ll find under 25 €.

If you have a little extra to spend, however, for an extra 5-10 € per day you can find comfort in a compact or midsize crossover, wagon, jeep, or SUV.

Minis

You can find minis like the Fiat Panda or the Citroen C1, along with the superminis and/or hybrids like the Opel Corsa, Lancia Ypsilon, Citroen C3 rent as low as 16-20 € per day at MXP.

Economy

The compact cars like the Fiat 500L, Kia Ceed, and Fiat Tipo start around 20-22 €, while economy cars like Fiat 500X, Renault Zoe, and the Ford Fiesta start around 22-25 €.

Compacts

A few compact SUVs like the Nissan Juke and Renault Captur sneak in around 21-24 € while crossovers and compact SUVs, wagons, and jeeps start around 27 €.

Midsize

Family size cars like a Peugeot 308, crossovers like Volkswagen T-Roc, and SUVs like an Opel Mokka start around 32-35 € per day.

Intermediate

An intermediate SUV like a Seat Ateca starts around 37 €, while something like a Jeep Renegade would start from 42 €. A 44 € for a Skoda Octavia which is more of a sporty intermediate would start around 44 €.

Sports Cars

As you get into base rates for sporty cars, something like an Alfa Romeo Giulia would start at 54 €.

Luxury Vehicles

Next up you’ll find the low-end luxury vehicles like an Audi Q5 crossover from 64 €, and SUVS like an Alfa Romeo Stelvio 4WD from 73 € or a Land Rover Range Velar for 79 €.

Passenger Vans

Most passenger vans have a minimum capacity of 9 passengers. Low-end models like a Fiat Talento start from 93 € while adding a little bit of luxury in a Mercedes Vito would run from 106-136 € depending on options.

When to Book

In general, the best rule to follow is whenever you find a good price. Many rental companies also offer no-deposit rentals for a few Euros extra, which make for easy cancellations and alterations.

Booking a car well in advance is only recommended if you’re sure of your travel dates and if you get a good price.

Cheapest Rates

You’ll find Milan’s lowest rental car rates in the month of November, which is the end of fall and close to the start of winter..

January, February, and March also be having some bare-bottom pricing in the covid era.

Since the Milanese tend to leave the city empty in August since many go on vacation to beat the heat, you can at times find some good deals then too.

Decent Rates

During the months of April, May, and October you can also find some good deals, which start around 30 € per day.

Expensive Rates

July is by far the most expensive month to rent a car in Milan, and if you don’t book in advance, you’re likely to either pay through the roof or having to take a long shuttle to get to your car.

The months of June, September, and December also tend to be quite expensive, as do any weeks during the year when the fashion shows are in town.

Terminal 1

When flying into Milan Malpensa Airport from an international destination or on a premier airline within Europe, you’ll be most likely arrive at Terminal 1. You’ll find almost every rental car brand here, but many of them are not cheap.

If you want to save money, stay away from all the US brands where possible and go with European companies such as Gold Car, or Italian brands such as Sicily by Car and Leasy Rent. While not European, Fox Rent a Car also has low-cost pricing.

Gold Car

A decent selection of small vehicles starting from 16-21 € when they have 30% specials and from 24-30 € otherwise.

  • Mini: 16 € for a Citroen C1, Renault Twingo, Smart Forfour, Fiat Panda, Fiat 500
  • Supermini: 17 € for a Fiat Panda Easy, Opel Corsa, Lancia Ypsilon, Citroen C3
  • Compact: 20 € for a Fiat 500L, Kia Ceed
  • Compact SUV: 21 € for a Nissan Juke, Renault Captur
  • Economy Wagons: 26 € for an Opel Astra Wagon, Ford Focus Wagon
  • Economy SUV: 27 € for a Dacia Duster, Nissan Qashqai

They do also have decent prices on automatic cars, but they seem to unavailable lately.

  • Low Availability: Citroën C4 Picasso, Ford CMax

Hours: Monday to Sunday — 09:00 – 19:00

Website | +39 06 4520 9634

Sicily By Car

A decent selection starting from 18-19 € for a mini or supermini car and great rates for midsize crossovers, cars, and SUVs from 32 €. For those looking for an upgrade, the Audi Q5 from 64 € is also well priced, as is the Land Rover Range Velar from 79 €.

  • Mini: 18 € for a Fiat Panda
  • Supermini: 19 € for a Lancia Ypsilon, Fiat 500 Hybrid, Panda Hybrid, Lancia Y Hybrid
  • Economy: 25 € for a Fiat 500X, Renault Zoe
  • Compact Crossover: 27 € for a Seat Arona
  • Midsize: 32 € for a Peugeot 308
  • Midsize Crossover: 32 € for a Volkswagen T-Roc
  • Midsize SUV: 32 € for an Opel Mokka
  • Intermediate SUV: 37 € for a Seat Ateca
  • Intermediate Jeep: 42 € for a Jeep Renegade
  • Intermediate: 44 € for a Skoda Octavia
  • Luxury Crossover: 64 € for an Audi Q5
  • Luxury SUV: 73-79 € for an Alfa Romeo Stelvio 4WD, or a Land Rover Range Velar
  • Luxury Passenger Van: 106-136 € for a 9-passenger Mercedes Vito

Hours: Monday to Sunday — 08:00 – 22:00

Website | Email | +39 025 858 1048 | +39 025 858 0278

Leasy Rent

A decent selection starting from 19-22 € for a mini or compact car and great rates for wagons, jeeps, and SUVs from 28-32 €

  • Mini: 19 € for a Fiat Panda, Fiat 500
  • Supermini: 19 € for a Lancia Ypsilon, Fiat 500 Hybrid, Panda Hybrid, Lancia Y Hybrid
  • Compact: 22 € for a Fiat 500L Cross, Fiat Tipo
  • Compact Wagon: 27 € for a Fiat Tipo Wagon
  • Compact Jeep: 28 € for a Jeep Renegade
  • Compact Crossover: 30 € for a Fiat 500L Cross
  • Compact SUV: 32 € for a Jeep Compass
  • Economy: 25 € for a Fiat 500X
  • Intermediate: 44 € for am Alfa Romeo Stelvio
  • Intermediate SUV: 48 € for a Jeep Cherokee
  • Luxury Sports Car: 54 € for an Alfa Romeo Giulia
  • Passenger Van: 93 € for a Fiat Talento

Hours: Monday to Sunday — 07:00 – 23:00

Website | +39 025 858 0271 | +39 025 858 0278

Fox Rent a Car

One of the few American car rental companies that offer decent prices year-round that start at 22 € in mini and economy sizes while being very competitive for an economy or midsize SUV from 27-32 €.

  • Mini: 22 € for a Citroen C1, Fiat 500
  • Supermini: 22 € for an Opel Corsa
  • Economy: 22 € for a Ford Fiesta
  • Economy SUV: 27 € for an Opel Mokka
  • Compact: 25 € for a Ford Focus
  • Midsize SUV: 33 € for a Nissan Qashqai

Hours: Monday to Sunday — 08:00 – 23:59

Website | +39 064 520 9634

Terminal 2

When flying into Milan Malpensa Airport on a low-cost carrier like Ryanair, you’ll most likely end up in Terminal 2. Your budget car rental options will be limited here. When the rates start to go up in high-season, know that you can still take a shuttle to Terminal 1 or to a company near the airport to find a better rate. This minor inconvenience can at times save you a LOT of money.

Sicily By Car

Currently, they’re not showing any vehicles available until April 2021 with prices at times more than double those of January through March. If you want to use this company prior to April then you’ll need to take a shuttle over to their Terminal 1 office.

  • Economy: 35 € for a Fiat 500X, Renault Zoe
  • Mini: 43 € for a Fiat Panda, Fiat 500
  • Supermini: 49 € for an Opel Corsa

Hours: Monday to Sunday — 07:30 – 00:00

Website | Email | +39 033 11350099 | +39 025 858 0278

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