Jun 6, 2011 0
If you are preparing to travel abroad for a well-earned break and have picked Milan as your destination of choice, then the Milan Airport Guide may be able to take some of the stress out of the preparation process with its informative guide to car hire at Malpensa Airport. As a big airport, 7 out of the 11 Malpensa Airport Car Hire Companies are based within the Terminal 1 Arrivals Hall itself.
These are Autoeuropa, Avis, Hertz, SIXT, Targarent and Europcar, which is the only one to also have a check-in desk at Terminal 2, saving an extra slog if landing there. Those based on the outskirts of the airport, and accessible by free shuttle bus, are Budget, easyCar, Locauto Tirreno and Maggiore. All of the Malpensa Airport Car Rental Firms offer a wide selection of vehicles from compact cars through to minivans and in some cases, trucks. Most also provide for the high-end of the market with luxury cars, while some like Europcar and SIXT even go so far as to offer chauffeur driven prestige cars and limousines. Optional extras include child safety seats, luggage racks, snow chains, ski racks, GPS Navigation Systems, Bluetooth, MP3 compatible systems and in-car DVD players. It is advisable to ask for these when making the reservation. It is important to find out for sure what is and what is not included in the quoted price before setting out, as unexpected additions to the bill at check-in can come as an unwelcome start to a trip. Companies such as SIXT and Avis charge an additional fee of anywhere between 40 to 70 euros depending on the size of the car for fuel costs and although you are expected to return the car empty, this can sometimes be difficult to judge.
Also check whether the insurance is included in the price. Some offer full comprehensive in the quote but will then charge extra for window, tires and undercarriage protection. Others, such as Thrifty and Europcar, provide for third party only, which means unless you pay for their extra insurance, you could be liable for the access or/and medical fees if you have a crash. Alternatively, Maggiore and easyCar offer collision damage waiver in the price of the quote, while the latter also throws in unlimited mileage for good measure to. Although those providing Malpensa Airport Car Hire as a whole keep their fleets of cars well maintained and generally less than 8 months old, problems can occur.
If this happens, then having emergency roadside assistance is a blessing. Hertz provides this service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and has a Rent-It-Here/Leave-It-There option, which means your drop off destination can be different from your pickup destination. Like Maggiore, is also offers very short rentals for as little as a few hours. Most of the Malpensa Airport Car Rental firms offer special offers in one way or another, and give priority booking and preferential rates to members. Hertz has teamed up with Ryanair and Jet2 to offer these passengers discounted prices. Do be prepared that to hire a car in Italy you must be 21 years or over and for many rental firms you may need to be older than this and still incur additional young driver surcharge. For the more prestigious cars the minimum age is often 25 or sometimes 30 years old. Remember when driving in Italy to keep your car hire documents and driving license in the car at all times, as it will save undue problems if you are pulled over. Apart from that relax and enjoy your holiday. For all the information on Bergamo Airport Car Rental in one helpful place or to get a quote, visit the Milan Airport Guide. Buone vacanze!