Bergamo Airport Car Rental
Located in the foothills of the Alps, within 50km of Milan, Bergamo is one of the most impressive cities of the Lombardy region. Renting a car in Bergamo allows you to discover the city’s two levels – the lower city is modern and dynamic, while the upper city is famous for its historic centre which is filled with monuments and works of art. Nearby, the area around the Iseo Lake is always worth visiting, so too is the sanctuary at Caravaggio and Crespi d’Adda, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Driving Distance from Bergamo Airport:
Bergamo airport not only serves the city of Bergamo but is also convenient for those heading for the designer shops of Milan or the ski slopes to the north of Italy. With this in mind, we have listed the driving distance from the airport to some of the most popular resorts and destinations that you may be visiting during your trip.
Car Hire at Bergamo Airport
Car rental desks can be found in the arrivals area of the building and most major car rental companies are represented.
Advice for Booking a Car in Bergamo Airport:
In Italy you must be 21 years or over to drive a rental car and have held a licence for over a year. A young driver surcharge applies to drivers aged under-25. Younger drivers may also be restricted from renting larger vehicles from most car hire companies. A credit card is required for payment of the car rental and should be in the name of the main driver. Renting a GPS is a good idea when travelling in Italy but if you are staying in a rural area you may only be able to locate the closest village on your GPS. It’s always a good idea to take along a detailed road map with you just in case.
Bergamo Airport Guide:
Bergamo Airport, also known as Orio Al Serio Airport is situated 4km south west of the city of Bergamo, 55km north east of Milan in the Lombardy region and around 35km from the famous Monza Formula 1 race track. Facilities in the airport include 6 bars and restaurants, 19 shops, 2 banks and a VIP lounge. Over on the opposite side of the A4 motorway, the airport is connected via an underground walkway in the Oriacenter shopping centre. Bergamo Airport’s car park is divided into two parts, P1 and P2. P1 is connected to the terminal and is a short-term car park. Information desks are available inside the terminal building for any general airport enquiries. The Bergamo Tourism office is open 7 days a week and offers free tourism information and hotel booking services. A shuttle bus runs every 30 minutes from the airport to Bergamo train station for those taking onward journeys. Meanwhile, a number of bus companies operate routes from the airport to Bergamo and some go to Milan itself. Taxis are available outside the arrivals hall. Bergamo airport is extremely compact so can become congested quite fast. The airport is very busy so be aware that you may have to queue when picking up your rental car.
Driving to Bergamo Airport:
Milan Linate Airport is located 8km to the east of central Milan. If driving from central Milan, follow the Via XXII Marzo and Viale Corsica/Viale Forlanini which leads to the airport. Take the ‘Linate’ exit which runs east of the city. Milan Linate Airport has good transport links to the northern Italian road network. Autostrada 8 connects to Varese, Autostrada 4 connects to Novara, Autostrada 1 links to Piacenza and Autostada 7 runs south to Genoa. The P41 road connects to Switzerland via Como. Toll charges may apply on some of these roads.
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