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Car Hire at Bergamo Airport - Information

Bergamo Airport is situated in Northern Italy, only 5 km from Bergamo and 45 km from Milan. Many passengers arriving at this airport like to rent a car from one of the many quality car hire companies available at the airport, in order to drive in Bergamo city and to explore the many beautiful surrounding areas in the vicinity of the airport. Bergamo Airport is also commonly referred to as Orio al Serio Airport, and is one of the three major international airports of Milan.

The car hire companies can all be found in the arrivals area of the single terminal building, and include the services of Hertz, Sixt, Avis, Auto Europa, Budget, Europcar, Maggiore and Locauto Rent S.p.A. Vehicles in all shapes and sizes can be hired directly from the rental counters at the airport, or customers can make an advanced booking from their chosen company’s website. It is often best to make a vehicle reservation, to ensure that your ideal selection is available. Customers who are unsure of which company to use can search for a comparison website on the internet, and these websites will display the rates and services offered by all the major car hire companies. It will then be easier for you to choose the best company for your travel requirements.

In order to hire a vehicle from one of these companies, individuals are required to be at least 21 years old, and have held a valid drivers license for at least one year in their country of residence. A valid drivers license must always be shown when collecting the vehicle, as well as a valid form of identification. Some companies require other documents, such as a passport, a copy of a return airline ticket or an extra identification document, such as a utility bill. In some cases an International Driving Permit is required, especially if the renter is not a resident of the European Union. Younger drivers between the ages of 21 and 25 are most often required to pay a ‘young drivers fee’, which is an extra amount applicable to each day of rental, up until a maximum of ten days. This fee also applies to other drivers who are listed on the rental agreement who are ‘underage’. Younger drivers are also restricted from renting certain larger or specialty type vehicles from most car hire companies. An accepted major credit card is required for payment of the car rental, and these cards include American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard and Visa. The credit card used for payment should also be in the name of the primary renter.

Many of the Bergamo Airport car hire companies offer the hire of extra equipment. This may include child safety seats, booster seats for older children, or satellite navigation systems. Road rules in Italy are very strict regarding seatbelts, therefore parents of young children should always ensure that they have the correct sized seat for their infant or toddler. It is best to reserve a safety seat when you book your vehicle to ensure that there will be one available. A GPS unit is extremely useful to have with you on your journey, especially if you will be traveling in unfamiliar territory. The navigation systems offered by the car hire companies are state-of-the-art pieces of technology which offer the user many options and features. Most often they have a wide choice of languages, continuous road maps, a clear and easy to use interface, and are pre-programmed with thousands of points of interest, which will show you the way to the nearest gas station, hotel, restaurant, pharmacy, tourist location etc. Certain car hire companies even offer a free navigation system with some of their vehicles.

Hertz Bergamo Airport is one of the most popular car hire companies available at the terminal, present in more than 150 countries and with more than 7,000 rental locations. They offer quality vehicles in a variety of car categories, and customers can even reserve their vehicle from Hertz by its specific make and model. Their services include short rentals by the hour, as well as Hertz Driving Directions available from units at their agencies. Sixt is another well-known company offering many innovative services. Customers with a Sixt Express Card can even bypass the counter by using the Sixt Quick-Check-In Terminals. Avis offers 24 hour emergency roadside assistance with all their rentals, and provides priority counter service for their Avis Preferred members. Budget stands by their name and offers excellent quality vehicles for great rental rates. They have over 2,700 rental locations around the world. Europcar is one of the world’s leading car hire companies, and offers a wide range of vehicles for hire. They offer short-term and long-term contracts, and even car hire with a chauffeur.

With all these exceptional car hire companies available at Bergamo Airport, customers are guaranteed to find the perfect vehicle for their holiday or business trip. Customers can visit the website of their chosen rental company to obtain more details about their rental procedures and policies, as well as to view example vehicles in each of the car categories offered.

Staff at the information desks within the terminal building will be happy to assist with any general airport or transport enquiry.

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