Although you will come across a large number of car hire companies offering car hire at Milan Bergamo Airport, only a few of them actually have branches within the Airport Terminal. These are obviously the easiest and most convenient ones to deal with, as you can collect your luggage and then complete the paperwork at the desk and collect your car from outside the airport terminal building.
Hiring a Car in Bergamo
There are a few driving regulations you should be aware of if you are planning on hiring a car from Bergamo Airport. Italy in general has a good road system with an extensive network of motorways linking all four corners of the country. Road surfaces are generally well maintained as most motorways in Italy charge a toll for driving on them. These tolls can be paid in cash or with a credit card, and if you intend to do a lot of motorway driving you might consider buying a toll card which comes in denominations from 25 up to 75.
If you possess a full driving licence from an EU country then you can drive in Italy. If you have a driving licence from a country outside of the EU then you should obtain an international driving permit. In addition to your licence you should also carry all the car hire documentation with you in the car at all times as If you don’t and you are stopped while driving in Italy it could cause you undue delays and problems.
The drink driving law in Italy has a very low threshold of tolerance for drink driving and just 0.05 % blood alcohol level is enough to get you into serious trouble with the police. (more…)